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Here’s the bill, ma’am... fer pleasin' yo big mama

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level 1
804 points · 1 month ago

That’s a lot of taxes. Car repair has an 18.99% tax in this factionalized world?

level 2

What are the different factions? Are we going to war with one another? Is it because of high taxes?

level 3

In the automotive system, the people are exploited by two separate, yet equally important, groups: the car manufacturers, who make the cars; and the mechanics, who keep them running. These are their stories.

DUN DUN

level 4
62 points · 1 month ago

I would binge watch this no matter what streaming service made it.

level 5

It’s on Crackle

level 6

Forget I even said it then

level 7
2 points · 20 days ago

you didn’t

level 8

Took you a while to figure that one out

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level 4

Oooh, I can't wait for the scene where Vincent D'Onofrio starts shouting at a service station attendant in the interrogation room and finally gets him to admit cars don't even really need petrol but run on water.

level 5

We don’t deserve Vincent D’Onofrio.

p.s. - Criminal Intent > SVU. Fight me.

level 6

Oh I am absolutely with you. Also don't forget D'Onofrio's brilliant foil, Katherine D'Erbe.

Except Criminal Intent suddenly turned awful, almost overnight, when they stopped basing the plots on real life crimes, and turned them into ridiculous little soap operas.

level 7

Its just Erbe, no D.

level 8

Anyone who acts with Vincent automaticallty gets the honour of adding a "D'" to their name like 'Courtney B. D'Vance' and 'Mariska D'Hargitay'.

level 9

Anyone who acts with Vincent automaticallty get the [...] "D"

Meanwhile, on Law and Order: SVU...

level 6

Hell no. I'm down to fight, SVU easily the best.

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level 5

It would look like this:

https://youtu.be/juDFqUUsGUs

level 4
13 points · 1 month ago

Oh I get it.

You mean like when somebody doesn't know how to change their oil?

Or like when somebody burns out their transmission?

Or like when somebody puts diesel instead of regular?

Or like when the radiator's cracked?

level 5

"Directed by Dick Wolf"

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level 5

"... And then throws it up?"

level 4

I want to watch this show so bad

level 4

They could do an episode about retaliation on auto mechanics because of the loaner

level 3

One faction is orcs. In anything with factions, one of the factions is always orcs.

level 3

When economic anxiety gets out of control.

level 3

Never trust the fraction faction

level 2
96 points · 1 month ago

Laughs in 23% VAT

level 2
43 points · 1 month ago

Germany has a 19% tax on EVERYTHING. Even utilities.

Edit: and before anyone says anything, I'm well aware the bill is in English not German. I'm just stating that 19% tax on car repair does exist somewhere in the world.

level 3

I don't think the bill is English (UK), as A) it'd be called VAT, and B) it'd be 20%

level 4

It's not English. Note the commas in the numbers.

level 5

I’d guess Australia but the bill is $500, not $5000

level 6

Also in Australia GST is 10%.

level 5

Also the DE in the IBAN.

level 4

I didn't mean to say that the bill was from the UK. I just meant that total and subtotal are written in English.

level 3

The product and presumably the commercial were made in Germany. The commercial just got dubbed over later.

level 4

The bill definitely looks like the bills I received while I was there. Minus the fact that subtotal and total are in English.

level 3

No you dont. "Ermäßigter Steuersatz" is a thing dawg.

level 4

I don't know what that is, I just know I was paying through the nose on taxes when I bought shit on the economy. I tried to buy everything I needed from the base exchange.

level 3

Food, drinks, books and many other essential things have a lowered tax of 7% in Germany.

level 4
1 point · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

What about booze, cigarettes and weed?

level 5

Weeds is still illegal in Germany. Liquor and beer are 19-20% (in the cities I visited).

level 5

Booze and cigarettes are 19% + there is a separate tax on them as well.

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level 3
3 points · 1 month ago

Commas as decimal marker make me think this is actually German, but sloppily remade for an English-speaking audience.

level 4
3 points · 1 month ago

Also the IBAN starts with DE... And the bank is presumably called somethingsomething Hausbank.

level 3

laughs in danish 25% tax on everything

level 2
30 points · 1 month ago

You mean there's places with less than 25% VAT?

level 2

In America you can charge whatever tax you want, provided 1) you pay the minimum required and 2) you pay 100% of tax collected to the government.

I can charge 100% tax, but I’d have to pay it all or risk getting charged with fraud.

level 2

Must be Canada.

level 3

Hey it's only 15 percent here calm down now !

Cries

level 4

Newfoundland?

level 5

Québec

level 6

Isn’t it 14.995%? Lucky bastards... cries in Nova Scotianese

level 3

13% where I am. Sucks but it's not too shabby. If it were 19% maybe we'd finally be able to fix our deteriorating infrastructure, but there'd be a huge revolt if we tried to increase it any time soon.

level 3

Lol move to AB

level 3

Feels good to live in Alberta

level 2

Commas instead of decimals. I'm guessing it's the European VAT.

level 2

25% in norway. I'd say this is cheap...

level 2

That's sales tax in Gullible State.

level 2

That’s the first thing I thought.

level 2

It's in Germany where they have a 19% VAT. You can see that the IBAN starts with DE.

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level 1
302 points · 1 month ago

Mustache rides don't come for free

level 2

He does not have enough mustache to ride...

level 1
Original Poster122 points · 1 month ago
level 2

Why did they use a 13 year old girl to show the reaction? She doesn't even look old enough to drive, let alone be going to a repair shop.

level 3

Because 13 year olds don't normally have $600 saved up so her outrage makes sense since she can't afford the bill.

level 4

70% of americans live paycheck to paycheck

level 5
67 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago
level 6
37 points · 1 month ago

Point is still the same. It's a lot of people.

level 6
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7 points · 1 month ago

70 percent of the time, he's correct 100 percent of the time.

level 6

75% of statistics are made up on the spot

level 6

source. This took all of 10 seconds to find

level 6
10 points · 1 month ago

70% of americans live paycheck to paycheck

I literally double clicked this and then picked Search Google, and the first result had the info. get out of here

level 7

A lot of people are on mobile and won’t take the time to google it, especially on a website where most users don’t even read articles. Providing a source for those users prevents “fake news” by fact checking. I’ll stay right where I am thanks.

level 8

It's a lot easier to fake the news when people rely on "sources" that other pluck for them.

level 9

Exactly, I don’t even care about the actual numbers that he said, I just didn’t want random stats thrown around, that’s how disinformation spreads. Glad you understand too

level 10

I think you're oversimplifying to a potentially harmful degree.

You got highly upvoted for coming in with a source that seems likely to be contrary to the facts of the matter, and you asserted it as fact. You used this to contradict a position that gave a number that appears to have been more accurate.

Because that 70% number didn't offer a source some people have since checked it and found it to be largely accurate. (Myself and another commenter at least). However when you offered a contradicting number (49%), people seem to think the work is done, and accept that number as fact because it was given with a source.

level 6

The other 21% are bankrupt or unemployed

level 7
10 points · 1 month ago

...source?

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level 6
1 point · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Note that those numbers comes from a survey of 1,007 Americans carried out by Survata as a service to GOBankingRates. Ostensibly more reliable polls seem to have the number closer to the 70% figure quoted above (and often a bit higher). While this larger poll says the number is 78% in 2017, up from 75% the previous year, it's important to note that neither study delves much into their methodology that I can see, and that the phrase "living paycheck to paycheck" is ambiguous to begin with, so it's not the most meaningful thing to measure.

Having said that, I couldn't help but notice that most of the Google queries I try give me overwhelming results of numbers in the mid 70%, and only a few results cited the 49% poll cited in the article you link. I am curious as to what query you used, and how you chose a result to link here. I'm not asserting anything, but one must always be on the lookout for folks who are being disingenuous in selecting their sources.

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level 5
4 points · 1 month ago

Well they should make more money then. Why don't they start a fashion line or star in a reality tv show?

level 5

Jokes on you, I live direct deposit to direct deposit.

level 4

Yeah she doesn't even have a car, so she's obviously surprised

level 3

I can't see how she looks 13.

level 4

because media and television has trained them to miss-age women. You often see 20 year olds playing teenagers and 30 year olds playing 50 year olds.

That is clearly a woman in her 20's.

level 5

Yeah thought so, that makes sense.

level 3

I work at a auto shop in a college town, can confirm that this gif is a daily occurrence

level 3

Also, they need to show the clip a 3rd time. Comedy law of 3's ya know?

level 3

She looks at least 16.

level 2

Surface technology!

level 2
40 points · 1 month ago

I like that they left big gaps to separate what I can only assume to be paragraphs, and that one of those paragraphs is simply "Quixx works."

level 3

It just works

level 4

Well, I can't argue with that!

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level 2

Use the special abrasive paper?!? You're trying to get out an unsightly scratch, not introduce many new smaller ones.

level 3

I mean what they are selling is pretty much abrasives. The paper is coarser than the paste and can get deeper into the clearcoat faster. The whole "system" is just a polishing kit.

level 3

That's how you remove scratches though. This only works on very light surface paint scuffs. The other paint is in your paints clear coat and can be buffed out using minor abrasions. This shit won't do anything on like a deep key scratch.

level 2

Eww, 'effectivity'.

level 2

It's so disappointing that she doesn't get audio even in the source. I need to hear her pronounce a long h in what.

level 1

Why does this look like a porn intro

level 2

I feel infomercials and porn share a lot of the same quality of production. Professional, but not cinema lenses. Simple lighting setups.

level 2
40 points · 1 month ago

Stop watching porn.

level 3

no u

level 3
level 4

“I can now fly and make a high pitched noise which attracts any woman with unlimited range, IT WORKS FELLOW FAPSTRONAUTS!!”

If you can’t get a boner from real sex cause you jerk off 3 hours a day, maybe lay off the porn for a week. But they really take it to the extreme.

level 5

I know the anti-nofap circlejerk (heh) is strong so I'll get downvoted for this, but porn is actually bad for you. Nofap doesn't give you superpowers, it just helps you become what a normal person is supposed to be like.

Believe it or not, it's not normal to have a foggy brain, no confidence, no ambition, no energy, and a dick that smells like dead fish.

But fuck me for suggesting that a difference in behavior could help people, right?

level 6

Yeah sure, but so much in life has that same effect. I should probably never smoke weed even in moderation and not touch alcohol and never do any other drugs. I would probably be clearer and more well adjusted. But I also enjoy them and they are a part of my life, albeit an unhealthy one.

It’s like anything else, and I think you’re right, but I also like porn and drugs in general.

Also wtf are you saying about a dick that smells like dead fish, that is not the case with me or anyone I know...

level 7

I guess you have to decide whether you want really high spikes of temporary good feelings with an unfulfilling life in between, or a meaningful life where you rely on achievements and human interaction for your dopamine fix.

Fapping has been known to cause stank dick.

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level 2

She looks like Dillion Harper!

level 2
1 point · 1 month ago

This basically is Big Sausage Pizza

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level 1
97 points · 1 month ago

The way she says "what" seems visibly british.

level 2

It's very wot, yes.

level 2
11 points · 1 month ago

Hwhuat!

level 2

Hahaha yes that's what I heard too

level 2

It's the , instead of a . on the bill.

level 3

That would be continental Europe then.

Britain and Ireland use the . to separate decimals.

level 1
level 2

What?

level 3
30 points · 1 month ago

What!?

level 2
17 points · 1 month ago

She sounds British.

level 3

Wot?

level 4

If Americans spell the British pronunciation like "wot" then how do the British spell the American pronunciation?

level 5

Wut.

level 6

-Gavin Free

level 1

Is it weird that I hear “What?!?” in Dave Chappelle’s voice?

https://youtu.be/d8-Iq-47Vko

level 2

Okayyyy!

level 3

Yeah!!

level 1

"Is this tax deductible?"

level 1

Why are they commas and not periods? It's messing with my brain!!!

level 2

Looks like European style! Periods and commas are completely switched round in Euro countries apart from the UK:

€3.700 (€3700)

27,56%

etc...

But then why is the text in English? The ad is clearly North American, but why is there no currency? And why is this teenage girl responsible for taking the car to the repair shop? Now it's messing with my brain too...

level 3

Iunno, lip reading from this clip, and it's pretty clear she's saying "wot" and not "what".

level 3
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level 4

Because of the accent right?

level 4
3 points · 1 month ago

Sales tax vs VAT, also sales tax is separate from the price.

level 3
3 points · 1 month ago

in Euro countries apart from the UK

Yeah, because the difference comes down to language, not location.

Commas for the thousands and periods for the decimal is how it's done in English and a handful of other languages.

level 3

I'm European and I fucking hate this shit. It bothers me so much that they switched periods and commas. It doesn't make any goddamn sense. It throws me off sometimes because I'm used to using periods for decimals in programming.

level 4
8 points · 1 month ago

When was this switched? I just thought it’s always been that way for some reason...

level 5
5 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

I don't remember. I think it was adopted with the Euro. Before my country joined the EU, I remember it was different. So it wasn't necessarily switched, just that the standard is unusual. For a place praised for its metric system, they sure messed up with this one.

level 6
8 points · 1 month ago

I was in Germany in 1987, and they used commas for decimal places there and then.

level 7

It makes sense that it was different in each country, since before we joined the EU, we all had different currencies. I'm pretty sure Germany still used the German Mark back then.

level 8
3 points · 1 month ago

Yes, they did.

level 8

I'm old.

level 6
4 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

It predates the Euro by a lot.

It seems France used a comma in place of a dot when publishing book by John Napier, who used a dot, in 1614.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_separator

level 6

Ireland use the point for cents too though.

level 3

So what you,re saying is that. for some reason. they swapped periods and commas,

Weird,

level 2

I'm guessing the ad was made for a country that uses commas for decimals and periods where we would use commas normally.

level 3

But they're speaking English with a funny North American accent

level 2

Because they're European. In Europe, they swap . and , for numbers. Sad, I know.

level 3

No wondder she's so pissed

level 3

Wait, so $4,500.25 would be €4.500,25 ? Because that seems really fucking dumb

level 4

Seems dumb to you and me because we've learned and grown up with it the other way around, but to them, our way seems stupid.

There are places in the world where a billion would be written like this: 1,00,00,00,000. Here's a really fascinating video about numbers around the world. Well worth a watch - I promise it's more about language and culture than about math!

level 5

Interesting, I'll watch that after work. I assumed that math to at least some extent was universal, decimals would be treated the same everywhere. Guess not. Aesthetically speaking to me it makes sense that period means, end of whole number, begin the decimal part, and commas would allude to continuation of the number but separate for readability. Seems so jarring to see periods in the middle of a number. Interesting

level 6

What's even weirder is that there are places around the world that use base 27 for numbers - counting fingers, and then various points up your arm, across your shoulders, and down the other.

He uses Klingon as a comparison - totally made-up by sci-fi writers, but uses base 10 and has words for "million" and "billion." It's clearly written by English speakers, and here on Earth there are weirder ways of counting than that.

Also a fascinating video from the same channel about how numbers change just between the US and Britain. It's really cool to watch, especially because it's more about the culture differences than about the numbers themselves.

level 7

Honestly, binary seems like the most logical natural system of counting. Maybe trinary (yes, no, neither/both/unknown).

level 3

How is this sad?

level 4

That was me jokingly saying that the American way of doing it is superior. I forgot the /s, my bad.

level 5

Honestly a situation where I find it hard to tell what people really mean without the /s. No problem then

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level 1

those are some shitty tax rates.

level 1

Holy shit 19% tax!

level 2

Yeah I know, it's pretty low.

level 1

I was really hoping this .gif was from one of my porn subreddits.

I am disappoint

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level 1

What in the world is soda spirit about this?

level 2
Original Poster4 points · 1 month ago

She's flummoxed at the bill which didn't have to exist if she'd used the advertised product the first time around

level 3

Which is a no context scenario.

level 4
Original Poster3 points · 1 month ago

"No context" is when the advertised product is successfully in use

level 5

No context has nothing to do with whether the given product is in use or not. It just means that the gif alone has no context. Without the title that gif is 100% ordinary.

level 6
Original Poster0 points · 1 month ago

This person is struggling to pay the expensive bill, because she didn't buy the product, so this is Soda Spirit

I admit this doesn't contain the bumbling acting that we are all used to seeing... but if this were no context, then she's be a satisfied customer because she bought & used the product.

level 7

Coming from /r/all, this is such a weird conversation.

level 7

That is not a struggle.

level 1

Why do I hear Hagrid’s voice when reading this?

level 1

575,90 damn

level 1

Shot 1: Clipboard is moving towards woman

Shot 2: Clipboard is stationary

Shot 3: Clipboard continues to move towards woman

level 1

Potential meme format

level 1

"for that amount of money I rather do it myself!"

level 1

Fat chicks need love too, but they gotta pay

level 1

Karen began to think twice about the hit she'd ordered on her annoying little brother.

level 1

I can practically hear her accent

level 1
level 1

Source...?

level 1

25% sales tax? I'd be "what"-ing that guy too.

level 1
1 point · 1 month ago

Where's her hand?

level 1

She’s doing the lil Jon “what!?” from Chappelle show.

level 1

Is this from infomercial or porn?

level 1

I thought this was a porno

level 1

She looks too young to be paying bills

level 1

The video starts out with Psy, who is lounging at what looks like a sandy beach, under a sun umbrella and holding a cold drink, but the camera zooms out to reveal he is actually at a playground. The video then alternates between the playground, where a boy (Hwang Min-woo) dances next to him; and a row of horses in stalls, where Psy performs his signature "invisible horse dance". As Psy (and two girls) walk through a parking garage, they are pelted by pieces of newspaper, trash, and snow. At a sauna, he rests his head on a man's shoulder, dressed in blue, while another man covered in tattoos is stretching. He then sings in front of two men playing Janggi (Korean chess), dances with a woman at a tennis court, and bounces around on a tour bus of seniors. The scenes alternate quickly until there is an explosion near the chess players, causing them to dive off the bench. Psy immediately walks towards the camera, pointing and shouting "Oppan Gangnam Style". The chorus starts as he and some dancers perform at a horse stable. He dances as two women walk backwards. He dances at the tennis court, a carousel, and the tour bus. He shuffles into an outdoor yoga session and on a boat. The camera zooms in on a woman's butt, then shows Psy "yelling" at it.

The chorus ends and he is seen at a parking lot, where Psy is approached by a man (Yoo Jae-suk) in a yellow suit who steps out of a red Mercedes-Benz SLK 200; they have a dance duel. He then appears in an elevator underneath a man (Noh Hong-Chul) who is straddling him and thrusting his pelvis. The man in the yellow suit then gets in his car and leaves. The camera pans and it shows Psy in the subway station, where he boards the train and notices an attractive young woman (Hyuna) dancing. At one of the train stops, he approaches the girl in slow motion, and she does the same. They start to embrace. He then tells the girl "Oppan Gangnam Style", and they horse dance along with some others at the train stop, commencing the second chorus. He also surfaces from a spa.

Psy sings to the girl at a night club as people in various costumes walk behind them. He raps in a serious tone in an enclosed space, but when he says "You know what I'm saying" the camera zooms out, and it is revealed that he is actually sitting on a toilet with his pants down. Psy and a large group of dancers do the horse dance and strike a final pose. After a brief reprise of the dance duel, Psy says, "Oppan Gangnam style", and the video finishes with a cartoon graphic.

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