Poll about Fidget Spinners

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Do you have actually got a Fidget Spinner?

Yes, I bought one (or more) for myself, and it's cool!
4
8%
Yes, I bought one (or more) for my children or grandchildren.
0
No votes
Yes, I received it as a present on my birthday.
4
8%
Yes, but I just found one forgotten and/or lost by another person.
0
No votes
Yes, and I have realized some crazy & weird experiments with it (like some YouTubers)!
0
No votes
No, I don't spend my money on such nonsense.
29
59%
No, because I am too poor to buy it!
2
4%
Not now, because I gave it already to someone else.
0
No votes
What the heck is that? Can it be eaten?
5
10%
Other response (please detail it below).
5
10%
 
Total votes : 49

Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby Nash » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:58 am



Congratulations, internet, are you proud of yourselves
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Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby Arctangent » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:31 am

Well, I'm certainly proud of 'em, from how much that made me crack up.
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Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby Ethril » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:31 am

Viscra Maelstrom wrote:It's a bit annoying an item that (supposedly) were designed for people with autism and adhd to fidget with so they can better concentrate on menial tasks have been banned from schools because they've become a giant memetic fad. Or was it just the fidget cube that was made for that?


They both primarily serve the purpose of keeping one's hands occupied (thus helping to prevent, y'know, fidgeting), but the spinner has the drawback of being a significant distraction in itself. The cube's less exciting to look at, so it has less of a risk of backfiring in that manner.

I don't have any, but if I did, I'd probably only get one. Maybe two. They're a neat little thing, but I don't understand the obsessive collecting; it's not like you can really do anything with a hundred of them that you couldn't do with half a dozen. Most of them aren't even appreciably different from one another.

...I wonder what it would've been like if our modern social media was a thing back in the days of fads like pogs... Actually, on second thought, maybe that's better left unexplored.
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Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby Caligari87 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:17 am

Ethril wrote:...I wonder what it would've been like if our modern social media was a thing back in the days of fads like pogs... Actually, on second thought, maybe that's better left unexplored.

I'm almost ashamed to say that my city had a Pog tournament yesterday.
Spoiler: "Pogageddon 2017 poster, large image"


8-)
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Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby Trance » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:28 pm

That font makes me irrationally angry.
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Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby 4thcharacter » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:36 pm

Caligari87 wrote:
Ethril wrote:...I wonder what it would've been like if our modern social media was a thing back in the days of fads like pogs... Actually, on second thought, maybe that's better left unexplored.

I'm almost ashamed to say that my city had a Pog tournament yesterday.
Spoiler: "Pogageddon 2017 poster, large image"


8-)


Are there any participants? How few?
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Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby Caligari87 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:56 am

Looks like there's some photos on the official facebook page. Maybe 10 people? :laff:

8-)
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Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby NeuralStunner » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:13 pm

Well thanks Cali, that got dark fast. :P

I don't really mind them (as long as they're not noisy and not being pushed in my face like "ooh look at this so cool"). Personally I prefer my Gripmaster for reducing the nail-biting and such.
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Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby BFG » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:20 pm

they haven't hit my country yet, this is my first time hearing about them but I have a feeling in a few months they'll all be popping up on Ebay, under beds and in closets shrouded in dust and making way for the next craze.
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Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby Ethril » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:20 pm

Caligari87 wrote:Pogageddon

8-)


What a waste of a perfectly good pun; They should have gone with "Apogalypse"! (Even "Pognarok" would have been better)
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Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby jazzmaster9 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:27 am

I personally dont care for them and don't see the appeal.
Though Im very amused by the people who get so upset when you mention it.
Its a toy, a piece of plastic that happened to get popular. There are bigger things to get fuckin upset about.
The only way i see a fidget spinner being dangerous is if you throw it at a guy really hard.
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Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby Vaecrius » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:49 pm

Ethril wrote:What a waste of a perfectly good pun; They should have gone with "Apogalypse"! (Even "Pognarok" would have been better)
I would assume they've had similar events in the past, and those were used up.
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Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby BFG » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:22 am

jazzmaster9 wrote:The only way i see a fidget spinner being dangerous is if you throw it at a guy really hard.

if they are anything like beyblades they could be lethal, I remember those things if you unleashed them very fast and then try to pick them up while spinning, they'd be red hot and slice up ya fingers.
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Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby NeuralStunner » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:04 pm

Vaecrius wrote:I would assume they've had similar events in the past, and those were used up.
You know what happens when y-
Image

... Dammit.
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Re: Poll about Fidget Spinners

Postby vólentiæn » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:39 am

wow. i would have never thought i would see the day that there was a fidget spinner thread on ZDF.
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