I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the latest internet meme, “First World Problems”. If not, it’s basically a collection of trivial complaints like “My parking spot is too far from the door” or “I’m bored of all the food from the restaurants close to my work” or “My smartphone changes “lol” to “LOL” making me sound overexcited.”
But how did this all start? Where did it come from. Well, my wife and I were wondering that just the other day and when we did a quick Google search, we found an interesting bit of information, and timely to boot. According to Know Your Meme, the term First World Problems first emerged as a lyric in a Matthew Good Band bonus track titled “Omissions of the Omen”, found on the 1995 album Last of the Ghetto Astronauts. Listen below;
Pretty interesting that we found this out so close to seeing Matt in concert here in Calgary this weekend. Wouldn’t it be great if he actually played this track? I’ll tell you one thing for sure though, I really hope he plays “While We Were Hunting Rabbits” or I’ll be really, really upset.
See what I did there?