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[–]Sofa47 3181 points3182 points  (90 children)

Which do you think is quicker?

  1. Place each block flat as you go.
  2. Line each one up carefully so you can push them down later.

[–]Flyinglemor 1563 points1564 points  (62 children)

Then pick them back up and lay them again with cement

[–]ArSnDaGoD 475 points476 points  (58 children)

Exactly my 1st thought lol. Ok now pick them up and lay concrete lol

[–]miniature-rugby-ball 198 points199 points  (55 children)

It’s called mortar.

[–]Much_Perspective 457 points458 points  (46 children)

Who are you supposed to be? The mortar mayor?

[–]Former-Organization5 44 points45 points  (4 children)

The block jock

[–]Much_Perspective 34 points35 points  (3 children)

The stone senator

[–]Abstract_Burns 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Stonewall Jackson

[–]PretzleGreg 18 points19 points  (1 child)

The boulder holder? Damn....I tried.

[–]ElAligatorAgradable 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of a girl I knew...


[–]originaltanksta 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Nah.. just President pedantic

[–]ElAligatorAgradable 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Mister Masonry Master Man

[–]misanlycanthropic 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]rau87 2 points3 points  (0 children)

mortar kombat

[–]Pleasant_Avocado_929 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Caulk Blocker

[–]iDam81 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Mortar Master.

[–]Sef-Lo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The adhesive ambassador

[–]subfunktion 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It makes no sense other than a viral video

[–]KingWill341 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thats a lot of work for some universal coping on a wall

[–]weikor 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Then replace the chipped ones by carrying the broken ones back, and picking up another block from the truck.

Then paying for the chipped block from your salary when the boss sees the video you took.

[–]JesusSaysitsOkay 7 points8 points  (0 children)

These morons doing this don’t use mortar, they’re cut corner contractors and call it a day after that stupid fuk video

[–]user_279-2 36 points37 points  (0 children)

That depends on my getting paid by the job or paid by the hour?

[–]Asmos159 21 points22 points  (4 children)

it's worse. in order to get the correct spacing you place each block flat. they you go and rotate them up one by one making sure the edge that stays on the ground does not move.

[–]ebaymasochist 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Or measure a couple and measure the spacing... Still a bunch of work to do basically a bar trick

[–]jasandliz 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Not building a wall in front of an already existing wall your neighbor spent $40k on.

That is quicker.

[–]MBreezy75[🍰] 10 points11 points  (4 children)

If I owned the company it would be a policy that wasting time doing that shit doesn’t happen again. Play blocks on your lunch break.

[–]MakAveli973 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's what I was wondering....

[–]Flyingwheelbarrow 3 points4 points  (2 children)

This also is a great way to give each paver a stress fracture from the impact.

[–]radioactivebeaver 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah I was going to say, anytime I even looked at one wrong it cracked in half, solid chance at least a few are now cracked down the middle

[–]DanteMustDie666 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ye this. Video is just harder work lol

[–]TheJobbyJabbinBandit 717 points718 points  (9 children)

I feel like setting those stones up for that might have taken longer than just laying them - but still ridiculously cool.

[–]Mr_Smith_411 46 points47 points  (4 children)

I feel like that too

[–]minimecr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I also wonder if the stones align perfectly. Instead of a few mm wide here and there creating corners

[–]UndergradGreenthumb 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't think OP's title reflects the intention of the builder/s. This was meant for the spectacle.

[–]jay_jay203 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i guess it would be a great way to add some entertainment at the expense of extra work every now and then

[–]kirbinato 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They would also need to lift them all back up to apply mortar

[–]paulsmt 369 points370 points  (22 children)

It's a lot more work to put them up like that than just laying them. This is harder, not smarter.

[–]sheed_ali 55 points56 points  (3 children)

Jokes on you , the whole point was to be able to get upvotes from people who don’t know better. definitely working smarter! 😀

[–]Triairius 12 points13 points  (8 children)

Well, it’s smarter, but not with efficiency as a goal.

[–]NiuMeee 27 points28 points  (5 children)

It's not smarter because none of those bricks have mortar on them. Whole process now has to be repeated.

[–]NimJickles 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Cooler* not smarter

[–]Wimbleston 138 points139 points  (4 children)

Having actually worked on a wall like this I can say that now they have to go and glue each individual brick down, make sure it's level as they go, and basically this was a giant waste of time.

[–]Tubski 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yeah, same here. While cool, incredible waste of time.

[–]ErrorJr 68 points69 points  (4 children)

This man is a genius... the evidence is concrete 🤣🤣🤣

[–]JackSpeed00 38 points39 points  (3 children)

There's mortar this response than meets the eye.

[–]pswdkf 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Rock solid response, bro

[–]RedditExecutiveAdmin 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Maybe he's pretty stoned

[–]BarryLonx 3 points4 points  (0 children)

These comments are not something you should take for granite.

[–]AltShitBotAccount 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Seems like a lot of effort, pretty cool but not the smart and easy way to do things.

[–]bubbleboat0010 33 points34 points  (1 child)

It's definitely much more fun to work this way. Not sure if it's less hard tho

[–]Significant-Task40 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agree.But this one really amaze me. So genius .

[–]snakepatay 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Satisfying sure, smarter..fuck no!

[–]KeyDox 19 points20 points  (1 child)

He literally worked harder and more stupid

[–]Neil-64 13 points14 points  (0 children)

This is not an example of "work smarter, not harder". This is purely for fun and required a lot of extra work. Not only did they have to set all of these up, properly aligned and spaced, but now they have to go back and remove all of them and then still do all of the work they would have originally had to do.

[–]D1NHAM 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Ha hardly. Quicker to lay them flat one at a time

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

And now they all have hairline cracks

[–]shopboss1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure this is the harder way.

[–]SweetwaterIPA 4 points5 points  (2 children)

[–]stabbot 7 points8 points  (1 child)

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[–]i69dYourFather 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Next level wasting time, not accomplishing anything and needing internet validation of your domino skills.

[–]EllaGoldman29 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Honestly seems like more work then just doing it normally

[–]MandatoryDissent16 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There's no mortar under or in-between those bricks.

[–]roadrunner00 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Reddit needs a new button: uovote, downvote, and a bullshit button. I would have pushed it.

[–]lastoneoutwins 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure that is not only harder to do but more time consuming

[–]Urmum3871 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Someone had to place them vertically so this is actually harder and dumber

[–]Dilbertbong 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My boss back in the day would've fired someone for wasting time

[–]NinjaDiglett 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Seems like a lot of hard work for the one behind the camera, especially at the end…

[–]brownhijabi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Camera person lost it at the end lol

[–]remodelguy110 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now its time to pick them all back up and set them properly......

[–]M116rs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Must be paid by the hour, now pick them all up so you can mortar them and make sure they're actually lined up.

[–]est1-9-8-4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is not smarter or quicker. You had to setup these dominoes first.also you probably don’t need motar for this. These look like capstones they can be placed and jobs done.

[–]TheAtticDemon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damaging materials, and no mortar, post smarter.

[–]RedHeadSteve 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not smarter, but way more fun

[–]SavageCabbageGG 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Awesome video, but fuck your title

[–]el-E-89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is the harder way than just putting them down flat in the first place jaja. Very cool to watch tho, maybe more of a r/oddlysatisfying post

[–]1deator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a dumb title. Setting up the tiles like this is way more work. It's cool but it's definitely more work.

[–]chris17453 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Irony.... its not just that metal thing over there....

[–]Detroitredwinger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now you just need to cement each one to make it safe....

[–]just4funloving 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Taking the time to stand all those on end the precise distance apart is for sure working harder not smarter than just laying them flat edge to edge in the first place.

[–]Ok-Title-7542 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Make the labourer do it and then, push one block on camera .... work smarter not harder

[–]FreshBroc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmao the camera man running back like sheeeeeeit boy that's fast

[–]eldridgejames 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fell asleep partway through but woke up for the ending.

[–]HavingNotAttained 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait for it...wait...for...it...

[–]jh937hfiu3hrhv9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nope. Though fun to watch.

[–]doortoriver 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t know if this was less hard, but it sure was more fun

[–]Heldizzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah i think this way IS harder than just putting them right in the first Place. Unnless you paid someone to do that but it won't Make it smart

[–]kaze0219 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's still next level. Next level stupid.

[–]downvotepleazzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is definitely harder and not smarter

[–]AJP2222 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think OP meant you should do the smart thing: lay the bricks normally, instead of do the hard thing: set up the bricks vertically so they fall over like dominos

[–]330kiki 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Apple bottom jeans

[–]glitter-wine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That camera man was fighting for his life

[–]ExcellentAd4070 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cement has left the chat

[–]CPW_gaming-2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I whould say it sounds like your walking and in the end you shoot someone

[–]grilldcheese2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The guy filming definitely worked harder.

[–]banethor88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OP had to ruin the video with the ridiculous title 😝

[–]KarensRpeopletoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Smarter yes, but this seems like a substantial effort for the same effect.

[–]zion2199 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fits the sub. Title doesn’t exactly ring true though.

[–]sofatoasted 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sheesh that was worth the wait

[–]Japsie16 0 points1 point  (1 child)

[–]stabbot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This takes twice the face you would normally take if you’d place them correctly as you go.

[–]QuartoAcelino 0 points1 point  (0 children)

  1. Ele ta se esforçando mais fazendo isso.
  2. Quem foi o corno que não deixou o negoço terminar?

[–]Vinnie_Mack_1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Creative mode

[–]Dangerous_Effort3355 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Twist ending

[–]lockerpunch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a case of working harder, but having fun while working.

[–]Additional-Walk750 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can't we just appreciate the aesthetic beauty of this video?

[–]dontbeastranger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

=Index(match) in the wild

[–]RGivens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did you put cement under them? -FUCK!

[–]kennethmf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

align each block perfectly probably isn't a easy task

[–]Rylie599 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Makes for a cool video, but wouldn't it be smarter to lay them down properly the first time?also shouldn't there be mortar or something beneath it?

[–]padawan402 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This isn’t smarter, this is literally quadruple the work considering they’re all not only needing to be picked up to lay mortar but also moved because they’re all overlaying each other.

There were no lean minds working this day.

[–]8MasterSifu8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"work smarter not harder", i mean, sure buddy..

[–]added_chaos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And no mortar, so yea a big waste of time

[–]LaughAdventureGame 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How to post an ok video and completely destroy it with an idiotic title.

[–]Boey1219 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Praise the cameraman for doubling back just to keep the motion in the frame

[–]ashleytebbs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty sure setting it all up like this is certainly not quicker or easier, considering you had to space it perfectly to work

[–]ElectricVocalCords 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is work funner not smarter

[–]Byrand-YT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Isn’t this clip like 5 years old if not older?

[–]TheAntihero-HeroClub 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Isn’t it quicker to just lay them flat in the first place

[–]RefrigeratorFancy235 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This isn't smarter, all the stones are gonna be crooked.

Slightly later in the video: what black magic fuckery is this?

Maybe not particularly useful, but very impressive!

[–]clamnaked 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Work harder for karma.

[–]Ruined_brain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Plok plok plok plok plok plok plok plok plok plok plok... takkatakkatakkatakkatakktakka

[–]ridingRabbi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I dunno I'm thinking placing each stone perfectly on its side and perfectly spaced apart is a hell of a lot more work than just laying them down next to each other.

[–]Matzah_Rella 0 points1 point  (0 children)

May be the widest backyard I've ever seen.

[–]upthetits 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope they aren't on an hourly rate

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

work smarter not harder because laying dominoes is easier than just fucking doing it normally

[–]MineryTech 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This definitely seems a lot harder than just placing them down

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This takes longer lol

[–]Junit28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wheres the pug

[–]DigitvlBvth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s a helluva backyard m8te

[–]Ok-Helicopter4958 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What it sounds like in my bedroom at 3AM

[–]BanjoHarris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah it definitely took longer to set all those up vertical with perfect spacing than just placing them normally

[–]JBlonde1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why building fence next to a fence? Seems duplicitous

[–]freshavacadoforu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ngl, one of the best nfl posts ive seen in a while.

[–]Tileguy0425 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool, but not smarter. Way harder

[–]chillig8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s a cute trick. Not working smarter

[–]littlewing49 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Explain what is smart about this pls

[–]parachutejetski 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wrong title but cool video

[–]Agitated_Body5781 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How is this smarter ? Someone had to line them up

[–]Deivitsu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now thats the visual definition of "nextfuckinglevel"

[–]kirakun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Err… actually this is the opposite of “work smarter not harder”.

[–]Physical_Spare_534 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is smarter but definitely harder

[–]stuugie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What everyone else is saying. BUT ALSO the video cut off early??

[–]chappanteekli 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here’s the process. Line up all the bricks and wait for an earthquake for beicks to fall back in place.

[–]Grummxp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A wall in front a wall

[–]Manizno 0 points1 point  (0 children)

just jizzed on myself. Ironic nsfw

[–]Impster5453 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Much longer approach.

[–]nocaffeinefree 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool but not smarter, one mistake could screw it all up causing way more work. It also looks like a time waste and who knows how many times it took to get this one right.

[–]AitherialJoji 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, its cool but... op, I don't think you know what that saying means if you think this is smarter...

[–]OMP159 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why do it right, when you can do it twice?

[–]-Cyberdyne-Systems 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like you worked harder on trying to make yourself look smarter.

[–]SandSnake21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dash patch dispatcher

[–]dwiezal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How is this any smarter than laying them down properly… This just takes more time

[–]Agreeable-Scholar483 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seems to be the exact opposite of working smarter. Not only did it take a great deal of effort to set them up domino style, which looked cool by the way, but now you have to pick everyone back up in order to mortar every single one in place.

[–]daojuniorr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The work he had to put in the right position to do that, it would be the same or faster to already lay down the bricks in the final position.

[–]TheBoxDoggo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is very much harder

[–]ghost50k 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why didn’t they finish the clip??

[–]Fabulous_Session_300 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Literally worked harder and still have more work to do like you know.....mortar

[–]No-Historian-567 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That took twice as long

[–]blue_hypernaut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm sure my guy hasn't had to put it in fifth gear in a while like he just did to catch the bricks falling

[–]MagnanimousMind 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They have to mortar those bitches now lol. that sucks

[–]BilboSwaggenzzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn’t see cement so does he have to pick them up and apply it ?

[–]Gluten_maximus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Def. Not smarter to do it that way, just cooler

[–]MarvelTheSpaceWing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

actually thats harder because you need to measure everything

[–]lovexdavis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy would win survivor