When the Cards Against Humanity folks say they’re going to sell you bullshit, they mean it
Cards Against Humanity hates Black Friday. That’s why this year, on the day after Thanksgiving, the fun-loving maker of “the party game for terrible people” cleared out its online store, offering only one item for sale: a $6 box of bullshit. Real bullshit. Like pasteurized cattle poops from a Texas ranch. The item page called it “literal feces, from an actual bull.” The poop packages started arriving to customers in recent days.
Max Temkin, one of the co-creators of the outrageously enjoyable card game — it’s basically an X-rated, super-irreverent Apples to Apples — sums up the stupidity of the corporate-created consumerismfest in a recent Time article:
“It comes after this day where you’re supposed to be thankful for what you have, and then it’s just this whole huge media spectacle of people fighting each other to save $50 on a TV.”
The package consisted of a cardboard box with a cute little pile of poop on the front, not unlike the poop emoji. Once opened, there was a plastic wrapped box that said ‘Bullshit’ in that Helvetica font, designed in the same monochrome manner as the card game. There was also a little one-inch pin with the same cutesy poop pile on it. This must be to put on a messenger bag, so that those who spent $6 on poop can identify each other in crowds.
Inside the box was a piece of dried bull poop.
See for yourself:
The satirical statement about our country’s materialistic ways doesn’t end there. Witness: Cards Against Humanity Bullshit selling on eBay for $36 — six times the original price.
On Black Friday, many of the shit shoppers expected to receive a special edition of the card game or some other surprise. Temkin took to Twitter with words of warning:
He also tweeted out the real reason that the card game wasn’t available for sale that day:
Lesson (hopefully) learned.