Hey look, Cards Against Humanity is being edgy again.

screen-shot-2014-12-15-at-4-13-26-pmI did not edit this.

Cards Against Humanity is doing yet another publicity stunt, this one called “Cards Against Humanity Saves America”.

Considering the misanthropic bent of everything that Cards Against Humanity does, questioning the sincerity of what they’re doing is natural. But as far as the “what” goes, what they’re doing is attempting to raise enough money to buy some land along the US-Mexico border to try to stop Trump from building a wall along it, as though that will do anything to slow down someone that can just take it back through eminent domain.

The entire point is that they want you to buy their cards. There are several problems with that, such as that those cards are positioned near the Pokemon cards at Target, and that’s a game that just about anybody would much rather play. Pokemon brings home Raichu, so that already seems like a much better deal.

SM4_EN_31No contest.

Cards Against Humanity is pretty self-satirizing, so one only needs to allow them to speak for themselves. There’s a few Q-and-As from their page I’d like to zero in on:

WHAT ARE YOU SAVING AMERICA FROM?
Injustice, lies, racism, the whole enchilada.

Oh yeah, because when taking up a left-wing pet cause, racism immediately becomes the target, because it’s the only way to set the bar lower. You’re racist just for asking that question, Nazi. In fact, everybody is racist, even if they don’t know it.

Okay, I’m going for it:

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RAY-SYST!!!1

There. Now that the word has been worn into the ground, can we try articulating our objections instead of calling everyone Hitler?

No? Oh well. I admit that my expectations weren’t particularly high.

YOU SAID YOU WEREN’T GOING TO DO ONE OF THESE COMPLICATED HOLIDAY PROMOTIONS AGAIN.
We’re liars, just like the president.

Check out how edgy Cards Against Humanity is being, they’re dissing the president. It’s not like the routine was old back when it was directed against Obama, right? Or Bush. Or Clinton. Or Bush’s daddy. Or just about every president ever. Get a new routine.

Trump is one of the most overt presidents in recent times. Lying is among the least of anyone’s concerns about him.

I DON’T LIKE THAT YOU’RE GETTING POLITICAL. WHY DON’T YOU JUST STICK TO CARD GAMES?
Why don’t you stick to seeing how many Hot Wheels cars you can fit up your

This is the one that’s supposed to make you ask what their problem is. But that’s hard to do when you know that the cranky millennial shtick is what they’re going for.

It’s established: they can use the mean words.

I’D LIKE TO CANCEL MY ORDER.
We’d like to cancel the 2016 election, but neither of us is going to get what we want.
It took some decent foresight to put this in the FAQ. Think that picture above was a joke? This is the company that literally sent tens of thousands of customers turds in the mail.
Look, I do see this for what it is: a publicity stunt. It’s how Cards Against Humanity is promoting their game. As a publicity stunt, it’s pretty well conceived, and it appears to be having its desired effect. However, there are going to be some people out there that won’t be able to see through the obvious ruse, and will happily contribute thinking that CAH has a legitimate interest in standing up for this left-wing pet cause. In those cases, it was only a matter of time before they’d blow all their money on something stupid like emoji pillows. It just so happens that CAH were the ones to tap into their wallets, this time.

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