Cards Against Humanity is a cruel, deadly game that pits two warring parties -- cards and humanity -- against one another to fight to the death. In an especially cruel fashion, said death rarely occurs in a physical or bloody manner, but instead consists of a victim keeling over and kicking the bucket out of sheer embarrassment, or sometimes, on rare occasions, laughing to death. This makes it a highly popular form of entertainment at college parties and other such social gatherings.
The titular cards come packaged in an unadorned black box. This stark, minimalist design, which evokes the image of an alien monolith looming sinisterly on the horizon, is intended to remind any observer that they are merely a fragile meat-sack staring constantly into the void of death. The game itself, likewise, revolves around this grim principle. Any seasoned player of Cards Against Humanity is well aware that on any day, at any moment, their time may come, be it by chainsaws, sharks, the Care Bear Stare, or... bees?
A boxed set of the game can often be found in the common college dorm or apartment, resting in plain sight on a shelf in the TV cabinet. The idea behind this is much the same as that of ancient philosophers who kept a skull on their desks, thus keeping the concept of death ever fresh in their minds. This placement also makes it quite convenient to pull out and set up during a party. (more...)
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November 13: Quack Like a Duck Day, Feast of Hermaphrodite
- 10,000 BCE - Humans begin destroying the forest, driving out bears and things.
- 7,573 BCE - Hermes and Aphrodite have a lovely bouncing boy, Hermaphroditus. This proves problematic when he falls out of his crib.
- 7,558BCE - Hermaphroditus gets into a swimming pool with Salmacis, and 2 becomes 1.
- 1 BCE - New way of counting up instead of down, ADD, proposed, but no one finishes project off.
- 832 - Saint Anselm is permabanned from the Vatican for setting fire to the Pope.
- 1915 - French Army phases out custard pies as infantry weapons, replaces them with hand-buzzers.
- 1932 - William Butler Yeats marries his dog Chico.
- 1972 - Mediocre Britain votes on whether to join the European Community. Turnout is low, "yes" carries the day with a result of 6-4.
- 1978 - While starring in an open air production of Shakespeare's Henry V, Sir John Gielgud is carried off by a hunting kingfisher. He is found unharmed some hours later, having tricked the bird into incubating his egg-like head.
- 1992 - The title of world's first penguin to eat rocks is taken by Magiwatoo, a penguin from Chilean waters.
- 1990 - The first webcomic is launched, entitled Two Sarcastic Badgers and Some Clipart.
- 2009 - It is officially announced that the language of Liverpool is Quack. Every Liverpudlian goes quackin crazy.
- 2015 - The French get tired of rioting, someone quacks for comedic value, rioting ensues.
- 2063 - Jacob von Hogflume, inventor of Time travel, is born in a log cabin in 1864.