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[*] Post 499840 posted on 28-11-2015 at 23:10 Reply With Quote
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I swear that I did NOT make this up, i. e., it is NOT a prank/hoax/whatever posting.

This 'news' article came from my local hardcopy newspaper's online edition today (11/28/15).

Cards Against Humanity, the self-proclaimed "party game for horrible people," has an unusual Black Friday (11/27/15) deal: It's asking people to give it $5 to receive absolutely nothing in return.

"On Black Friday, everybody is selling something," the company writes in the FAQ section. "We’re the only company to offer the superior Black Friday experience of buying nothing."

Shortly after noon, the company had already reeled in more than $21,000 ($21,000/$5 = 4200 'customers'). And the number just keeps climbing.

Game creator Max Temkin has a penchant for setting up quirky promotions. Last year the company sold $180,000 worth of actual bull poop, and the year before that it listed the game for $5 more than usual, which unexpectedly caused an enormous spike in sales.

"We really hate Black Friday," Temkin tells Business Insider via email. "It's this really gross orgy of consumerism right after a holiday about being thankful for what you have — so we've always tried to think of funny jokes or comments we could make about the tradition."

No mention is made of what he intends to do with the money.

The attached image is apparently what the website 'donation' page looks like.

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[*] Post 499841 posted on 28-11-2015 at 23:18 Reply With Quote


A young person demographic and appeals to the cynic. I can imagine it being a "laugh".
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[*] Post 499843 posted on 28-11-2015 at 23:21 Reply With Quote


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A young person demographic and appeals to the cynic. I can imagine it being a "laugh".


If you can find it in your heart to donate $5 to me, I won't call you a 'cynic' but rather 'generous' of the 'practice random acts of kindness' type.
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