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Subject: Thank you, Cards Against Humanity, for digging a pointless hole rss

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Barry Harvey
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To celebrate Black Friday CAH accepted donations with which they would dig a big hole, and continue digging that hole until the donations run out.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/38122991/black-friday-...

Any suggestions of what to do with the hole now? I know I have one.
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I would have try to dig a deep hole rather than a wide one ...

I would suggest to "pimp" this hole and to use it at the stand for a conspiracy theory.
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I guess it is supposed to be funny? But I think once people think about it for a while, they'll see that CAH is just pointlessly wasting money and people will start to turn on them.

Really they're just digging a big hole for themselves.
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Thunkd wrote:
I guess it is supposed to be funny? But I think once people think about it for a while, they'll see that CAH is just pointlessly wasting money and people will start to turn on them.

Really they're just digging a big hole for themselves.


It's ridiculous, but who's wasting the money? The organisers or the ones donating?

Okay, probably both.

But there are people complaining about how that money could've been used for charity, and CAH reply that, indeed, the donators could have donated to charity instead of to this project!
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Cool...think of all that CO2 they added to help keep us all warm!

Ridiculous.
 
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Maybe they're going to put a donkey in it.
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    It's performance art. It's a reflection on the absurdity of the game's endless sales. The amusing part is how many people don't get it, and how many people actually send money to be part of the performance.

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I've seen their webpage. It's just another 'cool' thing for a game with 'bad words'.

It's just like Jersey Shore, the Kardashians and drugs; Just say no!
 
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We could throw anything CAH-related, and all its clones, down this hole.

And all those who advertise these games as well robot
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As I've always said about BGG. No good deed goes unpunished.
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I wish the Apples to Apples guys had thought of this.
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"a hole" funded by 'donations' of "A-holes"? $C$
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Put up a billboard advertising it and charge admission to view it..... The hole is just outside of the city I live in.
 
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Just saying...

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/dec/18/cards-aga...
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royboy_9 wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
I guess it is supposed to be funny? But I think once people think about it for a while, they'll see that CAH is just pointlessly wasting money and people will start to turn on them.

Really they're just digging a big hole for themselves.


It's ridiculous
My comment was mostly just a set up for the cheap pun in the final sentence.

I disagree that it's ridiculous. It's a clever way for cheap advertising. The "word of mouth" factor is fairly high.
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Do people think that they are just taking donations to build a hole? Really?

I'm fairly certain come in after Xmas and they'll have a "Just kidding, were are donating all this useless money to charity".

Come on, guys.
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MWChapel wrote:
Do people think that they are just taking donations to build a hole? Really?

I'm fairly certain come in after Xmas and they'll have a "Just kidding, were are donating all this useless money to charity".

Come on, guys.


Do you mean it's a scam where a company pretends to take donation for a purposeless work and divert it to a charity instead ?!
What a bunch of bastards !
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Ridiculous. . .
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Thunkd wrote:
just pointlessly wasting money

Kickstarter is about pointlessly wasting money.
This hobby is but one of pointlessly wasting money.

This project (or whatever one call it) just points finger at this absurdity.
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Looked at the article. It would've been better if they just said where the money would go during the stunt. As for the Chinese money I wonder whether it is going to the workers or to the boss himself.
 
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Hangane wrote:
IMCarnochan wrote:


Looked at the article. It would've been better if they just said where the money would go during the stunt. As for the Chinese money I wonder whether it is going to the workers or to the boss himself.


The "Chinese money" ? You mean this ?

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“The printer didn’t have any formal procedures for paid vacations, so we bought 100% of the factory’s capacity and paid them to produce nothing for a week, giving the people who make Cards Against Humanity an unexpected chance to visit family or do whatever they pleased.”


And details for last year money are here: https://cardsagainsthumanity.com/blackfriday/
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MWChapel wrote:
Do people think that they are just taking donations to build a hole? Really?

I'm fairly certain come in after Xmas and they'll have a "Just kidding, were are donating all this useless money to charity".

Come on, guys.


Unlikely, they previously took donations and gave them to staff for example. Honourable, but not really a charity.

My understanding is they are paying this construction firm to dig a hole. So that is where the money is headed.

It is a PR stunt before Christmas, simple enough.
 
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sgosaric wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
just pointlessly wasting money

Kickstarter is about pointlessly wasting money.
I question that assertion. There are any number of Kickstarter projects that seem more about getting a game.
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They usually do what they say. Last year they spent the money on their staff. This year they dug a hole. A few years ago they sent people turds.


They do charitable things as well. They also do politically motivated things as well.
 
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I like CAH. I find their sarcasm refreshing!

...and yes, the game / activity is fun too!
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