Cards Against Humanity Takes Aim at Border Wall

Gamemaker plans to tie up land near Mexico in endless red tape
By Linda Hervieux,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2017 8:21 AM CST
Cards Against Humanity Takes Aim at Border Wall
People look at prototypes of a border wall last month in San Diego.   (AP Photo/Elliott Spagat)

The company that once collected $100,000 to dig a meaningless hole has cooked up a new stunt, CNET reports. Taking aim at President Trump's planned border wall, Cards Against Humanity has bought a chunk of land on the Mexican border and plans to tie it up in red tape by hiring "a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built," the website says. For $15, contributors will be sent six "America-saving surprises" in December, plus an illustrated map of the land. "It will be fun, it will be weird, and if you voted for Trump, you might want to sit this one out," per the site. But if you didn't already snag one of the 150,000 available slots, it's too late. A countdown clock showed the spots were gone by early Wednesday.

Billing itself as the "party game for horrible people," Cards Against Humanity has a history of cheekily taking on social causes and donating to causes such as marijuana legalization, per the Arizona Republic. In July, gender stereotypes got a tweak with the release of a pink version of the game costing an extra $5 (up from $25) because it targeted women and was a special color. Anyone wishing to cancel their order can expect this riposte, per CNET: "We'd like to cancel the 2016 election, but neither of us is going to get what we want." (A Cards Against Humanity co-creator once threatened to "buy the browser history of every congressman … and publish it.")

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