Great Job, Internet!: A writer rails against Cards Against Humanity

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It happens at parties, at friends of friends’ gatherings that are too small for people to spread themselves throughout the house, but too big to have everyone sit and contribute to a single, unified conversation: Someone breaks out Cards Against Humanity. Since 2011, the self-declared “party game for horrible people” has been steadily popping up in the homes of young urban professionals, and writer Dan Brooks thinks it should stop.

In today’s New York Times, Brooks, a writer from Montana, reveals the contradictions and hypocrisy at the heart of what is essentially the dirty, nay filthy, version of Apples To Apples, going into detail about the so-called transgressive game’s actual lack of transgression. “Like America’s most successful brands, Cards Against Humanity positions itself against the masses, when in fact it is mass taste distilled,” he says. “It is the product of a culture in which transgressing social ...