Sunday 18 May 2014

#70 Party party

"Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you've played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends". It was about eight o'clock and to get the guests chuckling with a mix of suppressed glee and guilt, Naino had launched us into the most politically incorrect form of entertainment since Trey Parker and Matt Stone started playing with little 2D eight year olds and filming it. Fortunately, the young, white, heterosexual and able-bodied group of friends around the table were inherently unlikely to be offended by any of the inappropriate sentences encountered. They were the exact target audience at which the game was aimed, which is of course, why they found themselves playing it. It helped that Naino had spent four hours that week diligently cutting up the little cards, which you can find myah.

In one particular episode of House, the maverick doctor diagnoses what he refers to as the world's first case of human parthenogenesis, a virgin birth, to a woman who I think didn't want her husband to find out that she'd been cheating on him. Hugh Laurie's character explains how one other case was theorised, referring of course to Jesus. A friend informed me this weekend that there are in fact many reported cases of virgin births worldwide and most interestingly, many more than can generally be explained by the human propensity to lie, a factor to which House usually gave a great deal of respect.

1 comment

Running on empty said...

I loved the House series, because I couldn't predict the outcomes, mostly. Great show.