If you’re like me, the first thing you would have done when you read the title of this post is go to Google and type, “what happened 413 days ago”. And you would have found out that 413 days ago was Friday, November 24, 2017 – Black Friday.
And 773 days ago (November 29, 2016) I ended one of my blog posts with the following sentence:
Hopefully, this becomes an annual tradition at CAH; I’m already looking forward to Black Friday, 2017.
If you didn’t click on the link above and aren’t sure what CAH stands for, it’s Cards Against Humanity, makers of “a party game for horrible people” (their words, not mine).
The blog post was about how for the past few years, CAH has had some fun with Black Friday, offering completely useless gifts that people actually bought.
As noted above, I had indicated back in 2016 that I couldn’t wait until the following year’s Black Friday to see what CAH would be up to that year.
Well as it turned out, apparently I could wait, and wait, and wait.
Until now that is.
I’m not sure what motivated me to look into it, perhaps it was my blog stats showing me that people are still reading that post from two years ago, making it my fifth most popular post of all time, with over 2,000 views.
The good news is that CAH has indeed kept its Black Friday tradition going. For 2017, CAH announced that its classic card game was being “retired” (obviously not, but still) and launching a brand of chips known as Original Prongles.
The design features a pig taking part in extreme sports and eating chips, and the phrase, “Once you pop, that’s great!”
And to show how far CAH will go with its pranks – the chips actually exist. Target carried them with two different flavors available – Salt and Potato and Onions and Cream.
There was also a full-blown website.
And now to get you almost up to date (just 49 days late in this case).
In 2018, CAH offered a 99 percent off sale on some highly unusual products.
The products included items for sale such as the following:
- a $20 bill for 20 cents
- an 85-inch Sony 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV, list price $3,499 for $34.99
- a Life-Size Orlando Bloom Cut-Out, list price $75 for 75 cents
- a 2015 Red Ford Fiesta (25k miles), list price $9,750 for $97.50
- an $800 Applebee’s gift card for $8
- 600 live ants for 66 cents, retail price $66
- GERi Nursing Skills Geriatric Medical Doll for $17.69, listprice $1,769
- the Spirit of Black Friday, retail price $99,999 for $999.99
You can find more details about these, and many more items, on the official website. It is important to note that at this point, all items are sold out. Perhaps you can find that special item you were looking for on eBay…
So a big “well-played” to Cards Against Humanity for its creative satire of Black Friday. It’s like getting to celebrate April Fools’ Day twice per year.