Cards Against Humanity is a multiplayer party game created a few years back that bills itself as “A party game for horrible people”. It’s similar to Apples to Apples in gameplay except it’s very crude and you make jokes about 9/11 and dead babies. Bitcoiners are horrible people who won’t stop bugging companies to accept bitcoins and giving them ultimatums like “Accept bitcoin or I wont buy your product” even though it costs real money to process these transactions. Of course, instead of converting bitcoins to USD to buy their products, they insist the businesses do all the work for a currency no one is really using. So some bitcoiner wanted to buy a Cards Against Humanity deck and instead of paying with cash or even downloading the free PDF and making their own, they insisted that the company set up a bitcoin payment processor just for his one order. Of course he got all uppity and ran to Reddit to vent where they either called him an idiot or proclaimed the downfall of the world’s currency as usual.
[–]thealmightydru 188 points ago
That is exactly the response one should expect from people who created a card game full of Holocaust and dead baby jokes. Get uppity about it if you want, but that’s what that kind of response is meant to elicit.
[–]fellowtraveler 1 point ago
Sounds like these people never heard of Bitpay. Don’t they realize they can get “real” money while accepting Bitcoin?
[–]permanomad -5 points ago
Kind of a contrary message to give it out for free and then snub someone for offering money, even if it was a funny come back. I’m kinda with OP on this. OP: just print them off, then you get to keep all your imaginary money!
[–]ymo 1 point ago
The guy who called bitcoin imaginary money is a shill for federal government. His resume includes designing Obama’s visual prop campaign elements.
[–]Joe5YL 44 points ago
Seems like an honest response. All currency is ultimately faith-based.
[–]enkrypt0r 19 points ago
Ugh, the pretentious responses in this thread are disgusting. This place is a circlejerk. CAH is a fantastic game. Bitcoin is a fantastic concept. Chill the fuck out.
[–]Piper67 7 points ago
Well, it’s what the Dogue of Venice told Marco Polo while burning some Chinese paper money worth about half of a palazzo. Let them plod along in their ignorance and hold on to their “non-imaginary” money for dear life đź™‚
[–]TheAndy500 -7 points ago
That guy is a douche. And “imaginary” doesn’t even make sense. Even if you think Bitcoin will end up worthless, it will still never be “imaginary”.
[–]lethalperspective -7 points ago
“sorry we don’t accept imaginary money right now” LOL, then I hope they don’t accept US dollars.
[–]ChaosMotor -12 points ago
Well there goes my interest in buying their game. It’s not relevant that the game itself is based on sardonic or dark humor, you always treat customers or potential customers with the respect they deserve. I was planning to pay cash, too, but I don’t buy from assholes. Oh well.
[–]jhansen858 -4 points agoSo basically he is being a fag about it and doesn’t give a shit.
[–]cpkdoc -7 points agoThey just prefer the imaginary debt based ‘money’ their slavemasters issue via the central banks of the world.
and my favorite:
[–]RandomMuthafucka -2 points agoHey OP, if you really want to prove your point to the sellers of this game, you should: Once a month send an email detailing how much the Bitcoin you would have sent in payment for the game has increased in value, compared to how much the USD has decreased in value due to inflation. After awhile they just might understand
What a bunch of whiny pricks. They also harassed him on his Tumblr
Anonymous asked: “Hi Max! In what way do you believe Bitcoin to be an “imaginary currency” – considering that it is an international medium of exchange (“currency”, in other words)? I thought that the “it is merely digital”-answer might not suffice – considering that only a small amount of the currency in the world is in fact physical cash. — A thread about your tumblr answer, or lack of answer, to this question will be posted on reddit – in /r/Bitcoin – a forum with about about 46 000 readers. KTHXBYE”
To which he replied:
In fact, this Max fella is my kinda guy
Yup, dude owns.