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Do you have a knack for crude humor? Are you used to people shaking their heads or looking at their feet because of your inappropriate comments? Well, then, we have just the job for you.
First things first: If you’ve never played the game Cards Against Humanity, you’ll need to do that. Not only is it insanely hilarious — while also being totally inappropriate — but it has the amazing ability to make awkward situations less awkward (as long as nobody in your party is extremely uptight).
While you might think things like poop, your parents’ sex lives or, say, Nazis are uncomfortable to discuss at a party with strangers, this game actually somehow diffuses the tension rather than creating more.
The game is basically an adults-only fill-in-the-blank exercise with black cards displaying incomplete statements that need be filled in by the ickiest or most disturbing options available from the players’ white cards. For example, say the black card reads, “Girls just wanna have _____.” You then fill in the blank with the white card that you think best (or worst) completes the sentence.
There’s only one little problem with this game: It needs more cards. The good news? Cards Against Humanity is willing to pay $40 an hour for writers to come up with new card ideas. All you have to do to apply is think up 15 white cards and five black cards and send them in by Aug. 31. While anyone can apply, they are encouraging applicants from “historically marginalized communities” … and hot single dads.
While it may sound like all fun and games, you do have to be a good writer, know the difference between an adjective and an adverb, understand how to give a “voice” to the card and more. The company offers some tips on its website to get you started.
Pretty much no topic is off-limits when it comes to the cards, so take a deep breath, lighten up and have at it. After all, the cards that make you squirm a little are always the best ones.
Do you think you have what it takes to write for Cards Against Humanity?