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OMG, Lance Armstrong + Cards Against Humanity = Hilarity

Are you a fan of Cards Against Humanity? Because Lance Armstrong is, even when gameplay can get a bit awkward for him specifically.

If you’re not familiar, Lance Armstrong — one-time Tour de France champion and cancer survivor — was playing (or at least handling a set of) the party game, Cards Against Humanity.

Have you ever played Apples to Apples? It’s sort of like that — except really, really really horrible. The object of the game is not just to be funny, but also to be as offensive, shocking, and generally terrible as humanly possibly to win.

The name “Cards Against Humanity” is a play on words, riffing on “crimes against humanity,” which is totally understandable once you play.

While Armstrong drew a specific card (which we’ll get to in a minute), there are many other highly offensive plays — well-known “white cards,” which are played each round in response to “black cards,” include:

  • Black People,
  • The Jews,
  • The KKK
  • A big, black d***,
  • A bigger, blacker d***.

The game is played like this — each round has a card czar, who draws a black card. Other players put down a white card to answer the black card, and the card czar selects the white card that he or she finds the most compelling.

At the end of the game, the player who has collected the most black cards — awarded during each play by a card czar — wins the game.

Cards Against Humanity has been growing in popularity over the past few years, unique in that it’s not only for sale, but it’s also available in open source format. Fans of the game are welcome to print out their own versions of a PDF distribution, but many opt to buy the official set, as well as several even more offensive “expansion packs.”

So last night, Lance Armstrong gave Cards Against Humanity a bit of a PR boost with the following hilarious tweet:

If there was any doubt Lance was amused, we could look to his new Twitter bio for a clue… the former cycling star recently updated it to read:

“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously. – Hunter S. Thompson”

Do you admire Lance Armstrong’s sense of humor about what could have been possibly the world’s most awkward play in Cards Against Humanity?

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