Cards Against Humanity Made Donald Trump Cards, and a Whole Trump Survival Kit 10,000 people will now be safe(r)

Recently, we wrote about Jeffery DaSilva of the Sid Lee Collective and how he created an off-label Trump Against Humanity expansion that got yuuuge. Well, now Cards Against Humanity has gone and released its own official Trump expansion, but only to the first 10,000 people who claimed it, and it's already sold out.

We got in touch with Max Temkin, one of the creators of Cards Against Humanity, to ask him about this latest stunt and learned that it actually had nothing to do with the Sid Lee expansion. In fact, it's less of an expansion than a preparation kit to help America survive a potential Trump presidency.

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May 23, 2016, 1:28 PM EDT

Zappos' Cool New Shoebox Can Be Cut Up and Repurposed in a Bunch of Unique Ways Part of aspirational #ImNotABox campaign

Zappos wants you to think outside the box. Beginning with the box itself.

On June 1, the online retailer will begin shipping some shoes in a very cool new box (designed in-house) that features a collection of template designs printed on the inside—encouraging the recipients to fold, cut and otherwise reuse the box into item like a smartphone holder, a children's shoe sizer, a geometric planter and a 3-D llama.

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May 23, 2016, 11:44 AM EDT

Kenan Thompson Returns as Miles Mouvay for Fandango, and Welcomes a Special Guest Cameo by old pal Kel Mitchell

It makes perfect sense that Miles Mouvay, the world's most dedicated film fan, met his bestie in a theater lobby in 1993 while they were both waiting to see Jurassic Park and special-ordering nacho cheese popcorn.

And it becomes a meta moment when the BFF turns out to be Kel Mitchell, since Miles Mouvay, IRL, is Kenan Thompson.

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May 23, 2016, 10:50 AM EDT

This Newspaper Used an Algorithm to Play a Nasty Trick on Readers in Comments Section Inverting opinions gives them a taste of censorship

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A publication in Pakistan is taking an aggressive approach to stressing the importance of press freedoms—by helping readers better understand the unpleasantness of having their own words inverted.

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May 23, 2016, 10:20 AM EDT

Meet Pepper, the Robot Who's Coming to America as an In-Store Customer Service Rep It's already hard at work in Japan

You know how exasperating it feels to call a company and get stuck in an automated voice program instead of being connected to a human being? Soon, you'll be able to experience that same level of irritation at malls across this great land, when Pepper the humanoid robot glides up beside you for a little digital customer service.

Kidding, of course. Hopefully.

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May 23, 2016, 9:27 AM EDT

Nike's Coffee-Looking Shoe Will Go Nicely With the Krispy Kreme One Available in venti?

There's probably a sizable crossover between people who drink Starbucks regularly and people who wear Nikes. But unless they also like ugly shoes, the Nike SB Dunk Low sneaker is going to be a bust. 

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May 23, 2016, 9:00 AM EDT

Love It or Hate It, Artists Are Already Remixing the New Instagram Logo in Amazing Ways #myinstagramlogo lives on

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Much of the backlash against the new Instagram logo can be chalked up to the simple fact that it isn't the old logo. The old logo, in fact, was so well loved that it inspired a widely used hashtag, #myinstagramlogo, which—as we wrote about two years ago—was used to tag photos and videos in which users made their own creative versions of the logo.

#myinstagramlogo would seem to have been put in jeopardy by the redesign, which hasn't been getting a lot of love in many quarters. But in fact, creatives across the photo app have already been hard at work reinterpreting and remixing the new mark for a whole new lovely round of #myinstagramlogo posts.

And only a small minority of them are jabs about the change itself.

Check out a gallery of some of the more amazing creations below. Via DesignBoom.

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May 20, 2016, 4:03 PM EDT

Visitors to This Open House in Canada Found an Elaborately Staged and Disturbing PSA Seeing poverty with The Salvation Army

It was advertised like an ordinary real-estate open house, at a residence that looked fine on the outside. But when visitors came for a look inside, they got an eerie surprise—a glimpse at how people can be living in poverty even when they have a roof over their heads.

The Salvation Army and Grey Canada were behind the "Open House" stunt, which has a robust online presence, where you can tour the house yourself. The home is representative of a family living in poverty, and contains plaques and visual displays highlighting the struggles of the more than 300,000 Canadians who live under the poverty line.

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May 20, 2016, 2:11 PM EDT

Agency Post-it-Note Wars Come to Snapchat With Horizon Media's Geofilter Overlay It's live until 4 p.m. today

This week started out with a flurry of #canalnotes in the ongoing agency #postitwars. And now, one of the key agencies involved, Horizon Media, is ending the week by taking the battle virtual.

Horizon has created a #canalnotes-themed Snapchat geofilter overlay, which people in the area can add to their snaps between noon and 4 p.m. today. So, when you finish your latest sticky masterpiece, you can share it with a bit of official-looking #canalnotes branding.

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May 20, 2016, 12:43 PM EDT

Quaker State's Connected Dipstick Has a Scrolling Newsfeed and a Selfie Camera Onion Labs sends up ridiculous smart gadgets

"The Quaker State brand shares the customer belief that when it comes down to motor oil, you don't need fancy marketing—you just need good quality oil." Brand manager Gita Gidwani's statement may be true ... but in advertising, a little humor never hurts.

On that note, Quaker State turned to Onion Labs, the satirical media outlet's in-house creative services division. The Labs developed a series of ads poking fun at marketing clichés like barely functional novelty products created to drive short-term sales.

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May 20, 2016, 11:54 AM EDT


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