Gentleman shows off his deck of "found" playing cards, Reddit accuses him of fraud


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/05/gentleman-shows-off-his-deck-o.html


#2

People are odd.


#3

I feel like it would be easier to actually make a deck than to waste the time to photoshop these cards. Combined with the time to come up with the idea. I wish I had this amount of time to waste.


#4


#5

And to still get it wrong.


#6


#7

Ah! Thanks for the info. Damnit, now I’m glad someone called him out.


#8

Here’s the part I don’t get:

  • Post a fake awesome thing on the internet.
  • People say wow.
  • But it’s not like they know you, or will ever meet you.
  • Proved fake!!1!
  • But it’s not like they know you, or will ever meet you.

Really, where’s the payoff? Do you think, one day, people will be sitting around a bar, discussing “All Your Base Are Belong to Us,” and you’ll say, “yea, I made that,” and they’ll say wow?


#9

If i met the guy that made All Your Base i would definitely say wow :smiley:

This card shit? It’s like… whatever man.


#10

But, you see, you won’t.


#11

I went to the thread and saw that there seems to be a reasonable explanation for this. (Cards scanned separately, then organized to make a poster with confusing aesthetic choices.)

Then I wondered why I was being sent to a completely random and pointless internet argument on Reddit from Boing Boing, let alone coming back here to post about it.

Then I figured I may as well just browse Reddit if I want to read all the Reddit arguments, but then I tried to remember why it was that I try to stay out of Reddit arguments and read Boing Boing instead.

Now I’m going to lunch.


#12

Well, he was selling prints of the poster and replica decks. So I wouldn’t say there was no reason.


#13

It was a cool idea though.


#14

Yep. There’s always one joker in the deck.


#15

Give it a name.


#16

Huh… I was expecting something more mathsy, one of those “estimated frequency of card pickups vs steadily decreasing chance of finding a card you need means it’s negligibly probable for this to take less than a million years” sort of things. But that’s just some sloppy hoaxing right there.


#17

Reddit now thinks it’s genuine: https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/6y7g4t/after_5_years_i_finally_completed_a_full_playing/dmll9fq/


#18

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#19

Unless you’re spending a lot of time in Vegas nightclub back alleys.


#20