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#1 Edited by Mike (17251 posts) -

Everyone is going to start receiving their holiday bullshit soon. Included with the first envelope is an insert which contains the following message -

You gave $12 and your address to a bunch of strangers on the Internet.

And now we're going to send you 12 gifts. This is the first one, but there are 11 surprises still to come. You can find more information on each day's gift at www.HolidayBullshit.com.

Oh, and one more thing: There's a puzzle hidden across the 12 days of gifts. It's a hard one, and there's a prize for the first person or group of people to find the solution. GR QRW WKURZ DZDB DQBWKLQJ VHQG BRX.

This is a simple substitution cipher and I decoded it pretty easily - it says

DO NOT THROW AWAY ANYTHING WE SEND YOU.

To me, this indicates that even the envelopes the packages come in could be a part of the puzzle, or intended to be used to solve it, so save them!

Let's try and figure it out together and solve it as a team for the prize! We need a team name, and I think it should honor Ryan since he was such a fan of Cards. Suggestions?

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#2 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

I still haven't gotten mine. I'm excited to see the end result of all of this. I'm sure it will be stupid.

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#3 Edited by BlownSpeakers (22 posts) -

This is definitely really cool. Hopefully being in Canada I'll get the packages in the same general time frame.

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#4 Posted by Mike (17251 posts) -

@blownspeakers: Each day they're putting images of the gifts up at holidaybullshit.com, so if your package is late and you really want to see what's coming you can always take a look. Personally, I'd rather wait and open the envelopes myself!

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#5 Edited by Chaser324 (8068 posts) -

@mb said:

To me, this indicates that even the envelopes the packages come in could be a part of the puzzle, or intended to be used to solve it, so save them!

That seems like a definite possibility given that the CAH team has already demonstrated that they like to hide stuff in the packaging.

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#6 Edited by Mike (17251 posts) -

@chaser324: I thought about that too! We're may need to share pictures of envelopes (with names and addresses redacted, of course) as well as possibly the inserts and cellophane card wrappers.

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#7 Posted by Milkman (18904 posts) -

I'm still waiting for mine. They're just envelopes in the mail, right? Not actual packages?

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#8 Posted by Mike (17251 posts) -

@milkman: The first one is just a regular envelope, at least. I assume the remaining 11 will be also, but you never know.

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#9 Posted by Hunter5024 (6698 posts) -

What if there isn't a puzzle?

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#10 Posted by ramiam402 (4 posts) -

Got mine today, I'm curious to see what else comes along.

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#12 Posted by TruthTellah (9806 posts) -

I vote that we come together to form the Taswell Titans.

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#13 Edited by kiapurity (29 posts) -

I got mine today!

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#14 Edited by NukaColaJunkie (2 posts) -

Hey guys. I just checked out the first video on the 12 Days of Bullshit Website. I noticed that in the video, "These low, low prices!" was given emphasis. Can anyone look at this card under a blacklight to see if there's anything hidden on it? Just a hunch.

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#15 Edited by FinalDasa (3041 posts) -

@kiapurity: Ha! That's awesome. Hoping mine start arriving soon as well.

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#16 Edited by josejuanero (3 posts) -

@nukacolajunkie: just tried it. Nothing there under a black light.

I also received my second set today. No note, just some cards mocking various religions.

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#17 Edited by the_reflection (276 posts) -

Hey I still haven't gotten day one. Should I start getting worried?

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#18 Posted by josejuanero (3 posts) -

@the_reflection: no. According to reddit they're coming slow, random, and out of order

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#19 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@the_reflection: no. According to reddit they're coming slow, random, and out of order

Okay good. I was concerned. My first set is the Interfaith Circle Jerk.

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#21 Posted by erny5796 (3 posts) -

Random. All I got got was a little plastic bag of coal in an envelope...

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#22 Posted by noboners (169 posts) -

Thank you for reminding me that this is happening. I check my mail once per month nowadays so if I hadn't seen this, I for sure would have gone through the entire holiday season without what are likely to be my favorite gifts of the year.

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#23 Edited by turboman (9082 posts) -

Sounds like a good way to get thousands of people to waste hours of their lives trying to find nothing.

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#25 Posted by chiablo (1043 posts) -

@turboman said:

Sounds like a good way to get thousands of people to waste hours of their lives trying to find nothing.

So par for the course for anything internet related.

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#26 Edited by Chaser324 (8068 posts) -

I'm still awaiting my first delivery, but delivery #2 is out there:

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#27 Posted by mixedupzombies (156 posts) -

@turboman said:

Sounds like a good way to get thousands of people to waste hours of their lives trying to find nothing.

So how is wrestling this year?

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#28 Posted by ErkMeister (11 posts) -

I didn't get coal lol Day 1 I got the letter and Conspicuous Consumption cards and Day 2 I got the Interfaith Circle Jerk cards.

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#29 Edited by turboman (9082 posts) -

@turboman said:

Sounds like a good way to get thousands of people to waste hours of their lives trying to find nothing.

So how is wrestling this year?

Fantastic.

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#30 Edited by J_Sensei (3 posts) -

Since the thing says the first person or group to solve it wins a prize, should we band together and be a team?

Also, to the person that tipped me off to the hidden card in the Bigger, Blacker Box? I thank you Sir.

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#31 Edited by the_reflection (276 posts) -

@j_sensei: yes, lets make those bastards pay us all in prizes

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#32 Posted by WhytePanther (113 posts) -

I also have the interfaith circle jerk cards. No coal yet. Maybe tomorrow? Doesn't seem to be anything in this envelope but the cards. I wonder though, if all the envelopes can be pieced together to reveal a hidden message once we get them all.

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#33 Posted by noboners (169 posts) -

Got day one's present yesterday. Day 2 didn't show up today though...

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#34 Posted by finalbossM (4 posts) -

I received two envelopes yesterday, each with cards in them. No lump of coal here yet. Envelope #1 had "interfaith Circle Jerk" and the other "Conspicuous Consumption".

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#35 Posted by Milkman (18904 posts) -

I got the lump of coal today. To my knowledge, none of the other stuff has come yet.

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#36 Posted by InverseMatrix (61 posts) -

For those of you with the second envelope, is it at all different from the first? Even the colors of the lights being different might be on purpose.

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#37 Posted by WhytePanther (113 posts) -

The design inside the ring of lights is different. Day 1 (Conspicuous Consumption) has a tree that has lost it's leaves and some clouds. Day 3? (Interfaith Circle Jerk) has some chickens dressed up stereotypically French, with a baguette and some wine.

And the colors of the lights in fact are different. I wish I took better care opening them, but I think I have this pieced together right. Both seem to share the same four unique colors. Green (although I originally mistook it for a Cyan), Yellow, Purple and Red.

G = Green, Y = Yellow, P = Purple, R = Red, C denotes a corner.

Clockwise starting from the right side below the stamp

Day 1: G, P, P, G, G, Y, R, Y, C, P, Y, G, Y, P, R, Y, P, P, R, Y, Y, G, R, R, P, Y, C, G, P, Y, G, Y, P, P, G, Y, R, C, G, G, P, Y, G, P, Y, R, Y, P, Y, G, Y, Y

Day 3: G, R, R, G, G, Y, Y, G, C, G, G, G, Y, P, Y, Y, P, Y, P, G, Y, P, Y, G, R, R, C, P, G, R, G, G, Y, P, G, P, P, C, P, Y, G, P, P, Y, P, P, P, Y, G, G, P, P

But it's late and my eyes are VERY tired, so if someone else has something slightly different, they may be right. If someone has something COMPLETELY different, then it's random and a red herring.

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#38 Posted by Chaser324 (8068 posts) -

@whytepanther: My day one envelope is still in good condition. I'll scan it and upload an image later today.

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#39 Posted by mixedupzombies (156 posts) -

@turboman: Looks like John Morrison left, huh maybe I should start watching again then

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#40 Edited by DXFlounder (2 posts) -

Guys, I think you might be over thinking this. 12 days of gifts, 12 days of Christmas.

The first envelope was a partridge in a pair tree (but now it's a scrambled egg on the ground)

The second envelope is 2 turtledoves (making more turtledoves)

I haven't gotten the third envelope yet, but it sounds like 3 french hens to me!

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#41 Posted by finalbossM (4 posts) -

It is three french hens. Spilling wine and eating french bread.

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#42 Posted by raven419 (3 posts) -

@whytepanther: The Day 2 envelope's light colors are as follows:

G,G,P,G,G,P,G,P,C,P,G,G,Y,R,R,Y,P,P,Y,Y,R,P,R,P,P,G,C,G,Y,Y,P,Y,P,P,Y,R,R,C,P,P,Y,Y,P,Y,Y,Y,G,G,R,P,R,G

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#43 Edited by raven419 (3 posts) -

Did anyone else also notice that the postage paid information is different each day? I only have Day one: STA Clarita, CA and Day two: Brockton, MA so I'm not sure if Day three is different or not.

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#44 Posted by squiDc00kiE (451 posts) -
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#45 Posted by JohnLivingston (32 posts) -

Has anyone looked through the source code of the Holiday Bullshit or Cards Against Humanity website?

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#46 Posted by derekaug (2 posts) -

Nothing but markup and regular stuff in the source code on Holiday Bullshit website.

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#47 Posted by lngndprspr (2 posts) -

@raven419: they said they were shipping from both the east and the west coast, I'd be interested to see where the 3rd package comes from though!

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#48 Posted by GoombahMIke (71 posts) -

Still no coal, but yesterday I received both "Interfaith Circle Jerk" and "Your(My?) Shitty Family," as well as something completely different...

http://clusterfuckgame.com/

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#49 Edited by sulgi (3 posts) -

I've only received Conspicuous Consumption and Interfaith Circle Jerk. I tore my first envelope though.. :( Wish I had known to keep it! >.<

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#50 Posted by Xeiphyer (5831 posts) -

Still haven't received anything yet. Goddamn Canada.