Cards Against Rationality

by fubarobfusco 7y16th Jun 201225 comments

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(This post won't make much sense if you don't know about the game Cards Against Humanity. Fortunately it has a web site. If you know the game Apples to Apples, well, CAH's gameplay is almost identical to Apples to Apples ... but the cards range from snarky to perverted to shockingly un-PC.)

After the LW meetup in Mountain View yesterday, the idea came up of a Less Wrong expansion set for Cards Against Humanity ... with a roughly Shit Rationalists Say theme, with a little help from Eliezer Yudkowsky Facts. Regardless of whether this ever happens, we felt the need to share the pain with the rest of the community.

These are meant to be mixed with the standard deck. Hence, the completed phrase "That which can be destroyed by being a motherfucking sorceror should be" is a clearly winning combination, as is "Why am I sticky? Grass-fed butter."

Black cards:

  • That which can be destroyed by _____ should be.
  • _____ is the mind-killer.
  • The thirteenth virtue of rationality is _____.
  • _____ is truly part of you.
  • "Let me not become attached to _____ I may not want."
  • _____ is vulnerable to counterfactual mugging.
  • What is true is already so. _____ doesn't make it worse.
  • _____ is not the territory.
  • _____ will kill you because you are made of _____ that it could use for something else.
  • "I'm an aspiring _____."
  • In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing _____ and a box containing _____.
  • Instrumental rationality is the art of winning at _____.
  • Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include _____.
  • In an Iterated Prisoners' Dilemma, _____ beats _____.
  • The latest hot fanfic: _____ and the Methods of _____.
  • _____ is highly correlated with _____.
  • Absence of _____ is evidence of _____.
  • The coherent extrapolated volition of humanity includes a term for _____.
  • We have encountered aliens who communicate through _____.
  • In the future, Eliezer Yudkowsky will be remembered for _____.
  • I'm signed up with Alcor, so _____ will be frozen when I die.
  • "I am running on corrupted _____."
  • An improperly-programmed AI might tile the universe with _____.
  • You know what they say: one person's _____ is another person's _____.
  • "I want to want _____."
  • _____ is what _____ feels like from the inside.
  • _____ is the unit of caring.
  • If you're not getting _____, you're spending too many resources on _____.
  • Every _____ wants to be _____.
  • Inside Eliezer Yudkowsky's pineal gland is not an immortal soul, but _____.
  • Before Bruce Schneier goes to sleep, he scans his computer for uploaded copies of _____.
  • Eliezer Yudkowsky updates _____ to fit his priors.
  • Eliezer Yudkowsky doesn't have a chin; under his beard is _____.
  • Never go in against _____ when _____ is on the line.
  • Reversed _____ is not _____.
  • You have no idea how big _____ is.
  • Why haven't I signed up for cryonics?
  • What am I optimizing for?
  • The Quantified Self people have finally figured out how to measure _____.
  • You can't fit a sheep into a _____.
  • Make beliefs pay rent in _____.
  • Why did my comment get downvoted?
  • "You make a compelling argument for _____."
  • "My model of you likes _____."
  • "I can handle _____, because I am already enduring it."
White cards:
  • Eliezer Yudkowsky
  • Friendly AI
  • Unfriendly AI
  • Lukeprog's love life
  • The New York meetup group
  • Updating
  • Ugh fields
  • Ben Goertzel
  • Guessing the teacher's password
  • Confidence intervals
  • Signaling
  • Polyamory
  • The paleo diet
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Ephemerisle
  • Burning Man
  • Grass-fed butter
  • Dropping acid
  • Timeless Decision Theory
  • Pascal's mugging
  • The Sequences
  • Deathism
  • Alcor
  • The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Quirrellmort
  • Dark Arts
  • Tenorman's family chili
  • Affective death spirals
  • Rejection therapy
  • The cult attractor
  • Akrasia
  • The Bayesian Conspiracy
  • Paperclips
  • The Copenhagen interpretation
  • Clippy
  • Shit Rationalists Say
  • Babyeaters
  • Superhappies
  • Aubrey de Grey's beard
  • Robin Hanson
  • The blind idiot god, Evolution
  • Getting downvoted on Less Wrong
  • Two-boxing
  • The obvious Schelling point
  • Negging
  • Peacocking
  • P-Zombies
  • Tit-for-Tat
  • Applause lights
  • Rare diseases in cute puppies
  • Rationalist fanfiction
  • Sunk costs
  • Vibram Fivefingers
  • RationalWiki
  • The Chaos Legion Marching Song
  • Poor epistemic hygiene
  • A sheep-counting machine
  • A horcrux
  • Getting timelessly physical
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment
  • A ridiculously complicated Zendo rule
  • Utils
  • Wireheading
  • My karma score
  • Wiggins
  • Ontologically basic mental entities
  • The invisible dragon in my garage
  • Meta-contrarianism
  • Mormon transhumanists
  • Nootropics
  • Quantum immortality
  • Quantum immorality
  • The least convenient possible world
  • Cards Against Rationality
  • Moldbuggery
  • The #1 reviewed Harry Potter / The Fountainhead crossover fanfic, "Howard Roark and the Prisoner of Altruism"
  • Low-hanging fruits
  • The set of all possible fetishes
  • Rationalist clopfic
  • The Library of Babel's porn collection
  • Counterfactual hugging
  • Acausal sex
Post your own!
EDIT, 2012-08-29: Several additions from the thread and elsewhere.
EDIT, 2012-12-25: This is licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license, because Cards Against Humanity is.

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