Wrong. Alabama <3s SEC football and being the home of Space Camp.
6 Realities of the Secret World of Paid TV Audience Members

#6. Those Super-Fans With the Signs Are Probably Fake
Frequently, an entire season of a TV show will be filmed before the first episode even airs. This creates a problem for reality shows that involve season-long competitions like Project Runway or The Biggest Loser. They want the audience for the big finale to be full of crazed fans rooting for the frontrunners, but aside from the contestants’ family and friends, nobody has any goddamn idea who these people are yet. … In that case, a helpful prop person will go out to Walmart the day before and buy up their entire inventory of poster board and glitter glue. They stay up all night using their high school presentation skills to decorate signs with hearts and smiley faces and terrible puns on the contestants’ names. They then distribute the signs to the paid audience before taping, creating the illusion that the contestants have a rabid fan base.

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Wrong. Alabama <3s SEC football and being the home of Space Camp.

6 Realities of the Secret World of Paid TV Audience Members

#6. Those Super-Fans With the Signs Are Probably Fake

Frequently, an entire season of a TV show will be filmed before the first episode even airs. This creates a problem for reality shows that involve season-long competitions like Project Runway or The Biggest Loser. They want the audience for the big finale to be full of crazed fans rooting for the frontrunners, but aside from the contestants’ family and friends, nobody has any goddamn idea who these people are yet. … In that case, a helpful prop person will go out to Walmart the day before and buy up their entire inventory of poster board and glitter glue. They stay up all night using their high school presentation skills to decorate signs with hearts and smiley faces and terrible puns on the contestants’ names. They then distribute the signs to the paid audience before taping, creating the illusion that the contestants have a rabid fan base.

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If nothing else, no religion can stand in the way of fun power tools.
5 Myths You Probably Believe About Major Religions

#5. The Amish Do Not Use Technology
The Amish Ordnung stresses the concepts of modesty, necessity, productivity, and especially community. Nothing in there says anything about shunning the Internet. It&#8217;s just that the idea of sitting alone in the dark while reading dick jokes off a $2,000 glowing rectangle is pretty much their idea of hell. They&#8217;re completely cool with modern gadgetry when its use is necessary and doesn&#8217;t cause adverse effects to the community. And contrary to what you might have heard, they have nothing against electricity. They just think the public grid is bullshit, so they use home generators, solar power, and batteries instead.

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If nothing else, no religion can stand in the way of fun power tools.

5 Myths You Probably Believe About Major Religions

#5. The Amish Do Not Use Technology

The Amish Ordnung stresses the concepts of modesty, necessity, productivity, and especially community. Nothing in there says anything about shunning the Internet. It’s just that the idea of sitting alone in the dark while reading dick jokes off a $2,000 glowing rectangle is pretty much their idea of hell. They’re completely cool with modern gadgetry when its use is necessary and doesn’t cause adverse effects to the community. And contrary to what you might have heard, they have nothing against electricity. They just think the public grid is bullshit, so they use home generators, solar power, and batteries instead.

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Maybe Team ICO can’t handle the Shadow of the Colossal Expectations.
5 Incredible Real Video Games (You’ll Never Get To Play)

#5. The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian has been so plagued by delays and setbacks that getting any new screenshots or information about it is like spotting a leprechaun riding Bigfoot. The official reason for the deafening four-year silence is that the game is loaded with more bugs than a motel mattress, and Team ICO has to constantly rework large sections to make the damn thing playable.

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Maybe Disney can save Star Wars 1313?

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Maybe Team ICO can’t handle the Shadow of the Colossal Expectations.

5 Incredible Real Video Games (You’ll Never Get To Play)

#5. The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian has been so plagued by delays and setbacks that getting any new screenshots or information about it is like spotting a leprechaun riding Bigfoot. The official reason for the deafening four-year silence is that the game is loaded with more bugs than a motel mattress, and Team ICO has to constantly rework large sections to make the damn thing playable.

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Maybe Disney can save Star Wars 1313?

16 Diabolical Acts of Evil by Famous Corporations
Regarding the whole feminism debacle, don't you think that a website like Cracked should probably not take sides on issues like this and begin alienating fans?
Anonymous

thisdanobrien:

[Speaking on behalf of myself and not Cracked-at-Large, the policies and shape of which are not under my sole jurisdiction.]

I’m not talking/thinking about every sub-faction of feminism and every misguided protest or action that has resulted from a misinterpretation OF feminism, because feminism is such a huge thing and, as Soren pointed out, not everyone is going to be getting it right, all the time. There will be feminist spin-off groups that don’t quite grasp the message, there will be groups that pervert and distort it for their own agenda, and there will be groups that go overboard and so on, but that is true of literally every movement (civil rights-related, political, religious or otherwise) in the history of time.

I’m by no means an expert, which is why I’m trying to learn, but what I think about when I talk about feminism is what I remember being articulated to me by my sisters-in-law and what I saw/see embodied by my Mom’s example (and my Dad’s, for that matter), and it’s a really simple and clear message to me: Equal political, economic and social rights for men and women. There are smaller and more specific aspects of this broader conversation that are a particular focus of mine (representation in fiction/pop culture, educating people to help make an America where a woman can walk down the street at night feeling exactly as safe as I do, every night of my freaking life [which is to say, very]), but the core remains the same:  Equality where it doesn’t currently exist.

So, when you talk about “taking sides,” my knee-jerk response is, uh, what’s your side? I’m not trying to be glib here. I could be wrong but, according to my slow, caveman brain, if my side is equality for men and women then the other side must be inequality, right? And if that’s the case, then, no, I don’t feel any responsibility to give the other side representation in my writing. There’s the potential that in doing so I’ll be alienating readers that either want men to have more rights than women or women to have more rights than men, but that’s a risk I’m absolutely fine with.

But remember, it costs a lot to get oil from Kuwait all the way to Iraq.
16 Diabolical Acts of Evil by Famous Corporations

But remember, it costs a lot to get oil from Kuwait all the way to Iraq.

16 Diabolical Acts of Evil by Famous Corporations

So we&#8217;re at @earwolf and they have an official #CrackedPodcast shoe on the wall.

So we’re at @earwolf and they have an official #CrackedPodcast shoe on the wall.

'Titanic' and 'The Terminator' are the same movie.

If you replace “dated synth music” with “Celine Dion” and “time traveling robot” with “iceberg and Billy Zane,” then you’ve got yourself a remake. Check it out: Both kick off the plot with our sexy male hero saving his love interest from certain death:

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Then, after outside forces drive them apart (judgmental loved ones and cops, respectively), they reconnect and teach each other important skills:

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Then they get it on, and we get a shot of their hands.

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Oh, and that important skill? It’s later used to incapacitate the villain at a key moment.

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For more: 7 Directors Who Stole Their Biggest Hits (From Themselves)

If it grows in the (heavily chemically enhanced) ground, it’s probably “okay”.
6 Surprising Realities of the Legal Weed Industry

#5. The &#8220;Safe, All-Natural Drug&#8221; Could Actually Be Full of Serious Toxins
Nearly every farmer and trimmer I spoke with reported using (or smelling) pesticides on their weed. This stuff is very literally money that you grow: Farmers aren&#8217;t about to take the risk of losing money to a bunch of bugs. Tests performed on dispensary weed by the Los Angeles attorney&#8217;s office found extremely high levels of the pesticide bifenthrin in two out of three strains they studied. With pesticides come dead bug parts, which have to be picked out of the buds. And, by the way, those hands picking dead stuff out of your pot? They aren&#8217;t particularly clean either. Trimmers seldom use gloves, and when you&#8217;ve got a bunch of people crammed in a cabin in the woods all winter, some of them will get sick.

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If it grows in the (heavily chemically enhanced) ground, it’s probably “okay”.

6 Surprising Realities of the Legal Weed Industry

#5. The “Safe, All-Natural Drug” Could Actually Be Full of Serious Toxins

Nearly every farmer and trimmer I spoke with reported using (or smelling) pesticides on their weed. This stuff is very literally money that you grow: Farmers aren’t about to take the risk of losing money to a bunch of bugs. Tests performed on dispensary weed by the Los Angeles attorney’s office found extremely high levels of the pesticide bifenthrin in two out of three strains they studied. With pesticides come dead bug parts, which have to be picked out of the buds. And, by the way, those hands picking dead stuff out of your pot? They aren’t particularly clean either. Trimmers seldom use gloves, and when you’ve got a bunch of people crammed in a cabin in the woods all winter, some of them will get sick.

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Blink-182 is famous for having an incredibly skilled drummer in Travis Barker and a lead singer who is undeniably from space. But for their first two albums they had a different drummer &#8212; the profusely unibrowed Scott Raynor.
3 Bands Who Completely Disowned Their Former Members

#2. Blink-182 &#8212; Scott Raynor
There&#8217;s a huge lack of verifiable details, but what is known is this &#8212; when Blink-182 was midway through a tour with The Aquabats, Barker&#8217;s band at the time, Raynor suddenly wasn&#8217;t there anymore, and Barker filled in for him for the rest of the tour. At the end of the tour, Blink-182 hired Barker and went on to record Enema of the State, which launched their stratospheric late-&#8217;90s career as one of the most visible bands in the world and made them all of the money in the universe.

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Blink-182 is famous for having an incredibly skilled drummer in Travis Barker and a lead singer who is undeniably from space. But for their first two albums they had a different drummer — the profusely unibrowed Scott Raynor.

3 Bands Who Completely Disowned Their Former Members

#2. Blink-182 — Scott Raynor

There’s a huge lack of verifiable details, but what is known is this — when Blink-182 was midway through a tour with The Aquabats, Barker’s band at the time, Raynor suddenly wasn’t there anymore, and Barker filled in for him for the rest of the tour. At the end of the tour, Blink-182 hired Barker and went on to record Enema of the State, which launched their stratospheric late-’90s career as one of the most visible bands in the world and made them all of the money in the universe.

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