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cracked:

The new Does Not Compute celebrates little-known local ads that are little-known for so, so many reasons.

The 5 Most Hilariously Insane Ads in the History of Local TV

For those that don’t yet follow cracked, and you know who you are, begin with this fine gem. Then read like 20 articles and a couple of photoplasty’s

So many good tips right there.

If you’ve been with us since Season 1, you recognize that as Winston Rowntree’s classic intro artwork style. Also you probably see that design and hear the theme song in your head. And notice how everyone’s positioned in their correct diner seats? That’s because we are doing our first official After Hours shirt exactly goddamn right. [GET IT HERE]

If you’ve been with us since Season 1, you recognize that as Winston Rowntree’s classic intro artwork style. Also you probably see that design and hear the theme song in your head. And notice how everyone’s positioned in their correct diner seats? That’s because we are doing our first official After Hours shirt exactly goddamn right. [GET IT HERE]

What is the best thing about writing for cracked?
Anonymous

sorenbowie:

  • Before I ever published a single article for Cracked I would read the columns from Dan and Seanbaby and Brockway and Bucholz, I would watch Michael do Cracked TV and it was intimidating because not only were they each uniquely funny, they were all quietly real writers. Their structure, their pace, their word choices were so careful and precise that I thought, “I’ll never be able to do this. They’ll know. They’ll know I’m not supposed to be here.” But they couldn’t have been nicer or more encouraging when I started writing. The first article I ever wrote was a guest column because Dan asked me to fill in for him on Thanksgiving. When I asked him what I was allowed to write about he shrugged and said, “Anything, I trust you.”
  • Over the past few years as a columnist, there are a handful of articles I look back on proudly because I think they are smarter than anything else I’ve written, and inevitably David Wong or Jack O’Brien are at least partially responsible for all of them. Each time I turned to David or Jack with a bunch of loose ideas, they somehow knew how it all fit together immediately, like they already figured it out years ago and now they were just helping some slower kid with his homework. 

If I push the thousands of reasons why Cracked is one of the best things that ever happened to me off the table and just leave my favorite, it’s everyone I work with. When you are surrounded by people who are better than you, it makes you want to be better every day. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go write a drunk column about which birds look like they fuck the best.

Who's the cutest guy in the office? Be fo real.

Hard to pick but I’d say everybody’s crushing the hardest on El Batmaño.

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Please buy neil-gaiman's new thing and tell them Cracked sent you, we wanna have pretty ads forever.

And here’s that #AfterHours poster on its own because it’s so good it’s making us hear Simple Minds in our heads. #AfterHours

And here’s that #AfterHours poster on its own because it’s so good it’s making us hear Simple Minds in our heads. #AfterHours

Hey, I want to thank you for your article on the MRA and also a lot of similar articles you've written for the cracked, and the feminist path you seem to be leading the site down. I started reading Cracked when I was twelve, and it was and is really important to helping me form my own comedic voice. And while the content posted on the site during that formative time in my life was mostly brilliant (and by no means MRA-leaning), it still felt like an awfully shut out boys club. (continued)

doc-sarge:

(cont..) but I feel like, and maybe I’m wrong, but I feel like you’ve been leading the charge a bit? And I really want to thank you, because the twelve-year old girl is now a seventeen-year-old comedian who treasures the site like toilet paper after a zombie apocalypse, except now I feel like a reader who actually counts as a reader. Because when I started reading the site, I felt more like the butt of the joke. So thank you.

Why is there a word-count limit on Tumblr asks? That’s ridiculous.

I’m really glad you feel more included in the site’s community than you used to, I think every member of the site’s team would take that as a compliment. I think we all want everyone who comes to the site to know they’re not going to be made uncomfortable about who they are, unless a big part of “who they are” is “making other people feel like shit for no reason” in which case sorry, can’t help you, and also please go find better hobbies. Even with my MRA article, my goal wasn’t to mock them, it was to point out that these guys really need help.

As far as “leading the charge” of anything, as much as I’d like to take extra credit for making the site better, I think it’s been a lot more natural than that. I’ve only been a full time staffer for three weeks but my general impression has always been that everyone involved at Cracked just wants to make the site the best site it can be, and as both the creators and our readers get older and mature, that vision has broadened and changed. As Jason said in an interview with Mother Jones, “If there is a larger agenda, it’s “Train yourself to question everything.” …  I suppose we do try to be on the side of poor people, minorities, and other marginalized groups, but that’s mostly because we don’t want to be dicks.” The bottom line is always “how can we be as funny as possible?” and part of creating good comedy is making sure the audience is on your side. And the best way to make sure the audience is gonna be on your side is to be right.

So that’s my impression of how this site works, as one of the newest and least-important members of an incredibly hard-working and talented team. I’m really glad you like the direction we’ve all taken the site, and I hope I don’t start screwing it up now that I work in the real office.

My next column is about movies that are stupid because I wanted to watch Doom again.

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ohmygodwaytoolong:

Hi welcome to my guided tour of the cracked offices thanks that’s my guided tour of the cracked offices

You’re fired.

ohmygodwaytoolong:

Hi welcome to my guided tour of the cracked offices thanks that’s my guided tour of the cracked offices

You’re fired.

What are you guys doing to celebrate May 4th

praisethewarmachine:

cracked:

Making you the ultimate Adventures in Jedi School playlist with episodes, outtakes, behind the scenes specials, and more. You won’t find a bigger collection of #GreenSoren.

Cody is becoming one of my current favorites, but listening to the podcasts has made me realize that everyone in the crew is really cool and having a favorite is kinda pointless

Hear any and all of us on past and current episodes of The Cracked Podcast. We hang out with Comedy Bang Bang and everything!

dontevercallmesweetheart:

Mara Wilson writes for Cracked.com. Mara Wilson played Matilda. Sometimes you just rock, Universe. 

Yes she does! And did you know the Faceless Old Woman might secretly live in our office? For all we know?