History Trivia / Cracked

27th Apr '16 1:33:33 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* FollowTheLeader: By far, ''Cracked'' was the most prominent ''Mad'' clone: a parody mag with an {{Expy}} of Alfred E. Neuman in Sylvester P. Smythe.
* HeyItsThatGuy: ''Mad'' stalwart Don Martin crossed over in the 1990s after leaving ''Mad'' over a salary dispute, with ''Cracked'' making a big deal about stealing away one of their rival's most iconic cartoonists. He is hardly the only artist or writer to have worked at both magazines; long-standing ''Cracked'' artist John Severin also worked with ''Mad'' in its comic days. Also, one of the last new talents to join ''Cracked'' in the 1990s was Tom Richmond, who now draws a large amount of the ''Mad'' movie and TV parodies. Other ''Mad'' personnel who once worked with the rival include Jack Davis and Al Jaffee.
** Bill Wray was a frequent contributor in the 80s. He later moved on to draw various comics for Dark Horse and ''Mad'', and even did some work on ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''.

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* FollowTheLeader: By far, ''Cracked'' was the most prominent ''Mad'' clone: a parody mag with an {{Expy}} of Alfred E. Neuman in Sylvester P. Smythe.
* HeyItsThatGuy: ''Mad'' stalwart Don Martin crossed over in the 1990s after leaving ''Mad'' over a salary dispute, with ''Cracked'' making a big deal about stealing away one of their rival's most iconic cartoonists. He is hardly the only artist or writer to have worked at both magazines; long-standing ''Cracked'' artist John Severin also worked with ''Mad'' in its comic days. Also, one of the last new talents to join ''Cracked'' in the 1990s was Tom Richmond, who now draws a large amount of the ''Mad'' movie and TV parodies. Other ''Mad'' personnel who once worked with the rival include Jack Davis and Al Jaffee.
** Bill Wray was a frequent contributor in the 80s. He later moved on to draw various comics for Dark Horse and ''Mad'', and even did some work on ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''.
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27th Apr '16 1:30:38 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ArtisticLicense: Occasionally. Of course, as a humor site, they aren't meant to be taken seriously in the first place. A particularly funny example, in one article mocking UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire, they had a picture of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rhodes_Colossus The Rhodes Colossus]],'' with the caption "This is how they viewed themselves. Seriously." Trouble is, the cartoon was ''satirical'' - the whole point of it is ''taking the piss'' out of the Imperialist ambitions of Cecil Rhodes ''et al''. Furthermore, it appeared in ''Punch'', a joke magazine. Presumably the original publishers of the cartoon would find it as funny that their joke pages are being used seriously as Cracked would be if one of their Photoplasty images makes into some far-off history tablet.
27th Apr '16 1:29:10 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* HeyItsThatGuy: MaraWilson penned a column in May 2013, in the wake on Amanda Bynes' arrest, entitled [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-reasons-child-stars-go-crazy-an-insiders-perspective 7 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy (An Insider's Perspective)]]. It received nearly two million views after just three weeks.
2nd Mar '16 2:58:28 AM Malachi108
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2nd Mar '16 2:58:28 AM Malachi108
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26th Feb '16 10:02:28 PM Twentington
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* FollowTheLeader: By far, ''Cracked'' was the most prominent ''Mad'' clone: a parody mag with an {{Expy}} of Alfred E. Neuman in Sylvester P. Smythe.
8th Nov '15 11:53:56 AM nombretomado
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** Bill Wray was a frequent contributor in the 80s. He later moved on to draw various comics for Dark Horse and ''Mad'', and even did some work on ''TheRenAndStimpyShow''.

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** Bill Wray was a frequent contributor in the 80s. He later moved on to draw various comics for Dark Horse and ''Mad'', and even did some work on ''TheRenAndStimpyShow''.''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''.
31st Oct '15 11:36:21 AM Eagal
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* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest: Luke [=McKinney=] points out in [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-4-best-moments-in-worst-movies-ever-made_p2/ The 4 Best Moments in the Worst Movies Ever Made]] that the movie based on the video game ''Franchise/DeadOrAlive'' "physically beats the shit out of the Bechdel test" "within the first 10 minutes".
29th Oct '15 5:42:34 PM nombretomado
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* LifeImitatesArt: The photoshop contest [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_85_if-video-games-were-realistic/ If Video Games Were Realistic]] included [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_85_if-video-games-were-realistic_p27#25 a photoshop]] of a GuitarHero guitar with 18 frets (each with six sub-buttons) and six strum bars, [[DontExplainTheJoke mocking the fact that playing Guitar Hero is much simpler than playing a real guitar]]. Not a year later, Harmonix announces that RockBand 3 will include a "Pro Mode" for instrument, which will use special controllers designed to perfectly simulate playing the actual instrument. Now take a look at their [[http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/06/rb3-pro-guitar-awesome-rm-eng.jpg Pro Mode guitar]].

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* LifeImitatesArt: The photoshop contest [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_85_if-video-games-were-realistic/ If Video Games Were Realistic]] included [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_85_if-video-games-were-realistic_p27#25 a photoshop]] of a GuitarHero ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' guitar with 18 frets (each with six sub-buttons) and six strum bars, [[DontExplainTheJoke mocking the fact that playing Guitar Hero is much simpler than playing a real guitar]]. Not a year later, Harmonix announces that RockBand 3 will include a "Pro Mode" for instrument, which will use special controllers designed to perfectly simulate playing the actual instrument. Now take a look at their [[http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/06/rb3-pro-guitar-awesome-rm-eng.jpg Pro Mode guitar]].
14th Oct '15 3:25:06 AM darkjezter
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* CreatorBreakdown: In 2015, David Wong agreed to participate in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" Q&A thread. The thread was soon filled with people asking questions like "What was the catalyst that began Cracked's transformation from witty satirical site to a second-rate version of ''Salon''?" Wong threw what could only be described as a temper tantrum, and using Facebook and Twitter he urged his fans to come to the Reddit thread and intercede on his behalf. However, Reddit has strict rules against brigading (inciting a group of people to downvote something you disapprove of), and as a result Wong managed to get his Reddit account banned.
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