History Trivia / Cracked

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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Not trivia. Also, Useful Notes are not tropes.
* 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.
28th Sep '15 4:19:41 PM shoboni
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Someone removed this from YMMV with transplanting that, so I'm rectifying that because i think it's hilarious
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: One of the egregious is [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20158_the-6-most-baffling-video-game-spinoffs_p2.html this article's #1 spot]]. It lists three Sonic games in reverse chronology, calls ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' a spinoff when it's a mainline game, and claims Shadow from ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' is Sonic with a dark redesign. Not accusing Shadow of being a palette swap, but claiming that Shadow is ''literally'' Sonic, whom Sega tried to reinvent as a gun-wielding badass.
20th Aug '15 4:00:09 AM LahmacunKebab
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* PlayingAgainstType: In the miniseries ''Rom.com'', Michael Swaim (best known as the sociopathic half of ''WebVideo/AgentsOfCracked'' and the dangerous, insane member of the foursome in ''WebVideo/AfterHours'') plays the ''[[OnlySaneMan voice of reason]]''.

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* PlayingAgainstType: In the miniseries ''Rom.com'', Michael Swaim (best known as the sociopathic half of ''WebVideo/AgentsOfCracked'' and the dangerous, insane member of the foursome in ''WebVideo/AfterHours'') plays the ''[[OnlySaneMan voice of reason]]''.
26th May '15 9:33:18 AM VenomLancerHae
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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.
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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. tablet. * 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".
28th Apr '15 10:13:54 AM nombretomado
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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 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.
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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 TheBritishEmpire, 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.
20th Dec '14 5:31:33 PM MarchVee
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moved to triva tab
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* InMemoriam: The [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/8-bizarre-horrors-found-in-squarest-comic-book-ever/ 8 Bizarre Horrors Found in the Squarest Comic Book Ever]] by Creator/{{Seanbaby}} was a dedication to [[spoiler:[[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie Andrews]], who died via HeroicSacrifice towards the end of ''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife'']].
29th Nov '14 1:57:48 PM BibsDibs
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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 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.

* 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 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.
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