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10th Aug '16 12:14:10 PM Willbyr
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** "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_17129_7-badass-cartoon-villains-who-lost-to-retarded-heroes.html Seven Badass Cartoon Villains Who Lost to Retarded Heroes]]' #1 entry was amusing enough before, with the unexpected popularity of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. It's now even ''more'' amusing due to the fact that in the MLP:FIM season 4 finale, the villain in question (Tirek) makes a return. Even more hilariously, this time around, the heroes who oppose him are most definitely ''not'' "retarded"; the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs-dmlEDDkE battle between Tirek and Twilight]] is something straight out of DragonBallZ.

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** "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_17129_7-badass-cartoon-villains-who-lost-to-retarded-heroes.html Seven Badass Cartoon Villains Who Lost to Retarded Heroes]]' #1 entry was amusing enough before, with the unexpected popularity of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. It's now even ''more'' amusing due to the fact that in the MLP:FIM season 4 finale, the villain in question (Tirek) makes a return. Even more hilariously, this time around, the heroes who oppose him are most definitely ''not'' "retarded"; the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs-dmlEDDkE battle between Tirek and Twilight]] is something straight out of DragonBallZ.''Anime/DragonBallZ''.
7th Jul '16 7:43:41 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: The Top 8 Video Games of 2012. Eight different Cracked writers chose a game they feel represents 2012. Almost every entry admits they either aren't gamers or they haven't actually played the game they chose. Some games on the list didn't even come out in 2012 (One came out in 2009, and another came out in 2013.[[labelnote:*]]To be fair to Brockway, the contributor in question, he was one of the actual gamers involved and using [[VideoGame/DiabloIII the game in question]] to criticize the predatory state of the industry.[[/labelnote]])
2nd Jul '16 5:25:19 AM Brawny
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: "5 Ignorant Jokes From the Last Comedians You'd Expect" has a section about Louis CK where he believes vagina is too harsh a word for such a beautiful organ. The entry opens with lambasting him for [[YouKeepUsingThatWord using vagina and vulva interchangeably]], which is valid enough. However, the majority of the entry takes an odd turn when it instead focuses on how offensive it is for him to think vaginas/vulvas are beautiful, accusing him of only thinking that because he sees them as objects to give him pleasure. On the flip side, the author claims Louis should be focusing on the toughness due to how they can take childbirth. That's right, ladies, your genitalia aren't beautiful, and they just exist for childbirth! Anyone who says otherwise is a misogynist.
25th Jun '16 7:54:58 PM JamesAustin
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*** Adam Tod Brown's [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-current-tv-shows-that-get-more-praise-than-they-deserve/ article on TV shows that he thinks are overrated as hell]]. Many of the Cracked readers were already pissed off at his mention of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', and then up in arms when he put ''Series/DoctorWho'' on his list, ''then'' spent the whole section complaining about production values rather than writing, character, etc.

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*** Adam Tod Brown's [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-current-tv-shows-that-get-more-praise-than-they-deserve/ article on TV shows that he thinks are overrated as hell]]. Many of the Cracked readers were already pissed off at his mention of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', and then up in arms when he put ''Series/DoctorWho'' on his list, ''then'' spent the whole section complaining about production values rather than writing, character, etc. (The screenshots used for the ''Doctor Who'' entry were in fact from the 1981-84 ''Fifth'' Doctor era.)
18th Jun '16 3:29:31 PM InsanityPrelude
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** They both get affected by lava. [[labelnote:Explanation]]This bizarre phrasing appeared in a screenshot from IMDB's trivia section in [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-truly-bizarre-sections-otherwise-normal-websites/ "5 Secretly Bizarre Sections of Websites You Use Every Day"]]. The commenters loved it, making predictions that it would become the next "buy a butter dish."[[/labelnote]]
14th Jun '16 1:17:34 PM maxwellsilver
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** They also don't seem to be shy about letting JennyMcCarthy have it. Ever since she jumped on the bandwagon of "Medical Vaccines Cause Autism," the writers have had multiple articles calling her an untalented moron who's talking about subjects way out of her depth and potentially endangering a lot of people in the process.
*** The commentators don't like her either, considering how any article with her in an entry will have 90% of the comments saying how stupid she is. It helps that a lot of them have some form of autism, thus finding her views insulting.

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** They also don't seem to be shy about letting JennyMcCarthy have it. Ever since she jumped on the bandwagon of "Medical Vaccines Cause Autism," the writers have had multiple articles calling her an untalented moron who's talking about subjects way out of her depth and potentially endangering a lot of people in the process.
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process. The commentators don't like her either, considering how any article with her in an entry will have 90% of the comments saying how stupid she is. It helps that a lot of them have some form of autism, thus finding her views insulting.
14th Jun '16 1:15:48 PM maxwellsilver
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** The commenters consider both photoplaster Auntie Meme and the site's failure to properly indicate her solo articles to be open targets. She [[SelfDeprecation even likes]] [[https://www.facebook.com/crackedauntiememe/photos_stream collecting angry responses]].

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** The commenters consider both photoplaster Auntie Meme and the site's failure to properly indicate her solo articles to be open targets. She [[SelfDeprecation even likes]] likes [[https://www.facebook.com/crackedauntiememe/photos_stream collecting angry responses]].



** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18488_the-5-worst-deaths-written-great-characters-and-why.html This]] 2010 article features Corporal Hicks' death in ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'' as one of the "[[DroppedABridgeOnHim 5 Worst Deaths Written For Great Characters]]" and includes an extra jab at ''Film/AlienResurrection'' with the line "Don't worry, Michael [Biehn], we're pretty sure you got out of the ''[Film/{{Alien}}]'' franchise just in time." Come 2013 where Biehn ends up reprising his role as Hicks in the universally loathed ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'', which retcons the latter's death with an AssPull of epic proportions that was arguably much more disrespectful to the audience than his "original" death.
** In [[http://www.cracked.com/article_15072_the-10-most-awesome-movies-hollywood-ever-killed.html an article written way back in 2007]], David Wong brings up the fact that Creator/MNightShyamalan was once in talks to direct the movie adaptation of ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', and actually opines that, "Even those of you who don't like the director have to admit that he probably could have made a more interesting first film than Creator/ChrisColumbus crapped out." This was, of course, several years before anyone had any idea that Shyamalan actually ''would'' get to direct [[StillbornFranchise the first installment of]] a movie series based on [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender a certain other popular fantasy series]]. [[Film/TheLastAirbender Said adaptation]] is now widely considered [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_considered_the_worst#2010s one of the worst films ever made]], and is universally loathed by the fan base.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18435_5-movie-romances-that-wont-last-according-to-science.html "5 Movie Romances That Won't Last (According to Science)"]] predicts that Han Solo and Princess Leia's relationship is doomed to failure, and that Han will never be able to give up smuggling since it's the only life he knows. As we learn in ''Episode VII: Film/TheForceAwakens'', they actually '''do''' eventually separate after [[spoiler: their son turns to the Dark Side]], and Han actually ''does'' return to smuggling--where it quickly becomes clear that [[RealityEnsues he's past his prime, and he's already swindled so many people that no one trusts him anymore]]. [[spoiler: They also never get a chance to rekindle their relationship, as Han is killed just as they're on the verge of reconciling]].
** Overlaps with Harsher in Hindsight; One of the entries for a photoplasty focused on highly absurd potential twists in movies portrayed [[spoiler: Captain America as a DeepCoverAgent for Hydra]], the joke being that he's usually such a IdealHero that the idea of him being [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong is ridiculous]]. Come 2016 where [[spoiler: Nick Spencer would use that exact twist for 616!Cap in his run]] and the first issue alone has received near universal backlash from casual and die-hard fans alike, it becomes much more uncomfortable than anything.
* HarsherInHindsight:
** Adam Tod Brown's article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/why-comparing-donald-trump-to-hitler-makes-perfect-sense/ 5 Ways Donald Trump Perfectly Mirrors Hitler's Rise To Power]] was published about a month before Trump proposed keeping every Muslim in America on a registry and floated the idea of forcing Muslims to bear ID marking them as Muslim, which is terrifyingly similar to what the real Adolph Hitler infamously implemented prior to the FinalSolution.
** The final entry in the "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_20413_5-heartwarming-stories-to-restore-your-faith-in-celebrities_p2.html 5 Heartwarming Stories to Restore Your Faith in Celebrities]]" article from 2013 is basically just gushing about what an all-round nice and decent guy Johnny Depp is. In 2016, during divorce proceedings from his wife Amber Heard, Heard alleged that Depp was frequently physically abusive towards her and posted pictures on the Internet that purported to be the injuries she'd sustained in a beating he'd delivered to her.

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** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18488_the-5-worst-deaths-written-great-characters-and-why.html This]] 2010 article features Corporal Hicks' death in ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'' as one of the "[[DroppedABridgeOnHim 5 "5 Worst Deaths Written For Great Characters]]" Characters" and includes an extra jab at ''Film/AlienResurrection'' with the line "Don't worry, Michael [Biehn], we're pretty sure you got out of the ''[Film/{{Alien}}]'' franchise just in time." Come 2013 where Biehn ends up reprising his role as Hicks in the universally loathed ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'', which retcons the latter's death with an AssPull of epic proportions that was arguably much more disrespectful to the audience than his "original" death.
** In [[http://www.cracked.com/article_15072_the-10-most-awesome-movies-hollywood-ever-killed.html an article written way back in 2007]], David Wong brings up the fact that Creator/MNightShyamalan was once in talks to direct the movie adaptation of ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', and actually opines that, "Even those of you who don't like the director have to admit that he probably could have made a more interesting first film than Creator/ChrisColumbus crapped out." This was, of course, several years before anyone had any idea that Shyamalan actually ''would'' get to direct [[StillbornFranchise the first installment of]] of a movie series based on [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender a certain other popular fantasy series]]. [[Film/TheLastAirbender Said adaptation]] is now widely considered [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_considered_the_worst#2010s one of the worst films ever made]], and is universally loathed by the fan base.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18435_5-movie-romances-that-wont-last-according-to-science.html "5 Movie Romances That Won't Last (According to Science)"]] predicts that Han Solo and Princess Leia's relationship is doomed to failure, and that Han will never be able to give up smuggling since it's the only life he knows. As we learn in ''Episode VII: Film/TheForceAwakens'', they actually '''do''' eventually separate after [[spoiler: their son turns to the Dark Side]], and Han actually ''does'' return to smuggling--where it quickly becomes clear that [[RealityEnsues he's past his prime, and he's already swindled so many people that no one trusts him anymore]].anymore. [[spoiler: They also never get a chance to rekindle their relationship, as Han is killed just as they're on the verge of reconciling]].
** Overlaps with Harsher in Hindsight; One of the entries for a photoplasty focused on highly absurd potential twists in movies portrayed [[spoiler: Captain America as a DeepCoverAgent for Hydra]], the joke being that he's usually such a IdealHero that the idea of him being [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong is ridiculous]]. Come 2016 where [[spoiler: Nick Spencer would use that exact twist for 616!Cap in his run]] and the first issue alone has received near universal backlash from casual and die-hard diehard fans alike, it becomes much more uncomfortable than anything.
* HarsherInHindsight:
** Adam Tod Brown's article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/why-comparing-donald-trump-to-hitler-makes-perfect-sense/ 5 Ways Donald Trump Perfectly Mirrors Hitler's Rise To Power]] was published about a month before Trump proposed keeping every Muslim in America on a registry and floated the idea of forcing Muslims to bear ID marking them as Muslim, which is terrifyingly similar to what the real Adolph Hitler infamously implemented prior to the FinalSolution.
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HarsherInHindsight: The final entry in the "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_20413_5-heartwarming-stories-to-restore-your-faith-in-celebrities_p2.html 5 Heartwarming Stories to Restore Your Faith in Celebrities]]" article from 2013 is basically just gushing about what an all-round nice and decent guy Johnny Depp is. In 2016, during divorce proceedings from his wife Amber Heard, Heard alleged that Depp was frequently physically abusive towards her and posted pictures on the Internet that purported to be the injuries she'd sustained in a beating he'd delivered to her.
13th Jun '16 4:30:58 PM maxwellsilver
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* AcceptableTargets: [[DependingOnTheWriter Depends on the writer]], really. Usual subjects include teenagers, {{hipster}}s, Canadians, or Music/PhilCollins. It's pretty widely accepted that most of these are just running gags, and not really meant to offend anyone (except maybe hipsters).
-->"[H]omeless, alone and dead. And ass-worm mouthed. Or worse. ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking You could be Phil Collins.]])"

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* AcceptableTargets: [[DependingOnTheWriter Depends on the writer]], DependingOnTheWriter, really. Usual subjects include teenagers, {{hipster}}s, Canadians, or Music/PhilCollins. It's pretty widely accepted that most of these are just running gags, and not really meant to offend anyone (except maybe hipsters).
-->"[H]omeless, alone and dead. And ass-worm mouthed. Or worse. ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking You (You could be Phil Collins.]])")"



** Aquaman is considered a useless joke by most of the comic articles, particularly his ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' incarnation.

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** Aquaman is considered a useless joke by most of the comic articles, particularly his ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' incarnation.



** The comments section ''exploded'' after John Cheese posted [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-popular-jokes-that-only-make-people-want-to-punch-you/ this article]] It's kind of a long story to explain, but the short of it is that a chunk of the comments section, who make a lot of tongue-in-cheek puns and meme jokes and already had a bit of friction with John Cheese, considered it a pretentious, arrogant attack on their community, but most were willing to shrug it off. However, it was then made much worse when John posted [[https://twitter.com/johncheese/status/274369052011548672 this tweet]] (and others like it) towards the entire comments section in response to some trolling and death threats he received on Facebook and Twitter, which sent the rest of the comments section into a [[RageBreakingPoint full-blown rage]]. It then [[FromBadToWorse spread over to the forums]], causing longtime members to be banned for posting anything that could be considered even remotely pro-comments section (which David Wong insisted was [[TeenageWasteland just filled with nothing but punk teenagers with a high sense of entitlement]], and then [[TakeThatAudience called the readers cockroaches]]) or anti-Cheese, regardless of legitimacy or level-headedness. [[http://johncheeseincident.blogspot.ca/ This blog]] goes into deeper detail.

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** The comments section ''exploded'' after John Cheese posted [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-popular-jokes-that-only-make-people-want-to-punch-you/ this article]] It's kind of a long story to explain, but the short of it is that a chunk of the comments section, who make a lot of tongue-in-cheek puns and meme jokes and already had a bit of friction with John Cheese, considered it a pretentious, arrogant attack on their community, but most were willing to shrug it off. However, it was then made much worse when John posted [[https://twitter.com/johncheese/status/274369052011548672 this tweet]] (and others like it) towards the entire comments section in response to some trolling and death threats he received on Facebook and Twitter, which sent the rest of the comments section into a [[RageBreakingPoint full-blown rage]]. rage. It then [[FromBadToWorse spread over to the forums]], forums, causing longtime members to be banned for posting anything that could be considered even remotely pro-comments section (which David Wong insisted was [[TeenageWasteland just filled with nothing but punk teenagers with a high sense of entitlement]], entitlement, and then [[TakeThatAudience called the readers cockroaches]]) cockroaches) or anti-Cheese, regardless of legitimacy or level-headedness. [[http://johncheeseincident.blogspot.ca/ This blog]] goes into deeper detail.



--> "Drinking game: While reading the comments, take a shot whenever you see a comment complaining about the Iron Giant entry."
** After Adam Tod Brown posted the article "6 Holiday Traditions No One Actually Enjoys", there was a moderate backlash in regards to a contentious joke he'd made in the article itself[[labelnote:*]]he suggested that women with lottery ticket addictions weren't actually female[[/labelnote]]. There was also some annoyance with the fact that saying that no one actually enjoys the things put on the list is not entirely accurate, to the point where it can be argued that people who don't like some of the entries are in the solid minority.

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--> ---> "Drinking game: While reading the comments, take a shot whenever you see a comment complaining about the Iron Giant entry."
** After Adam Tod Brown posted the article "6 Holiday Traditions No One Actually Enjoys", there was a moderate backlash in regards to a contentious joke he'd made in the article itself[[labelnote:*]]he itself[[note]]he suggested that women with lottery ticket addictions weren't actually female[[/labelnote]].female[[/note]]. There was also some annoyance with the fact that saying that no one actually enjoys the things put on the list is not entirely accurate, to the point where it can be argued that people who don't like some of the entries are in the solid minority.
6th Jun '16 7:54:38 PM Shivader
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** "Roger", the CoolOldGuy that serves as the spokesperson of the "If X are honest" series. Many viewers say that they enjoy this series even more than After Hours and want to see him more often.
6th Jun '16 2:52:37 PM BlueGuy
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* CriticalResearchFailure:
** The list "4 Insane Pieces of My Little Pony Fanart (By Grown Men)" reads like it was written by spending 5 minutes on Google, some highlights are:
*** Saying Fanfic/FalloutEquestria has graphic rape and sex scenes.
*** Having a entry on a trollfic/crackfic writer who's not even active anymore, and presenting it as said author being serious.
** Apparently in Disney/WreckItRalph, Vanellope's game is called [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20503_5-famous-movie-characters-who-wasted-awesome-superpowers_p2.html ''Candy Crush'']]. The author apparently also thinks Calhoun is a Player Character in a home video game, even though she's the main NPC in an arcade.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20744_5-surprising-ways-your-language-affects-how-you-think.html This article]], at best, contains some hypotheses that are still hotly debated amongst linguists, and flagrant falsehoods at worst.
*** #5 claims that gendered languages are directly related to sexism... despite that it was disproved already. For example, German, Icelandic and Dutch are gendered languages, yet Germany, Iceland and the Netherlands are egalitarian countries.
*** #4 cites a study of very loose intellectual rigor that tries to prove LanguageEqualsThought, but ends up simply asking the same question in a different context.
*** #2 says that culture and opinions are a product of language, not the inverse.
*** #1 also contains the patent nonsense that some languages don't contain any future tense. To elaborate, some languages may not have any verb conjugation for the future, but it's still evident which time period is being referred to by virtue of context.
** The article "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_20753_5-movie-happy-endings-that-are-about-to-go-horribly-wrong.html 5 Movie Happy Endings That Are About to Go Horribly Wrong]]" has this to say about ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'': "First of all, we're explicitly told that the energy produced by laughter is '10 times more powerful than screams.' That's all well and good, but the monster world doesn't exactly appear to be in the grips of an energy crisis." Except we're told several times that they ''are'', and this was part of the villain's motive.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20807_5-insane-ways-people-trolled-system-and-won.html In 5 Insane Ways People Trolled The System (And Won)]] the title for entry #4 calls the man Dutch, while the text calls him Norwegian. The man in question is actually Belgian.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19592_the-9-most-hilarious-ways-criminals-were-caught_p2.html #1 from this article]] is actually from the Brazilian equivalent of TheOnion ("Jornal Sensacionalista", literally "Sensationalist News"). A bit of an understandable mistake though because not only was there a language barrier, but apparently their source was a US site that also thought the incident was real.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ridiculous-myths-you-probably-believe-about-midwest/ This article]] claims "You'll note that, despite having one-tenth of the population of New York, you're a lot more likely to be the victim of a violent crime in Columbus, Ohio." when the graph directly above shows the opposite.[[labelnote:*]]for "annual crimes per 1000 residents" New York got 9.07 for violent crime and Columbus got 7.67.[[/labelnote]]
*** In addition, the article was written in 2014. It contains the line "They voted the controversial Proposition 8 into law in 2008, and same-sex marriage has been illegal in California ever since." The very Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} article it links to states that the Supreme Court found it unconstitutional in 2013.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/4-reasons-2015-could-be-movie-industrys-worst-year-ever/ This article]] has some math errors/LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics, such as using graphs that extrapolate linearly from 2 or 3 data points.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-irrational-fears-that-arent-as-irrational-as-they-seem/ Four Irrational Fears That Aren't As Irrational As They Seem]] sorely misrepresents the infamous pesticide DDT.
*** It claims that the original study linking it to thinness in the egg shells of peregrine falcons was false, without providing a link. In truth multiple studies have shown the egg shell link (in multiple bird species), and other toxic effects of DDT build up in ecosystems.
*** It claims that DDT was banned world wide when only the agricultural use of it was banned. It is still sprayed in house-holds in many malaria afflicted countries.
*** Although malaria deaths did rise after the partial ban on DDT, there were other factors involved, such as the insects becoming resistant to the chemical.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16117_6-formerly-kickass-creatures-ruined-by-evolution_p1.html This article]] makes tons of mistakes with animal relationships (claiming that ''Gastornis'' is close to kiwis and ostriches when it's really closer to ducks, and ''Hyaenodon'' close to raccoons when it's equally close to all carnivorans), [[TaxonomicTermConfusion confuses]] the "classic" saber-toothed felids with the saber-toothed sparassodont ("marsupial", in the article's words) ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacosmilus Thylacosmilus]]'', serves up an unhealthy serving of AnachronismStew (''Gastornis'' and ''Andrewsarchus'' actually died out long before the Pleistocene), makes [[EvolutionaryLevels unwarranted assumptions]] about ancestor-descendant relationships, and implies that dinosaurs are cold-blooded. In their video on the cassowary, they insinuate that [[AllFlyersAreBirds pterosaurs were the ancient ancestors of modern birds]], when anyone with a passing knowledge of paleontology will know that birds are directly descended from maniraptorian dinosaurs and that pterosaurs went extinct and left no known descendants. Even worse, the narration indicates that [[TheyJustDidntCare they think pterosaurs and dinosaurs are one and the same]].
** The article [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20078_5-weird-directions-human-evolution-could-have-taken.html "5 Weird Directions Human Evolution Could Have Taken"]] treats the existence of "the Boskop Man" as a fact, which in reality it [[http://johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/brain/paleo/lynch-granger-big-brain-boskops-2008.html most likely]] [[http://johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/brain/paleo/return-amazing-boskops-lynch-granger-2009.html isn't]].
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-b.s.-achievements-people-need-to-stop-taking-seriously_p2 This article]] closes by saying "when UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup inevitably makes its way to the United States"... half the comments section is sure to point out it already did in 1994.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21097_the-6-strangest-things-nobody-tells-you-about-life-in-korea_p2.html This article]] about life in South Korea attempts to make a point about plastic surgery, showing a picture of a group of girls with highly identical faces. However, that picture was actually photoshopped to make all of the girls look similar, and in reality they actually look completely different. Which was explained [[http://kotaku.com/blame-photoshop-for-koreas-beauty-queen-clones-482285894 on a page]] ''that the Cracked article put a link to, [[TheyJustDidntCare directly underneath the picture]]''.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16775_7-methods-coping-with-tragedy-courtesy-james-bond.html This article]] tries to give readers tips on how to react to tragedy by using ''Franchise/JamesBond'' films with tragedy in them... and gets several facts wrong:
*** #2, "[[Film/LicenceToKill You Find Your Best Friend's Corpse, After a Drug Lord Fed Him to a Shark]]" has one of these in the ''title'', as Felix Leiter is seen alive at the end of the movie. Also present are pictures of two deaths in that movie under the heading "Go on a rampage, brutally murdering every drug dealer in South America"... except the first picture they show is Ed Heller, who 1). wasn't a drug dealer, and 2). wasn't even killed by Bond.
*** #4, "[[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService The Love of Your Life Is Cruelly Murdered By Your Arch-Nemesis on Your Wedding Day]]", they say that plot ended with ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''. In fact, it actually ended in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''.
** The article [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21772_6-insane-meltdowns-by-actors-set-their-greatest-movies.html 6 Insane Meltdowns By Actors on Set of Their Greatest Movies]] briefly mentions Marlon Brando sending "a fake Native American woman" to reject an Oscar on his behalf. The very article it links to talks about how the woman, Sacheen Littlefeather, IS Native American and how much the accusations of being "fake" hurt her. Several commenters weren't amused.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ignorant-jokes-from-last-comedians-youd-expect/ 5 Ignorant Jokes From the Last Comedians You'd Expect]] features Jason Iannone criticizing George Carlin for saying that Christopher Columbus' statement of the Native Americans being "un gente en dios" (a people in God) is wrong because Carlin's Spanish is wrong. Anyone with even basic knowledge of Spanish vocabulary knows that "gente" does mean people and also that Iannone's source, Google Translate, is not a reliable source for translating any language.
** #3 on [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-obnoxious-behaviors-modern-world-made-worse/ 4 Obnoxious Behaviors The Modern World Made Worse]] compares Kickstarter to begging in the streets, completely ignoring the mechanics behind it, such as providing greater rewards for higher investments and refunding any donations if the target funding is not met on time.
** #1 on [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16871_6-insane-discoveries-that-science-cant-explain_p2.html "6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can't Explain"]]--one of the most popular articles in the site's history--claims that the "Bloop" recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 1997 was determined to be from an animal, and that the sound's source is a "mystery" because there aren't any known aquatic animals big enough to have made a sound that loud. Actually, the [[http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/acoustics/sounds/bloop.html link]] to the NOAA's website clearly explains that the sound was from a cracking iceberg (known as an "icequake" to geologists).
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-classic-geek-debates-that-were-settled-long-time-ago/ Five Classic Geek Debates That Were Settled A Long Time Ago]] claims that the [[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]] will win against a [[Franchise/StarWars Star Destroyer]] because the Empire never encountered transporters and therefore, won't be able to defend against them. The ''Star Trek'' series contain [[http://stardestroyer.net/Empire/Database/Query-ST.php?Category=Transporters&pagenum=1 boatloads of cases]] where transporters are blocked by everything up to ''transformer substations''.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-sexist-video-game-problems-even-bigger-than-breasts/ 6 Sexist Video Game Problems Even Bigger Than the Breasts]], among its many errors, says that Ellie from ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' has "daddy issues". Thing is, she doesn't, really. If anything, her father figure, Joel, has severe issues related to [[spoiler:the loss of his daughter]]. It also fails to mention that she's pretty bad-ass and able to take care of herself and one time she breaks down in Joel's arms [[spoiler:is because she had just violently killed a man that was attempting to rape and/or eat her.]]
** The "Today's Topic" video on ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' repeatedly called Dugtrio "Digtrio" and referred to the plot of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' as ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. It would be acceptable if the video wasn't about two die-hard ''Pokemon'' fans trying to prove who's the bigger fan.
** In "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-avengers-are-bad-guys-marvel-movies/ 5 Sad Truths You Learn Watching All The Marvel Films At Once]]" they repeatedly claim that [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Loki came to Earth]] only because Nick Fury summoned him. Except Loki summoned ''himself'' to Earth without anyone other than Thanos (who wasn't on Earth) helping him. Even if S.H.I.E.L.D. was responsible, it wasn't Fury personally; he had nothing to do with the Tesseract project except assigning security detail.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21758_7-famous-sci-fi-inventions-with-huge-flaws-movies-ignore_p2.html This article]] about major flaws in famous sci-fi inventions has the Death Star at #1 because its gravity would cause all the debris of a planet it destroyed to gravitate towards it and destroy it. Makes sense, but they maintain throughout that this moon-sized space station is the size of ''the'' moon, about 3,475 km, meaning the debris would come careening towards it at about 3,000 mph, more than enough to do serious damage. One quick look at the Star Wars wiki lists the actual diameter at 160 km, just a bit less than our moon and with a much more manageable gravity well.
** In "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_19618_6-horrible-aftermaths-implied-by-movies-with-happy-endings.html 6 Horrible Aftermaths Implied by Movies with Happy Endings]]", number six states ''Film/TopGun'' ends in WorldWarIII because "[t]hanks to them, it's only a matter of time before said unnamed country addresses the United Nations about how the U.S. violated Article V of U.N. General Assembly Resolution 3314 by destroying some of their finest aircraft and killing some of their top pilots." Except the dogfight clearly shows the unnamed state's pilots firing first and shooting down a US plane without provocation. Plus it's explicitly stated at the end the state had denied the incident ever occurred.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-movie-scenes-that-prove-that-gotham-city-hates-sex/ "6 Movie Scenes That Prove That Gotham City Hates Sex"]] '. Daniel Dockery also mistakenly believes that erogenous zones can only include the genital area.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_23660_6-cruel-ways-artists-got-back-at-people-with-their-art_p2.html 6 Cruel Ways Artists Got Back At People With Their Art]] claims that Grant Morrison's Superdoom character from ''Action Comics'' was a TakeThat towards ''Film/ManOfSteel'', claiming that it distorted its hero into [[spoiler: a violent murderer]] purely for marketing purposes. Grant Morrison actually finished his run on ''Action Comics'' 3 months before ''Man of Steel'' was released and he's gone on record as [[http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/07/30/grant-morrison-critiques-man-of-steel-says-warner-is-afraid-to-develop-wonder-woman/ being more or less ambivalent towards the film]].
** The ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' section of [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-ridiculous-excuses-sexy-video-game-costumes/ 6 Ridiculous Excuses Game Designers Gave For Sexist Costumes]] seems to have been written by someone who didn't actually play the game. It starts off by claiming that "the only acceptable clothes are fetish outfits, swimwear, and giant robotic battle suits", which is untrue[[note]]there ''are'' some skimpy sets of gear, but it's all optional and only makes up a small portion of the armor available[[/note]], then implies that Lin's default outfit is a bikini, when in actuality her costume is [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lin_3.png entirely conservative and practical]] and she only appears in a swimsuit if the player puts her in one [[note]]in fact, the pictures used in the article are screencaps of her wearing the game's most revealing outfit for the express purpose of demonstrating how the western release changed her character model[[/note]]. It also claims that the western version raised her age to 15, when she's actually 13 in both the localization and the original Japanese. In general, the article makes out like "this game is marketed on fetishes, including catgirls, amazons, schoolgirls, and nurses-wearing-one-medical-eyepatch" when in reality there's very little sexual content.
** In [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-fans-get-so-defensive-over-anime/ 5 Things Casual Viewers Will Never Get About Anime]], they list [[VideoGame/SenranKagura Senran Kagura]] as being designed to "sell the tie-in fighting game to American kids", ignoring the fact that the video game came out long before the anime, and that the game is as far from child friendly as you can get. (The screenshot that Cracked used even had the big "mature" rating right on the box!)
** In [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/3-bands-who-completely-disowned-their-former-members_p2/ 3 Bands Who Completely Disowned Their Former Members]], they claimed that Music/PinkFloyd did this to Music/SydBarrett, though Barrett inspired a good chunk of the band's work and guitarist David Gilmour personally ensured that Barrett got his royalties. Not to mention his former bandmates producing his solo albums. The commentors really called Cracked out on this one.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20099_5-awesome-movie-robots-with-inexcusable-design-flaws.html "5 Awesome Movie Robots with Inexcusable Design Flaws"]] claims that the T-1000 of ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' is superior to the later T-X in ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' in every conceivable way, simply because the former is made of shapeshifting liquid metal and the latter ''isn't''. They seem to forget that the T-X also has a multipurpose assault weapon built into its arm, meaning that it can open fire on its enemies with a plasma cannon at a moment's notice. The T-1000's liquid body might have made it highly stealthy and resistant to damage, but it had no weapons other than crude blades, and it's unlikely that its amorphous body could have supported heavy-duty assault weaponry. In combat, at least, the T-X is a ''huge'' improvement over its predecessors.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18435_5-movie-romances-that-wont-last-according-to-science.html 5 Movie Romances That Won't Last (According to Science)]] claims that [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Eric and Ariel's]] relationship won't work out because Eric can't decide between Ariel and another girl he just met...the thing is, Eric was always in love with Ariel - the "other girl" was Ursula in disguise, and the only reason he was about to marry her, was because she had hypnotized him to do so.

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* CriticalResearchFailure:
** The list "4 Insane Pieces of My Little Pony Fanart (By Grown Men)" reads like it was written by spending 5 minutes on Google, some highlights are:
*** Saying Fanfic/FalloutEquestria has graphic rape and sex scenes.
*** Having a entry on a trollfic/crackfic writer who's not even active anymore, and presenting it as said author being serious.
** Apparently in Disney/WreckItRalph, Vanellope's game is called [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20503_5-famous-movie-characters-who-wasted-awesome-superpowers_p2.html ''Candy Crush'']]. The author apparently also thinks Calhoun is a Player Character in a home video game, even though she's the main NPC in an arcade.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20744_5-surprising-ways-your-language-affects-how-you-think.html This article]], at best, contains some hypotheses that are still hotly debated amongst linguists, and flagrant falsehoods at worst.
*** #5 claims that gendered languages are directly related to sexism... despite that it was disproved already. For example, German, Icelandic and Dutch are gendered languages, yet Germany, Iceland and the Netherlands are egalitarian countries.
*** #4 cites a study of very loose intellectual rigor that tries to prove LanguageEqualsThought, but ends up simply asking the same question in a different context.
*** #2 says that culture and opinions are a product of language, not the inverse.
*** #1 also contains the patent nonsense that some languages don't contain any future tense. To elaborate, some languages may not have any verb conjugation
CriticalResearchFailure: [[CriticalResearchFailure/{{Cracked}} Enough for the future, but it's still evident which time period is being referred to by virtue of context.
** The article "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_20753_5-movie-happy-endings-that-are-about-to-go-horribly-wrong.html 5 Movie Happy Endings That Are About to Go Horribly Wrong]]" has this to say about ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'': "First of all, we're explicitly told that the energy produced by laughter is '10 times more powerful than screams.' That's all well and good, but the monster world doesn't exactly appear to be in the grips of an energy crisis." Except we're told several times that they ''are'', and this was part of the villain's motive.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20807_5-insane-ways-people-trolled-system-and-won.html In 5 Insane Ways People Trolled The System (And Won)]] the title for entry #4 calls the man Dutch, while the text calls him Norwegian. The man in question is actually Belgian.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19592_the-9-most-hilarious-ways-criminals-were-caught_p2.html #1 from this article]] is actually from the Brazilian equivalent of TheOnion ("Jornal Sensacionalista", literally "Sensationalist News"). A bit of an understandable mistake though because not only was there a language barrier, but apparently their source was a US site that also thought the incident was real.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ridiculous-myths-you-probably-believe-about-midwest/ This article]] claims "You'll note that, despite having one-tenth of the population of New York, you're a lot more likely to be the victim of a violent crime in Columbus, Ohio." when the graph directly above shows the opposite.[[labelnote:*]]for "annual crimes per 1000 residents" New York got 9.07 for violent crime and Columbus got 7.67.[[/labelnote]]
*** In addition, the article was written in 2014. It contains the line "They voted the controversial Proposition 8 into law in 2008, and same-sex marriage has been illegal in California ever since." The very Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} article it links to states that the Supreme Court found it unconstitutional in 2013.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/4-reasons-2015-could-be-movie-industrys-worst-year-ever/ This article]] has some math errors/LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics, such as using graphs that extrapolate linearly from 2 or 3 data points.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-irrational-fears-that-arent-as-irrational-as-they-seem/ Four Irrational Fears That Aren't As Irrational As They Seem]] sorely misrepresents the infamous pesticide DDT.
*** It claims that the original study linking it to thinness in the egg shells of peregrine falcons was false, without providing a link. In truth multiple studies have shown the egg shell link (in multiple bird species), and other toxic effects of DDT build up in ecosystems.
*** It claims that DDT was banned world wide when only the agricultural use of it was banned. It is still sprayed in house-holds in many malaria afflicted countries.
*** Although malaria deaths did rise after the partial ban on DDT, there were other factors involved, such as the insects becoming resistant to the chemical.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16117_6-formerly-kickass-creatures-ruined-by-evolution_p1.html This article]] makes tons of mistakes with animal relationships (claiming that ''Gastornis'' is close to kiwis and ostriches when it's really closer to ducks, and ''Hyaenodon'' close to raccoons when it's equally close to all carnivorans), [[TaxonomicTermConfusion confuses]] the "classic" saber-toothed felids with the saber-toothed sparassodont ("marsupial", in the article's words) ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacosmilus Thylacosmilus]]'', serves up an unhealthy serving of AnachronismStew (''Gastornis'' and ''Andrewsarchus'' actually died out long before the Pleistocene), makes [[EvolutionaryLevels unwarranted assumptions]] about ancestor-descendant relationships, and implies that dinosaurs are cold-blooded. In their video on the cassowary, they insinuate that [[AllFlyersAreBirds pterosaurs were the ancient ancestors of modern birds]], when anyone with a passing knowledge of paleontology will know that birds are directly descended from maniraptorian dinosaurs and that pterosaurs went extinct and left no known descendants. Even worse, the narration indicates that [[TheyJustDidntCare they think pterosaurs and dinosaurs are one and the same]].
** The article [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20078_5-weird-directions-human-evolution-could-have-taken.html "5 Weird Directions Human Evolution Could Have Taken"]] treats the existence of "the Boskop Man" as a fact, which in reality it [[http://johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/brain/paleo/lynch-granger-big-brain-boskops-2008.html most likely]] [[http://johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/brain/paleo/return-amazing-boskops-lynch-granger-2009.html isn't]].
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-b.s.-achievements-people-need-to-stop-taking-seriously_p2 This article]] closes by saying "when UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup inevitably makes
its way to the United States"... half the comments section is sure to point out it already did in 1994.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21097_the-6-strangest-things-nobody-tells-you-about-life-in-korea_p2.html This article]] about life in South Korea attempts to make a point about plastic surgery, showing a picture of a group of girls with highly identical faces. However, that picture was actually photoshopped to make all of the girls look similar, and in reality they actually look completely different. Which was explained [[http://kotaku.com/blame-photoshop-for-koreas-beauty-queen-clones-482285894 on a page]] ''that the Cracked article put a link to, [[TheyJustDidntCare directly underneath the picture]]''.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16775_7-methods-coping-with-tragedy-courtesy-james-bond.html This article]] tries to give readers tips on how to react to tragedy by using ''Franchise/JamesBond'' films with tragedy in them... and gets several facts wrong:
*** #2, "[[Film/LicenceToKill You Find Your Best Friend's Corpse, After a Drug Lord Fed Him to a Shark]]" has one of these in the ''title'', as Felix Leiter is seen alive at the end of the movie. Also present are pictures of two deaths in that movie under the heading "Go on a rampage, brutally murdering every drug dealer in South America"... except the first picture they show is Ed Heller, who 1). wasn't a drug dealer, and 2). wasn't even killed by Bond.
*** #4, "[[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService The Love of Your Life Is Cruelly Murdered By Your Arch-Nemesis on Your Wedding Day]]", they say that plot ended with ''Film/DiamondsAreForever''. In fact, it actually ended in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''.
** The article [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21772_6-insane-meltdowns-by-actors-set-their-greatest-movies.html 6 Insane Meltdowns By Actors on Set of Their Greatest Movies]] briefly mentions Marlon Brando sending "a fake Native American woman" to reject an Oscar on his behalf. The very article it links to talks about how the woman, Sacheen Littlefeather, IS Native American and how much the accusations of being "fake" hurt her. Several commenters weren't amused.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ignorant-jokes-from-last-comedians-youd-expect/ 5 Ignorant Jokes From the Last Comedians You'd Expect]] features Jason Iannone criticizing George Carlin for saying that Christopher Columbus' statement of the Native Americans being "un gente en dios" (a people in God) is wrong because Carlin's Spanish is wrong. Anyone with even basic knowledge of Spanish vocabulary knows that "gente" does mean people and also that Iannone's source, Google Translate, is not a reliable source for translating any language.
** #3 on [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-obnoxious-behaviors-modern-world-made-worse/ 4 Obnoxious Behaviors The Modern World Made Worse]] compares Kickstarter to begging in the streets, completely ignoring the mechanics behind it, such as providing greater rewards for higher investments and refunding any donations if the target funding is not met on time.
** #1 on [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16871_6-insane-discoveries-that-science-cant-explain_p2.html "6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can't Explain"]]--one of the most popular articles in the site's history--claims that the "Bloop" recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 1997 was determined to be from an animal, and that the sound's source is a "mystery" because there aren't any known aquatic animals big enough to have made a sound that loud. Actually, the [[http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/acoustics/sounds/bloop.html link]] to the NOAA's website clearly explains that the sound was from a cracking iceberg (known as an "icequake" to geologists).
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-classic-geek-debates-that-were-settled-long-time-ago/ Five Classic Geek Debates That Were Settled A Long Time Ago]] claims that the [[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]] will win against a [[Franchise/StarWars Star Destroyer]] because the Empire never encountered transporters and therefore, won't be able to defend against them. The ''Star Trek'' series contain [[http://stardestroyer.net/Empire/Database/Query-ST.php?Category=Transporters&pagenum=1 boatloads of cases]] where transporters are blocked by everything up to ''transformer substations''.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-sexist-video-game-problems-even-bigger-than-breasts/ 6 Sexist Video Game Problems Even Bigger Than the Breasts]], among its many errors, says that Ellie from ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' has "daddy issues". Thing is, she doesn't, really. If anything, her father figure, Joel, has severe issues related to [[spoiler:the loss of his daughter]]. It also fails to mention that she's pretty bad-ass and able to take care of herself and one time she breaks down in Joel's arms [[spoiler:is because she had just violently killed a man that was attempting to rape and/or eat her.]]
** The "Today's Topic" video on ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' repeatedly called Dugtrio "Digtrio" and referred to the plot of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' as ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. It would be acceptable if the video wasn't about two die-hard ''Pokemon'' fans trying to prove who's the bigger fan.
** In "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-avengers-are-bad-guys-marvel-movies/ 5 Sad Truths You Learn Watching All The Marvel Films At Once]]" they repeatedly claim that [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Loki came to Earth]] only because Nick Fury summoned him. Except Loki summoned ''himself'' to Earth without anyone other than Thanos (who wasn't on Earth) helping him. Even if S.H.I.E.L.D. was responsible, it wasn't Fury personally; he had nothing to do with the Tesseract project except assigning security detail.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21758_7-famous-sci-fi-inventions-with-huge-flaws-movies-ignore_p2.html This article]] about major flaws in famous sci-fi inventions has the Death Star at #1 because its gravity would cause all the debris of a planet it destroyed to gravitate towards it and destroy it. Makes sense, but they maintain throughout that this moon-sized space station is the size of ''the'' moon, about 3,475 km, meaning the debris would come careening towards it at about 3,000 mph, more than enough to do serious damage. One quick look at the Star Wars wiki lists the actual diameter at 160 km, just a bit less than our moon and with a much more manageable gravity well.
** In "[[http://www.cracked.com/article_19618_6-horrible-aftermaths-implied-by-movies-with-happy-endings.html 6 Horrible Aftermaths Implied by Movies with Happy Endings]]", number six states ''Film/TopGun'' ends in WorldWarIII because "[t]hanks to them, it's only a matter of time before said unnamed country addresses the United Nations about how the U.S. violated Article V of U.N. General Assembly Resolution 3314 by destroying some of their finest aircraft and killing some of their top pilots." Except the dogfight clearly shows the unnamed state's pilots firing first and shooting down a US plane without provocation. Plus it's explicitly stated at the end the state had denied the incident ever occurred.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-movie-scenes-that-prove-that-gotham-city-hates-sex/ "6 Movie Scenes That Prove That Gotham City Hates Sex"]] '. Daniel Dockery also mistakenly believes that erogenous zones can only include the genital area.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_23660_6-cruel-ways-artists-got-back-at-people-with-their-art_p2.html 6 Cruel Ways Artists Got Back At People With Their Art]] claims that Grant Morrison's Superdoom character from ''Action Comics'' was a TakeThat towards ''Film/ManOfSteel'', claiming that it distorted its hero into [[spoiler: a violent murderer]] purely for marketing purposes. Grant Morrison actually finished his run on ''Action Comics'' 3 months before ''Man of Steel'' was released and he's gone on record as [[http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/07/30/grant-morrison-critiques-man-of-steel-says-warner-is-afraid-to-develop-wonder-woman/ being more or less ambivalent towards the film]].
** The ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' section of [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-ridiculous-excuses-sexy-video-game-costumes/ 6 Ridiculous Excuses Game Designers Gave For Sexist Costumes]] seems to have been written by someone who didn't actually play the game. It starts off by claiming that "the only acceptable clothes are fetish outfits, swimwear, and giant robotic battle suits", which is untrue[[note]]there ''are'' some skimpy sets of gear, but it's all optional and only makes up a small portion of the armor available[[/note]], then implies that Lin's default outfit is a bikini, when in actuality her costume is [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lin_3.png entirely conservative and practical]] and she only appears in a swimsuit if the player puts her in one [[note]]in fact, the pictures used in the article are screencaps of her wearing the game's most revealing outfit for the express purpose of demonstrating how the western release changed her character model[[/note]]. It also claims that the western version raised her age to 15, when she's actually 13 in both the localization and the original Japanese. In general, the article makes out like "this game is marketed on fetishes, including catgirls, amazons, schoolgirls, and nurses-wearing-one-medical-eyepatch" when in reality there's very little sexual content.
** In [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-fans-get-so-defensive-over-anime/ 5 Things Casual Viewers Will Never Get About Anime]], they list [[VideoGame/SenranKagura Senran Kagura]] as being designed to "sell the tie-in fighting game to American kids", ignoring the fact that the video game came out long before the anime, and that the game is as far from child friendly as you can get. (The screenshot that Cracked used even had the big "mature" rating right on the box!)
** In [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/3-bands-who-completely-disowned-their-former-members_p2/ 3 Bands Who Completely Disowned Their Former Members]], they claimed that Music/PinkFloyd did this to Music/SydBarrett, though Barrett inspired a good chunk of the band's work and guitarist David Gilmour personally ensured that Barrett got his royalties. Not to mention his former bandmates producing his solo albums. The commentors really called Cracked out on this one.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20099_5-awesome-movie-robots-with-inexcusable-design-flaws.html "5 Awesome Movie Robots with Inexcusable Design Flaws"]] claims that the T-1000 of ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' is superior to the later T-X in ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' in every conceivable way, simply because the former is made of shapeshifting liquid metal and the latter ''isn't''. They seem to forget that the T-X also has a multipurpose assault weapon built into its arm, meaning that it can open fire on its enemies with a plasma cannon at a moment's notice. The T-1000's liquid body might have made it highly stealthy and resistant to damage, but it had no weapons other than crude blades, and it's unlikely that its amorphous body could have supported heavy-duty assault weaponry. In combat, at least, the T-X is a ''huge'' improvement over its predecessors.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18435_5-movie-romances-that-wont-last-according-to-science.html 5 Movie Romances That Won't Last (According to Science)]] claims that [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Eric and Ariel's]] relationship won't work out because Eric can't decide between Ariel and another girl he just met...the thing is, Eric was always in love with Ariel - the "other girl" was Ursula in disguise, and the only reason he was about to marry her, was because she had hypnotized him to do so.
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