History YMMV / Cracked

20th Feb '17 11:52:05 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** '''Creator/{{Seanbaby}}'''. A look at the comments on his [[ScheduleSlip increasingly-rare]] articles shows that quite a few readers show up just to read his work.



*** By 2016, readers noted a sharp increase in political articles, all of them with a strong progressive bent that comes across as {{Anvilicious}}, even to those who agree with much of the content. Even articles on pop culture haven't been free of politics: Many writers will add in a jab toward [[AcceptableTargets gun owners, evangelical Christians, or social conservatives]] while [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] Hogwarts or the Marvel universe. Not helping matters was the 2016 US presidential election; two days after the results were in, ''every single article'' ran that day was blatantly political. For those who go to Cracked for a distraction from political issues, this did not bode well.

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*** By 2016, readers noted a sharp increase in political articles, all of them with a strong progressive bent that comes across as {{Anvilicious}}, even to those who agree with much of the content. Even articles on pop culture haven't been free of politics: Many writers will add in a jab toward [[AcceptableTargets gun owners, evangelical Christians, or social conservatives]] while [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] Hogwarts or the Marvel universe. Not helping matters was the 2016 US presidential election; two days after the results were in, ''every single article'' ran that day was blatantly political. For those who go to Cracked for a distraction from political issues, this did not bode well.well, and the mission since then seems to have become turning the site into a marginally lighter-hearted version of The Huffington Post.
10th Feb '17 5:03:40 AM HappyMan
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*** From the same article, it also says that the Avengers won't appear in individual movies, and that we'll never get a Deadpool movie. Come 2016, we get ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', a Captain America movie with not one but ''two'' teams of Avengers, and [[Film/Deadpool2016 the Deadpool movie]], which became a massive success (bigger than any of the X-Men films). Sadly, they're probably right about never being a Black Widow movie or an X-Men/Avengers crossover.
4th Jan '17 2:05:26 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* SnarkBait: Many of the more recent political articles have fallen into this, ''especially'' the ones that try to point out how your favorite works are racist or sexist or homophobic.
4th Jan '17 2:28:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: We can't count how many dick jokes there are, and the writers [[SelfDeprecation regularly mock themselves]] for going for a BottomOfTheBarrelJoke.
15th Dec '16 7:39:36 AM PugBuddies
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* DontShootTheMessage: Some readers argue that Cracked's increasingly large number of [[SoapboxSadie preachy, poorly researched]] articles do more harm than good to the causes they purport to help. That anyone who brings this up in the comments will be angrily shouted down almost immediately doesn't help matters.
4th Dec '16 10:15:59 AM Sakubara
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* SubcultureOfTheWeek: They've been accused of writing articles like this, most infamously when it comes to [[{{Otaku}} anime fans]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Bronies]]. In fact, if you look at the Dethroning Moments subpage, you'll quickly see a pattern.

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* SubcultureOfTheWeek: They've been accused of writing articles like this, most infamously when it comes to [[{{Otaku}} [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles anime fans]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Bronies]]. In fact, if you look at the Dethroning Moments subpage, you'll quickly see a pattern.
4th Dec '16 10:14:58 AM Sakubara
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* SubcultureOfTheWeek: They've been accused of writing articles like this, most infamously when it comes to [[{{Otaku}} anime fans]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Bronies]]. In fact, if you look at the Dethroning Moments subpage, you'll quickly see a pattern.
10th Nov '16 11:58:49 AM PugBuddies
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*** By 2016, readers noted a sharp increase in political articles, all of them with a strong progressive bent that comes across as {{Anvilicious}}, even to those who agree with much of the content. Even articles on pop culture haven't been free of politics: Many writers will add in a jab toward [[AcceptableTargets gun owners, evangelical Christians, or social conservatives]] while [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] Hogwarts or the Marvel universe.

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*** By 2016, readers noted a sharp increase in political articles, all of them with a strong progressive bent that comes across as {{Anvilicious}}, even to those who agree with much of the content. Even articles on pop culture haven't been free of politics: Many writers will add in a jab toward [[AcceptableTargets gun owners, evangelical Christians, or social conservatives]] while [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing]] Hogwarts or the Marvel universe. Not helping matters was the 2016 US presidential election; two days after the results were in, ''every single article'' ran that day was blatantly political. For those who go to Cracked for a distraction from political issues, this did not bode well.
2nd Nov '16 10:51:16 PM DoctorSleep
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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.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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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.
** Pretty much anytime Adam Todd Brown talks about politics, odds are he'll be proven right within the next 18 months.
14th Oct '16 4:18:26 PM NordRonnoc
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* UnfortunateImplications:
** Their article on [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18943_the-6-most-pointless-supervillain-schemes-ever-hatched.html retarded supervillain schemes]] included the line: "Marvel's relationship to the ComicBook/SpiderMan ''[[DorkAge Clone Saga]]'' is like Germany's relationship to [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo WWII]]: They like to pretend they never did anything so horrible, because it's the only way they can continue living." All very funny, adequately sums up how mind-bendingly idiotic the ''Clone Saga'' was, except for one thing: Germany doesn't "pretend" that it never did anything so horrible, rather facing up to its atrocities and donating billions of Euros to Jewish groups and to Israel in "we're really sorry" aid. In fact, a ''huge'' part of German culture and national life is ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vergangenheitsbew%C3%A4ltigung Vergangenheitsbewältigung]]'' (lit. "coming to terms with the past"), and it's something of a BerserkButton for Germans to suggest that Germany has denied its crimes under UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, as the article seems to imply.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ways-society-sexist-against-men-and-how-we-can-fix-it/ This article, "5 Ways Society Is Sexist Against Men"]]: The term "[=MRA=]," or "Men's Rights Activist" actually describes ''two'' groups: the genuine equal rights activists working to fix male social problems, the way feminists exist to help women, and bands of angry, sexually-frustrated {{Licensed Sexist}}s [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-uncomfortable-truths-behind-mens-rights-movement/ that can literally be described as hate groups]] that use these issues as a smokescreen to justify their hatred of women. The article ''intends'' to lampoon and satirize the latter and their projected solutions (letting men beat women again) and champion the former (support victims of domestic abuse rather than try to solve the problem with ''more'' abuse), but the message is not well-conveyed. It often feels more like it's making light of men's issues and even [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale insinuating that society is justified in not giving proper support to male victims of domestic violence]].
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