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* "[[https://www.cracked.com/article_15740_was-911-inside-job.html Was 9/11 an Inside Job?]]" Short answer: '''no.''' Long answer: a complete demolishing of every theory posited by the "Loose Change" movie and ever ConspiracyTheorist that says that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were an inside job. Mostly just using basic logic, David Wong shows how the idea that the World Trade Center was a controlled demolition, how the conspirators were paid to keep silent, and how the United States government would kill three thousand of its own citizens are all asinine.

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* "[[https://www.cracked.com/article_15740_was-911-inside-job.html Was 9/11 an Inside Job?]]" Short answer: '''no.''' Long answer: a complete demolishing of every theory posited by the "Loose Change" movie and ever every ConspiracyTheorist that says that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were an inside job. Mostly just using basic logic, David Wong shows how the idea that the World Trade Center was a controlled demolition, how the conspirators were paid to keep silent, and how the United States government would kill three thousand of its own citizens are all asinine. In the end, Wong argues that the reason for most of these theories isn't out of hate for the government; it's out of a basic human desire to feel special and superior.

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* "[[https://www.cracked.com/article_15740_was-911-inside-job.html Was 9/11 an Inside Job?]]" Short answer: '''no.''' Long answer: a complete demolishing of every theory posited by the "Loose Change" movie and ever ConspiracyTheorist that says that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were an inside job. Mostly just using basic logic, David Wong shows how the idea that the World Trade Center was a controlled demolition, how the conspirators were paid to keep silent, and how the United States government would kill three thousand of its own citizens are all asinine.
-->Most people, to feel special, have to actually do something special. But why not do what these guys do, and just make the rest of the world out to be wretched? Hell, once we've painted everyone else as mindless or murderous, all we have to do to feel superior to them is roll out of bed.\\
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Remember what I said earlier about Dylan Avery and how it was probably just a desire for fame that drove him to do all this? Look at the parallel here. At the heart of all this is that basic human need to feel special somehow, twisted in the most warped and corrosive way imaginable.\\
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In conclusion, the 9/11 Conspiracy Guys aren't evil and they aren't liars. They're merely filling a basic human need, using their imaginations and paranoia to elevate themselves to a level the real world will never elevate them to. Also, they're retarded.


* Doubling as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}, [[http://www.cracked.com/article_15660_the-ultimate-war-simulation-game.html?wa_user1=4&wa_user2=Tech&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended The Ultimate War Simulation]], depicting what an actually realistic war simulation would be like.
* John Cheese [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped dropping hard the lesson]] that [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-bits-advice-that-dont-make-sense-until-its-too-late/ going to therapy isn't bad]] and [[YouAreNotAlone feeling depressed doesn't make you a freak]].
** Not to mention the conclusion of his article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-changing-perspectives-that-show-youve-become-adult/ "Five Changing Perspectives That Show You've Become an Adult"]], where he talks about the many letters that he's gotten from teenage fans who've admitted to contemplating suicide. As he writes, learning how to take responsibility for your own mental health is one of the most important parts of growing up.

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* Doubling as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}, [[http://www.cracked.com/article_15660_the-ultimate-war-simulation-game.html?wa_user1=4&wa_user2=Tech&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended html The Ultimate War Simulation]], depicting what an actually realistic war simulation would be like.
* John Cheese [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped dropping hard the lesson]] that [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20180222101436/http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-bits-advice-that-dont-make-sense-until-its-too-late/ going to therapy isn't bad]] and [[YouAreNotAlone feeling depressed doesn't make you a freak]].
** Not to mention the conclusion of his article [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20180807072939/http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-changing-perspectives-that-show-youve-become-adult/ "Five Changing Perspectives That Show You've Become an Adult"]], where he talks about the many letters that he's gotten from teenage fans who've admitted to contemplating suicide. As he writes, learning how to take responsibility for your own mental health is one of the most important parts of growing up.



* Luke [=McKinney=]'s article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/how-archies-gay-friend-proved-internet-can-do-good/?wa_user1=3&wa_user2=News&wa_user3=blog&wa_user4=feature_module How Archie's Gay friend Proved The Internet Can Do Good]]. It is a two-page TakeThat at the American Family Association and One Million Moms. It is awesome:

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* Luke [=McKinney=]'s article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/how-archies-gay-friend-proved-internet-can-do-good/?wa_user1=3&wa_user2=News&wa_user3=blog&wa_user4=feature_module com/blog/how-archies-gay-friend-proved-internet-can-do-good/ How Archie's Gay friend Proved The Internet Can Do Good]]. It is a two-page TakeThat at the American Family Association and One Million Moms. It is awesome:



** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-images-kids-too-insane-to-be-real-that-totally-are_p2/ 6 Images of Kids Too Insane to Be Real (That Totally Are.)]] The final paragraph commending the bravery of a [[StreetUrchin street-child]] facing down a squadron of policemen who will more than likely kill him and get PAID for it.

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** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-images-kids-too-insane-to-be-real-that-totally-are_p2/ com/blog/6-images-kids-too-insane-to-be-real-that-totally-are/ 6 Images of Kids Too Insane to Be Real (That Totally Are.)]] The final paragraph commending the bravery of a [[StreetUrchin street-child]] facing down a squadron of policemen who will more than likely kill him and get PAID for it.



* In the article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-popular-jokes-that-only-make-people-want-to-punch-you/ "5 Popular Jokes That Only Make People Want To Punch You,"]] John Cheese said that trading puns was the lowest form of humor. Trading puns is also a beloved practice in the [[WorldOfPun Cracked comments section]], championed by resident {{Pungeon Master}} [[http://www.cracked.com/members/darkstrolm/ darkstrolm]]. Darkstrolm's simple reply to this [[SeriousBusiness outrageous claim]] has, at the time of writing, gained 1397 upvotes (the highest legitimate amount in Cracked history) and stands as a true testament to the greatness of the Cracked commentors and the community that has formed there. Doubled as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.

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* In the article [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20180924190615/http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-popular-jokes-that-only-make-people-want-to-punch-you/ "5 Popular Jokes That Only Make People Want To Punch You,"]] John Cheese said that trading puns was the lowest form of humor. Trading puns is also a beloved practice in the [[WorldOfPun Cracked comments section]], championed by resident {{Pungeon Master}} [[http://www.cracked.com/members/darkstrolm/ darkstrolm]]. Darkstrolm's simple reply to this [[SeriousBusiness outrageous claim]] has, at the time of writing, gained 1397 upvotes (the highest legitimate amount in Cracked history) and stands as a true testament to the greatness of the Cracked commentors and the community that has formed there. Doubled as a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.



* Derek Bloch's account of escaping from the ChurchOfHappyology in [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21115_5-disturbing-things-i-learned-in-scientologys-space-navy_p2.html?wa_user1=2&wa_user2=Weird+World&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=feature_module "5 Disturbing Things I Learned in Scientology's 'Space Navy'"]]. Bloch recounts the years of psychological abuse and borderline-slavery that he endured as a Sea Org employee, only to be unceremoniously booted out as soon as the organization found out that he was gay. Even though his family eventually disowned him, he ''did'' succeed in building an independent life for himself, he found a supportive network of friends, and he managed to share his story with an online community of fellow ex-Scientologists who knew his pain. The conclusion?

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* Derek Bloch's account of escaping from the ChurchOfHappyology in [[http://www.cracked.com/article_21115_5-disturbing-things-i-learned-in-scientologys-space-navy_p2.html?wa_user1=2&wa_user2=Weird+World&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=feature_module html "5 Disturbing Things I Learned in Scientology's 'Space Navy'"]]. Bloch recounts the years of psychological abuse and borderline-slavery that he endured as a Sea Org employee, only to be unceremoniously booted out as soon as the organization found out that he was gay. Even though his family eventually disowned him, he ''did'' succeed in building an independent life for himself, he found a supportive network of friends, and he managed to share his story with an online community of fellow ex-Scientologists who knew his pain. The conclusion?



* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18472_6-depraved-sexual-fetishes-that-are-older-than-you-think_p2.html?wa_user1=4&wa_user2=Sex&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended In this article]], No. 2 talks about how Herodotus discovered that the Egyptians were into Bestiality and weren't just good at banging crocodiles-''they were masters of it.'' This is doubly awesome when you realize that doing the feat would be incredibly dangerous. And finally, it's awesome knowing that some time in Ancient Egypt, there was an Egyptian with a '''''black belt in crocodile banging.'''''
* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/8-bizarre-horrors-found-in-squarest-comic-book-ever_p3/ The Return of the Seanbaby]]. Just listen to that praise.

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18472_6-depraved-sexual-fetishes-that-are-older-than-you-think_p2.html?wa_user1=4&wa_user2=Sex&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended com/article_18472_6-depraved-sexual-fetishes-that-are-older-than-you-think.html In this article]], No. 2 talks about how Herodotus discovered that the Egyptians were into Bestiality and weren't just good at banging crocodiles-''they were masters of it.'' This is doubly awesome when you realize that doing the feat would be incredibly dangerous. And finally, it's awesome knowing that some time in Ancient Egypt, there was an Egyptian with a '''''black belt in crocodile banging.'''''
* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/8-bizarre-horrors-found-in-squarest-comic-book-ever_p3/ com/blog/8-bizarre-horrors-found-in-squarest-comic-book-ever/ The Return of the Seanbaby]]. Just listen to that praise.



* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-common-movie-arguments-that-are-always-wrong/#ixzz1tUF4XdFL Six Common Movie Arguments That Are Always Wrong]] and [[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/5-stupid-complaints-we-always-have-about-chris-nolan-movies/#ixzz3Ml16Dwo6 Five Stupid Complaints We Always Have About Christopher Nolan Movies]] quickly and conveniently summarize so many different types of FanDumb that anyone who watches movies may want to check them before watching any more movies. For example this sentence perfectly encapsulates why so many people find the ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars argument to excuse bad film making so frustrating:

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-common-movie-arguments-that-are-always-wrong/#ixzz1tUF4XdFL com/blog/6-common-movie-arguments-that-are-always-wrong/ Six Common Movie Arguments That Are Always Wrong]] and [[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/5-stupid-complaints-we-always-have-about-chris-nolan-movies/#ixzz3Ml16Dwo6 com/quick-fixes/5-stupid-complaints-we-always-have-about-chris-nolan-movies/ Five Stupid Complaints We Always Have About Christopher Nolan Movies]] quickly and conveniently summarize so many different types of FanDumb that anyone who watches movies may want to check them before watching any more movies. For example this sentence perfectly encapsulates why so many people find the ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars argument to excuse bad film making so frustrating:



* This one comment from [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-mass-shooters-are-not-kind-crazy-you-think_p2/ 5 Reasons Mass Shooters Are Not The Kind Of Crazy You Think]] oozes all sorts of awesome:

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* This one comment from [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-mass-shooters-are-not-kind-crazy-you-think_p2/ com/blog/5-reasons-mass-shooters-are-not-kind-crazy-you-think/ 5 Reasons Mass Shooters Are Not The Kind Of Crazy You Think]] oozes all sorts of awesome:



* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-famous-words-wisdom-that-are-secretly-dumb/ "Yeah, I just called Confucius an idiot. I'm hardcore, son."]]

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* [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20180804081808/http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-famous-words-wisdom-that-are-secretly-dumb/ "Yeah, I just called Confucius an idiot. I'm hardcore, son."]]



* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/what-poor-are-really-doing-with-our-taxes/ I Investigated Fox News' Poverty Claims (On My Mom)]]. Through the use of pure, biting sarcasm, John Cheese utterly ''eviscerates'' the idea that "all poor people in America are lazy bums leeching off the hard-working taxpayer." Becomes something of a TearJerker as well when you take John's upbringing into account.

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* [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20180519124739/http://www.cracked.com/blog/what-poor-are-really-doing-with-our-taxes/ I Investigated Fox News' Poverty Claims (On My Mom)]]. Through the use of pure, biting sarcasm, John Cheese utterly ''eviscerates'' the idea that "all poor people in America are lazy bums leeching off the hard-working taxpayer." Becomes something of a TearJerker as well when you take John's upbringing into account.


* John Cheese [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped dropping hard the lesson]] that [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-bits-advice-that-dont-make-sense-until-its-too-late_p2/ going to therapy isn't bad]] and [[YouAreNotAlone feeling depressed doesn't make you a freak]].
** Not to mention the conclusion of his article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-changing-perspectives-that-show-youve-become-adult_p2/ "Five Changing Perspectives That Show You've Become an Adult"]], where he talks about the many letters that he's gotten from teenage fans who've admitted to contemplating suicide. As he writes, learning how to take responsibility for your own mental health is one of the most important parts of growing up.

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* John Cheese [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped dropping hard the lesson]] that [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-bits-advice-that-dont-make-sense-until-its-too-late_p2/ com/blog/5-bits-advice-that-dont-make-sense-until-its-too-late/ going to therapy isn't bad]] and [[YouAreNotAlone feeling depressed doesn't make you a freak]].
** Not to mention the conclusion of his article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-changing-perspectives-that-show-youve-become-adult_p2/ com/blog/5-changing-perspectives-that-show-youve-become-adult/ "Five Changing Perspectives That Show You've Become an Adult"]], where he talks about the many letters that he's gotten from teenage fans who've admitted to contemplating suicide. As he writes, learning how to take responsibility for your own mental health is one of the most important parts of growing up.


** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-harsh-truths-that-will-make-you-better-person_p2/ Six Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person]] will probably make almost everyone reading it [[ThisLoserIsYou feel like a total loser]], and probably a little depressed, but '''that's the point'''. The message; you can't expect any respect from anyone else, or yourself, if you don't ever ''do anything'' for anyone else.

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** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-harsh-truths-that-will-make-you-better-person_p2/ com/blog/6-harsh-truths-that-will-make-you-better-person/ Six Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person]] will probably make almost everyone reading it [[ThisLoserIsYou feel like a total loser]], and probably a little depressed, but '''that's the point'''. The message; you can't expect any respect from anyone else, or yourself, if you don't ever ''do anything'' for anyone else.


* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_24589_hollywood-has-no-idea-how-to-get-dystopian-future-right.html 6 Times Hollywood Threw Raging Nonsense At A Sci-Fi Script]] Among other ridiculous aspects of the dystopian fiction, in the comment section the user culmo80 brings up the trend of Young Adults dystopian fiction where teenagers rebel against the society. Then he proceeds to calmly but brutally demolishes the concept:
--> '''culmo80:''' Yeah, those stupid old people! Don't they know better??? All that stuff I learned in that one book makes me infinitely more intelligent than all the people who have come before me!!!
--> '''culmo80:'''The average American revolutionary was in his 30s. If you want the other end of the revolutionary spectrum, Lenin was in his 40s during the Russian Revolution.
--> Let me ask you this. How many of you would trust the average teenager to run a business or to balance your budget? How many of you would trust a teenager to be the responsible one in a family? Yeah yeah, there are exceptions, but for the most part, teenagers are hormone-driven emotional trainwrecks who lack any real world experience. As someone else pointed out, The Hunger Games is probably the closest a young adult would come to being the leader of a revolution ... that of a pawn. Otherwise, YA dystopian revolution books and movies are nothing but fantasy that plays into the teen's mind of the world revolving around them.


* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/how-to-explain-gays-in-movies-controversy-to-your-kids/ 'How Am I Supposed To Explain This To My Kids?!' (Explained)]]. John Cheese takes a look at the [[ThinkOfTheChildren "controversy"]] surrounding LGBT characters in childrens' media and the commonly asked question of how to explain to such things to kids. He answers the question by quoting the talk he had with his own kids... [[BaitAndSwitch about the dangers of bigoted parents.]]

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/how-to-explain-gays-in-movies-controversy-to-your-kids/ 'How Am I Supposed To Explain This To My Kids?!' (Explained)]]. John Cheese takes a look at com/article_24589_hollywood-has-no-idea-how-to-get-dystopian-future-right.html 6 Times Hollywood Threw Raging Nonsense At A Sci-Fi Script]] Among other ridiculous aspects of the [[ThinkOfTheChildren "controversy"]] surrounding LGBT characters dystopian fiction, in childrens' media the comment section the user culmo80 brings up the trend of Young Adults dystopian fiction where teenagers rebel against the society. Then he proceeds to calmly but brutally demolishes the concept:
--> '''culmo80:''' Yeah, those stupid old people! Don't they know better??? All that stuff I learned in that one book makes me infinitely more intelligent than all the people who have come before me!!!
--> '''culmo80:'''The average American revolutionary was in his 30s. If you want the other end of the revolutionary spectrum, Lenin was in his 40s during the Russian Revolution.
--> Let me ask you this. How many of you would trust the average teenager to run a business or to balance your budget? How many of you would trust a teenager to be the responsible one in a family? Yeah yeah, there are exceptions, but for the most part, teenagers are hormone-driven emotional trainwrecks who lack any real world experience. As someone else pointed out, The Hunger Games is probably the closest a young adult would come to being the leader of a revolution ... that of a pawn. Otherwise, YA dystopian revolution books
and movies are nothing but fantasy that plays into the commonly asked question teen's mind of how to explain to such things to kids. He answers the question by quoting the talk he had with his own kids... [[BaitAndSwitch about the dangers of bigoted parents.]]world revolving around them.


* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_24589_hollywood-has-no-idea-how-to-get-dystopian-future-right.html 6 Times Hollywood Threw Raging Nonsense At A Sci-Fi Script]] Among other ridiculous aspects of the dystopian fiction, in the comment section the user culmo80 brings up the trend of Young Adults dystopian fiction where teenagers rebel against the society. Then he proceeds to calmly but brutally demolishes the concept:
--> '''culmo80:''' Yeah, those stupid old people! Don't they know better??? All that stuff I learned in that one book makes me infinitely more intelligent than all the people who have come before me!!!
--> '''culmo80:'''The average American revolutionary was in his 30s. If you want the other end of the revolutionary spectrum, Lenin was in his 40s during the Russian Revolution.
--> Let me ask you this. How many of you would trust the average teenager to run a business or to balance your budget? How many of you would trust a teenager to be the responsible one in a family? Yeah yeah, there are exceptions, but for the most part, teenagers are hormone-driven emotional trainwrecks who lack any real world experience. As someone else pointed out, The Hunger Games is probably the closest a young adult would come to being the leader of a revolution ... that of a pawn. Otherwise, YA dystopian revolution books and movies are nothing but fantasy that plays into the teen's mind of the world revolving around them.


* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-moments-that-make-video-games-worth-it/ 6 Moments That Make Video Games Worth It]], another fantastic defense of videogames with a particularly awesome description of the moment "when you feel truly powerful for the first time" in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'':

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-moments-that-make-video-games-worth-it/ 6 Moments That Make Video Games Worth It]], another fantastic defense of videogames with a particularly awesome description of the moment "when you feel truly powerful for the first time" in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'':''VideoGame/HalfLife2'':


* David Wong gets one for [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17061_5-things-you-think-will-make-you-happy-but-wont.html 5 Things You Think Will Make You Happy (But Won't)]], what are those five things? [[spoiler: Wealth, Beauty, Genius, Fame, and Power]]. The best TakeThat, ever.

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* David Wong gets one for [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17061_5-things-you-think-will-make-you-happy-but-wont.html 5 Things You Think Will Make You Happy (But Won't)]], Won't)]]; what are those five things? [[spoiler: Wealth, [[spoiler:Wealth, Beauty, Genius, Fame, and Power]]. Power.]] The best TakeThat, ever.



** What about [[http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html The Monkeysphere]]? One of the few articles that doesn't rely on list-based humor (which is awesome but we all need changes), and uses one of the greatest metaphors ever.
** The guide to how same-sex marriage in the United States will affect people with almost every heading starting with "If You Are A Heterosexual..." ending with "This will not affect you in any way."

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** What about [[http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html The Monkeysphere]]? One of the few articles that doesn't rely on list-based humor (which is awesome awesome, but we all need changes), and uses one of the greatest metaphors ever.
** The guide to how same-sex marriage in the United States will affect people people, with almost every heading starting with "If You Are A Heterosexual..." and ending with "This will not affect you in any way."



* In one of the Photoshop contests, "[[Film/TheSocialNetwork If every website got a movie]]" [[spoiler:[[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_143_if-every-website-got-dramatic-movie-adaptation_p1 TV Tropes triumph at #1]]]].

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* In one of the Photoshop contests, "[[Film/TheSocialNetwork If every website got a movie]]" movie]]", [[spoiler:[[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_143_if-every-website-got-dramatic-movie-adaptation_p1 TV Tropes triumph at #1]]]].



* Number one in [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19513_the-6-most-poorly-thought-out-attempts-at-insurance-fraud.html this]] would give Rasputin a run for his money in the [[RasputinianDeath impossible to kill department]].

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* Number one in [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19513_the-6-most-poorly-thought-out-attempts-at-insurance-fraud.html this]] this list]] would give Rasputin a run for his money in the [[RasputinianDeath impossible to kill department]].



-->"When Archie is too progressive for you, that's how science identifies you as an earlier species. All those people asking questions about your protest aren't reporters, they're anthropologists trying to work out why you didn't die off before we became Homo sapiens. And if they said so you'd be more upset about the "Homo" part. Instead of evolving from monkeys like the rest of us, your only improvement is flinging shit metaphorically instead of physically. And since several species of monkey enjoy homosexuality and don't say anything, they're two steps ahead of the American Family Association".

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-->"When Archie is too progressive for you, that's how science identifies you as an earlier species. All those people asking questions about your protest aren't reporters, they're anthropologists trying to work out why you didn't die off before we became Homo sapiens. And if they said so so, you'd be more upset about the "Homo" part. Instead of evolving from monkeys like the rest of us, your only improvement is flinging shit metaphorically instead of physically. And since several species of monkey enjoy homosexuality and don't say anything, they're two steps ahead of the American Family Association".



-->"Because there is nothing on this earth - not overwhelming odds, nor brutal police states, nor fear, nor violence, nor the kind of horrible, devouring apathy that makes things like death squads for children possible - that will ever, from now until the heat death of this whole screwed universe, force this kid to sit down and put his fucking shirt back on."

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-->"Because there is nothing on this earth - -- not overwhelming odds, nor brutal police states, nor fear, nor violence, nor the kind of horrible, devouring apathy that makes things like death squads for children possible - -- that will ever, from now until the heat death of this whole screwed universe, force this kid to sit down and put his fucking shirt back on."


* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/8-amazing-video-game-moments-that-happened-by-accident/ Eight amazing videogame moments that happened completely by accident]] holds both hilarious stories and these, with the added bonus of the commenters adding their own tales. Of particular note are [[{{X-COM}} "Roadblock" Perez]] and [[VideoGame/MountAndBlade the rise and fall of the Kherjit khanate]]

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/8-amazing-video-game-moments-that-happened-by-accident/ Eight amazing videogame moments that happened completely by accident]] holds both hilarious stories and these, with the added bonus of the commenters adding their own tales. Of particular note are [[{{X-COM}} [[VideoGame/XCom "Roadblock" Perez]] and [[VideoGame/MountAndBlade the rise and fall of the Kherjit khanate]]


* [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_1768_20-jobs-celebrities-would-have-if-theyd-never-become-famous/ If 20 Celebrities Had Real Jobs Instead Of Fame]], Creator/WeirdAlYankovic would still find a way to be famous.

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_1768_20-jobs-celebrities-would-have-if-theyd-never-become-famous/ If 20 Celebrities Had Real Jobs Instead Of Fame]], Creator/WeirdAlYankovic Music/WeirdAlYankovic would still find a way to be famous.

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_24589_hollywood-has-no-idea-how-to-get-dystopian-future-right.html 6 Times Hollywood Threw Raging Nonsense At A Sci-Fi Script]] Among other ridiculous aspects of the dystopian fiction, in the comment section the user culmo80 brings up the trend of Young Adults dystopian fiction where teenagers rebel against the society. Then he proceeds to calmly but brutally demolishes the concept:
--> '''culmo80:''' Yeah, those stupid old people! Don't they know better??? All that stuff I learned in that one book makes me infinitely more intelligent than all the people who have come before me!!!
--> '''culmo80:'''The average American revolutionary was in his 30s. If you want the other end of the revolutionary spectrum, Lenin was in his 40s during the Russian Revolution.
--> Let me ask you this. How many of you would trust the average teenager to run a business or to balance your budget? How many of you would trust a teenager to be the responsible one in a family? Yeah yeah, there are exceptions, but for the most part, teenagers are hormone-driven emotional trainwrecks who lack any real world experience. As someone else pointed out, The Hunger Games is probably the closest a young adult would come to being the leader of a revolution ... that of a pawn. Otherwise, YA dystopian revolution books and movies are nothing but fantasy that plays into the teen's mind of the world revolving around them.

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/how-to-explain-gays-in-movies-controversy-to-your-kids/ 'How Am I Supposed To Explain This To My Kids?!' (Explained)]]. John Cheese takes a look at the [[ThinkOfTheChildren "controversy"]] surrounding LGBT characters in childrens' media and the commonly asked question of how to explain to such things to kids. He answers the question by quoting the talk he had with his own kids... [[BaitAndSwitch about the dangers of bigoted parents.]]


-->In all of the countries mentioned up there, the Internet is heavily monitored and regulated (or, in the case of North Korea, doesn't even exist for regular citizens). They are strict anti-technology cultures because technology fosters the spread of information, the control of which is vital for dictators to retain that unchecked power we mentioned earlier. The end result is a bunch of state officials who couldn't convincingly Photoshop Nazi paraphernalia into a picture of Mel Gibson's living room lording over nations they have engineered to be devoid of anyone they could hire to do it for them. ''TheOnion'' has better Photoshop artists, and they manage to trick more people with their fake news than any of these assholes do.

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-->In all of the countries mentioned up there, the Internet is heavily monitored and regulated (or, in the case of North Korea, doesn't even exist for regular citizens). They are strict anti-technology cultures because technology fosters the spread of information, the control of which is vital for dictators to retain that unchecked power we mentioned earlier. The end result is a bunch of state officials who couldn't convincingly Photoshop Nazi paraphernalia into a picture of Mel Gibson's living room lording over nations they have engineered to be devoid of anyone they could hire to do it for them. ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' has better Photoshop artists, and they manage to trick more people with their fake news than any of these assholes do.

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