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JDacapo
6th Nov 2012, 9:41 PM
Whenever I go to Cracked.com, I can't just read one article - there's so many links to other similar or just plain interesting ones that I will spend hours going through all of them. Some of them are quite helpful too, like one about how NOT to apologise, and what the person you're apologising to means when he or she looks angry and stays silent - it means the apology is accepted and the person just needs some time to think, and you shouldn't keep repeating the apology.

Does Cracked.com suck you in, and has it ever given you some much-needed insight?

Also, I wasn't sure whether to put this thread in off-topic or general media, since Cracked is a form of media - one that started out in the 1950s.

StardustX
6th Nov 2012, 9:49 PM
Yesss. XD
I always go on there to check the latest articles but I end up going through ones I've read a dozen times until it's 4am and I'm almost passed out from exhaustion. I love Cracked.

RoseCity
7th Nov 2012, 3:35 AM
I like to re-read articles on there too - the Super Dictionary is probably my all time favorite. 6 Most WTF Special Edition Comics (http://www.cracked.com/article_19446_the-6-most-wtf-special-edition-comics-ever-released_p3.html)

ButchSims
7th Nov 2012, 3:43 AM
I always get sucked in. same thing with The Oatmeal.

anothereyjana
7th Nov 2012, 4:08 AM
:deal: Oh lord yes; I use Firefox, which lets you get the "Pocket" (aka "Read it Later") add-on (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/read-it-later/) (which is like a bookmark, except you can still use it even when not connected to the net, and can use it on any mobile device), and I have so far managed to amass ninety-three pages worth of nothing but Cracked articles --sure now to be a dozen more added just tonight because it's been linked to.

Damn it Rose, why did you have to do that to us?! XD We all just admitted that we have a problem too!

DigitalSympathies
7th Nov 2012, 9:26 AM
I love that site.

JDacapo
7th Nov 2012, 10:35 AM
I love how they would write about seemingly-new things that were actually invented a lot earlier - like video games. I mean, back in the 40's or 50's, they used an oscilloscope and some other equipment to make a game far more awesome than Pong - it had gravity settings and played more like real tennis. And before Asteroids, there was a game that was a lot like it but far more awesome - it had stuff like finite fuel and missile supplies, and it was multiplayer, with a later version allowing up to four people to play at once! And there was even a very Sims-like game called "Little Computer People".

I've got some ideas for writing an article for Cracked, but I don't know if they'd go for it. It would have something to do with how books about visiting the dentist are way off(or at least the ones my parents read to me). Like for example... toothache = quick visit to the dentist and simple filling. Those old 'going to the dentist' books were hilarious.

paksetti
7th Nov 2012, 11:27 AM
my signature is from a cracked article.

JDacapo
8th Nov 2012, 7:57 AM
Paksetti, do you like jovian planets too? I love Jupiter - so pretty!

Ripleyrawr
13th Nov 2012, 2:35 PM
Cracked is just like TV Tropes, you can't just stay on there for a few minutes and not get sucked in.