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Title: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Nicol on December 10, 2014, 05:33 am
We have had a policy on this forum for a long time to not discuss PWoT/Cracked stuff. But we also have a policy to not remove any posts at all unless they are criminal or pornographic. Whenever something dramatic happens on the cracked forums, such as a banning, PWoT people often feel the need to register and discuss that stuff here on our forums. We really don't want to compromise the latter policy and delete your stuff. We want you to feel that whatever opinions you share will be retained here on our forums and taken at their face value.

But we are our own forum now! While our history has been defined by them, our present and future existence isn't. A lot of us don't care and just want to do our own thing. So, this thread is for you PWoT/Cracked guys! If you feel the need to discuss PWoT/Cracked, do it in here, and not in other threads. That way, people who care can read your stuff, and people who don't care will not find your stuff unexpectedly popping up in the threads they love. If anyone posts their PWoT/Cracked stuff in other threads, some helpful moderators will move it here then let the thread in question know where the moved posts have gone.

Be aware that anything you say in here can be read by them, so (if they even care) it could have repercussions for you. Also, the rest of our forum can see this thread too, so people might make jokes at your expense! Thanks! Have fun!


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: laktose on December 10, 2014, 05:34 am
adblock


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: locnar on December 10, 2014, 05:36 am
Rape Culture.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 10, 2014, 05:38 am
Plane on a treadmill


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Illiterati on December 10, 2014, 05:38 am
Can someone explain to me - in exhaustive detail - what caused the drama back in 2010 that caused the people to move to Dragon Mountain dot com?


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: EFHRK on December 10, 2014, 05:41 am
I N T E R N E T     D R A M A


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Zach on December 10, 2014, 05:41 am
it was me, I did it. I meant to post a funny picture of a dog in sunglasses but hit the wrong button. sorry everyone!


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: laktose on December 10, 2014, 05:43 am
Top 5 reasons that caused the drama back in 2010 that caused the people to move to Dragon Mountain dot com (in exhaustive detail) (http://i.imgur.com/njv8n.gif)


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Illiterati on December 10, 2014, 05:47 am
So you're saying the priest is david wong - a person of authority and commands respect from his flock, while the other person is driscoll et al? And the childish slapfight means the legitimacy of each one's arguments were ultimately inconsequential because wong used his power to stifle dissent anyway??

interesting...


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: laktose on December 10, 2014, 05:49 am
No it's just a gif from the IT Crowd I think.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Illiterati on December 10, 2014, 05:51 am
interesting...


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: RummyLu on December 10, 2014, 09:45 am
FOODLESS TABLES.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Frogbone on December 10, 2014, 10:20 am
inertnet


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: codespyder on December 10, 2014, 10:24 am
where the hell is driscoll anyway


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: 88FingersLouie on December 10, 2014, 12:37 pm
PWoT/Cracked

I went there once and I think I got a virus cause this cheese guy keeps sending me emails and he won't stop please help


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Citizen Snips on December 10, 2014, 01:00 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/9icFN.jpg)


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: DiegoInglewood on December 10, 2014, 02:16 pm
wwhy wong is piss. why wong is piss #italiano


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Chez San on December 10, 2014, 02:56 pm
Did Fishboy ever come back to PWoT?


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 10, 2014, 05:52 pm
So is this the thread where I am supposed to say how the Cracked videos are usually good and the people who make them should feel good? Is that how this works? Which one of you is DOB? I'm scared and confused :(


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: evilspud on December 10, 2014, 06:18 pm
Yeah, they did a great job with Starship Icarus, if Wong doesn't think I'm shitting on them by not calling it a super fantastical gut busting wonder film.



Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Lukeington on December 10, 2014, 07:17 pm
Ever notice "david wong" looks like "david wang?" LOL


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 10, 2014, 07:28 pm
What kind of an idiot has a question mark in his name?


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Remington Lonespear on December 10, 2014, 07:29 pm
david wang?, can't you read?


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 10, 2014, 07:31 pm
No :(


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Author on December 10, 2014, 08:01 pm
i like too smoke a cracked


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: EFHRK on December 10, 2014, 08:04 pm
hey buddy thats my bit


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Citizen Snips on December 10, 2014, 08:12 pm
I enjoy all the list articles about computers in movies and spousal abuse.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Joseph Nistal on December 10, 2014, 08:44 pm
Boners at funerals


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Chronicles on December 10, 2014, 08:52 pm
About a week ago a guy came into my work and his credit card said David Wong. It took me a solid 5 seconds to recover fully from seeing that name in the wild


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Metsfan on December 10, 2014, 10:31 pm
But it's always on the wild west internet


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Frogbone on December 10, 2014, 11:00 pm
david wong never accepted my request to be a friend

what an asshole


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Not A Spatula on December 11, 2014, 08:13 am
Cracked's forum software is buggy (or at least it was, I'm out the loop) so accepting friend requests can be a problem for some accounts (or at least it was, I'm behind the time). Frogbone, while this is a rare and inconsistent flaw, this factually happened in your case and you are David's favorite boy!


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: EFHRK on December 11, 2014, 08:39 am
I love their giant intrusive ads for their own merch store

why dont we have a merch store


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 11, 2014, 10:02 am
We do. It's in the VIP area.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: codespyder on December 11, 2014, 10:23 am
I want to be a VIP. How can I be VIP? Whose dick do I have to suck around here to be VIP?


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: codespyder on December 11, 2014, 10:23 am
Ever notice "david wong" looks like "david wang?" LOL

hello luke. you rang?


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Citizen Snips on December 11, 2014, 11:42 am
This thread is counterintuitive to our secretive IRC plotting and trolling raids.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Skeletonic on December 11, 2014, 12:48 pm
i can't believe it's not better


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: 88FingersLouie on December 11, 2014, 02:02 pm
Kind of ironic how PWoT topics are always the fastest moving threads here.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: RummyLu on December 11, 2014, 02:06 pm
Not really.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: EFHRK on December 11, 2014, 02:09 pm
bump


Title: Re: Actual Horrible People (Fox News)
Post by: Commodore 64 on January 14, 2015, 04:14 am
I don't know if y'all are over Wong or not but here he is (http://www.cracked.com/forums/index.php?topic=192924.msg3312477#msg3312477) totally buying into the "nerd shaming is just as bad as slut shaming" thing. Naturally he tries to turn the discussion toward dick sizes for literally no reason.


Title: Re: Actual Horrible People (Fox News)
Post by: spermos thermos on January 14, 2015, 08:17 pm
I'm so over that guy. Bud damn it Wong, just apply your own standards to yourself. No! I'm over him. I'm over him.


Title: Re: Actual Horrible People (Fox News)
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on January 15, 2015, 11:58 pm
my heart bleeds for all those poor trailer park racists


Title: Re: Actual Horrible People (Fox News)
Post by: evilspud on January 17, 2015, 04:36 pm
Navigator is an instrument of the man's system.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Chez San on January 19, 2015, 05:08 am
man Cracked is working some rough chuckles these days

http://www.cracked.com/article_21910_8-ways-legal-system-screws-rape-victims-like-me.html


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: RummyLu on January 19, 2015, 10:09 am
The 12 Lists On A Comedy Website You'll Want to Cry And Take A Shower After Reading


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: codespyder on January 19, 2015, 11:48 am
oh god i opened the comments section how do i turn it off oh god oh god please send help


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: RummyLu on January 19, 2015, 12:00 pm
The comment section is a fucking goldmine of shit and I haven't even got past the first comment yet:

Quote
This article was written in such a "poor me, look at me" fashion that it makes me question if you were really 100% innocent of the terrible evil that was done to you. People in this country think that men controlling themselves is the only solution. I hope you and everyone else out there realizes that if you provoke it, it will happen. If you act in a promiscuous manner, chances are men will want to see you naked. If you dress in revealing clothing, men are going to want to see what's beneath


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: codespyder on January 19, 2015, 12:23 pm
Quote
One time, I walked onto a road and got hit by a car.

Yes, it was a bad thing that the car hit me. Yes, it's the car's fault for hitting me. I walked onto a road that was full of cars. I did not walk onto this road expecting to get hit, and I did not acknowledge the small chance that walking onto this road full of cars would result in me getting hit, but I got hit by a car anyway.

I tried to blame everything else for causing me to get hit. It wasn't my fault that I walked onto a road and got hit by a car, right? I shouldn't have done anything to prevent myself from getting hit, right? The cars should be watching out for me. It was the car's fault for hitting me. It was my destination's fault for being on the opposite side of the road. It was the driver's fault for going fast enough to hurt me. It was the sidewalk's fault for not having a fence to keep me from going on the road. Never did I think for once that I was at fault for walking on the road in the first place, because I've been told that I can never be at fault for something bad that something else does to me.

The truth is, bad things happen, and sometimes people put themselves in situations where bad things happen. If I didn't walk onto the road, I wouldn't have gotten hit. If I walked on the road when there were no cars around, I wouldn't have gotten hit. If I walked on the road and watched the cars carefully, I wouldn't have gotten hit.

But, instead, I walked onto the road, not caring about the world around me, and got hit by a car. And today's society would never do anything about the people that carelessly walk onto the roads, because they think the victim is never at fault, and to state otherwise implies to them that you must think it's okay to hit people with cars.

Anyway, all I'm saying is that if you don't want to get hit by a car when crossing the road, you should look both ways. That isn't to say that the driver of the car that hits you should go unpunished, because he certainly shouldn't have hit you. But the road doesn't bend around you when you cross it and the only way you're going to get across unhurt is if you keep yourself from getting hit.

i cant handle this metaphor

i literally cannot


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Author on January 19, 2015, 12:26 pm
I hate when I accidentally rape someone.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: evilspud on January 19, 2015, 01:26 pm
I'm still stunned that the court system in my country still accepts the Victorian era defense of "she couldn't have been raped because she enjoys having sex!"

And I hate living in a country where women need to look out for rapists the way I need to look both ways every time I cross a street.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: jimbob on January 19, 2015, 04:06 pm
You guys just don't understand it cos you've never tried to throw a bullet


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: 88FingersLouie on January 19, 2015, 05:56 pm
Quote
8 Ways the Legal System Screws Rape Victims like Me


HILARIOUS


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: EFHRK on January 19, 2015, 06:03 pm
#1 comedy site on the internet for a reason


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on January 19, 2015, 06:36 pm
As Cracked publishes freelance writing, the rape victim presumably pitched them a humor story about her experience as a rape victim.

It seems to be going for some rough chuckles to sit here making fun of them for allowing her to do so.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Frogbone on January 19, 2015, 08:25 pm
or maybe, like, the general Cracked format has always been about fact-based or human interest stuff with an extremely thin veneer of something that resembles comedy, so taking out the three or four "jokes" per article isn't a huge departure from the form

maybe


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: HyperGlavin on January 20, 2015, 01:09 am
Or maybe putting a rape story into the same language and format as meaningless pop culture trivia causes the issue to be normalised and stripped of its severity. We don't know if the writer wanted her experiences told in the way it's up now, or if that's all editorial, or something in between. All I know is that the end result is awkward as fuck, and probably not going to do a lot of good beyond catharsis.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: evilspud on January 20, 2015, 03:05 am
It's awfully bold of you to criticize a rape victim for the format she chose to tell her story.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Joseph Nistal on January 20, 2015, 03:09 am
Or maybe putting a rape story into the same language and format as meaningless pop culture trivia causes the issue to be normalised and stripped of its severity.

Deja Vu (http://www.cracked.com/article_21538_5-things-i-learned-as-sex-slave-in-modern-america.html), anyone?


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: HyperGlavin on January 20, 2015, 04:01 am
It's awfully bold of you to criticize a rape victim for the format she chose to tell her story.

I'm saying we cannot know how, or even if, she chose to tell it in this way. All we know is what the finished product looks like. Therefore, a criticism of a rape listicle is not necessarily a criticism of a rape victim.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: evilspud on January 20, 2015, 04:11 am
Either she pitched it herself, or someone on the personal experience team reached out to her. In both cases she would have gone in with an idea of what the article would have looked like, and then seen the final piece before it went up on the site.

If you think an interviewee in this case isn't shown the finished product before it goes up, I don't really know what to tell you.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: HyperGlavin on January 20, 2015, 04:16 am
No, you seriously don't know. You're only assuming.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: evilspud on January 20, 2015, 04:52 am
Assuming what? That the interview subject would know what the interview would be about?

Even in the little work I did with the personal experience team, I can assure you that they're pretty serious about working with the subject.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: RummyLu on January 20, 2015, 06:38 am
If you can't see why the rape and sex slave articles on a comedy website is incongruous and awkward I'm not sure what to say.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on January 20, 2015, 07:29 am
But in that case youre criticizing the rape victim for wanting to tell her story on that venue as much as you are the outlet itself.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: RummyLu on January 20, 2015, 07:41 am
I'm not criticizing the author, don't be thick.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on January 20, 2015, 07:44 am
She asked them to publish the article. Thats what a pitch is.

If its awkward and incongruous for that article to be on that site, I think its reasonable to suggest that your complaint implies the same about the person who asked for it to be there.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: RummyLu on January 20, 2015, 07:48 am
I'm not going to argue with you JRB because that's your thing and I don't have time for it today, but thanks for explaining what a pitch is for me.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on January 20, 2015, 07:50 am
Dragon Mountain, where who's talking matters more than rhetoric.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: RummyLu on January 20, 2015, 07:53 am
Dude, I've had a really bad day, I just don't want to engage in this. I'll leave you guys to it.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: HyperGlavin on January 20, 2015, 08:06 am
She asked them to publish the article. Thats what a pitch is.

If its awkward and incongruous for that article to be on that site, I think its reasonable to suggest that your complaint implies the same about the person who asked for it to be there.

Dude do you even realise you're projecting some victim-blaming bullshit onto other people right now


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on January 20, 2015, 08:30 am
I dont think she wants to blame the victim. Thats the point. This discussion centers more around a desire to shit on Cracked based on past slights than anything else. Any desire to shit on the specifically because of this article implicitly impugns the author of the article as well.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: RummyLu on January 20, 2015, 08:36 am
Don't put words in my mouth. I don't care about Cracked, I truly forget it exists until this thread gets bumped every so often.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: HyperGlavin on January 20, 2015, 08:44 am
I dont think she wants to blame the victim. Thats the point. This discussion centers more around a desire to shit on Cracked based on past slights than anything else. Any desire to shit on the specifically because of this article implicitly impugns the author of the article as well.

Is this another one of those cases where "who's talking matters more than rhetoric"


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on January 20, 2015, 09:04 am
Rummy you engaged in this by condescending to both evilspud and myself. Then you tried to back out under the excuse of having a bad day after I politely disagreed with your interpretation. Please don't return to taking something bad that happened today out on others.

HG, no.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: RummyLu on January 20, 2015, 09:07 am
Up yours JRB.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on January 20, 2015, 09:09 am
Keep it coming, bully your way out of that bad mood.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: HyperGlavin on January 20, 2015, 09:23 am
Remember guys, the last person to post something petty and childish is the internet winner.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: codespyder on January 20, 2015, 09:35 am
DAVID WONG IS TEARING US APART AGAIN


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: EFHRK on January 20, 2015, 09:53 am
This is the dumbest shit


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: laktose on January 20, 2015, 10:10 am
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/66cfdfdc481eafaeea50d4ac6756617b/tumblr_msx6wkz7CP1sgz7k3o1_500.gif)


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: DiegoInglewood on January 20, 2015, 10:33 am
that belongs in the trains thread!


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: evilspud on January 20, 2015, 10:46 am
You know, it's not the worst thing ever to criticize the tone of the article. If you want to say that the story feels incongruous to the tone of the site then I can see where that beef is coming from and that's why I stopped engaging.

I thought it was pretty clear that my response was to HyperGlavin (http://dragonmtn.com/index.php?topic=2167.msg80312#msg80312), who implied that the author talking about her rape was somehow normalizing the discussion or making it less serious. Maybe it's a good thing that the issue of rape is being talked about with the same frequency as dumb pop culture shit. Most people can recognize that it's an issue and not something to slap on a t-shirt.

Or some weird unspoken argument happened where you were implying that since we don't know what happened Sargent must have taken a perfectly powerful, inspiring interview and turned it into a poop poop banana fest behind the subject's back. I'm saying it's much less awful when you read it in the context of the subject choosing to have the story framed in the cracked tone.   


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Eraser on January 20, 2015, 11:07 am
The article is credited to Anonymous and J. F. Sargent, which means some guy was tasked with adding jokes to a rape story.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Chez San on January 20, 2015, 12:56 pm
I bet I could have done that article with just Photoshops


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on January 20, 2015, 02:03 pm
Why is JRB so gung ho about defending Cracked here? Is he trying to get another "X Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped" article published?


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: codespyder on January 20, 2015, 02:38 pm
I thought it was pretty clear that my response was to HyperGlavin (http://dragonmtn.com/index.php?topic=2167.msg80312#msg80312), who implied that the author talking about her rape was somehow normalizing the discussion or making it less serious.

That's not what he implied at all. He said that the format and the language normalized the subject matter because it's the same format that Cracked uses for all articles.

The primary consequence of "normalization" isn't an increase in the frequency of the discussion of the topic. It means that the severity of the topic is reduced to the same level of importance as "The 10 Celebrity Twitter Accounts that We Lost in the Past Year" or "The 8 Actors Who Look the Same on Every Movie Poster (Part 3)".


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Chez San on January 20, 2015, 02:43 pm
Why is JRB so gung ho about defending Cracked here? Is he trying to get another "X Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped" article published?

I hope so, I liked those


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: fermun on January 20, 2015, 05:27 pm
(click to show/hide)


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 20, 2015, 05:32 pm
I actually do believe those aren't photoshopped. Photographic technology is very good these days.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on January 20, 2015, 06:54 pm
Where'd you get those fermun. There won't be another article for a while but I keep a file.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Remington Lonespear on January 20, 2015, 07:41 pm
space.com


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Remington Lonespear on January 20, 2015, 07:56 pm
Wait I'm sorry

www.space.com


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: fermun on January 20, 2015, 08:29 pm
Where'd you get those fermun. There won't be another article for a while but I keep a file.
They were ones I specifically remembered as being cool having seen them when they were released on Twitter, etc. then I just searched for them. I think most came from space.com but that one was from ESA's site.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Chez San on February 01, 2015, 04:34 am
Again with the rape

http://www.cracked.com/article_21884_5-awful-realities-being-man-who-was-raped-by-woman.html


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: BSam on February 01, 2015, 04:38 am
oh yeah men get raped too

we should probably do something about that.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 01, 2015, 07:17 am
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Unless the victim is a child, female-on-male rape is considered so absurd that the only time we really see it is when it's being portrayed as a carousel of slapstick wackiness in mainstream comedies.

I, uhh... hmm

never mind


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: jimbob on February 01, 2015, 07:18 am
i wonder if they sell wacky rape themed t-shirts


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: laktose on February 01, 2015, 10:45 am
Super classy. Fuck off, Cracked dot com, ugh.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: evilspud on February 01, 2015, 04:06 pm
Yeah, how dare they. I miss the old cracked days when rape culture was just tumblr drama that didn't actually exist.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: laktose on February 01, 2015, 05:55 pm
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Unless the victim is a child, female-on-male rape is considered so absurd that the only time we really see it is when it's being portrayed as a carousel of slapstick wackiness in mainstream comedies.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: evilspud on February 01, 2015, 07:00 pm
Maybe if the article was "Ten Wackiest Stories of Female on Male Rape (That Actually Happened)," your shock would make sense. But honestly I didn't read anything in that article that treated the issue as terribly as you make it sound. If it's just your opinion that cracked does too many silly articles to tackle a darker subject then whatever, I guess. It's still been pretty clear that their personal experience pieces deal with heavier stuff than their typical lists (and are, in fact, get covered by their own team of writers!).


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: laktose on February 01, 2015, 07:18 pm
I just don't think a site that does a lot of silly pop culture listicles (which is fine, really) should apply that same format and attempts at humour to articles about things like rape. It seems gross.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: evilspud on February 01, 2015, 07:31 pm
That's fair. Like, I can that the list format was designed for that silly pop culture stuff and shifting it over to the serious business seems really, really weird; no one should be going into a rape discussion with the same mindset they have when thinking about funny celebrity haircuts. I'm not an editor, but I know that they are really serious about sticking to the cracked list formula. Apparently articles that veer away from that tend to do really poorly on the site?

I will give props to Amanda Mannen though, since I thought she did a really good job covering it. If you remove the list subtitles and pictures, it really does read like a solid interview.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Metsfan on February 01, 2015, 08:30 pm
The Cracked format is literally designed to be read over your morning coffee and forgotten about later in the week. And no one is actually against them doing their format, it just doesn't lend itself to subjects that should be taken (at least somewhat) seriously and not talked about in the same vein as every other poop/dick joke article on the site. What you get at the end of the day is a serious piece that reads like a joke because they are unwilling to change their tone about any subject at all.

I'm not even saying they have to do a serious interview that's completely devoid of humor, but it's still the same voice (and it's not even a good voice) that is used in every single listicle, no matter what. The article becomes awkward at that point because, as a reader, I have no idea how the author felt on the matter. We end up with a product that's immature and in poor taste.

That's not even to say Amanda didn't work hard on the article, or the writers don't have an interest in writing mature pieces, it's just the Cracked format dumbing things down to an absurd level. So gross.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: DiegoInglewood on February 01, 2015, 10:48 pm
#ProtectTheBrand


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: EFHRK on February 01, 2015, 10:59 pm
Cracked.com - Your number one source for fart jokes, video game photoshop contests, and mature editorials on rape survivor stories.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: codespyder on February 01, 2015, 11:05 pm
cracked dot com? more like cRAPED dot com amirite?


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 01, 2015, 11:42 pm
More like crapped.on


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: BSam on February 02, 2015, 01:11 am
Cracked.com - Your number one source for fart jokes, video game photoshop contests, and mature editorials on rape survivor stories.

that's like the only good thing you've said


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 03, 2015, 12:44 pm
I dunno, I also don't think this is stop the presses terrible stuff. It's a bit weird and off-putting to most of the people here because most of the people here 1) don't read Cracked. 2) Do read more academic things on rape and rape culture.

From what I've gathered, most of the editorial staff at Cracked (with the obvious rape-culture-is-trolling exception) are progressive people who would ideally like to use their huge platform for good reasons. I know I remember DOB doing a thing about taking down his first novel from its blog online because he wrote it as a young dude and didn't like the messages it reinforced, for example. So, they have a readership with huge swaths of young people, with geek-oriented interests. A lot of people who will read that article as a Cracked thing in the Cracked voice wouldn't be out there reading pieces that are entirely serious in tone, and if it serves as an in for some of them to actually learn and start realizing that "hey, there's this real problem in the world I had never really considered a real thing," then all the better.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: pingollum on February 08, 2015, 03:33 pm
so cracked dot com just published another hilarious article that i'm not even going to provide a link to because seriously cracked, what the fuck are you even thinking anymore

i'm sure you guys can guess which one it is (hint: it's the one that gets you on FBI watchlists)


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: evilspud on February 08, 2015, 11:01 pm
It was pretty weird to see that article framed with the "holier than you because we're giving pedophilia a fair shake" stance.

Like I don't think anyone here is anti-helping people with a mental illness.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: EFHRK on February 08, 2015, 11:40 pm
i am


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Skeletonic on February 09, 2015, 01:07 am
C'mon, EFHRK. It's okay to ask for help if you really need it


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: smashington on December 10, 2016, 05:43 pm
hey can I join the Cracked-is-a-cliquey-wad-of-jerk club

I know this discussion is like an entire year old but I wanted to put in a quick two cents re: rape survivors posting their stories on comedy websites. Humor is a survival tool and it's super hard to be a functional human being when you can't try to make jokes about the horrible things in your life. That's all.

Also, super happy for the reminder that current Cracked folk can see this forum. It's very tempting to blargh about everything that's led to me coming here but considering the circumstances I'd like to make my life a little bit easier and like...not blargh where certain people can see me.

So uh hey guys I guess I'm here now


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: spermos thermos on December 10, 2016, 08:02 pm
Excellent teeth.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: evilspud on December 10, 2016, 09:19 pm
Good to be reminded that PWoT still has some piss fucking scumbags still kicking around there.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: smashington on December 10, 2016, 10:01 pm
Good to be reminded that PWoT still has some piss fucking scumbags still kicking around there.

I have the feeling that pfs' kick around anywhere there's people gathered. Pretty sure I tick off some of the finer points of pfs'. But I'd be lying if I said I don't still love the whole of Cracked and many of the people in it. It's a great, open platform that has been used for good. It's just that very same sort of dumb, blind drive for JUSTICE and BLAHBLAH that's kind of getting in the way.

Weeeeee

Excellent teeth.

Thanks, I Facebook-stickered it myself! I am very talented.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 10, 2016, 11:37 pm
I hope you don't find our forum layout confusing, I admit we're missing the countless stickied threads and nestled child-boards that try to sell you shit or snooker you into providing menial labour for the site that give Cracked it's human charm.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: spermos thermos on December 11, 2016, 12:55 am
Morally cracked.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Chez San on December 11, 2016, 05:52 am
I arise coughing dustily from my cobwebbed bathchair to ask if PFS was a real thing before now and if not can we make PFS a real thing from now on please thankyou


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: laktose on December 11, 2016, 07:06 am
I miss piss pig


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: evilspud on December 05, 2017, 09:37 am
Cracked is getting restructured, i.e., massive layoffs went down yesterday, and now Dan O'Brien, John Cheese, Michael Swaim, Cody Johnson, Robert Evans, Tom Reimman, Ian Fortey, Katie Willert, Cathy Stoll, Josh Sargent, Adam Ganzer, and Robert Brockway are gone.



Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: jimbob on December 06, 2017, 03:27 am
Well when you put it like that it sounds pretty positive


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: laktose on December 06, 2017, 02:46 pm
adblock


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Chez San on December 06, 2017, 03:39 pm
Sacked.com


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: evilspud on December 07, 2017, 03:26 pm
It made me sad :(


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on December 08, 2017, 03:26 am
i don't really have any love for cracked anymore obviously, but it sucks that some dumb company bought a thing they didn't understand for more money than it was worth and are now destroying any value it had by getting rid of lots of people that made it good


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 08, 2017, 03:58 am
But enough about the split that led us here. The stuff that happened a few days ago was bad too, I think.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Chez San on December 08, 2017, 01:10 pm
As above, so below


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Chez San on December 08, 2017, 01:14 pm
I had no idea that Cracked was a full time job for so many people. If I'd known it was possible to get more than $2 an hour out of them I'd have put more effort in.


Title: Re: put all PWoT/Cracked stuff in here (and not in other threads)
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on December 12, 2017, 02:08 am
i was worried cracked's writing quality would take a hit after all these layoffs, but one of their remaining columnists, CRACKED Store, is still churning out the hits! (http://www.cracked.com/members/CRKDStorePost/)