Some people use social media to post insightful commentary on current events or to share personal stories that they hope will resonate with others, but mostly it’s clickbait and weirdly vague inspirational memes. Well, who am I to see a bandwagon and not jump right the fuck on it? Here are six inspirational, 100% relatable memes you should definitely share on social media with your bored aunt. She loves this shit.
I tried to warn the world two years ago that every company involved in the production of video games is a gang of treacherous liars. Not only was my shocking exposé snubbed by the Pulitzer committee, it also somehow didn’t grind the world’s largest entertainment industry to a halt. So let’s try again: here’s my latest Cracked article, 5 Shameless Lies Video Game Companies Got Away With (Almost).
Nobody likes a cheap knock-off—that’s why you never hear anyone try to order Dr. Thunder at a restaurant. And it’s no better when you pay $30 for wrestling tickets only to find out the main event is Andrew the Giant versus “Macho Guy” Sandy Ravage. Check out my new WhatCulture article, 7 Wrestlers Who Were Blatant Knock-offs.
If you’ve ever found yourself playing video games for thirty-five hours non-stop, remember to thank the 80s CEO whose temper tantrum is directly responsible for your favorite hobby/debilitating addiction. Check out my latest Cracked article, The Crazy Coincidence That Saved Video Games Forever.
An integral judiciary is the backbone of a functioning democracy, but sometimes it really does seem like the courts are just fucking with us. Check out my latest WhatCulture article, 8 Weird Questions That Courts Have Legally Answered.
If you ever felt like Mario had a more violent side he wasn’t showing us, it turns out you were right all along. Check out my latest WhatCulture article, 10 Features You Didn’t Know Were Cut From Classic Video Games, to see how Nintendo very nearly gave us Super Rambo Bros.
Video game consoles go through a lot of changes before they hit stores. Some are pretty well-publicized, like that time Microsoft almost prevented you from sharing Xbox One games as an experiment to see how many people they could sell a PlayStation 4. Others are a little lesser known, and for those, you should check out my first article on WhatCulture, 7 Beloved Video Game Consoles That Were Almost Completely Different.
In an event billed by the media as “the Super Bowl of Washington,” former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate yesterday regarding allegations that President Trump tried to influence the FBI investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. In case you missed it, here are some highlights from Comey’s testimony:
As of noon Eastern Time today, Donald Trump has officially become the 45th President of the United States. I’ve invited the ghost of James Buchanan—widely regarded by historians as the worst-ever U.S. President—to share his thoughts on this important day. He was… strangely excited about it. — Jeff
2016 is almost over, meaning that every web site from CNN to your friend’s Pokémon GO blog is preparing to run the exact same “year in review” article about the year we elected a shrieking Jack-o’-lantern as President and Death decided to take all of our favorite people from the 1980s (Carrie Fisher died as I was writing this, for Christ’s sake!). Stroking people’s nostalgia for things that happened less than twelve months ago is something any chump with a keyboard could manage, so I’ve decided to go a different route by writing my “year in review” article about a year that hasn’t even happened yet.