If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Cracked)   In which a Fox News plagiarizer is busted. By Cracked   (cracked.com) divider line 153
    More: Amusing, Fox News, sociopaths, pirates, Googled  
•       •       •

36106 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Jul 2012 at 3:47 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



153 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-07-12 02:20:31 PM  
Cracked writers are usually garbage but I'll admit this one made a couple of good burns.

"If there's anyone who's figured out how punch a hole through unorificed fruit skin with a limp gummy shape, it's the men farking you."
 
2012-07-12 03:50:41 PM  
Way to link to the second page.
 
2012-07-12 03:51:32 PM  
The fark did I just read?
 
2012-07-12 03:52:55 PM  
Cracked, nuthin'.

biatch got busted by SeanBaby. Awesome.
 
2012-07-12 03:53:31 PM  

tetsoushima: Way to link to the second page.


Subby. My mistake; sorry about that. Though to be fair, that's where the bust happens.
 
2012-07-12 03:53:34 PM  
Wow, that was a really angry dude...
 
2012-07-12 03:54:26 PM  

zerkalo: The fark did I just read?


The one in the middle of the page is the important part (other than what DeltaPunch pointed out) where the author finds the completely-plagiarized source of these "romantic pranks."

Sad.
 
2012-07-12 03:54:33 PM  
so fox ran a list of stuff that generates stress in a relationship..
 
2012-07-12 03:55:04 PM  
 
2012-07-12 03:55:45 PM  

tetsoushima: Way to link to the second page.


FWT?
 
2012-07-12 03:56:05 PM  
wtfamireading.jpg
 
2012-07-12 03:56:53 PM  

DeltaPunch: Cracked writers are usually garbage but I'll admit this one made a couple of good burns.


That's because this is a Seanbaby article that happens to be on Cracked.
 
2012-07-12 03:56:55 PM  
What the hell was that? When you run across something that bizarre, in-depth analysis might not be the best idea.
 
2012-07-12 03:59:18 PM  

tetsoushima: Way to link to the second page.


OK, that helps. Page 1. Now I at least understand WTF I'm looking at.
 
2012-07-12 04:00:12 PM  
I read number 4 as "save a bottle, fill it with water, and add a few drops of blood..."

wait what? oh, food... coloring.
 
2012-07-12 04:00:52 PM  
Fifth graders everywhere howl with laughter as they read this list. Maybe we can recite some amusing anecdotes from Readers Digest too.
 
2012-07-12 04:02:48 PM  
FTFA: since Realtors have to disclose it when a property's previous owner was a stupid biatch.

I *wish*. That would have saved me 4+ extensions, a whole lot of song and dance and nearly unending "WTF did they do to [the next duct-tape-and-crazy (and I mean CRAZY) -glue house issue]?"

Also, fark you Cracked for injecting "Read More..." bullshiat into my clipboard copypasta, you skeezy farks.

However, as someone who has a real problem with plagiarists and the growing acceptance of plagiarism, I have to give some credit here. Hope it costs the biatch her job, honestly.
 
2012-07-12 04:04:05 PM  

John_David_Stutts: Fifth graders everywhere howl with laughter as they read this list. Maybe we can recite some amusing anecdotes from Readers Digest too.


To be fair, the article does say it was ripped off from a post about "Childrens' Pranks" that the author changed to pranks to play on your lover. For some reason she thought this was a good idea.
 
2012-07-12 04:04:15 PM  
Seanbaby is funny.

i.crackedcdn.com

With Krinkles the Clown as the mascot, every serving of Sugar Krinkles now had the vitamins and minerals of one handful of flesh and the fear you need to get you going in the morning. The prize inside every box was whispers. Whenever you lost a kitchen knife in 1969, you would somehow always find it inside Post's Sugar Krinkles. The side of the box had photos of missing children, but each of them was labeled "Ingredients."

Sugar Krinkles was eventually pulled from the shelf, but Krinkles the Clown continued to find work. He now appears in mirrors every time you look away from them.
 
2012-07-12 04:04:19 PM  
OK, I know what I'm looking at now that someone had to tell me that it was page 2 of a...column..thing...but:
WTF did I just read and at what point am I supposed to learn of plagiarism? Is Amber Milt a known plagiarizer or is that involved in this article and I didn't see it because I'm dying here without having had a 2nd cup of coffee?
 
2012-07-12 04:04:42 PM  
is this a Todd Margaret style headline, subby?
 
2012-07-12 04:09:02 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: OK, I know what I'm looking at now that someone had to tell me that it was page 2 of a...column..thing...but:
WTF did I just read and at what point am I supposed to learn of plagiarism? Is Amber Milt a known plagiarizer or is that involved in this article and I didn't see it because I'm dying here without having had a 2nd cup of coffee?


She lifted some of these wacky romantic pranks off of a children's website. It's on page 2.

I have to assume she is molesting young men, because I don't know anyone that would find any of this remotely amusing.

Licking my taint is a zany romantic prank. Make with the taint licking, lady.
 
2012-07-12 04:09:28 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: OK, I know what I'm looking at now that someone had to tell me that it was page 2 of a...column..thing...but:
WTF did I just read and at what point am I supposed to learn of plagiarism? Is Amber Milt a known plagiarizer or is that involved in this article and I didn't see it because I'm dying here without having had a 2nd cup of coffee?


Item #8.

"While I'm on the subject of Amber Milt's tragic shiattiness, I Googled "poking a gummy worm into an apple." To me, the entire idea seemed to violate physics as we know them. I found this article: "7 Kid Pranks to Play on Random Victims." It has the exact same prank, and as you can imagine, the trick is to cut a hole in the apple first. That seems like a weird step to leave out from the woman who earlier gave us the tip on how it's easier to read objects when they exist in our field of vision.

Funny enough, the article that Amber also clearly Googled included other fun pranks like GLUING A COIN TO THE FLOOR, PUTTING TAPE OVER APPLIANCES TO RENDER THEM USELESS and DROPPING FOOD COLORING INTO DRINKS. So let me make this as clear as I can:

FoxNews.com's style and beauty editor Amber Milt found an article for children, stole it, and presented it to Fox News readers as erotic material."
 
2012-07-12 04:09:49 PM  
The Fox tips are really lame and appear to have been lifted so I would expect some derision of the author, but that was just painful to read.

I have bad news for all you romantic pranksters: If this worked and your boyfriend was tied up for hours at the hardware store looking for a "cement humidifier," either he's gay or he was using that time to laugh at you with the other woman he was inside.

Do gay men think things like "cement humidifier" exists?
 
2012-07-12 04:10:37 PM  

MrEricSir: That's because this is a Seanbaby article that happens to be on Cracked.


The gentleman has caused me to erupt into laughter on more than one occasion.
 
jvl
2012-07-12 04:11:36 PM  
I followed the Cracked link to the article on Fox News. The comments are full of win.
 
2012-07-12 04:11:58 PM  
Put a pillow over the door so it falls on him? pffft if you are gonna do that a bucket of water is the only way to go
 
2012-07-12 04:12:55 PM  
Only the pedophiles at fox.com would used material from a children's website as erotic advice.
 
2012-07-12 04:19:49 PM  
That reminds me of a quote: "Your manuscript is good and original. But the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good."

It seems Fox News already has a brain-washed following that gobbles up their material without processing it; so why should they make an effort?
 
2012-07-12 04:19:58 PM  
Here's an oldie but goodie: convince the style and beauty editor to write an article on "top 10 romantic pranks." Or for that matter, top 10 anything that she'll have to think up on her own. She'll end with 5 ideas that make her sound like she has the IQ of a 2x4 and 5 more ideas she had to find by Googling stuff from other people's articles.

Make sure to write "gotcha" on the bottom of the cardboard box they give her to clean out her cubicle at the end of the day. She'll have no idea why she lost her job, but she'll think the cardboard box is somehow responsible!
 
2012-07-12 04:20:15 PM  
Is that why I'm single? Because I don't do those types of things? Is that the secret?

Do guys like psycho retards?
 
2012-07-12 04:21:03 PM  

Yakk: What the hell was that? When you run across something that bizarre, in-depth analysis might not be the best idea.


I would argue that in-depth analysis of inane craziness is one of the pillars of the Internet.
 
2012-07-12 04:21:09 PM  

libranoelrose: Number six is SUCH a great idea!


PSA: Do not hug cops. Give them a polite nod and address them as "Officer"

Just think about the last time you were at work (What ever job you have) and thought "If I have to take anymore sh*t today... I'm going to snap and kill someone."

Police officers take sh*t all day long. They have pepper spray, batons, tazers, and guns. I think the last thing the need is a surprise practical joke.
 
2012-07-12 04:21:33 PM  
"Practical Jokes for Mormons"
 
2012-07-12 04:22:16 PM  
HotWingConspiracy:

Gosling:


Thanks, y'all.
Essentially, what she did was use another article as a resource and make her own column out of it. I'm not a Fox apologist in the least, but how is that different from what this guy from Cracked did? I suppose if she had taken credit for the ideas as her own creation it might be plagiarism, but the difference is moot. Both authors are content-stealing jerks.
I smell a Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan romantic comedy in the making. Spoiler alert: it ends with a rocket propelled grenade fired by a Fark contest winner.
 
2012-07-12 04:23:01 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: Is that why I'm single? Because I don't do those types of things? Is that the secret?

Do guys like psycho retards?


We're pretty flexible.
 
2012-07-12 04:23:40 PM  
11. Substitute rat poison for the sugar in his morning coffee! He'll take a swig, make a face, call you his little minx and then it's hot steamy fun on the kitchen table!
 
2012-07-12 04:23:43 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Only the pedophiles at fox.com would used material from a children's website as erotic advice.


I like the cut of your jib. Have a newsletter?
 
2012-07-12 04:24:02 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Essentially, what she did was use another article as a resource and make her own column out of it. I'm not a Fox apologist in the least, but how is that different from what this guy from Cracked did? I suppose if she had taken credit for the ideas as her own creation it might be plagiarism, but the difference is moot. Both authors are content-stealing jerks.


So, then, is the Daily Show.
 
2012-07-12 04:25:17 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: HotWingConspiracy:

Gosling:

Thanks, y'all.
Essentially, what she did was use another article as a resource and make her own column out of it. I'm not a Fox apologist in the least, but how is that different from what this guy from Cracked did? I suppose if she had taken credit for the ideas as her own creation it might be plagiarism, but the difference is moot. Both authors are content-stealing jerks.


I don't know....he was critiquing the article, so he needed it as source material. She neglected to mention that she was just lifting ideas from elsewhere.

If his critique was plagiarized, you'd be on to something.
 
2012-07-12 04:25:41 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Practical Jokes for Mormons"


Tempt him into engaging in marital relations with you, then steal his sacred Mormon underpants post-coitus. What mirth when he discovers he can't get into heaven!

// not intended as a factual understanding of the Mormon faith
 
2012-07-12 04:25:43 PM  

Xcott: Here's an oldie but goodie: convince the style and beauty editor to write an article on "top 10 romantic pranks." Or for that matter, top 10 anything that she'll have to think up on her own. She'll end with 5 ideas that make her sound like she has the IQ of a 2x4 and 5 more ideas she had to find by Googling stuff from other people's articles.


Indeed. I must also note that any list that claims to be "Top X" without quantitative evidence is probably bullshiat. Better to list them as "Randomly assorted list of things that I think are good".
 
2012-07-12 04:26:32 PM  
11. Link to page 2 of an article after getting a redlight.
 
2012-07-12 04:28:03 PM  
I loved this one:
Amber Milt stole this prank from her gynecologist. He didn't mean for it to be funny; he was only stuffing her full of paper to hide documents where no one would look.
 
2012-07-12 04:28:20 PM  
Super gluing a coin to the floor is lame. As soon as somebody tries to pick it up, it is obviously a prank to them and the fun is over. Here's what you really do if you want fun.

Tear off a corner of a 5 or 10 dollar bill making sure to get the whole dollar amount.
Find a vending machine that is bolted to the floor for safety.
Slide the corner under the machine so that it is sticking out.
Watch as people pull it out thinking that they tore off the corner leaving the rest underneath the machine.
Laugh as they try to move or rock the machine back enough to get the rest of the bill

/what else can you do for fun in the day room in a barracks?
 
2012-07-12 04:29:26 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Bedstead Polisher: Is that why I'm single? Because I don't do those types of things? Is that the secret?

Do guys like psycho retards?

We're pretty flexible.


As long as they are flexible.
 
2012-07-12 04:29:54 PM  
HotWingConspiracy:
She lifted some of these wacky romantic pranks off of a children's website. It's on page 2.

Actually, she just used a really old children's prank (we used to do similar gags as far back as the 1960s, but we used licorice strings) that a children's website also used.

In other words, the plagiarism charge is BS.

While the original article was pretty lightweight and lame, the Cracked rant-article is just insane. The writer needs help.
 
2012-07-12 04:29:59 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: Is that why I'm single? Because I don't do those types of things? Is that the secret?

Do guys like psycho retards?


Most guys are satisfied by someone who can check off just a few simple things:

1) Not horribly deformed (including obesity)
2) Frequent, enthusiastic sex
3) No betrayal of trust

Beyond that, stupid/psycho shiat can be tolerated. Failing one of the above three, you're on thin ice.
 
2012-07-12 04:31:09 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: HotWingConspiracy:

Gosling:

Thanks, y'all.
Essentially, what she did was use another article as a resource and make her own column out of it. I'm not a Fox apologist in the least, but how is that different from what this guy from Cracked did? I suppose if she had taken credit for the ideas as her own creation it might be plagiarism, but the difference is moot. Both authors are content-stealing jerks.
I smell a Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan romantic comedy in the making. Spoiler alert: it ends with a rocket propelled grenade fired by a Fark contest winner.


Uh, No. She took something someone else had created, and presented it as her own. He took what she claimed was her own, and said "Do you see what this dumbass is doing?" Apparently you don't.
 
2012-07-12 04:34:36 PM  

jvl: I followed the Cracked link to the article on Fox News. The comments are full of win.


I have tears in my eyes. The comments are WINNING!

/Well one eye. Other is clawed out.
 
Displayed 50 of 153 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report