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(Cracked)   So when exactly did Cracked go from being "lists of amusing video game bugs and/or interesting historical facts" to "Sanctimonious old middle class white dudes whine endlessly about how teenagers are lazy and immature"?   (cracked.com) divider line 18
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2013-01-03 12:17:54 PM
4 votes:
I don't really remember a time when the word "amusing" ever applied to Cracked lists.
2013-01-03 04:47:56 PM
3 votes:
Wonder how much of the butthurt here is from people for whom this hits a little too close to home.

Also, yeah he writes for Cracked. He gets paid for that. You're trying to be witty and funny on Fark for free. Get over yourself.
2013-01-03 06:48:01 PM
2 votes:

douchebag/hater: Interesting the amount of people biatching about Fark.

Funny, you complain about the site in the site's own comment section.

If Fark sucks so much WHY are you still here?

As for the article: the writer is right on the money and the people here who are upset about must feel it applies to them on a personal level.


cman looks at your sign-up date

Anything Fark post-2007 is pretty damn bad. We reached our zenith back in 2003 in terms of creativity. In the past few years, Fark has become what it loathed.

People on Fark treat blogs like Daily Kos as gospel and accept it without thought. People on fark believe in stupid conspiracy theories *like* how the President was not born in the United States. People on Fark believe that news networks are there to report news instead of their real goal of making money. This has brought even more conspiracy theorists out of the woodwork proclaming that the media conspired to destroy both OWS and the Tea Party by focusing on the misspelled signs and the dumbassess and implying that the whole movement was either racist or anti-Semitic . Farkers have forgotten that news networks show people doing stupid stuff because thats what the American public want to see. People on Fark, myself included, get lost in needlessly idiotic partisan bickering that would be best served on websites that cater to that crowd.

Fark was once a great place to come to get weird news stories; now it has turned to shiat.
2013-01-03 04:00:55 PM
2 votes:
I think it's sad so many of you know individual writers on Cracked
2013-01-03 03:10:59 PM
2 votes:
I would rather know when Fark changed from a website of funny news to becoming a place where the left and right needlessly cry about being victims.
2013-01-03 12:33:16 PM
2 votes:
I like some of cracked stuff- but this author, John Cheese is really a downer.  He's obsessed with " gritty suck age" that was his earlier life.  At first it was inspiring, just showing how he turned his life around....but then it became all he could write about.
2013-01-04 06:58:33 AM
1 votes:

grinding_journalist: I mentioned upthread that I have the wife, the house, the picket fence, and a kid on the way. These things would suggest that I've matured into a responsible adult, not someone who gets hammered and rides around in a doorless, topless Jeep Wrangler shooting bottle rockets and roman candles at things on the sidewalk. Not someone who can spend hours playing video games or watching football and not feel guilty about being unproductive. Not someone who has spent the past few months (and many months to come) painting a veritable army of plastic and pewter men that are 1.5 inches tall. Not someone who refuses to quit smoking pot because it's illegal, regardless of the fact that it's superior to any other psych med out there. Not someone who will spend more time setting a fantasy football lineup and agonizing over a trade than getting real work done in the office that day. Not someone who refuses to throw away a 15 year old t-shirt that's more holes than cloth due to sentimental value. Not someone who leaves his pregnant wife at home to go play a Star Trek CCG with his friends who live a couple blocks away. Not someone who thinks doughnuts, two beers, a sack of cheddar Chex mix and a Caramello is an acceptable substitute for dinner. Not someone desperately clinging to the destructive ways of their youth because they're terrified of the future, the unknown, and themselves.


Say goodbye to all the fun stuff you listed in that paragraph!
2013-01-04 01:38:04 AM
1 votes:
Yes, let's all conform and hope to be like those couples in Cialis Commercials. Living out the rest of our days pretending to smile and get it up to a dry boring biatchy floral print wearing woman you're no longer attracted to but can't leave because she will take you for everything you have and let you know she farked your boss. Just so long as we leave behind a "legacy" no one gives two shiats about. And your grand kids will go visit your grave because you left them something to remember you by.

Ah yes, the ideal life.

Legends of the Fall bear scene ending.
2013-01-03 08:11:37 PM
1 votes:

HellRaisingHoosier: I had most issue with #4 ...

Eventually, though, you start to mature and realize that every second you spend living like that is a second you haven't spent building your career or securing your retirement or building a legacy. And the longer you put it off, the more of a head start you give your competition for the perfect job or the perfect spouse. You start realizing that all of your friends bought their first house at age 30, while you're counting wrinkled wads of singles from the strip club the night before to pay your rent.

It's fine if this is a glimpse of your perfect life, but it's not mine. I hate when I'm judged on what other people want. I certainly don't want a stepford-wife, little house in the suburbs (by 30 no less), kids, and some 9 - 5 job to work at for the rest of my life.


Pretty much this.

If you measure your happiness and success by what other people do, you're likely going to be miserable your entire life.
2013-01-03 08:09:01 PM
1 votes:
I had most issue with #4 ...

Eventually, though, you start to mature and realize that every second you spend living like that is a second you haven't spent building your career or securing your retirement or building a legacy. And the longer you put it off, the more of a head start you give your competition for the perfect job or the perfect spouse. You start realizing that all of your friends bought their first house at age 30, while you're counting wrinkled wads of singles from the strip club the night before to pay your rent.

It's fine if this is a glimpse of your perfect life, but it's not mine. I hate when I'm judged on what other people want. I certainly don't want a stepford-wife, little house in the suburbs (by 30 no less), kids, and some 9 - 5 job to work at for the rest of my life.
2013-01-03 08:00:15 PM
1 votes:
I have great respect for Cheese, and so he has enough capital to get away with one article I disagree with.

Why does "growing up" have to mean getting married, moving to the suburbs, having 2 children, and living as a Christian Republican with a picket fence? If you aren't hurting anyone, do what makes you happy. Do it until it no longer makes you happy, and then do something else. I don't care if you're 80 and still banging chicks who hang out in bars. Does Hefner look miserable and unsatisfied?
2013-01-03 06:26:54 PM
1 votes:
Interesting the amount of people biatching about Fark.

Funny, you complain about the site in the site's own comment section.

If Fark sucks so much WHY are you still here?

As for the article: the writer is right on the money and the people here who are upset about must feel it applies to them on a personal level.
2013-01-03 04:55:40 PM
1 votes:
That was a completely dumb argument, but the cops tazing the redneck wedding fighters video was well worth the time invested.
2013-01-03 04:20:46 PM
1 votes:
Started off with a decent point about how dudes who do ridiculous things like green half-shaved heads need to be prepared to deal the the inevitable consequences.

Lost me though when he equated "grown up" with "owns a house".
2013-01-03 04:19:07 PM
1 votes:

GarbageDay: Has to be John Cheese

*clicks*

Yep.

The guy acts like he's the one-stop encyclopedia for all of life's valuable information. You write on a comedy website for Christ's sake.


Most former addicts are like that. They're so shocked that they cleaned up their act that they figure they're enlightened, sort of like born-again Christians. Of course, the clarity that comes from no longer drowning in booze or drugs might make every insignificant detail of life seem profound. I dunno, I've never stopped boozin'.
2013-01-03 03:57:55 PM
1 votes:
The same time Fark went from witty headlines and reasonable discussions to unfunny half jokes and slanderous headlines and troll fights in the comment sections?

/Oh and WND links.
2013-01-03 12:43:36 PM
1 votes:
If the author has learned from his excuses and grew to be a better person, then he shouldn't whine and try to stop others from making such excuses. Life is a learning process.

However, if he's warning us about making such excuses because look how crappy his life turned out ("I'm writing for Cracked, for God's sake!"), then why would any of us waste our time reading such a wordy article written by a total loser?
2013-01-03 12:41:43 PM
1 votes:
probably happened around the time their interns got to be too lazy and immature to agree to write their content for free.
 
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