American humor site, focusing on lists and compilations
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Cracked.com has it origins all the way back in 1958, when there was a phone in every village and women were burned at the stake for talking about science.
Having no real ideas of his own, Robert C. Sproul, an inveterate plagiarist and jumper-on of band-wagons decided to brazenly copy MAD magazine.
Cracked cheerfully basked in MAD's shadow for nigh 50 years until the website finally gave Cracked its own identity.
After the magazine copied MAD and then tried to be a lads-mag clone, the website developed its own identity as a purveyor of humorous compilations of lists that encompass everything from urban myths to media outlets. Its finest hour was a compilation of frightening wikipedia clones that included our beloved ED (see External Links below).
Like all humor websites (except this one), the jokes can be a little hit and miss - but it's one of the more enjoyable sites to loiter around when you're bored at home or at work.
edited by Jack O'Brien since its debut in 2006