Cracked Magazine is back.
June 5, 2002 1:54 PM   Subscribe

Cracked Magazine is back. I used to read this back in the day, but I hadn't seen it in ages. I always thought it was inferior to Mad, but I liked it anyway. Supposedly it's on shelves now. Has anyone seen a new copy?
posted by SisterHavana (11 comments total)
Yes it was inferior; I can also remember "Crazy", and "Sick". I'm sure there others, but Mad reigned supreme.
posted by jeremias at 2:20 PM on June 5, 2002

I loved Cracked as a kid. I liked Mad too, but was kind of annoyed that they kept on using old material. Bridget Bardot jokes just aren't funny anymore. Cracked was alot more original when I read it (mid-80's).
posted by ttrendel at 2:56 PM on June 5, 2002

Ugh, Cracked was always the poor man's Mad. They even had an Alfred E. Neuman-esque character.

They're online, though, if you've got to get your dose of "Pukey McSpew" (actual character, see here.)

I always think of the Simpsons episode where Milhouse and Bart are laffing it up over Mad and Milhouse says "They sure stick it to that Spiro Agnew guy!"
posted by GaelFC at 3:23 PM on June 5, 2002

When I was little, I had an official Sylvester P. Smythe painters cap. It was awesome.
posted by Doug at 4:12 PM on June 5, 2002

I liked how they misspelled "magazine" as "mazagine" on the cover. I didn't catch it for years.
posted by robbie01 at 4:16 PM on June 5, 2002

hmm, i think i have a few copies of cracked. no, i'm sure of it. i got them three or four weeks ago, i believe.

-sugarfish, your resident paid-to-play-with-magazines girl
posted by sugarfish at 4:33 PM on June 5, 2002

Weekly World News is the "Cracked" for the adult generation. Damn, now I understand why it exists. For years, I've been horrified that people are buying it for the supposed news content. Now I know they're just kids in adult bodies, buying more "Cracked" mazagine. Whew!
posted by five fresh fish at 9:23 PM on June 5, 2002

Cracked was great complementary reading to Mad. Did not know it was back, but then again I don't read Mad anymore.
posted by dig_duggler at 7:28 AM on June 6, 2002

Is it in Pog form?
posted by thirteen at 8:13 AM on June 6, 2002

Cracked was always seen as an ersatz Mad, of course, but they were cool enough to pick up both Don Martin and Shawn Kerri (sadly, both geniuses now deceased).

It was pretty tight before it went down last time, I'll be interested to see what it's become.
posted by dong_resin at 8:34 AM on June 6, 2002

Whattaya mean Cracked is back? You mean Cracked was gone? Yeesh, I'm seriously out of touch with my inner 13-year-old.

My best friend, Gabe, and I often debated the relative merits and flaws of Mad vs. Cracked. It was decided that though Mad was generally funnier, Cracked did have funnier satire pieces.
posted by ratbastard at 9:45 AM on June 6, 2002

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