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Friday, July 23, 2010

Cracked- not for the faint of heart!

After working in news for the better part of 20 years, I've always thought the audience was treated like a bunch of seven year-olds. Any "bad" words or stories that might "offend" the delicate sensibilities of the viewer was avoided like the plauge.

Then, along came shows like "All in the Family",  "Family Guy" and "Saturday Night Live" who assumed the audience was smarter, more mature and capable of accepting grown up concepts and encountering the occassional bad word used within the context of the storyline.

The humor website Cracked is like that. Written to the mind and sensibilities of those over 16, this website is definitely not for anyone who has yet to shave. Not at all offensive, it insteads assumes the reader is not a prude and is open to hilarious examination of history, pop culture and other news topics that need a good lampooning.

The articles and essays contained within the site are often short and breezy, but they're not above dropping a grown up word here or there or discussing a topic that some might consider for mature audiences. Rarely does the site stoop to poop jokes or to the lowest common denominator, instead they choose to write to a level of intelligence that assumes the reader has something more than a 12th grade education.

If you like your humor smart, to the point and free of political correctness, then the Cracked site is for you and you should make the jump to it here. However, if this kind of humor is not your cup of tea, then maybe this site is better suited for you.

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