Back in the 90s, it looked like Microsoft might take over the world. But after ten years, Vista, the iPod, and a government lawsuit, we feel pretty safe saying that's not happening. But we're equally certain that it won't be for a lack of trying. Whether they're unleashing the Zune or hip new Microsoft Stores, their ambition is only matched by their painful lack of self awareness. So how long until they try their hand at making, well, everything else?
We asked you to show us what the world might look like if it really did run on Microsoft. The winner is below, but first the runners up.
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And the winner is ...
Congrats, tayser. You win money.
- Casting Changes That Would Have Improved Movies
- Video Games Summed Up in 140 Characters or Less
- Macro Contest: Modern Phenomena That Are Older Than You Think
- Macro Contest: The Most Misunderstood Movies Ever
- GIF Contest: The Most Frustrating Things/Moments in Famous Video Games
As Mother's Day proves, society isn't above just making up holidays. There are three kinds of holidays: holidays that honor someone (like Mother's Day), that mark a historic occasion (like Memorial Day) and those that encourage some kind of behavior (April Fools Day). Show us who or what we should be honoring, and how we should be doing it.
Post your entries in the contest thread. Winner gets $50.
If you'd like to see the entries from this week that didn't make it, check here. Or, find out the horrible secrets of 23 famous cartoon characters. And for pictures too strange to make up, but not too strange to make fun of, check out The Daily Craption Contest.
Got an idea for a future Cracked photoshop contest? Let us know.