Do you think you can do better than us? Do you like to write things and make people laugh?
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NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
Now let me back up for a moment.
I recently wrote an article for Cracked.com in which I reasonably explained that I hate almost the entire internet.
Perhaps you remember it.
This brought a torrent of responses (more than a thousand, between our comments, our forums, and Digg) that ranged from, "You are a very fat retard" to "Reading that actually gave me cancer."
But as diverse as the opinions were, one sentiment was repeated over and over:
"Even I can write better than that!"
Or, as one commenter put it,
"I could get a more coherent article by gluing a Sharpie to a dog's cock and letting it hump the page."
Cracked's new Editor in Chief.
Oh, lulzfarmer187. You've fallen right into our trap.
You see, Cracked isn't written by a room full of wealthy hipsters at the top of some New York high-rise, sipping from Starbucks cups and thinking we're God's gift to the internet.
It's you. Cracked articles are written by hundreds and hundreds of total strangers just like lulzfarmer up there, people from all over the world. Teenagers, college kids, soccer moms.
They've all written articles for us from the comfort of their own living rooms, most with zero professional writing experience. Their articles were read by between 150,000 and two million human beings... each.
All of these people are on their way to read your article.
Some of those writers then went on to write for magazines, other websites and even have gotten book deals out of it. All of them got paid cash money.
And the bitches. Oh, Lord, the bitches. As one contributor pointed out, "I had my jimmy waxed every day last week."
If you write for us, Cracked.com Inc. absolutely guarantees, in writing, this will happen. That was a lady, too.
All you have to do is know how to write. And be funny. And hopefully like lists.
"Tell me more about the 7 Most Underrated Theme Songs from 80s TV Shows."
Here's the rigorous application process: You click here and say you want in. Congratulations, you've made it. It's not exactly the Navy SEALS.
A couple of days later you'll be granted access to a private forum where you can suggest article ideas. We don't even make you write the article ahead of time. Just come up with the idea. If we like it, you'll get paid to write it.
And that's how it should be. I spent all of my early years as a writer scared of rejection notices from editors, never knowing how to get my foot in the door. At Cracked, we think that door should be wide open, so that any talented person can have access to all the cash and boobies a writer deserves. Ladies and gentlemen, here is that door.
Most actors have rough gigs early in their careers.
What does the person who has everything buy for themselves?
Sometimes the follow-up is worse than original headline-grabbing story.
Some people in entertainment don't even bother trying to come up with fresh ideas.