So a few weeks ago, Cracked's head layout editor Logan Trent posed to Twitter a riddle for the ages:
Three days later, the mystery was solved:
Here at Cracked, we model our lives, careers, and haircuts after acclaimed newspaperman J. Jonah Jameson. So of course, the only sane response here was "BRING US PHOTOS OF SPIDER-MAN ... with Steve Buscemi's eyes."
Logan (who, if we are to extend this analogy, is secretly Spider-Man and/or Steve Buscemi) obliged:
Man, those were some great photos of Spider-Man with Steve Buscemi's eyes, weren't they? But as you might've noticed, Cracked publishes more than photos of Spider-Man with Steve Buscemi's eyes every single day. In fact, Cracked began as a humor magazine in 1958. Back then, there were only two kinds of entertainment -- listening to Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" for untold rapturous hours, and smoking -- so it was a fine time to launch a comedy publication.
So yeah, it's been 60 years, and Cracked's still here. Further, we fully intend to be around for another 60 billion years, at which point we will have stopped being a website and evolved into a huge, ever-growing, pulsating brain that rules from the center of the Ultraworld.
And that, friends, is where you come in.
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