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Real Name: Jack OBrien
Member Since: October 11th, 2007
Am the Editor-in-Chief of Cracked.com.
Still laugh out loud at your article (that's me laughing out loud in my avatar).
Am a contributor to the micro-blogging site Twitter.com: https://twitter.com/jack_obrien
Two sisters and a wife who are cooler than me.
Two dogs and a wife who are all smaller than me.
A column on Cracked: http://www.cracked.com/blog/author/Jack+Obrien/
It turns out our teachers, Hollywood and whoever we got our Thanksgiving mythology from (Big Turkey?) all made America's origin story far more boring than it actually was for some very disturbing reasons.
Bill Murray has become the urban equivalent of Bigfoot -- a mythical figure who generates sightings anywhere people are too drunk to totally trust their memory. Instead of being half-human, half-ape, Bill Murray exists somewhere between celebrities and the rest of us.
There are days that everyone knows to be cautious on and then there are these days. Just lurking in the shadows. Waiting to murder you dead.
We may like to think of celebrities as a bunch of shallow dumbasses, but in a surprising number of cases (assuming that you find the number six surprising), some of our stupidest celebrities are like daytime TV versions of Verbal Kint.
Everyone assumes that directors and writers get to decide what goes into a movie, but a lot of times the movie star is the most powerful person involved with a project. For instance, when Jim Carrey wanted to make a movie about his favorite number, The Number 23 hit theaters across the country. A much more entertaining abuse of this star power occu
There are some fairly idiot-proof tasks that movies pretend are difficult. Story structure demands things like clever arguments, plot twists and wealthy billionaires dancing through shifting fields of laser beams, and it turns out reality is decidedly less crazy about those things.
At a certain point, future generations are going to come to us with questions like, 'What? Why?' Fortunately, neurologists and sociologists have identified a number of mental disorders that are perfectly designed to explain the decade I grew up in.
Celebrities break the news now, and the internet is doing the fact checking.
Sorry folks, but Jay-Z's ended more supergroups than he's started.
Serious Talk. It's Jack's last episode.
The world is full of systems and orders that we never really question because they've seemingly exited forever.
Even though drugs and alcohol have been a social lubricant since before we could write anything down, we like to think of history as this boring, stuffy museum exhibit where kings and queens drank iced tea, ate flavorless biscuits and had sex like our parents did (they've never had sex!).
Dana Gould is one of comedy's *that guys*.