We’ve covered jerks before, and by gum, we will again. You could say it’s kind of our ‘beat’. Sorry to toss a little old school reporter lingo at you. 

Here’s the thing, we aren't saying that going around being an asshole until you're famous for it is a great way to live your life. But it could make for one heck of a story. Behold, some of the biggest acts of dicketry in history. For example, Putin once stole something of immense value from Patriots owner Robert Kraft in an extremely on brand (if potentially apocryphal move). To be fair, the joke really is on the poor folks who genuinely responded to Mao’s call for written criticism.

The fact is, jerks abound in this world, and if you’re going to be a jerk, you may as well as do it in a way that leaves people talking and inspires jerks for generations to come.  Not all of can become a Barry ‘the bulldozer’ Swegle, but we sure can try.

16 All-Time Stunner Jerk Moves - Mao introduced the Hundred Flowers Movement, inviting national change by asking reformers to write to him with critic
Source: Smithsonian

16 All-Time Stunner Jerk Moves - This ancient Egyptian pharoah really hated his predecessor, aunt Hatshepsut. He ordered all her statues thrown in a d
Source: BBC

16 All-Time Stunner Jerk Moves - Kroc, known as the founder of McDonald’s, bought out the McDonald’s brothers. When they kept their original store run
Source: Time

16 All-Time Stunner Jerk Moves - Two ’70s African dictators, Mengistu Haile Mariam and Idi Amin, had policies where after they executed someone, they’
Source: Reuters

16 All-Time Stunner Jerk Moves - John Fogerty of CCR wrote “The Old Man Down the Road” in 1985, which was similar to an earlier song of his. Fantasy R
Source: The Guardian

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