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« Stuff Being Said | Main | Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 01:01 PM »

Cracked Magazine Crumbles

An email from the editor of Cracked Magazine:

Hi, everybody. I have some bad news. Some of you already know this. Some of you probably already suspect. Others might have had no idea that anything was amiss. But the deal is: Cracked Magazine is gone as of Issue #3.

Cracked the company, I should point out, is still alive and well. We're currently all working exclusively on book projects and our website at right now, which pays for submissions so there will still be freelance opportunities for you in the future. But unfortunately,
distribution issues and the publishing industry as a whole made publishing a bi-monthly comedy magazine unviable. Will we revisit it in the future? Ya never know. But for now, no more Cracked magazine.

I also want to thank you for your hard work in making the three issues that did see print. As I mentioned, distribution challenges made it increasingly difficult to get the magazine into readers' hands. However, those readers who did buy the issue were consistently blown away by the caliber of humor they found. I'm very proud to have worked with all of you. I thought you delivered hilarious, smart work, and it's sad to have to email you this sort of news.

Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions. Please also email me with any updated address information if you've moved recently, so your check will arrive at the right place. And don't forget about freelance opportunities available through Cracked book projects and If you're still producing comedy, we'd still love to look at it.


Jay Pinkerton

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Suck it Sylvester P. Smythe!
February 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAlfred E. Neuman
I was disappointed to see that The Cracked Store ripped off my company's Busted Tees website. Not the idea of selling funny t-shirts, but everything else. Compare the FAQ and About pages from the two sites ... as my friend Ricky put it, it's similar to how high school kids copy and paste from encyclopedias to write research papers. Completely unoriginal and shameless.
March 1, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterZach Klein
Actually it's more like two high school students working with the same source material. Both CRACKED Store and Busted Tees are run by the same fulfillment company, so it makes sense that we would have similar shipment information on our About Us and FAQ sites.

We apologize for any percieved similarities. We're big fans of Busted Tees.
March 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCRACKED Editor
CRACKED should have gone full penetration, like Penthouse.
March 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBilly Reno

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