February 06, 2008 05:02PM
The 7 Most Unforgivable Grammy Snubs:


I didn't realize that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was nominated at all, let alone against Clapton's easy listening version of "Layla."

And #2 just...boggles the mind.
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February 06, 2008 09:54PM
When did CRACKED become the source of all lists? Back in the olden days they were just a rip-off of MAD Magazine, but had the good fortune to employ the great John Severin as one of their artists. But as far as I can recall that was about all they had to recommend them. Still, they were better than SICK or CRAZY.

CRACKED's mascot was some dumb little blond doof in white overalls, I seem to recall, and CRAZY had some little creep who looked like a humorous version of the Shadow or something. But I don't remember who SICK magazine had for a mascot.

None, of course, approached the stature of Alfred E. Neuman.
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February 06, 2008 10:33PM
Michael Scott made sure to transfer his subscripton to Cracked from his rental property to his condo on The Office.

At least Crazy had those versions of old Marvel comics where they replaced the actual speech and thought in the balloons with "Crazy" stuff. The Dark Phoenix Saga has never been the same...
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February 07, 2008 04:31PM
It was Bill Ward who was responsible for Nanny Dickering (the aforementioned Fanny) and he drew all of his women like that. Bob Fingerman and Peter Bagge did some work with Cracked. Back in `70's I devoured these magazines. Even then I was the contrarian, I preferred Cracked over Mad. Most likely because Severin and Ward were such great artists over what was in Mad (sorry to Jack Davis, Sergio Aragones and Don Martin) the exception being Dave Berg. I read Sick and Crazy but more out of a sense of wanting to keep up than anything else. I did like the song parodies in Crazy, though.

Ward was an interesting guy - he drew cheesecake starting in WWII (think it was called Torchy) all the way until he died, sadly by then he was being published in porn magazines. One story he used to tell was how Winsor McCay's (Little Nemo) son came to his office to give them his dad's old work and they didn't know who McCay was at that time and they turned him away!

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February 06, 2008 10:55PM
Cracked also had Fanny, the cracked interviewer, who had a lovely crack.
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February 06, 2008 11:01PM
And 'surfer' mag had, like many punk bands, the enthusiastic but dim witted, Wilbur Kookmeyer

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February 06, 2008 11:39PM
No kidding! How did she stand up straight?
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