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Just because you've created one masterpiece doesn't mean everything you touch is going to be gold (we're looking at you, seasons 2,3 and 4 of Heroes ). For further proof, just take a look at the real and grossly ill-conceived follow-ups to some of these beloved classics. After Captain America : Fighting American Joe Simon and Jack Kirby were true visionaries: They created Captain America in late 1940, a full year before the U.S. got involved in World War II, and they had him punching Hitler in the face as early as March 1941. When Marvel Comics put out the first issue of Captain America , the character became an overnight sensation. Simon and Kirby were immediately flooded by fan mail and even death threats from Nazi sympathizers .
Everybody loves sharing their opinions on the Internet, sometimes about important, world-changing things like politics, religion, human rights or cat declawing , and sometimes about unimportant things, like movies.
I'm not one of those guys who's going to tell you that high school is the best years of your life, because quite frankly, I don't believe that they are . I don't look back on the experience with glassy eyes and a sigh of nostalgia, little cartoon hearts floating around my giant, fluttering eyelashes.
Does anything improve a hard day at work like hearing about a huge mistake that wasn't your fault? Maybe that's why we love telling you about things like tiny math errors that led to huge disasters and other minor mistakes that led to even bigger catastrophes . So settle in and celebrate the fact that no matter how badly you've screwed up at work, you've probably never caused an explosion that destroyed half of a city.
We have a feeling that Harry Potter is never going away, in the sense that franchises like Batman and Star Wars never went away (and Star Wars never got its own amusement park ). And why not? It's the perfect storm of wonder, charm and innocent, family-friendly adventure that everyone can enjoy.
Looking like a famous actor or musician means you can probably make a decent living doing impressions, making special appearances or doing porn. Looking like a world leader, though, means you might end up helping win a war, being hunted by foreign governments or ... doing porn.
Everyone assumes that directors and writers decide what happens in a movie, but many times the movie star is the most powerful person involved with the project.
Hunting: It is an age-old dance. It is a sacred covenant between the predator and the prey ... and the guy bristling with a half-dozen giant cannons and sporting only the most advanced cloaking technology.
As soon as your doctor says you've got parasites in your body, you don't need to hear any more details.
Some historical claims are irrefutable: Hitler was a dick; Einstein was a brilliant sex maniac. A few other claims, however, are not quite as black and white.
Hollywood filmmakers like their women like they like their coffee: shrill, stupid and submissive.
All of us should have jobs where we can slip passive-aggressive "screw yous" to our enemies or our bosses right there in the work we produce.
Female superhero costumes are the comic industry's "No Cooties" signs: They prove that the people who designed them think about girls (a lot) but don't really know how they work and are making sure it stays that way. I am not an enlightened man. I consider the wipe-clean cheerleader costume a greater advance in clothing technology than the spacesuit.
Every once in a while, we here at Cracked like to hand over the site to a writer or animator whose work we really enjoy.