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14 Movie And TV Plots So Common We Can Chart Them

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. The creative types behind popular movies and shows like to think they’re being fresh and original. As it turns out, though, they’re all working from the same boring, hack playbook. In fact, movie and TV plots have become so predictable that you can tell exactly what’s coming. Here’s how: 13 Entry by lemonstar 10 Entry by ForageForCake 7 Entry by Markos Hasiotis 4 Entry by ERRiley 1 And the winner is ……

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7 Facts That Will Ruin Your Favorite HGTV Shows Betches

Is there anything better than laying on the couch with a bottle of wine and screaming at a couple who’s trying to decide between a shanty within walking distance of the city or a chicken farm 18 miles away for their family of six on House Hunters? Or laughing at how ADORABLE Chip and Joanna are? How about begrudgingly turning on Love It Or List It and mentally drop-kicking the idiot people that literally always stay in their stupid houses? No, there is nothing better. HGTV is in a golden…

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Are Fiber Supplements A Scam? We Asked A Nutritionist Betches

Like any betch, I’m constantly complaining, and usually, it’s about my stomach. It feels like I’m forever stuck in a cycle of either sh*tting to the death or being constipated for a year. Yeah, it’s TMI, but I can’t be the only one suffering—and I’m not. A lot of these struggles can come down to one thing: fiber. Nutritionist and dietitian Tracy Lockwood Beckerman gave us all the info on how to properly incorporate fiber in your diet on our Diet Starts Tomorrow podcast. Why Is It Good? Tracy believes…

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21 Ridiculous Ways Censors Basically Rewrote Entire Plots

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. Editing is such a nuanced, important art form that there’s an Oscar for doing it well. Unfortunately, the flipside of that is that people are using those same skills to censor, butcher, and generally retool entertainment until it’s completely unrecognizable. For, um, reasons. This contest was suggested by rs1, who only uses those blackbelt editing powers for good. 20 Entry by Andrea Meno 17 Entry by Busteq 14 Entry by PParker 11…

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Cute Lightweight Sweaters That Won’t Make You Sweat Betches

1. Open Knit Free People Beach Comber V-Neck Sweater Verge Girl Satisfaction Knit 2. Open Back About Us Cheryl Open Back Sweatshirt Lovers + Friends Amelia Sweater Off the shoulder sweaters are great because they allow you to wear a sweater without feeling like your sweater has the hidden agenda of killing you slowly. There’s nothing worse than when you’re wearing a turtleneck and, all of a sudden, you start slightly sweating, and then omg, is this turtleneck getting tighter? Is this thing trying to choke me?? Omg, am I…

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Lindsay Lohan Tried To Kidnap Two Refugee Children Betches

If I had to pick the most fascinating pop culture personality of 2018, the obvious contenders would be Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande, or maybe Cardi B. But I’d like to nominate Lindsay Lohan. The LiLo content in 2018 has already been excellent, from her becoming a nightlife mogul in Greece to a viral dance challenge, but today’s story really takes the cake. Lindsay Lohan is still batsh*t crazy, and we have video proof. These days, when Lindsay isn’t showing us how to throw a party in Mykonos, she’s busy…

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Bizarre, Unexpected Facts About Iconic Figures From History

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. There are amazing facts about historical figures that entire industries of publicity people try to keep you from knowing. They may not even be all that sinister or weird, but if they don’t fit the public image that the history books are trying to portray, they get swept under a rug made of Non-Disclosure Agreements. We asked our readers to bring us weird, startling facts about well-known people from the past. The…

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12 Movies That Everyone Misunderstands, And What They Mean

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. Movies are notoriously layered. There are levels of meaning that people frothingly argue about for years. And yet, with all the resources available to us, people still manage to misunderstand and misinterpret the messages movies are trying to get across. We asked our readers to find the most widely-misunderstood movies and set the record straight, in handy meme format. The winner is below, but first, the runners-up: 11 Entry by Chan Teik…

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This Absolute Legend Scammed Her Way To A $100K Engagement Ring, Then Ghosted Betches

I’m not going to sugarcoat it: this week has been f*cking trash. But if anything’s going to cheer me up, it’s a story about female scammers and engagement ring-related lawsuits. This Monday, D.C. lawyer Ryan Strasser filed a lawsuit against ex-fiancée Sarah Jones Dickens for the return of his $100,000 engagement ring. As we learned from my previous reporting on such lawsuits, engagement rings are considered conditional gifts. And as you probably guessed, Strasser and Dickens did not make it down the aisle, instead splitting after 11 months engaged. (Sidenote:…

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Here’s How Snooki Feels About JWoww’s Divorce Betches

The age-old saying of “Don’t fall in love at the Jersey Shore” proves to be too true as JWoww dropped a grenade on us and filed for divorce from Roger Farley. We watched how excited JWoww was when Roger would come visit her on Jersey Shore, saw their everyday life on Snooki & JWoww, and thought about going husband hunting DTS (down the shore) because of them. Alas, nothing gold can stay. Two weeks ago, JWoww filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.” So like, what’s the real reason, though? And…

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The 16 Saddest Ways Sequels & Prequels Ruined Great Characters

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. Movie franchises dedicate an incredible amount of time and energy to developing universes, with histories, characters, and convoluted explanations for plot holes. Which makes it all the more confusing when a sequel or prequel somehow manages to contradict or undermine its characters anyway. If you need evidence of that, look no further than this collection of prequels and sequels that ignore, undermine or even openly contradict what’s been established about the characters…

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The Spookiest TV Shows & Movies Coming To Netflix In October Betches

It’s Halloween betches, and it’s time to get spooky AF. Netflix is adding to the festivities with the scariest TV shows and movies—’tis the season for sleeping with the lights on and double locking all your doors. There’s no better way to get in the spirit of Halloween than living in darkness with only your laptop screen as a light source. This is also the perfect excuse to ditch any and all Halloween related celebrations. More time for you to spend doing what you do best­—sitting. Which BTW, can get…

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ASOS Is Offering 20% Off The Cutest Fall Clothes Betches

Fall is finally here, which means irresistible-smelling candles will soon cover every surface in your house and Trader Joe’s will be your second home while you grab all their seasonal pumpkin products. It’s time to prepare for living our best lives hibernation szn with the glow of Netflix, the aroma of Thai takeout, and the feeling of comfy af sweaters. So long are the days where you’d slip on the same dress and pair of shorts week after week. It’s now time to embrace the same five sweaters and leggings you’ll…

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Things We Worry About, And The Insane Ways They’ve Changed

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. It seems like everyone’s worried, right now. It’s not that we haven’t been worrying all our lives – that’s human nature. What has changed is the things we currently need to worry about. We’ve changed. Our lives have changed. The world has changed. We asked our readers to show us side-by-side comparisons of the things they used to worry about, vs. the things they worry about now. The winner is below, but…

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18 Mind-Blowing Ways Technology Has Changed In A Short Time

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. We know we’ve come a long way with our technology, but sometimes looking at the past while looking at the present really puts things in perspective. It’s not just that technology has gotten smaller, faster, and better. It’s also done so in the blink of an eye. For example … 17 Entry by PookieJones 14 Entry by rs1 11 Entry by Fermosalua3 8 Entry by gicusudoru 5 Entry by ForageForCake 2 Entry…

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