Back before Al Gore invented the Intertubes, giving us the likes of The Onion, we had to get our laughs by reading plain old paper magazines (barbaric, right?)  Mad Magazine, of course, was the top of the heap for pre-adolescents looking for a cheap laugh (ask me how I know that.) 

And like any successful product, Mad had it’s low rent imitators.  Chief among these was Cracked, the RC Cola to Mad’s Pepsi (or if you’re too young to remember RC, the Mr. Pibb to Mad’s Dr. Pepper. )

But somehow, in the past several years, while Mad plodded along in paper-magazine purgatory, Cracked reinvented itself as a web site.  Juvenile, scatological, profane, and perpetually horny, Cracked had obviously cracked the tittering schoolboy code and perfectly captured the pre-teen gestalt of the internet.  Cracked’s specialty now seems to be “list based” articles (i.e., the top ten this, the five worst that, you get the idea.) 

And while its silly and immature and ridiculous, it’s also one of my guiltiest of pleasures, in fact, it’s hard for me to start my day without checking out the site.  And this morning, lo and behold, was an article that seemed tailor made for a TTAG link.  So without further ado, here’s the link: 

5 Ridiculous Gun Myths Everyone Believes (Thanks to the movies)

Enjoy!

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