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New on Cracked: 6 Douchebag Luxury Goods Originally Invented to Help People

A new Cracked article is up. 6 Douchebag Luxury Goods Originally Invented to Help People reveals the surprisingly noble origins of the jacuzzi hot tub, yachts, rhinoplasty, ecstasy, botox and boner pills.

Read and feel better as you sit in you hot tub upon your yacht, surrounded by strippers with plastic surgery and a plate of various boner pills by your side.

Red Dawn Fan Site links to Cracked article

RedDawn2010.com, a fan site for the upcoming Red Dawn remake, linked to my Cracked.com article critiquing the original Red Dawn.

The new Red Dawn film puts China in the role of the invading force. It’s a significant switch in roles. In the original film 600 million screaming Chinamen (down from one billion after nuclear bombing).

The new movie was filmed in part in Michigan (in part because of Michigan’s tax incentives for developing a film industry to replace the jobs sent to China over the years).

Despite the faults in the original I pointed out, I like the original Red Dawn for it’s blatant propaganda (much in the way bad-film nerds love the films satirized by Mystery Science Theater 3000).

Currently there is no release date set for the current Red Dawn movie, which has evidently been pushed back to 2011. Whenever it comes out I will see it, partly for the kitsch value, and to support Michigan film making.

You can follow the developments at RedDawn2010 (not the official site of the film) and the official Red Dawn Website.

Red Dawn 2010
http://www.reddawn2010.com/

Official website
http://www.mgm.com/view/Movie/2394/Red%20Dawn%20%282010%29/

My 8 Historic Symbols Article was #1 on Cracked.com for July 2010

My last Cracked.com article, 8 Historic Symbols That Mean The Opposite of What You Think,, was the #1 article on Cracked for the month of July 2010. Top ten listed below.

July 2010:

8 Historic Symbols That Mean The Opposite of What You Think – Philip Moon – 728,225

6 Things From History Everyone Pictures Incorrectly – Alexander Hoffman – 714,395

6 Completely Legal Ways the Cops Can Screw You – Cezary Strusiewicz – 617,287

6 Great Novels Hated in Their Time – Jacopo – 472,865

5 Ridiculous Ancient Beliefs That Turned Out to Be True – Sam Blitz – 468,676

The 6 Worst Jobs Ever (Were Done by Children) – S. Fero – 434,324

9 Beloved Characters Made Horrifying by Japan – Cezary Strusiewicz – 418,296

7 Terrifying Prehistoric Creatures That Are Still Around – David Dietle – 379,294

The 5 Most Gigantic Everything in the History of War – Jacopo – 364,106

The 9 Stupidest Superhero Secret Identities – Maxwell Yezpitelok – 359,382