Superb & Must-See Paintings Of An Aging Superhero
"…When it comes to the world of superheroes, we only really seem that at their best, in their prime, vanquishing evil-doers left right and centre. But what happens when Captain America turns 55? Or Batman isn’t as flexible as he once used to be?…”
"…That’s the theme Andreas Englund startling photorealistic oil paintings . The immensely gifted Swedish painter has been creating different scenarios in the life of an Ageing Superhero , which is also the name of the series. From struggling at the supermarket to getting a genuine workout fighting off hordes of ninjas, it’s a fun, candid and tender look at a superhero who’s body has truly seen better days…"
Via So Bad So Good
My dad once pitched a series to me about an old superhero who’s going senile and is now more dangerous than helpful but no one is willing to put down a guy who made the world better for years and now only means well. That’s when I realized he was better at my job than me.
I’m sorry. If you have plans this weekend, you will have to cancel them. This is more important. Here’s your new itinerary, I drew it up because I know you love all of these objectively awesome things. I know because I know you.
Fuck off from work. Burn bridges, pee on something, do your normal Friday stuff. (Additional step: If you don’t live in Los Angeles, get on a plane and go to LA). Then go to a Barnes and Noble or any book store and get a copy of the Cracked De-Text Book, available in stores now and guaranteed to change your life (even if it’s only in the number of material possessions you have to your name).
Go to Stan Lee’s Comikaze at the convention center in Downtown Los Angeles and watch Cracked After Hours do a panel all about the show as well as a reading of a never-before-seen episode. Stick around afterward and get each of our signatures in your shiny new book. Boom, it just climbed in value at least 16 cents. Sell it if you want, right on the spot.
Hang out with Cracked at our booth during the convention. Maybe stroll the floor and pick up a corset or something. Trust me, I know you, you don’t think you’re a corset person, but you are.
Go to the Redwood Bar in downtown and watch Michael Swaim, Adam Todd Brown, Katie Willert and ME (your favorite) do standup in between bouts of good music. I won’t lie, this is a marathon event. It starts at 9:00 and doesn’t end until midnight. If there’s someone in this group you want to see, here is the lineup of exhaustion, you pick and choose:
9PM - Host (Jordan)
9:15 - MS Werd (Michael Swaim)
9:40 - Adam
9:55 - Get Set Go
10:40 - Katie
10:55 - Countless Thousands
11:35 - Soren
11:50 - Isolated Victims
Go to bed, you don’t have to go to sleep but you’ve got all those texts to return from people asking why you peed in the office and also all those Word Scramble plays to catch up on.
Holy shit, you just slept through a day and a half! What’s wrong with you? This seems like a bigger issue we should address at some point. But for now, head back to Comikaze and watch a Cracked video panel where we’ll talk about making the sketches and series for Cracked and even show a couple brand new sketches no one has ever seen.
Come back to the Cracked booth and let’s you and me have a real talk about your priorities. I’m a very good listener. We’ll get you figured out.
Get on a plane and go home with a new-found optimism and path for your life. You’re welcome.
amrfallen asked: Not really an ask, but just to let you know your Astronaut series is one of the best, funniest things I've ever seen. Don't ever stop being funny and ridiculously good looking! Are you going to do another Astronaut video?
Yes, we’ve made a whole series so there will be at least four more episodes of it. Thanks for watching it.
An Interview With the Worst Astronaut Ever
I wrote a series for Cracked called Dispatches from Goddamn Space about an astronaut “in the field” having an existential meltdown while trying to do Q&As with an elementary school class. I will be honest with you, NO ONE is watching it. That’s pretty disappointing because it’s a show I’m proud of and it I think people would like it if they just knew it exists. If you haven’t watched it, here is a (some word that sounds less desperate than “desperate”) plea for you to watch it and share it. Thanks for all your support.
Anonymous asked: More specifically, how do you feel about Robin Thicke preemptively suing Marvin Gaye's family because of "Blurred Lines"?
Oh. Oh man, I don’t care so hard.