Skip to comments.Is Cracked.com the Ground Zero mosque of magazines? (part two)
Posted on 01/26/2011 8:22:15 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
On Monday, I wrote about my disappointment when one of my favorite websites, Cracked.com, published a limp exercise in apologetics called 5 Ridiculous Things You Probably Believe About Islam.
Any website posting one dopey article in three years is actually a hell of an accomplishment. I just hope its the last one of its kind.
But Im not confident. Heres why:
This week, one of my blog readers sent me an article from The Jewish Press by David Lev called, Its a Bird, Its a Plane, Its Superman Set To Join Muslim Superhero Crew.
They knew Id be interested because Ive written before about the Jewish roots of comic books.
(And like all my countrymen, I know one of the creators of Superman was Jewish AND Canadian because the government spent a bunch of [our] money telling us that in a [horribly written] heavy rotation PSA.)
The Jewish Press story was about The 99, a comic book project that NewsReal wrote about in back in December
Superman ( ) along with Batman, Aquaman, and other JLA members, will be featured in the adventures of a group called The 99.
Already a popular print product in the Gulf states, The 99 is coming to the U.S., and has even been developed into a TV series for new kids cable network, The Hub.
The 99 is the brainchild of Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, founder and CEO of Kuwaits Teshkeel Media Group. The 99 consists of 99 teenagers from around the world, each of whom bears an Arabic name from the Koran that reflects one of the 99 attributes of Allah, as recorded in the Koran.
OK, so Muslims are hijacking Superman (with an assist from DC Comics, of course). No surprise.
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Superman has gone jihadi? Good thing I stocked up on kryptonite-tipped .45 ACP
99 different characters,huh? That's gonna be tough to keep track of much less draw up 99 distinct characters. You'd have to be a hard core devoted mind numbed graphic artist to pull this off. Oh, nevermind...
Maybe the old Superman could spin the world backwards and make it so that Mohammed would be witnessed to and become a Christian.
This may offend the greenies, however, because there would be tens of millions more humans on the earth breathing out CO2.
“...one of my favorite websites, Cracked.com, published a limp exercise in apologetics called 5 Ridiculous Things You Probably Believe About Islam. “
Cracked has always been all the way Leftist, not original, and not funny so the author does not have good taste if this is a “favorite website”.
As a kid, I loved Mad, Cracked, and Crazy. I didn’t pick up on the politics, though it’s blatantly there. Every once in a while, they would do a satire of the Left, and it would be hilarious. The Spiro Agnew crap got old real fast. I noticed years later that Dave berg of Mad would use an Agnew lookalike for his characters. And Al Jaffee used to always have a Jesse Helms figure painted into the fold-in.