I clicked through on a Cracked list of 7 memes that went viral before the internet. I like stuff like that, sure. Seeing Alfred E. Neuman reminded me of a question I may have brought up before… If you had asked the kid me to predict 20 years down the line if Cracked would have a better brand than Mad, I never would have done it. Cracked seems to have figured out what the web wants, and has transitioned into a pretty sold web property. Compare that with Mad, which I just found out has a site on DC Comics with a lonely skyscraper ad down the side of the page.
Incidentally, I did not know Alfred E. Neuman came from bigoted anti-Irish propaganda. So there’s that.