Today’s Guest: Jack O’Brien, editor, Cracked.com, You Might Be A Zombie
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of obsessed Redbook magazine fact checkers who promise to confirm the veracity of everything my guest says before we’re done here today… in the new new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
The only fault I can find with the new book, You Might Be A Zombie and Other Bad News is that because it comes from the editors of the humor website Cracked.com, you might not take it seriously enough.
But kids, this is some truly scary stuff.
It SCREAMS it right on the cover: “Shocking but Utterly True FACTS!”
When I started reading, I was waiting for the punchline. Then I went back and re-read the cover. “Oh,” I thought, “this really is true?” Then it ceased to be funny and started being scary.
Okay, it was still pretty hilarious.
JACK O’BRIEN podcast excerpt: “I’m a fan of the old SPY magazine; we’re definitely not like the old Cracked. We tried to grow it up a bit. There wasn’t a magazine like SPY or even the National Lampoon doing funny but also factual stories. And that carries over to the book, You Might Be a Zombie.”
You have to read chapters such as “Five Awesome Things You Didn’t Know Could Make You Sick.” Or “The Four Greatest Things Ever Accomplished While High.” Or how about “The Five Most Ridiculous Lies You Were Taught in History Class.”
Got the idea?
Joining me today to explain himself and his book is Cracked.com editor Jack O’Brien.