Growing up, Cracked was the poor man's Mad Magazine. It scored a coup hiring away the great DOn Martin, but every non-Martin page was still lesser Mad. And at a certain point around age 12, Mad stopped being as funny as it used to. Mad's the same as always, but most readers began to outgrow it.
Cracked has found a new home, though, as a Web site with snarky, well researched, hilarious (and often profane) lists of bizarre stuff. Add to its roster of the worst superhero cartoons, weirdest rapper names, and lamest fight scenes this list of the weirdest things ever seen in Mario games. There are some good deep cuts from the Marioverse in here: the Minus World, of course, but also oddities from Mario Party and Superstar Saga spinoffs.