It was an incredibly gutsy plan, and it worked. But it didn't stop there. He'd also immediately sue Cracked for rights to the articles, and when he was reported or confronted for plagiarism, he would claim that the article was sent to him by the original author for publication, or that it was plagiarized from him. Cracked doesn't take too kindly to plagiarists, and with good reason. After all, writers at Cracked get paid on a per-article basis, and should their articles be found to be too similar to anything found on the internet, they don't get paid at all.
It's bad enough that writers barely make any money working in the real world, but when their work is ripped off in cyberspace and they end up losing money instead of making it, it's much, much worse.
I'm writing this post to appeal to all those lying, cheating assholes out there: if you don't have anything to write about, don't fucking pass yourselves off as writers.
I do have some respect for the people who try, even with their horrible vocabulary and complete lack of understanding of the rules of grammar, so long as they're writing about their own ideas. But when your ideas are STRIKINGLY SIMILAR to OTHER PEOPLE'S, almost on a point-for-point basis, then I have no respect for you.