Chances are highly likely that at some point or another you have encountered Vice Magazine, even if it's only perusing the "dos" and "don'ts" photos.
I'll admit that sometimes it pushes the boundaries a bit far for me but my comfort-level might be lower the other peoples' when it comes to discussions and photos about dog poo or extracting intenstinal worms with tweezers; even typing about it makes me feel a bit queasy; or maybe it's because I tend to read Vice when I am in the washroom.
At other times it's pure brilliance. My all-time favourite article was about a girl who pretended to be a stalker to see what it was like. It was utterly hilarious, especially when she talked about how exhausting and time consuming the whole process was.
WELLL NOW THERE'S VICE BROADCASTING SERVICE (VBS)
Here is their Mission Statement, because they can say it better than I could:
VBS is an online broadcast network. We stream original content, free of charge and 24 hours a day. We carry a mix of domestic and international news, pop and underground culture coverage, and the best music in the world. People have used words like eclectic, smart, funny, shocking, and revolutionary to describe VBS, but we kind of just snapped our fingers in their faces and went, “Whatever. Tell us something we don’t know.”
With Academy Award-nominated director Spike Jonze (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich) as our creative director, original content from a veritable United Nations of contributors, and bureaus in 20 countries, VBS has hit the planet in a manner not unlike a massive global plague. Streaming on VBS’s signature “in-room” widescreen and remote, content will be available all the time, on-demand.
Basically, VBS will exploit every utopian vision the internet has thus far failed to live up to. Thanks for watching.
Go Check it! How can you not; when their aim is to "rescue you from television's death-like grip."