Entries Tagged as 'americans'

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The Gay Debate: The Bible & Homosexuality

Some Christians hate gays, most people hate those Christians who hate gays. Can we not all just get along in peace and harmony and hold hands and suck each other off, both gay, non-gay, man, woman, just like the rhesus monkey? Jesus was gay and so was God and so are you.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Wealth Inequality in America

No one is disputing that there’s definitely a gap between the wealthy and the poor, and it only seems to be widening. But how much do we really know about it? This short film full of infographics looks at the distribution of wealth in America, showing both the inequality and the difference between our perception [...]

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The Killing Of America (1982) Uncut

Prepare to have your cage rattled by this documentary about the decline of America. It features footage of race riots, serial killers and plenty more to make your heart sink and your mouth gape. The doc argues that John Kennedy being assassinated in 1963 combined with poverty, racism, the Vietnam war, and gun violence was [...]

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Hiker with a Broken Ankle Tells it How It Is

Is this woman delirious? Her ankle is twisted the wrong way and she’s managing to film it and talk, when most people would’ve fainted and cried till their eyes fell out, but not her. She trains a camera on the broken appendage and gives a running commentary with some jokes. Bravo. For a moment i [...]

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Star Wars Featurette: The Birth of the Lightsaber

If you’ve seen series like Kirby Ferguson’s Everything is a Remix or, god forbid, you read a book or something crazy like that you’ll probably be aware that George Lucas soaked up and spat out a whole bunch of different influences for the original Star Wars trilogy. In this 15 minute short he, along with [...]

Monday, March 31st, 2014

This Is a Generic Brand Video

You can’t really get more generic than stock footage, and that’s what’s used in this generic brand video, which first appeared as a satirical poem on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency last month, written by Kendra Eash. And now it’s made the jump from generic brand video poem to generic brand video, and it once conveys both [...]

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Sean Dunne’s Black Bike Week

Documentary don Sean Dunne spent some time in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to film this engrossing short about unseen Americana—and similar to his American Juggalo, it takes a look at a subculture that’s arisen around a common interest: this time it’s riding motorbikes – Black Bike Week – Dunne gives us an entertaining glimpse into [...]

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

President Obama Plays Titanfall

Sorry for the spoiler straight off, but the president doesn’t really play Titanfall, someone pretending to be him does—I mean, you might’ve been convinced that this was the president’s way to reach the gaming demographic in much the same way that he reached out to “the kids” by appearing on Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns.

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Arnie Sells a Chopper on Shopping Channel QVC

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s been busy lately making appearances on QVC, and he seems to be interested in selling one item in particular—and it’s certainly not the blender with its “high-octane” features, Arnie doesn’t give a damn about that. Who could possibly care about such an item.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Insane NYC Freedom Tower B.A.S.E. Jump

It’s 3AM on the 30 September 2013 and while most of us would’ve been tucked up in snooze land dreaming about flying, these guys actually were flying—kinda. They were getting as near as you can to the sensation by BASE jumping from the Freedom Tower which stands 1,776 feet high. Somehow they managed to just [...]

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

“American Juggalo,” A Film By Sean Dunne

Since the birth of jazz and blues, music has always propagated its own subcultures, and with the rise of the teenager in the 50s, the two have become synonymous—giving people who feel like outsiders in the mainstream a place to belong. Even in the niche-ridden world we live in today where subcultures come and go [...]

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Honest Action – Die Hard 2-5

No one can doubt that John McClane is tough, taking down terrorists is practically his day job, but even though he fights his way through explosions and bad guys in every Die Hard movie he still manages to come away with little more than a dirty vest. He should be grateful the laws of science [...]

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Neil Degrasse Tyson in Slow Mo Sounds Real Stoned

As if NDT couldn’t get any cooler, now someone’s gone and taken a video of him praising Sir Isaac Newton and slowed it down so the great man sounds like he’s just spent the weekend in Colorado toking on a vaporizer—and the fact that he starts to then go on to talk about, like, rainbow’s [...]

Monday, March 17th, 2014

The Homeless Child Experiment: Manipulative or Insightful?

Taking inspiration from the recent ‘Would You Help a Freezing Child?’ social experiment in Norway, Youtuber Yousef Erakat decided to test how kind people in the US are by putting a kid on the street and pretending he’s homeless to see how the public would react. The results are very interesting, it seems like a [...]

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Watch President Barack Obama and Zach Galifianakis Insult Each Other

Zach Galifianakis has invited no less that the POTUS onto his spoof chat show Between Two Ferns where, for around six minutes, the pair insult each other—from Obama mocking Zach’s weight to Zach bringing up Obama’s MIA birth certificate and remarking how much better Bradley Cooper was in the Hangover movies.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s Brilliant Movie Adaptations of Classic Viral Videos

In his post-Oscars show Jimmy Kimmel premiered a series of viral video movie trailers that took some classic YouTube clips and, using the movie industry’s finest, proceeded to give them the Hollywood remake treatment where budgets are big and the acting is award-worthy.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Hey Kids, It Doesn’t Get Better! – A High School PSA of Hard Truths

High school is usually a pretty crappy time for most people, struggling to fit in or get through the day without getting your pants pulled down and laughed at by your peers—but for a small minority of kids, the really popular ones, the bullies, the cool kids, it’s the best time of their lives, because [...]

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Life as a Truck-Stop Stripper

Two VICE reporters—Natalia Leite and Alexandra Roxo—go undercover in a truck-stop strip joint in Moriarty, New Mexico, where David Lynch has got nothing on the surreal and strange happenings that go on inside. It’s a place that uses the bras of former employees to decorate its walls and is named in The Ultimate Strip [...]