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      The Recent Unpleasantness

      Unpleasant things with Ben McPheeters.

      By Sam McPheeters Nov 16, 2012

      Balloons!

      "Welcome to the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I'm Bob, this is my co-anchor Ralph, and for the next hour, we'll be talking you through the giant balloons as they make their way down Sixth Avenue, towards the flagship Macy's Herald Square."

      By Sam McPheeters Nov 16, 2012
      By Sam McPheeters Nov 9, 2012

      Reality Quiz

      Greetings! In light of this week's election, your local GOP committee is sending out this quiz to gauge our party's commitment to reality. As a registered Republican, your input is crucial to determining future party direction. Remember, there are no righ…

      By Sam McPheeters Nov 9, 2012
      By Sam McPheeters Nov 2, 2012

      Yelping Halloween

      I took my kids trick or treating yesterday and the second stop on our route was the Hadley household. Right off the bat, they lose a star for giving out Life Savers. Is this a 6th grade secret santa grab bag? Run out of carob chips? The candy you serve sp…

      By Sam McPheeters Nov 2, 2012
      By Sam McPheeters Sep 28, 2012

      Mock Blockers

      It has been announced that Obama is preparing for the upcoming debates with the help of John Kerry, while Ohio Senator Rob Portman is working on whipping Romney into shape. Let's have a look at how the candidates are doing in their practice rounds.

      By Sam McPheeters Sep 28, 2012
      By Sam McPheeters Sep 14, 2012

      Strike Gripes

      We went to the front lines of the Chicago teachers strike and got the inside scoop on what's really going on. Turns out a lot of people are hungry for pizza and upset they're missing 'The Young and the Restless.'

      By Sam McPheeters Sep 14, 2012
      By Sam McPheeters Aug 24, 2012

      Certain Goals

      The 'New York Times' has a new chief executive, and in addition to his fancy $1 million salary, he got a sign-on bonus worth $3 million if he meets goals made by the company. The Tea Party, stockholders, and Occupy, among others, have a few suggestions fo…

      By Sam McPheeters Aug 24, 2012
      By Sam McPheeters Aug 10, 2012

      Fox and Fogs

      The future fogs of Fox News: "Earlier we reported that the GOP convention has been watched by two out of three Americans, moving millions of viewers to tears of joy. We may have confused this event with the 1983 series finale of 'M*A*S*H.' Blame the fog o…

      By Sam McPheeters Aug 10, 2012
      By Sam McPheeters Aug 3, 2012

      Mars Landing Talking Points

      "As we all know, the Curiosity rover arrives on Mars this Sunday. Several past Mars missions have generated unfortunate media sideshows over careless employee comments. This will NOT happen with Curiosity."

      By Sam McPheeters Aug 3, 2012
      By Sam McPheeters Jul 13, 2012

      Mitt's Box Office Problem

      For starters, there's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days." It takes place in a boarding school called Cram Brook. At one point, the villain—the wealthy son of the governor of a large, hand-shaped state—pins down a gay classmate and performs what is known as…

      By Sam McPheeters Jul 13, 2012