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The Reason We Have All Those Bizarre 'International' Days

Brandied Fruit Day, Sausage Pizza Day, International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day – here's why you see these dumb celebrations trending on Twitter.
Amelia Tait
10.24.18
Australia Today

NRL Fans are Shown Three Times as Many Alcohol Ads as AFL Fans

There are concerns over the link between alcohol advertising and abuse.
Gavin Butler
10.10.18
Views My Own

There's a Lie at the Heart of Nike's New Kaepernick Ad

The tagline should be: "Believe in something. Even when the billionaires who control your fate take your dream away."
Harry Cheadle
9.6.18
travel

Inside the Incredibly Bizarre World of Japanese Mascots

From sentient douches to hepatitis elephants, Japan has a mascot for every occasion.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
8.28.18
tech

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.
Sam Nichols
6.4.18
Australia Today

Another Wicked Camper Van Banned, This Time For an Oral Sex Joke

The rental was emblazoned with the slogan, "Oral sex: it’s a great last minute gift."
VICE Staff
3.28.18
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12 Slightly Unbelievable Adverts for Booze and Cigarettes

We spoke to Jim Heimann, the editor of a new Taschen book about alcohol and tobacco ads from the 20th century.
David Hillier
2.8.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

H&M Has Apologised for Ripping That Harvey Sutherland Track

The Swedish fashion giant used the Melbourne producer's track "Bamboo" in an ad without permission.
Maddison Connaughton
2.6.18
Australia Today

This Year's Viral Lamb Ad Wants to Unite a Divided Country

We Love Our Lamb! And West Side Story, apparently.
Katherine Gillespie
1.10.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Burger King Russia Wants to Ban 'IT' Because It's Basically a McDonald's Ad

Pennywise looks a little too much like Ronald McDonald, apparently.
River Donaghey
9.27.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Amazon Is Reviewing an Algorithm That Grouped Bomb Ingredients Together

The website's "frequently bought together" feature directed customers to items that can be combined to produce crude explosives.
Drew Schwartz
9.21.17
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Archiving Vintage Liquor Ads Is a Job with Spirit (Pun Intended)

The archivists behind three of the biggest liquor brands share what it takes to keep the history of their drinks alive.
Giaco Furino
8.6.17