Motherboard seriously wants to send you to space. We can’t believe it either, but it’s real.
Which Twin Peaks Character Are You? – Taken by Westboro member Steve Drain.
Q. Pick a movie
A. Fargo (“I like the Coen Brothers a lot. Their films tend to be morality plays.”)
Q. What term best describes you?
A. Loyal (“I hope to be loyal in my service to God.”)
Q. Pick a song
A. “Money” by Pink Floyd (“I think they’re a very underrated band.”)
Q. What’s your ideal Friday night?
A. Hanging with your significant other (“I love my wife, she’s the wife of my youth. And the Lord tells us to rejoice with the wife of thy youth.”)
Q. Pick a food
A. Maraschino cherries (“I put maraschino cherries in soda. I think it spices it up.”)
Q. Describe your personal style
A. No. (“I don’t think any of the other stuff really describes me very well.”)
Q. Pick a TV show
A. Breaking Bad (“It’s a very interesting story. It’s complex. I don’t like stories where you already know what’s going to happen. Though I’ve gotta tell you, with all of his supposed love for his wife and son, rather than deciding to be a meth kingpin, he could’ve just trusted that the Lord would take care of his son and wife.”)
"Who is that? I guess he’s one of the prime suspects for killing the girl. He looks like he’s a good-looking, clean-cut kid. Which means he doesn’t at all resemble me."
Which Pop Star Should Be Your Best Friend? – Taken by Westboro Baptist Church member Rebekah Phelps-Roper.
Q. What would you like to do for a night out?
A. Go see some live music. (“We sing a lot of parodies of popular music. I sing the Lorde one, you can hear it on our Soundcloud.”)
Q. What do you usually talk about?
A. How to make the world a better place. (“By preaching, because that is the only way anything can get better.”)
Q. What should your best friend do if you get dumped?
A. Try to make you laugh. (“I don’t date, so I’m answering as though a man at a picket yelled at me.”)
Q. How do you feel about gossip?
A. Haters gonna hate. (“That pretty much describes everyone who talks about us, including the media.”)
Q. Which show would you binge watch?
A. Adventure Time. (“I haven’t binge watched a show since Grey’s Anatomy.”)
Q. And what would you like to eat while you’re watching it?
A. Popcorn and Diet Coke. (“Whatever you’re going to eat, make sure it’s in moderation, because that’s how you’re meant to live your life.”)
Q. How would your best friend celebrate your birthday?
A. Bake you a cake. (“I love celebrating things with cakes, including birthdays.”)
Q. What should be the tone of their toast at your wedding?
A. Earnest. (“Because weddings are, of course, solemn things.”)
"We picketed Taylor Swift! She would not be my best friend, because I would tell her very kindly and gently, ‘you have to stop sleeping around with men, girl.’ The Lord hates that."
We’re Giving Away Tickets to See Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are hitting the road next summer to continue to support their stellar 2013 album Push the Sky Away with 18 dates stretching across North America, starting in Louisville, KY on June 16 and ending in Toronto on July 13. If you’re like us, you’re still kicking yourself for not catching the Bad Seeds on their previous sold-out jaunt through the US. We’re damned if we’re going to miss them this time around and we don’t want you to miss them either. To help you out, we’re giving away five pairs of tickets that can be used for any of these selected dates.
One of our favorite things about Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, besides their untamed and intense live shows, is their amazing album covers. From Nick’s icy mug gracing the cover of The Boatman’s Call to the neon marquee lights on Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, each album brings a perfect visual companion to the darkly beautiful music of the Bad Seeds. To win a pair of tickets, we want you to create your own version of any one of the band’s great album covers and submit that image to @VICE as a twitpic via Twitter. Make sure to include the hashtag #COVERNICKCAVE, or else we might miss it. The contest starts now and we’ll be accepting pictures until midnight on Sunday, January 12. On Monday, January 20, we’ll announce the winners right here on VICE.com and re-post many of the awesome, arty cover reinterpretations. Good luck!
There’s a wall in San Francisco that needs new artwork, as part of ABSOLUT’s Open Canvas program, alongside past artists like VICE buddies Asger Carlsen and Andrew Kuo. Click here to submit your idea for it and maybe win a trip to SF to make it happen.
The Great Superjail Impression Contest 2012
Well lookee what the mailman just plopped on our doorstep from the kind people over at Adult Swim. Yes, it is a glorious bundle of Superjail! swag, and we intend to give it all to you, you lucky bastards. Anyone who knows anything about our operation will be aware of our perennial love for Superjail!, and can therefore imagine the internal anguish we’re going through at the thought of parting with these DVDs and nifty laptop covers. But we are prepared to hand all of our better sense to Jailbot to throw into the incinerator for a few measly impressions from you.
Art Talk with Superjail creator Christy Karacas
You see, when we first had the idea of running a contest to give away these shrink-wrapped laffs and psychedelic laptop covers, we thought about creating a challenge commensurate to the reward its winners would receive. Unfortunately, after a lot of back and forth with our legal and financial departments, we were told building a life-size replica of Superjail complete with a blood-thirsty Jailbot and throwing seven contestants in there to fight to the death wasn’t realistic from either the legal or monetary standpoint. So instead, we’re asking for your best Superjail! character impression in either MP3 or YouTube form (heavy preferential treatment will be given to costumed video entries). You can mimic whichever character you like, and the three best submissions will be given their very own Superjail! season 2 DVD and laptop cover. Also, the winners, as well as the less-shitty of the losers, will be published on this very blog for the whole world to watch. And who knows, maybe someday one of Christy Karacas’s voice actors will get hit by a cement truck and he’ll ask YOU to be their replacement! Send your entries here.