Hipster uber-brand Vice has infected another medium with their signature off-color take on news and culture with VBS.TV, instantly making bud.tv a loser in the race to win the favor of web-savvy, educated 18- to 35-year-olds looking for edgy content. For starters, thanks to their use of Brightcove, I can embed this clip of comedian David Cross explaining his tattoos.
They do have a (broken) link for an RSS feed and a forum, but they use a lot more Flash navigation elements than I’d like. Still, they’ll have the kind of racy content that wouldn’t get past the prudes at YouTube, and that counts for a lot.
To get a sense of Vice’s perspective on world events, check out the multi-part series “Heavy Metal in Baghdad,” which started as a story in the magazine years ago. Other content includes hilarious travel shorts and more Do’s & Dont’s, which is everyone’s favorite feature from the magazine.