Kid Bursts Into Tears When Parents Tell Him He Has Ebola

Jay Hathaway · 10/31/14 11:50AM

Add "making your son think he's dying" to the list of things people will do for the Vine. These parents put on protective masks, took their kid's temperature, and told him he had Ebola. Then they put his tears of fear and shock as he confronted his own mortality on the internet. He wasn't viral, obviously, but now the video is.

The God Hates Fags Church Makes Amazing Vines

Rich Juzwiak · 01/10/14 05:52PM

The Westboro Baptist Church has at last found its medium. The hate group's over-the-top brand of expressing bigotry for basically anyone who isn't them, it turns out, is perfectly suited for the cut-heavy, silliness-fueled, 6-second world of Vining. It's like they've been an avant garde art project this whole time and only now can they fully express it.

BatDad Is the Best Dad Both on Vine and Off

Neetzan Zimmerman · 09/20/13 02:07PM

Mild-mannered Atlanta dad Blake Wilson was toy shopping with his four children one day when he stumbled upon a Batman mask that instantly transformed him into the superparent BatDad.

Vine, We Demand That You Let Lillian Powers Perform Her Art

Rich Juzwiak · 08/29/13 03:03PM

Earlier this week, we ran a post on 12-year-old Lillian Powers, a kid who had the audacity to do something productive over her summer break: She made a series of amazing 6-second short films via Vine. She screamed in public spaces (her "random shoutout" feature), she licked her cat, she deconstructed the modern practice of selfie-taking. From the hundreds of thousands of views and thousands of Facebook shares and Twitter mentions our post This 12-Year-Old Is a Vine Genius received, it was clear that many people had agreed with what probably seemed like a hyperbolic headline.

This 12-Year-Old Is a Vine Genius

Rich Juzwiak · 08/27/13 03:54PM

Nobody on Vine amuses me more consistently than a 12-year-old girl from Birmingham, Michigan, who goes by the name Lillian Powers. She started posting her absurd, awkward-funny 6-second videos on June 11. In the time since, she has posted 95. I assume this is something of a summer-vacation project. It's been time well spent.