WE TOOK ACID AND AGGREGATED THIS ARTICLE

Vice’s attraction for its valuable millennial audience is predicated on the notion that it is real and raw, not plastic and prepackaged like the rest of the mainstream media world. But it may be truer to say that Vice simply packages itself more deftly than almost any other big media company.

SURPASSING GOALS

The Sunday evening broadcast was watched by 15% of households, according initial ratings from Fox. Final ratings are due in the coming days. That's the best initial rating ever for a US soccer broadcast on a single network, topping the 13.3% of homes that watched the 1999 Women's World Cup final when the US beat China.

WAR GAMES

From 1982 until 1994, Hasbro’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero was one of the driving forces in kid’s entertainment, conquering the worlds of comic books, animated television, and tiny toy action figures. With so many facets to the fandom, we thought it was time to fill you in on the history of this influential media monster.

*NOT FUNDED BY NETFLIX AT ALL

Late last night, the internet (us included) were led to believe that Lemony Snicket's perpetually pessimistic children's book series was coming to Netflix. Turns out its a fan project — and a damn good one at that. Maybe this will provide the motivation for an actual Netflix adaptation.

YOU CAN'T GO BACK

It's an uncomfortable thought: The pacemaker in your chest — or that might someday be in your chest — providing the electrical signals necessary for your heart to pump blood and keep you from sudden death is legally a black box. That is, it's unlawful to tinker with it for any reason, even if that tinkering is meant to evaluate the pacemaker for malfunctions and vulnerabilities.

CHECKERED PAST

You’ve seen it before: the multicolored, crocheted emblem of TV Americana. It features discordant colors and a chunky weave. It’s usually draped across the back of a sitcom sofa or at the foot of a bed. It turns out that this blanket has been a staple of television sets for decades — from "Taxi" to "Roseanne" to "Mad Men" to "It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia" to "Jane the Virgin."

BRB, GOING TO BURN OUR MOUTHS

Sriracha, the hot sauce with an almost cult-like following, is so popular that some people even carry a bottle on their keychains. Lisa Murphy, owner of Sosu Sauces, is here to show you how to make your own at home that packs way more punch than the rooster bottle you'll find in your local supermarket.

BIO STUDENTS

When Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuk, and Augustine Yip formally incorporated BioWare — acquired by EA in 2007 and best known for cinematic role-playing games, such as the "Dragon Age" series, the "Mass Effect" series, and the narrative-driven MMO, "Star Wars: The Old Republic" — in 1995, they were medical doctors, recently graduated from the University of Alberta in Canada.

INTERNET OF ROTTEN THINGS

In a world of on-demand everything, consumers still have next to no say in how their garbage is handled. Garbage companies strike contracts with local governments and set their own pickup schedules. The only choice consumers are left with is whether to buy Hefty bags or Glad. But that could soon change.

8-BIT'S NOT DEAD

The Analogue Nt is no emulator. It’ll use your old Nintendo cartridges, work with your old light gun when you want to play Gumshoe, and it has the same core guts as the original Nintendo Entertainment System. But this one has four controller ports instead of two, as well as some add-on components and features that help it catch up to today’s TVs and consoles.

MEDIA PROPERTIES

Television brought Drew and Jonathan Scott fame with their home-and-design show, Property Brothers, which debuted in 2011. They’ve had television spin-offs since then, most notably Brother vs. Brother. But they’ve become Internet sensations by creating content completely disparate from their TV pursuits.