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Big Brother was a skateboarding magazine notable for jumpstarting the careers of the well-known Jackass crew. They also released a few videos which are mostly Jackass-esque stunts and pranks, with a little skateboarding thrown in. A skateboarder performing a frontside lipslide. ... A collection of magazines A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles, generally financed by advertising and/or purchase by readers. ... Look up jackass in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up jackass in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A stunt is an unusual and difficult physical feat, or any act requiring a special skill, performed for artistic purposes in TV, theatre or cinema. ... College pranks Practical jokes, such as Cow tipping (which is in actuality a myth) April Fools Day pranks (see examples in April 1, 2002) Candid Camera pranks Student Liberation Front pranks World Wide Web pranks Related topics Myth Joke Humour This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which...

It contained a small amount of articles about skateboarding as well as nudity, stunts, and random ramblings from its staff. Most notably, the magazine's website contained a flash module of the infamous "Donald Wilson Tapes" that dealt with a rather angry gentleman who had a phone number one digit away from that of the cable company and taped the subsequent conversations with dead-beat customers.

The magazine was purchased by Larry Flynt in 1997. This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ...

After Flynt began publishing the magazine, the nudity was toned down or scrapped altogether, though the vulgarity remained.

In one of the most bizarre episodes of the magazines history, the subscriber list for Big Brother got mixed up with one of Larry Flynt's hardcore mags - Taboo. So skaters were treated to some raunchy x rated pornography and well, those who subscribed to Taboo got a skate mag. This incident was parodied on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in which one of the band members was delivered an issue of Big Brother live on stage, suggesting that he subscribed to Taboo and received it in error. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jay Leno (born James Douglas Muir-Leno April 28, 1950) is an American comedian who is best known as the current host of NBC televisions long-running variety and talk program The Tonight Show. ...



Each of the titles in Big Brother's videos dealt in some way with feces.


  • Cover: Showed Wee-Man in blue body paint.
  • Notable segment: a woman named Tania, frequently featured in Big Brother through both writing and pictures, naked.

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Number Two

  • Cover: Johnny Lee Countee in a gold, baggy suit
  • Showed an obscure old school skateboarder (Johnny Lee Countee) skating in front of his house, the only area he ever skated at.
  • Showed Johnny Knoxville testing out self-defense equipment, such as Pepper Spray, stunguns, etc. This footage was later reused for the first season of Jackass, though Jackass omitted the last part of the segment that showed Knoxville shooting himself in the chest with a small handgun while wearing a kevlar vest.


Cover: Editor Dave Carnie in a blue unisuit and rollerblades; *note: "boob", when looked at a mirror upside down, reads "poop.")

  • Showed editor Dave Carnie rollerblading at a skatepark while dressed in a gold unisuit (or dressed in flamboyant attire, like hot pants), eventually being pushed down and abused by local skaters.


Cover: photographer Rick Kosick in a Depends diaper while holding a cross

  • Showed the "Depends Olympics" and/or "Jesus Games", which involved the Big Brother staff getting drunk, wearing Depends diapers, and participating in games. One of the games was the Jesus Race, where people race while heaving a large wooden cross on their backs.
  • Tania appears in a red bikini.

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