Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons?

Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons?  –  The World’s Most Popular Navel Debate – Assuming there WAS an Adam and an Eve, there wouldn’t have been need for an umbilical scar for either of them, right?  Or maybe…


7 Bands With All Their Founding Members

7 Bands With All Their Founding Members – Original Lineups of Rock and Roll – If being in a band is like being married, these groups are celebrating some pretty significant anniversaries.


Why Are Certain Words Deemed “BAD?”

Why Are Certain Words Deemed “BAD?” – Curse Words – Swearing – Expletives. The question this week was submitted by Grandma Arby’s. Oh, and this episode is what I’d definitely call not safe for work – NSFW. Let’s look into a little expletive history to learn more about swearing.


7 Album Covers Banned or Cancelled

7 Album Covers That Got Banned or Cancelled – What seems like a good idea initially doesn’t always work out that way. Censor problems, logistics, and marketing opinions… that’s rock and roll. Bob Marley, Blind Faith, Chumbawamba, Kanye West, The Sex Pistols, Bon Jovi, and The Beatles.


Murder in Space? What Laws Apply?

What if you were to commit murder in space? What country’s laws would apply? What about Lake Constance? Australia? When does Maritime law apply? Is there such a thing as space law? Here’s the CGP Grey video I referenced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbKNlFcg02c


MagnaWow 54 Piece Set – Toy Review

This MagnaWow 54 piece set is a hit with young kids and their not-as-young parents. While encouraging creativity and imagination, they also help kids understand geometry and how to build stable structures. If you already have similar magnet tiles from MagFormers, Magna Tiles, or ShapeMags, these tiles are 100% compatible….


Dwarfs, Giants, and Buggy Eyes

Dwarfs, Giants, and Buggy Eyes – 5 Actors Who Made the Best of Physical Differences – Peter Dinklage, Marty Feldman, DJ Qualls, Andre the Giant, and Michael Berryman all embraced their physical differences to craft their acting careers. I also throw in a special mention of Adam Pearson and the…


Lamborghini – Built to Spite Ferrari

Lamborghini – Built to Spite Ferrari – Ferruccio Lamborghini was the owner of a successful tractor company and a sports car enthusiast. He owned several sports cars from Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Mercedes, Jaguar, and Maserati, as well as some Ferraris. Frustrated with fragile clutches in his Ferraris, he approached Enzo…


AudioBlocks

Audioblocks has license free music and sound effects for your YouTube, podcast, and other projects. There’s also a great selection of loops to use royalty free. http://audioblocks.com


What I Learned Making Daily YouTube Videos

Let’s talk about the video making process. I share some tips and observations I picked up from doing daily videos in March (March Madness, no VEDA for me, haha). Have you got any advice yourself? Share it in a comment or with a video link! Here are the three other…


Lawn Mower Accidents – Overlooked Dangers of Yard Work

Lawn Mower Accidents in the USA – The United States leads the world in lawn mower accidents and fatalities. Most people take lawnmowers for granted, not recognizing the dangers, especially with riding lawn mowers. Mowing without proper attention to yard work safety can lead to minor injuries, accidental amputation, or…


Dead Sea Mud Mask

FIND IT ON AMAZON ➜ http://amzn.to/2nFLocd Dead Sea Mud Mask review – I bought this for Carolina… um… I mean Santa brought it… for Christmas. I liked the idea and bought some for myself too. I’ve used it a couple times, this is Carolina’s first time using it. It’s a…


Do Redheads Feel More Pain?

Do redheads feel more pain? Researchers at the University of Louisville in KY have found that redheads are more sensitive to heat and cold pain; a finding that the MythBusters have disputed. Who’s to say? Pain tolerance is absolutely subjective. Maybe redheads just feel pain DIFFERENTLY. There are theories that…


Daughter Injures Herself on First Live Stream

For today’s March Madness entry, a little something different. Dad and daughter try to figure out YouTube live streaming… or is it livestreaming, as in all one word? Kind of an on-air family vlog, but with an unfortunate trampoline injury (she’s fine). What a first experience with mobile live streaming,…


$156,450 Vinegar – Thomas Jefferson Wine Bottles

Both Malcolm Forbes and Bill Koch have bought bottles of Chateau Lafite supposedly once owned by Thomas Jefferson. Problem is, the Thomas Jefferson Wine Bottles were frauds. Forbes paid $156,450 for his fake bottle, the most expensive wine ever sold.


Dating at a Price – WhatYourPrice.com

Web developer and nerd Brandon Wade seems to have come up with the perfect solution for men who have problems interacting with women. He’s invented a way for men to get female companionship by paying for it! How new and novel it THAT, right? WhatsYourPrice.com is his site that matches…


Calico Cats are 99.99% Female

Calico cats are a kind of domestic cat with white, black, orange, and grey markings. They are almost all female. Male calicos are rare. It’s all about the chromosomes. The cat needs either xx chromosomes or xxy chromosomes. There is a 1 in 3000 chance of a male calico cat.


5 MORE Random & Unrelated Facts!

I liked the last random facts video I made, so I decided to make another one. This time about how rats like to be tickled, ancient Romans sweetened their wine with lead sweetener, and how Sea World has medicated orcas. Cool facts for March Madness.


Selling You Soul on eBay?

There has been at least one soul sold on eBay. Since then, the rules have changed. It’s officially against eBay policy, so you’ll have to make your pitch somewhere else on the internet. One author, Hemant Mehta, sold his soul to a retired holy man for less than $600, but…


Worst School Bus Route Ever

Point Roberts, Washington is a town of about 1300 on the end of the Tsawwassen peninsula. There are no schools in town that teach kids older than 3rd grads so kids but to another US townl… Through Canada!


10 Absurd Automobiles

Ugly cars… silly cars  – we need then to appreciate the nice cars, right? Or maybe not. Here are 10 absurd automobiles that will make your head shake. From the completely pointless Suzuki x90 to the much loved but bizarre BMW Z3 M Coupe.


Popeye Stroked His Chicken

Popeye the Sailor Man is someone you know as a man who gets strength from eating spinach. Every time Olive Oyl gets herself in a jam (pretty much every episode), Popeye tears open a can of spinach and saves the day. But there WAS a time when Popeye got strong…


Ladybugs – Vicious Killers

Ladybugs are not very lady like as far as bugs go. These lady bugs eat like cavewomen in fact. They take their prey still alive, munching away regardless of the kicking and screaming. Oh, and if they run out of aphids to eat, they’ll straight up turn to cannibalism. These…


Taste Buds on Testicles

Researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center have discovered that men’s testicles have taste buds! They’re not yet sure what taste receptors on testicles would be for, but it’s apparently related to spermatogenesis.


Barbie – Her Struggle With Normal

The Barbie doll has been criticized as an over-sexualized influence rather than a positive image of women. Lately, Mattel has release a selection of curvy Barbies. They’re part of the Barbie Fashionistas line of toys and they’re supposed to represent a more realistic body image.


You Can’t Cheat Sleep

Sleep deprivation is no joke. You can’t cheat sleep. Exhaustion is the most obvious symptom, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Turns out, you have a physiological need for sleep. Without it, your cells don’t function properly, you stress your heart, and you can have sleep deprivation hallucinations….


Canon Lens Review – 10-18mm EF-S f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

FIND IT ON AMAZON ➜ http://amzn.to/2mPDvyW The Canon 10-18mm EF-S lens seems to be the lens of choice for selfie vloggers. It’s a great wide angle lens for not a lot of money. Better yet, it’s lightweight. It focuses super quietly (I SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED THAT IN THE VIDEO, DOH!)…


5 Random Unrelated Facts

5 random unrelated facts including weird stuff about the Three Stooges (more than just Moe Larry and Curly), the plastic thing at the end of your laces, and Captain Kangaroo. Cool facts for March Madness.


The Gary Vaynerchuk Effect

Gary Vaynerchuk is a source of motivation and inspiration for many a would-be entrepreneur. Starting as a Russian immigrant, he worked his way from lemonade stands to wine library TV to being a CEO of an online ad agency.


Pie on Pi Day – A Real Holiday!

Pi day, or “pie day” is March 14. Get it? 3/14… or 3.14. Nerdy, yes, but fun. In 2009, the US Government actually made it a real holiday. They didn’t get anything ELSE done that year, but who cares when you can have PIE! Celebrate Pi Day 2017 with pie!…


Pinterest Lens – Search Without Words

Pinterest Lens is a new feature of the Pinterest mobile app that allows you to search by image. Now you can do a Pinterest search without words. Take a picture, let Pinterest find your match, and then pin it!


From the Mind of a 4 Year Old

Something a little different for tonight, mainly because a skunk made my office shed smell like… well… skunk. This is a peek into our family vlog (TheMastBroadcast) and a bit of the vibe we often hit on our review channel as well (StuffWeUseNet). Basically, I just asked my four year…


Robin Williams – 5 Great Movies that Aren’t Funny

Robin Williams was a stand up comic and feature film actor known for his witty improvisations. Even after he kicked the cocaine it often seemed like he was amped. Everyone already knows this, though.  Most people also knew he was an excellent dramatic actor thanks to movies like Good Will…


Dyson V8 Absolute – Vacuum Vlog

FIND IT ON AMAZON ➜ http://amzn.to/2lMThNv Dyson V8 Absolute – Vacuum Vlog Unboxing and Demonstration Family Style That’s an affiliate link, which means at no cost to you, I do receive a small commission for sales resulting from this link.


Van Gogh’s Cloned Ear

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous in the history of Western art. He suffered from mental illness and on 27 July 1890, Van Gogh shot himself and died two days later. Before that, he’d spent time in a number of psychiatric hospitals and…


Ryan Gosling and Knitting?

Ryan Gosling is no doubt a heartthrob. Women adore him, men want to be him. Some men both adore and want to be him. He’s a highly-sought-after actor with an impressive resume, and who knows how many interviews he’s given? In one interview, though, he mentioned having learned to knit…


Union Pacific 844 – The Steam Engine that Never Retired

Union Pacific’s engine number 844 was the last steam engine built for that line by the American Locomotive Company, delivered in 1944.  It pulled passenger cars until 1957, reaching speeds as high as 100mph.  It’s power output was about 4500 horsepower, so it was equally qualified for freight service, which…


Electric Cars are Charging Ahead

Electric cars aren’t a new thing. There have been electric cars as long as there have been cars. They’re quieter and usually faster than their gasoline equivalent and there’s very little to maintain, as long as the software doesn’t bug out that is. Tesla, Nissan, Chevy, and BMW have already…


Ben Carson – WTF?

Ben Carson is now the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Before that, he ran for President. Before that, he was a surgeon… a highly skilled surgeon with a great education. Education doesn’t necessarily equal smarts. During his first speech as Secretary of HUD, he…


Berenstain Mandela Effect

The Berenstain Bears were named after the authors, Stan and Jan Berenstain. The books have always said “Berenstain” with an A. Perhaps you remember it being spelled with an E, like Berenstein. If so, you’re not alone. A lot of people theorize this is proof of a quantum effect or…


Pink Eye

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis as it’s known medically, is an infection or inflammation of the eye, often accompanied by redness, watering, nasty discharge, itching, and frustration. There are five types of pink eye, including viral conjunctivitis, allergic conjunctivitis, chemical conjunctivitis, inclusion conjunctivitis, and bacterial conjunctivitis.


Warby Parker Update

First off – Here’s that podcast episode – goo.gl/Clkg8n A couple years ago, my vision perfect. OK… maybe it was longer. Recently, my vision got bad without my noticing. OK… I was in denial. My prescription eyewear from a shop were expensive, never fit great, and they wore out quick….


GTFO Evacuation Guide

*NOTE* Regarding the comment about stealing a car – Don’t do that on a general evacuation order pre-disaster of course. I’m not advocating car theft… But if there’s a fast-spreading fire, an incoming tsunami, or gremlins running around everywhere, I still say you’re better off facing whatever legal consequences may…


The Breast Lump Scare – Coupledom #109

During a regular checkup, Carolina’s doctor found a lump in her breast. Spoiler alert – everything’s fine. We’re lucky it was just something benign. Actually, finding a lump and having an “everything’s fine” result is a common occurrence. Still, the “not knowing” is like a demon that keeps talking to you…


Star Trek’s Theme Song Had Lyrics

“Theme from Star Trek” (which was originally called “Where No Man Has Gone Before”) was composed by Alexander Courage in 1966. It was an instrumental, but exploiting a purposefully-included contract loophole, Gene Roddenberry wrote lyrics for the song so that he could take half the royalties. Oh, and by the…


Look Rich with a Used Car

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look like you have a lot of money. Today’s video is about six affordable luxury cars. They’re affordable thanks to depreciation. Look rich with a used car. Oh, and by “Luxury”, we’re not talking Buick or high-end Toyota. This list…


The Bob Dylan Copyright Extension Collection Vol 1

Bob Dylan and Sony Music released the Copyright Extension Collection Vol 1 50th anniversary boxed set to prevent the recordings from legally entering the public domain in Europe. The album is made up of studio and live recordings from 1962 that had not been previously released. Only 100 copies each…


13 Towns with Scary Names

America’s scariest sounding town names, and a few of them are actually kind of scary. With names like Deadhorse, Bloody Springs, Frankenstein, and Fresh Kills, these are some of the most uniquely named places in the country. Some are ghost towns and some are still thriving.



Anger Issues? – Coupledom #108

What is anger? When is the line crossed from simple frustration into enmity? This week we discuss our possible anger management struggles, but maybe one of us isn’t as in touch with theirs as they ought to be, one way or another. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and…


Japan Plans the World’s Tallest Skyscraper

The Sky Mile Tower is a proposed 5,577 ft (1,700 m) megatall building to be constructed in Tokyo, Japan. Part of an initiative called Next Tokyo 2045 fit was presented by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Leslie E. Roberson Associates.  The Sky Mile Tower is to be built on reclaimed…


6 Comics with Hot Wives and Girlfriends

Everyone knows rock stars get the pretty girls. Did you know that rule sometimes also applies to comedians and comedic actors? The wives and girlfriends of the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, David Cross, Larry the Cable Guy, Emo Philips, and Jonah Hill may surprise you.


Thanks to You!

Just a quick note since there’s no review this week… Wanted to thank you for the support you give and surprising me with this channel’s growth, however modest it may be!


Aches and Pains – But We’re Back – Coupledom #107

Carolina and Christoper are back at the podcasting after a hiatus. Carolina explains what’s kept her away from the mic. The podcast takes a bit of a more personal direction from here. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real…


The Thylacine – Should we clone extinct species?

The Thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, was a carnivorous marsupial that lived in Australia until the 1930s when it was hunted to extinction.  Actually, some believe it’s not actually extinct. There have been reported sightings, but no proof. Meanwhile scientists working for a group called Project Lazarus are hoping to resurrect…



Blue Yeti USB Microphone – Music & Podcast Mic for Mac or PC

The Blue Yeti USB Microphone is a plug and play microphone with four patterns – stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional, and bidirectional. It makes a great podcast microphone, it works fantastic for voiceover work, and it’s acceptable for recording music. That’s an affiliate link, which means at no cost to you, I…


D.B. COOPER – Possibly the Most Successful Hijacker

On Thanksgiving eve, November 24, 1971, a man identifying himself as “Dan Cooper” purchased a one-way ticket on Flight 305, a 30-minute trip from Portland to Seattle. Once on board, he notified the crew that he had a bomb and demanded $200,000 cash, four parachutes, and a flight to Mexico….



5 YouTube Gurus – Grow your channel with the help of these experts

Sources for YouTube tips and advice seem like they’re a dime a dozen, and they are… But here are five experts who stand out in the social media guru genre to provide quality suggestions and tutorials to help grow your youtube channel and grow your brand. Nick Nimmin – https://www.youtube.com/NickNimmin Roberto…


Dying on Stage – The Story of Comedian Dick Shawn

Dick’s son Adam interviewed: Adam Shawn Comedian Dick Shawn was a very well known comedian in the 1960s who performed successfully in nightclubs for 35 years. He also starred in several movies and TV shows. His brand of comedy was often similar to that of Andy Kaufman, but before Kaufman’s…


Colombia Facts #2 🇨🇴 More about Colombia

Colombia isn’t probably what you think it is, especially if you’ve never traveled. What you know about Colombia probably comes from movies, TV, rumors, and crappy Vice.com pieces. The real Colombia is a vibrant and beautiful place with much to offer. Can it be dangerous? Yes, just like Chicago, New…


The Blackbird – It’s Every Car – CGI VFX Automotive Camera Rig

The Mill Blackbird is able to transform its chassis to match the exact length and width of almost any car. Its electric motor can be programmed to imitate acceleration curves and gearing shifts and the adjustable suspension alters ride height, rigidity and dampening to replicate typical driving characteristics. It helps…


Mr Potato Head from Downtown Disney’s Once Upon a Toy ( Disney Springs )

Vacationing in a Disney park is expensive… a small consolation is getting a great deal on Mr Potato Head! Downtown Disney Orlando (now called Disney Springs… I got it mixed up in the video) https://goo.gl/GHuA8z Downtown Disney Anaheim https://disneyland.disney.go.com/destinations/downtown-disney-district/ Classic Mr Potato Head http://amzn.to/2k9tq1c Mr Potato Head Bucket http://amzn.to/2jG0z3l Mr…


17 YouTube Tips that Work – Grow your YouTube channel

I’ve been combing through all the vlogs and books and guru channels trying to learn how to get Youtube subscribers and increase YouTube views. This video is about the 17 YouTube tips that have been helping me grow my youtube channel. Also, here are the links I mentioned: Vickie Eisenstein…




7 Stupid Radio DJ Pranks and Mistakes

The 7 stupidest radio DJ promtions and pranks. From switching prizes to public sex to pranks to just saying awful things, this week we list off the worst radio dj mistakes. From holding your wee to Don Imus and more.


Ciclovia 🇨🇴 Every Sunday Bogotá Colombia Reserves Streets for Bikes 🚴

Sundays and public holidays from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm, many streets of Bogotá are blocked off to cars for runners, skaters, and bicyclists. Bogotá’s Clicovia see about a million people participate on over 75 miles (120 km) of car-free city streets. In 2006, Colombian congressman José Fernando Castro Caycedo proposed…


InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

The InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Portable Ultrasonic Diffuser may or may not be a form of therapy, but it does in fact make the house smell nice. Its pretty colors via the LED night light are attractive. It’s also a great night light for kids! Click here to find…



Disgusting Cheese – Casu Marzu – The World’s Most Rancid Dairy Product

Casu marzu literally translates into English as “rotten/putrid cheese.” It contains live insect larvae, specifically the mangos for the Piophila casei cheese fly. The digestive action of the maggots breaks down the cheese’s fats, delivering a more fermented product. The maggots appear as translucent white worms, about 8 mm (0.3 in) long….


Warby Parker Glasses Online – Review

A couple years ago, my vision perfect. OK… maybe it was longer. Recently, my vision got bad without my noticing. OK… I was in denial. My prescription eyewear from a shop were expensive, never fit great, and they wore out quick. Then I broke them. I replaced them with Warby…


14 Top New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is the time when we all decide to do better for ourselves… for a while anyway. You might make a 2017 resolution to quit drinking or lose weight or travel… you might resolve to make no resolutions. Here’s a list of everyone’s top picks.


Buford, Wyoming – America’s Vietnamese Coffee Stop

Buford, is an unincorporated community in Albany County, Wyoming, United States. It is located between Laramie and Cheyenne on Interstate 80. At 8,000 feet (2,400 m) of elevation, this is the highest populated settlement along the First Transcontinental Railroad and on the transcontinental Interstate 80. The town was named Buford in…




Krampus – The Anti-Santa

Krampus the Christmas Devil is the counterpart to Santa Claus. Santa rewards, Krampus punishes. Nicer version of the story say he brings you coal and mud and hits you with sticks. In more graphic stories, he puts children in his bag and carts them to hell. The Krampus myth is…


Amazon Merch T-Shirt Print Shop Review

Amazon Merch is a program that allows you to sell tee shirts on a “print to order” basis. If you sell one, they print one. Come up with your original idea, upload the file, and off you go. There is a wait time and an approval process first, however. AMAZON…



The Cheapest Car in the World – Tata Nano

The Tata Nano is a car manufactured by Tata Motors. Made and sold in India, the Nano was initially launched with a price of one lakh rupees or ₹100,000 (US$1,500). Designed to lure India’s middle classes away from motorcycles, it received much publicity but little acclaim. Although the price of…


Savage Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

The Savage Lavalier Omnidirectional Microphone is a clip-on mic for DSLRs and smart phones as well as audio recorders and PCs. It’s small and unobtrusive and comes with a 20 foot cable. *Savage Lav Mic at AMAZON* ➜ http://amzn.to/2heHowO That’s an affiliate link, which means at no cost to you,…



Amazon Go – Is Amazon’s Robot Grocery Store a Job Killer?

Amazon.com announced on October 11, 2016 that they are planning to build convenience stores and develop curbside pickup locations for food. In December 2016, Amazon Go was opened to Amazon employees in Seattle. The store uses a variety of sensors and automatically charges a customer’s Amazon account as they walk…


“Big Skinny” Wallets

Just a nice simple review about the tiny wallet I love to use. Don’t like a bulky back pocket? You’ll love the Big Skinny wallets! FIND IT ON AMAZON ➜ http://amzn.to/2fUY7QY That’s an affiliate link, which means at no cost to you, I do receive a small commission for sales…


8 Under Rated Bass Players

What about the bassists who are extremely successful, but not widely recognized by the general public – under-rated – for their bass playing abilities? Maybe they’re famous for other reasons or just known as part of a band vs. an individual. Here are the links: Gene Simmons – Kiss Paul…


Millennium Tower – The Leaning Tower of San Francisco

Millennium Tower is a 58-story condominium skyscraper completed in 2009 located in the South of Market district of San Francisco. It is the tallest residential building in San Francisco. In 2016, the building was found to be sinking and tilting. It has sunk 16 inches and is leaning to the…


Aging Body Issues Rebroadcast – Coupledom #106

Everybody gets old. Everybody falls apart when they get old, some sooner, some later. Grey hair, stray hair, wrinkles, sags, and aches are gaining on you fast. Join us as we contemplate the certainties of life. Coupledom: Hosted by Christopher and Carolina, discussing adult relationship topics, including domestic issues, money,…


TheraPutty Stress Toy Putty

Squeeze, pinch, stretch or twist TheraPutty using a variety of different finger, hand and wrist resistive exercises to strengthen hand muscles, improve fine motor skills, and decrease stress. Great for occupational therapists, golfers, tennis players, musicians, weight lifters, children, and the elderly. CLICK HERE TO SEE IT ON AMAZON


39 1/2 Really Dumb Jokes – Silly Puns and Dad Jokes

For the list this week, we’re taking a break from too much thinking and factual consideration. It’s just a list of really stupid jokes. Besides, it’s always good to have a few good silly jokes on hand, right?


Indians Had a Noise Complaint – Thanksgiving Tag Video

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States. It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Well… that’s what Wikipedia says anyway. Funny, they don’t much mention the Indians (Native Americans /…




Mercury Was Used for WHAT?

Mercury (Hg) is the only metal that is liquid at standard conditions for temperature and pressure. It’s used in float valves, mercury switches, medical devices, and CFL lamps, and has been used in the past for a variety of uses that were just plain bad ideas; laxatives, baby teething powder,…


The Aroma of Tacoma

The Aroma of Tacoma is an odor associated with Tacoma, Washington. The smell is similar to the odor of rotten eggs. Many possible causes have been attributed to the Aroma of Tacoma, including sediment in Commencement Bay, sulfur released from the Simpson Tacoma Kraft pulp and paper mill, a rendering…


Innova 3020 OBD2 Scan Tool

The Innova 3020 is a good basic code scanning tool to help you figure out problems with your 1996 or newer gasoline powered car, truck, van, or SUV. FIND IT ON AMAZON That’s an affiliate link, which means at no cost to you, I do receive a small commission for…


Mars – Incredible Facts About the Red Planet

Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, is our second-nearest neighbor and the most Earth-like planet in our solar system. Nasa, Elon Musk, and others look forward to a day when we could colonize Mars. People could travel through space to Mars and start a new life. Would you go?


Two Years and Counting – Coupledom #104

Two years’ worth of episodes in, we have a little review session and consider the future of the podcast. Carolina gets the option to call it done, but decides to keep plugging away. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with…


Ghost Bikes – Roadside Memorials for Fallen Cyclists

A ghost bike is a roadside memorial made out of a bicycle that’s painted white. They’re installed in places where a cyclist has been killed, usually by a motor vehicle. Apart from a memorial, it’s also a reminder to passing drivers to watch out of bikes. RoadBikeCulture YouTube channel


8 Mind-Blowing Bridges

It’s possible a bridge might have been one of the first structures man has ever built. After all, it’s as easy as laying a log over the span of a ravine. This week’s list is about eight remarkable bridges. Dog Suicide Bridge Overtoun Bridge in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland is a gothic stone structure arching 50 feet above…


The Alaskan Ice Monster – A Lesson in Critical Thinking

The Internet has gone crazy for a new monster, apparently we’ve grown bored of clowns and we’ve moved on to a mysterious sea creature in a river in Alaska. It all started with a 21 second video clip of what appears to be a 15 foot ice-covered creature swimming upstream…


Honeywell HCE323V Digital Ceramic Heater

The HCE323V Digital Ceramic Heater from Honeywell is a space-saving tower with two heat settings and a programmable thermostat. It has a safety motion sensor that shuts off the heater when an object becomes too close; it then turns back on when the item is removed. CLICK HERE TO FIND THE Honeywell HCE323V Digital Ceramic…


Bill Murray and Tom Hanks – 7 Facts Each

The website Reasons My Son is Crying posted a photo of a celebrity. Shortly after, the internet was in a frenzy with people arguing whether it was Tom Hanks or Bill Murray. It actually does resemble both actors, but the man in the photo is Tom Hanks. This week’s List…


What Is Funny? – Coupledom #103

Carolina’s sense of humor has a high threshold. Christopher tries to find the low mark, which isn’t really anything new if you know Christopher. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on…


A History of Hemp and Marijuana in the USA

Marijuana or cannabis is the most readily accessible illegal drug in the United States. Some surveys suggest one in three people have tried marijuana at some point in their lives. Lately there’s been a lot of talk about legalizing marijuana, it’s currently a schedule one drug. Did you know it was once required…


Audio Technica ATH M50x Headphones

Audio Technica’s ATH M50x headphones are probably the best buy for the money you’re going to find. Nothing in their price range touches them for performance and build quality! CLICK HERE TO FIND ATH M50x on Amazon That’s an affiliate link, which means at no cost to you, I do…


Public Toilets – Best to Worst

When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go… but where to go is the question. In this video; public toilet choices ranked from best to worst:


Traditions and Such – Coupledom #102

Traditions. Whether they’re family gatherings for holidays or waking someone up annoyingly early to sing to them on their birthday, they’re a good thing to have. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find…


Toxic New Car Smell

Did you know it’s smelling your new car good cause disorientation, headaches, and even cancer? Most people love the smell of a new car and go as far as attempting to reproduce that smell automotive air fresheners or fragrances. New car smell is made up of gases that escaped from the materials that…


Tile Tracking Device Review

I finally got around to doing a Tile review and those guys release the new Tile Mate AFTER when I was mid-edit! DOH! Oh well, the tile is a great tracking device for your keys and probably many other things. Tile Generation 2 on Amazon Tile Mate on Amazon Tiles…


8 CALIFORNIA FACTS

California used to be island on maps. During the 17th and 18th centuries the Spanish seems to think California was an island. In fact they thought it was an island paradise. For the other California facts, check out the video:


Not On Camera – Coupledom #101

Carolina isn’t particularly fond of videocameras. Posing for a photo is alright, especially when she sees it coming. Video, though, requires more preparation for her, apparently. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on the…


All Clowns Scare Some People

Clowns, perhaps you love them, but you probably either hate them or couldn’t care less about them. Purposefully scary clowns in movies didn’t really become a thing until the late 1980s. Obviously if you’ve had some bad experience with a clown as a child you’re bound to be scared of them as…


SAMSUNG T3 PORTABLE SSD DRIVE

The super fast Samsung T3 portable SSD drive has really upped my editing game by freeing up some space on my computer’s main drive and providing a source for audio and video at 450MB/s. FIND THEM ON AMAZON: 250GB ➜ http://amzn.to/2dWJEVj 500GB ➜ http://amzn.to/2dDaF0q 1 TB ➜ http://amzn.to/2dzcb3X 2 TB…


13 Bands With Only One Original Member

Is your band still your favorite band? There are bands that have been around for years with all of their original members, like ZZ Top and U2. Sometimes bands carry on with a missing member, like The Cars, who last toured without Benjamin Orr because… well… he’s not alive anymore. Some…


Columbus Was a Jerk

Did you know Columbus was an ass****? Columbus Day is a holiday celebrated… Celebrated? HOW, other than just enjoying a Monday off work? Columbus day is observed by the US and Italy… in Spain and several Latin American countries it’s celebrated without specifically mentioning Columbus. In Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, who was also a jerk…


OXICLEAN Keeps Our Kids From Destroying Their Clothes

Seriously? An OxiClean review? YES! I’ll review a lens or a phone or something next week (likely the Audio Technica headphones), but this week I’m paying tribute to the thing that’s kept up from breaking open the piggy bank to replace our daughters’ clothes over and over. Find it on…


Recognizing Clickbait

You won’t believe what happens next! It will change your life! See it before you die! You’re on the internet so you seen clickbait. Dubious and vague hyperbole and a photograph or graphic image to draw you in. This week’s list; 11 clickbait phrases. Check out the video for the whole…


Colombia… What the FARC? – Coupledom #100

This week is a little less irreverent than usual. Carolina is still a Colombian citizen, but she’s been in the State over a decade. What she’s hearing about recent developments in her home country is cause for concern. On a side note, how do terrorist organizations end up with such…


Tesla vs Lambo

Did you know the latest Tesla can smoke a Lamborghini Huracan at the drag strip? The Tesla p100d sedan with its ludicrous battery covered a quarter mile faster than the latest Lamborghini just last week at Palm Beach International Raceway. The Lamborghini Huracan with a base price of $240,000 in the United…


Minions and Man Boobs – Coupledom #99

Halloween is coming up, and since the kids are getting old enough to care about costumes, it’s time to start planning. Halloween is on a Monday, but that isn’t stopping Carolina from coming up with a detailed (ie complicated) costume plan. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher…


Amazon Dash Button Review

Amazon Dash is a device that allows you to reorder one specific item via Amazon Prime with the simple push of a button. Basically it saves you the trouble of having to go to your Amazon app on your phone or computer. Also if you are the forgetful type, pushing the…


10 Best Movie Car Chases

The ten best car chases from movies over the years, in the humble opinion of this editor. Some you’ll expect, and some you won’t. The quick rundown is below… for a more detailed explanation and the reasons you won’t see a couple of your favorites on this list, see the…


Useful Urine

History is filled with people using urine for various uses from whitening teeth to making textiles to cleaning. Urine has been used for making toothpaste and cleaning cookware. The ancient Romans were quite fond of Portugese pee. They even taxed it. Astronauts on the International Space Station recycle their pee…


Bose SoundTrue Headphones Review

The Bose SoundTrue over ear headphones sound really good and are light enough to forget you’re wearing them. The pack small so traveling with them is a breeze. There are better sounding headphones in the price range (namely Audio Technica ATH-M50x) but the Bose are probably best for portability and…


7 Ways You Think You’ll Die (But Probably Won’t)

There are many ways people think they COULD die, but the most likely deaths are due to health concerns and car accidents, not attacks by animals or catastrophes: Snake bite – Even in the country with the most poisonous snakes per capita, India, your odds of dying by snake bite are…


The Ideal Place to Live? – Coupledom #98

It almost seems like Carolina has the wild urge to pack up and switch countries. Her question for the week is “where is your ideal place to live?” Carolina has a surprise… it’s not Colombia. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real…


Flat Earth – No Trees

In our modern age, when 533 people have been into outer space and we can watch satellites trek across our skies, some people still believe we live on a flat Earth. Some of these people also believe a lot of other whacky stuff too! No really, whacky like 19,000 foot…


Creative Commons Zero Photos

Legion of Weirdos offers the pictures in the “royalty free” gallery under similar terms as Creative Commons Zero with the limitations that you can’t use any of the images for pornographic, criminal, defamatory or degrading purposes; you can’t imply that Legion of Weirdos or any of the models, brands, or anything else…


Samsung BDH6500 BluRay Player Review

The Samsung BD H6500 is a great BluRay player for playing BluRay discs and for Netflix and other apps. For some reason, though, it’s not so great with Amazon streaming video. I’m not alone, I’ve read plenty of other cases where folks are experiencing the same. If for SOME REASON…


7 Hotties from Commercials

You’re watching TV, and all of the sudden it’s commercial time. You really should make a trip to the restroom but you’re compelled to keep watching. Maybe for AT&T, maybe Trivago, maybe Wendys… but it’s not for the product, it’s for the people. This week’s list: 7 sexy TV commercial…


No Pumpkin in a Pumpin Spice Latte

That’s right!  Even NOW… There’s no pumpkin the the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Just watch the video for the explanation before getting TOO mad!


Uncharted Ultra-Lite Packing Cubes Review

WOW! It’s like drawers for your suitcase. They’re available in blue, sky blue, black, red, gray, and green. If you have a family, buying a color for each family member makes identifying everyone’s stuff a piece of cake. Uncharted Ultra-Lite Packing Cube 3 Piece Set. CLICK HERE TO FIND THEM…


8 Useless Donald Trump Facts

Donald Trump is an American businessman, reality TV personality, and the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election. This video presents eight useless Donald Trump facts.


Where Does the Passion Come From? – Coupledom #97

Where do we get the passion for things we’re passionate about? Are we born with it? Is it acquired? That’s Carolina’s question for this week’s episode. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find…


“In Exchange for My Unbiased Review” – A Bit of a Rant

We all love free stuff, right? Of course we do! Things we get for free are way better than things we have to shell out our hard earned dollars to get! Does getting an item for free (or at a 95% discount) bias our opinion of that item? I think…


Colorful Fart Fires

Farts are basically made up of a mixture of six gasses, and three of them are flammable. So yes, you CAN light a fart on fire. You probably SHOULDN’T, but you can. This video explains how that’s possible. But remember, we’re not recommending you try it!


Contour ShuttleXpress Review

The Contour ShuttleXpress jog wheel is the perfect too to speed up my video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut! It also works with a huge list of other software and it’s completely programmable. Click here to view the Contour ShuttleXpress on Amazon


8 Useless Hillary Clinton Facts

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States in for 2016. She was the 67th United States Secretary of State, a United States Senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She was…


Who Reads Anymore, Anyway? – Coupledom #96

Carolina doesn’t read much. She’d rather watch a movie. That’s not unusual, but she’d like to be someone who reads more often. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on the internet:…


Head Transplants are Coming – Did You Know?

It’s actually possible that the world’s first head transplant could happen in the near future. Will it succeed? Dr Sergio Canavero wants to perform the world’s first human head transplant surgery. Valery Spiridonov wants to be the first patient.


Spigen Bluetooth Selfie Stick Review

Spigen’s Bluetooth Selfie Stick is the perfect accessory for someone wanting a compact and simple device. Click here to find the Spigen Bluetooth Selfie Stick on Amazon


8 Ways Tech Makes You Lazy

Reading a map, remembering phone numbers, and going to the library all used to be part of normal life. Not so much anymore. Maps are now part of an application you phone does; the same phone that stores everyone’s contact information for you. Your music is chosen for you by…


Kaizen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Coupledom #95

Legion of Weirdos needs to get more efficient. Christopher needs to get more efficient. Carolina thinks she has the answer to all the time management problems we face. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk…


The Muppets and their Violent Past

One of the first muppets was a murderous psychopath. Cookie Monster used to eat snack crackers, back when he still had teeth. Kermit used to sing about the wonders of cooked bacon! After first being introduced on a Washington DC television show called Sam and Friends, the Muppets started branching into…


Rode VideoMic Me Review

I bought the Rode VideoMic Me thinking it would greatly improve the sound of video I make with my phone. The sad truth is, for most applications, the built-in mic is much better than the Rode. Click here to find the Rode VideoMic Me on Amazon


7 Dumb Urban Legends

We all love a good urban legend. Some of us even really fall for them, believing Mr Rogers was a Navy Seal, that there’s a ghost hitchhiker on Highway 1, and that they can summon Bloody Mary just by saying her name. This video outlines seven of the dumbest urban…


What is “Old?” – Coupledom #94

When someone turns 40, usually there are “over the hill” references made at the office birthday party. Same for 50. Not so much 70. Why, because it’s just awkward? If so, why? Because now that person really IS OLD? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion…


Ozzy Osbourne is a Genetic Mutant

Ozzy Osbourne is a Genetic Mutant Who Should Have Died Already. At the age of 15, Ozzy committed burglary, dropping a television set on himself as he made his getaway. Ozzy claims to have started using cocaine in 1971. He was also a smoker and raging alcoholic, claiming at one point…


Instant Pot DUO60 Pressure Cooker Review

We used to be a crock pot slow cooker family… Now that we’ve bought the Instant Pot, however, things are changing. We’re mainly using it to cook meats, but have started with rices and lentil dishes too. Instant Pot on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aB4n1s


Four YouTube Creators That Need More Patreon Love

Regardless of what your parents or coworkers might think, making good YouTube videos is hard! Planning, lighting, shooting, editing, uploading… not to mention stuff like filling out the description box, linking to social media, and figuring out your SEO chops. But those of us who LOVE it do it anyway. That’s why…


Does Size Matter? – Coupledom #93

The age old question. Many surveys have shown the majority of women will answer “no”, but it that really the truth? More importantly, why the hell are a husband and wife talking about it? Isn’t that just asking for trouble? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of…


Laboratory-Grown Meat is Coming Your Way!

Meat grown in a laboratory is a reality that isn’t even a decade old, and yet now companies are pushing to get it on the market for us to buy!  Supermeat is working to bring us stem cell chicken while Memphis Meats is whipping up artificial meatballs!


Old School Toyota Pickup Truck Review

Toyota’s Tacoma and Hilux trucks are virtually indestructible, and are of great use for many household, business, or sporting purposes. Generally speaking, older trucks work harder than newer trucks. We’re not afraid to hurt them, because they’ve already been through the wringer.


8 Overdone Memes

There are memes that have outlived their useful lifecycle. It’s time to retire them in favor of new material. This video gives a list of eight way-overdone memes.


The Business Manager – Coupledom #92

Carolina is officially taking charge of business manager duties for Legion of Weirdos. Apparently this means more than just balancing the books. What’s a time study? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find…


Magnets Implanted in Human Bodies

Magnetic therapy devices are the stuff of snake oil salesmen, but there are examples of people using implanted magnets to help or modify the human body. This video explains a couple of ways medical science is using magnets for therapies as well as how some people are biohacking their own…


Walk Like a Duck part two – Coupledom #91

People tend to default to the negative. There are more bad reviews on Yelp than good, generally. But what if you could change your negative attitude to positive just by ACTING like you’re positive? Plus, for some reason, Christopher brings in a food metaphor for some reason. Coupledom is a…


Nest Thermostat Review

The Nest Learning Thermostat is best put to use when you have both heat and air conditioning, at least if you live somewhere that has changing seasons. If you’re into watching your energy usage, you get reports via Google, and it works with Amazon’s Alexa / Echo. Nest Thermostat Gen…


6 Creepy Pokemon Go Facts

Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. Nintendo and Niantic are raking in the cash. Meanwhile, have you ever looked at the creepier side of Pokemon?


A Black Cop Joined the KKK

Ron Stallworth was the first African American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. He also became the leader of the local chapter of Ku Klux Klan by tricking David Duke over the phone.


VTech Write & Learn Creative Center Review

VTech Write & Learn Creative Center has helped our daughter learn to write her name at the age of three. It’s also a great tool for kids to practice drawing and perfect their handwriting skills. Here it is on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2bqqxFD


12 Inspirational Louis CK Quotes

Louis CK is irreverent and sometimes, well often times, offensive, but every now and then some good advice sneaks in. This video give you a list of some of the greatest Louis CK quotes.


Walk Like a Duck part one – Coupledom #90

People tend to default to the negative. There are more bad reviews on Yelp than good, generally. But what if you could change your negative attitude to positive just by ACTING like you’re positive? Plus, for some reason, Christopher brings in a food metaphor for some reason. Coupledom is a…


Amazon Air Prime is Real

Amazon first teased drone delivery on December 1, 2013 and almost everyone thought it was a joke. But Amazon Prime Air is a real effort they are still working on. The FAA is making progress difficult in the USA, but the program is being tested in the UK, Canada, and…


Logitech Type+ iPad Keyboard Review

This week we’re talking about the add-on keyboard and case combination from Logitech that Carolina uses with her iPad 2. It’s called the Type+ (Type Plus). Logitech Type+ on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2b3qbPX


14 Basic Tools for Every Household

Stuff breaks, you hang pictures, and you sometimes have to assemble stuff, so you need a basic hand tool kid for around the house. Whether you’re a clumsy apartment dweller or an aspiring DIY home improvement expert, these are the 14 pieces of hardware you should start with. Image: studiograndouest…


Do Women Have Midlife Crisis? – Coupledom #89

Reflection, discontent, personal reassessment, Porsches… We all know the stereotype of a man in midlife crisis. There doesn’t seem to the the equivalent notion for a woman, and that’s what we discuss this week.  Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple…


There’s a Troll Under the San Francisco Bay Bridge

A steel troll hides under the roadway on the San Francisco Bay Bridge on the eastern span near Oakland. He was put there as kind of a good luck charm, supposedly watching over the bridge and protecting those who cross.


Cam Caddy Scorpion Video Stabilizer Review

We finally got a more convenient and lighter stabilizer, the Cam Caddy Scorpion. Not perfect by a longshot, but at $30 it’s priced right and the images come out a lot less shaky than just holding the camera. It’s not going to compare to a $200-$400 gimbal by any means,…


10 Funny Chemical Names Besides Bucky Balls

Sometimes people have a sense of humor, and that’s best in the science world. What would you name a chemical? The chemical names in this video are just plain silly and some are downright offensive.


Motivation vs Restraint – Coupledom #88

This one starts off with Christopher looking for inspiration to get motivated and ends up with Carolina delivering something quite tangential to that.  Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on the…


There Was No Year Zero

There has never been a year zero on the calendar we’re all familiar with. Time went from 1BC to 1AD. Actually, that was determined quite a while later, but you’ll see in this video what I mean. The concept of zero wasn’t even invented until much after 1AD.


Kokua Jumper Balance Bike Review

Kokua Jumper by Like a Bike – the bike I chose for my kids to learn how to ride without using training wheels. It’s a step above the the next best thing, the Specialized Hotwalk, in features and unfortunately in price. http://shop.kokuabikesusa.com/products/likeabike-jumper


10 Elements of a Casey Neistat Video

If you’re going to be a Casey Clone, you need more than a Boosted Board and a pair of RayBans. In this video, I outline ten stylistic elements of a Casey Neistat video. Drone optional. Dramatic time lapse sequences edited to music Music that’s a mixture of hipster electronica and…


Video Career in a Year – Coupledom #87

VidCon is upon us. Christopher is going. He’s also made a pledge to make the video thing his whole gig within a year. Carolina says “you’d better”, whatever that means… Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff…


You Can Die Laughing

Did you know you can literally die laughing? It’s true. It’s been a known thing since the fifth century when the Greek painter Zeuxis died laughing at his own painting. Since then, a bunch of other notable people have died of laughter. Laughing too much could cause syncope or cataplexy, which would…


Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount Review

After my first shotgun microphone died, I opted for the Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount the second time around. I’m a lot happier with this mic vs the Sennheiser. Rode VideoMic Pro on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2bmsHlm


21 Unusual Ethnic Slurs

Ethnic slurs aren’t nice. They’re also generally a lazy way to insult someone, versus coming up with some original zinger tailored just for an individual. But, even though they’re lazy and not nice, some racial slurs are actually kind of humorous. In this video, I’ve curated a list of funny ones (with the…


Menagerie of Issues – Coupledom #86

This week we talk the basics of life; figuring out work, dealing with stress, parenting, and getting some exercise. Plus, Christopher reveals his plans to become a known quantity in online media within a year. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real…


Spiteful Construction Projects

Some unusual buildings exist just because someone wanted revenge on their neighbor, or just because they wanted to irritate them. They’re called spite houses (or buildings), and some of them are just plain crazy. They usually take advantage of loopholes in building codes.  Watch the video below for some of the…


Tarion TR-V1 Universal LCD Display View Finder Review

I got the Tarion TR-V1 view finder because I couldn’t see the LCD on my Canon DSLR while outside in sunlight or in a brightly lit room. It works as expected, but with a couple of small caveats. Tarion TR-V1 on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2bBwvRz


5 Types of Widow Spiders in the USA

Black widow spiders – Do you know them as well as you think? Did you know they can be brown? Also, they’re poisonous, but did you know they’re more scared of you than you are of them?  In the USA, there are the black widow spider, the brown widow spider,…


5 Widow Spiders in the USA

Black widow spiders – Do you know them as well as you think? Did you know they can be brown? Also, they’re poisonous, but did you know they’re more scared of you than you are of them? There are five kinds of widow spider in the USA, out of thirty-one…


Overwhelmed – Coupledom #85

Christopher feels overwhelmed by all of life’s complexities. Carolina seems to have found her ultimate key to NOT feeling overwhelmed. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on the internet: http://youtube.com/TheMastBroadcast http://youtube.com/LegionOfWeirdos…


Amazon Echo / Alexa

The Amazon Echo is a bluetooth speaker that’s loaded with personal-assistant like features. Alexa is a program similar to Apple’s Siri, but with slightly different functionality. Echo on Amazon.com ➜ http://goo.gl/1kCFpm


11 Really Dumb Life Hacks

We’ve all seen them, supposedly these ideas make life simpler for all of us, just with a minor adjustment or a new way of using a common item. For the most part, life hacks are kind of silly. Our lives aren’t that complicated that they need “hacked”. Some are just…


Keeping Kids Safe – Coupledom #84

While trying to discuss potential future topics for the Legion of Weirdos videos, we end up discussing the recent happenings at the Cincinnati Zoo and what it takes to keep kids safe in our modern, complicated, distracting world. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of…


Vickie Eisenstein – Thumbs Up!

Vickie Eisenstein is an improv comedienne based in Chicago. Aside from local comedy shows, she also makes content for the internet. Her YouTube content includes things like a satirical news series, which she calls “The Lunch Crunch”, an interview show called “The Eisenstein Effect”, and comedy sketches. This is your…


George Foreman Grill GRP1060B review

The old George Foreman Grill bit the dust, so we replaced it with the GRP1060B four serving model. We got it on Amazon for about thirty bucks and it was totally worth it. Find the George Foreman Grill on Amazon


Colombia – Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

  What you know about Colombia probably comes from movies, TV, rumors, and crappy Vice.com pieces. The real Colombia is a vibrant and beautiful place with much to offer. Can it be dangerous? Yes, just like Chicago, New York, Detroit, and Oakland. Colombia is the northern-most South American country It’s…


Amazon Alexa as a Podcast Guest – Coupledom #83

Amazon Alexa is the newest addition to the household. Carolina LOVES Alexa. Christopher can’t help but recall being freaked out in high school after reading George Orwell. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about….


The Rest of Us – Thumbs Up!

The Rest of Us on YouTube animated infotainment channel that’s been around about a year but they just recently started regular uploads. Hopefully they continue, because it’s good stuff, addressing topics “like companies versus countries” and the age old “chicken or egg” question. The Rest of Us links: YouTube ➜ https://goo.gl/9D9Cxa…


Black and Decker Pivot Vac 18 Volt

My wife chose this thing because we have two kids that constantly drop food on the floor during dinner and she was tired of dragging out the regular vacuum (not a big deal to me). I’ve made it a rule since I was a teenage to avoid Black and Decker tools.


13 Ways to Be a Better Social Animal

Don’t ask “What do you do?” Instead, ask “What do you like to do?” Don’t suggest to people that they need to change their appearance or weight Don’t tell people what to do with their stuff Avoid talking politics Don’t assume people are religious Put down you’re phone when you’re interacting…


Obnoxious Husband – Coupledom #82

This week we talk about the new babysitter, riding bikes, spiders in the house, and how obnoxious Christopher can be. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on the internet: http://youtube.com/TheMastBroadcast http://youtube.com/LegionOfWeirdos…


Thanks for Listening – Letter to My Daughters Signoff (Hiatus?)

It was a fun experiment, but time constraints and whatnot are pulling at me… so for now this podcast is at least on hold. Please check out our other podcast “Coupledom” on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old…


Folex Instant Carpet Spot Remover

Folex Instant Carpet Spot Remover has saved us so much headache I feel I have to mention it… especially after a recent and massive red wine spill on our carpet. If you have kids, a dog, or a messy roommate, you need this stuff. Folex on Amazon.com


16 Cover Songs That Were Better Than the Original

Sometimes the first isn’t always the best. Singers and bands who do a better job on covers than the original artists. You might not agree, but that’s the beauty of music, it’s all subjective.  The video below outlines sixteen examples from Whitney Houston covering Dolly Parton to Judas Priest covering Joan…


Amazon Gift Card to Commenter – Coupledom #81

What’s the best way to get ratings and comments? Bribery, apparently. Plus we discuss the highs and lows of our week.  Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on the internet: http://youtube.com/TheMastBroadcast…


How Mommy and Daddy Got Engaged – Letters to My Daughters #30

After dating for a year or so, the time came to “pop the question”, but the hectic matters of interal-cultural relationships made things more complicated.  Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children with the intent…


Daniel Koren – Thumbs Up!

Daniel Koren is a musical YouTube comedian with a flair for editing sound and video in expert fashion. He’s also formally trained musically. He graduated Berklee College of Music and was nominate for an Emmy as composer for the PBS kids’ program “Fizzy’s Lunch Lab”. His creative range spans from…


Greenworks Corded 12 Amp 20-Inch Lawn Mower

My Greenworks 12amp 20-inch corded mower is great! It has a seven position height adjustment that offers a range of cutting height from 1 1/2″ to 3 3/4″, an easy folding handle, and it can be used as a mulcher, side-thrower, or bagger. I got at Target.com for about $18) Target patio…


5 Movies That Should Never Get Remade

These days it seems like Hollywood is all about remakes, superhero movies, and remakes of superhero movies. Sometimes the remake has very little in common with the original, in which case we call it a “reboot”. Sometimes the result is actually pretty amazing. Ocean’s Eleven was fantastic both times around (it’s just…


Eating Frogs and Bugs – Letters to My Daughters #29

A discussion with Nicole about eating frogs, ants, rabbits and stuff like that. Plus we talk about a possible format change (as if a three year old knows what a format change is). Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by…


Attitude – Coupledom #80

A bit of the usual Carolina and Christopher banter here. A battle of wits so to speak. Carolina’s wholesale slaughter of wits on Christopher, that is. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find…


Note to Self Podcast – Thumbs Up!

The Note to Self podcast is billed as the tech show about being human. Hosted by Manoush Zomorodi, the topics are usually not just tech, but how tech affects our lives. For example, one recent episode discusses a company that uses planes to take photos over a city at very…


Matt and Kim – We Were the Weirdos

Matt and Kim are a band/duo based in New York who make upbeat music with keyboards, drums, samples, and vocals. They kind of sound like “if the White Stripes grew up listening to Death Cab for Cutie and The Flaming Lips”. They’ve made five albums since 2005, the latest one, Get It, on…


Dual 1229 turntable review

There are some great choices of new turntables for those getting into (or back into) vinyl. Some great choices are the Teac TN300, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, and Rega RP-1 for $300, $400, and $445 respectively. Those decks will get you pretty solid analog sound with decent speed stability sent through an analog signal (meaning you…


Bad Foley Effects

A Foley artist is a person who recreates sounds for movies when capturing the sounds during filming is impossible or impractical. Like any artists, skills vary from virtuoso all the way down to plain-ol’ hack. Here are seven examples of bad foley effects that happen far too often: Screeching car tires on a…


Mommy Dropped Nicole – Coupledom #79

Kids: You do everything in your power to keep them safe, but sometimes it’s just never enough.  This week’s talk is about the latest “ouchie” episode as well as others that have happened so far in the lives of our kids. We also get into the stuff that happened to…


Runaway Hondas – Letters to My Daughters #28

I’ve had three stick shift Hondas in my life. At some point during my time with each them, they decided to make a short trip on their own. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children…


Josh Woodward – Addressed to the Stars

My first thought about Addressed to the Stars was that it seemed darker than Josh Woodward’s 2014 album The Beautiful Machine; darker, yet more matured. Not that there aren’t some uplifting moments. “Too Many Valleys” offers a message of staying optimistic in the face of negativity. “Aimless” had kind of a happy “ignorance…


Geekify Guys – Thumbs Up!

The last video game system I owned was a Super NES. I’ve logged several hours on Legend of Zelda and Chuck Rock, but since getting my first Soundblaster-enabled computer in 1993, my interest in console games evaporated. PC games like Warcraft, Myst, The 7th Guest, and Leisure Suit Larry made…


Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens review

Called a “pancake lens”, the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is a good “go to” lens for making video with a DSLR which also performs fairly well for still photography. Here’s the lens on Amazon


5 Funny YouTube Music Channels

Jon Lajoie Jon Lajoie (lah-jwah) is probably the most well known on this list, but even so, with all the other stuff out there on the internet, he’s still underrated. In his early days he made songs like “Show Me Your Genitals” and “Everyday Normal Guy” on a shoestring budget. Since…


Post Vacation Feeling – Coupledom #78

It’s been a couple weeks since vacation ended. This week we’re reviewing how “refreshed” we are (or aren’t) still feeling after getting back. There’s, of course, a difference of opinion. We also discuss the future possibilities of product placement and ads for Legion of Weirdos. Coupledom is a podcast hosted…


Mommy Got in Trouble – Letters to My Daughters #27

This week, Carolina sits in and recounts a story from her younger years. It’s the kind of story that should make our kids grateful we’re not totalitarian parents. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children with…


New Old Stock – Thumbs Up!

New Old Stock is a website dedicated to archiving license free, creative commons, and public domain images, curated by designer Cole Townsend. There are loads of pictures to choose from with subjects ranging from Ronald Reagan to rocket launches to skeletons playing piano to the peaks of Matterhorn. Each photo…


White Denim – Stiff

Twenty seconds into the album, I was sold. Girls singing two lines in a slightly pitchy, playground style for eight seconds yields immediately to a Zeppelin-style jam that lets you know White Denim knows their way around classic rock chops like their own back yard. “Had 2 Know (Personal)” sounds…


Audioblocks.com – Thumbs Up!

I signed up. I noted my referral code. I went to the member dashboard. I searched “fart”. What I saw next was a page of twenty fart sound files. Each one samples simply by hovering your mouse cursor over the icon. After ten minutes of acting like a twelve year old…


Sony ICD PX333 MP3 Recorder review

Sony’s PX333 portable MP3 recorder is a great little device for not too much money. It’s useful for podcasting, interview recording, note taking, and dictation. It can store up to 199 files and includes a software to manage file folders. USB transfers with a Mac or a PC are a…


11 Things Kids Can’t Do Anymore

Oh, the good ol’ days; candy cigarettes, cap guns, and free range parenting. Just like probably all previous generations, those of us who were raised by baby boomers are now getting nostalgic for the days of old. Never mind that I almost burned the house down, nearly cut my toe off,…


Purging and the Toilet Paper Argument – Coupledom #77

It’s spring cleaning time, and Christopher wants to get rid of some stuff. Carolina doesn’t see the point of it. Meanwhile, there’s a major disagreement about the household butt paper. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff…


Nicole of the Sea – Letters to My Daughters #26

We recently took a trip to the Caribbean and did all the stuff you do on a trip to the Caribbean. This included swimming and snorkeling. This is the story of Nicole’s experience with these aquatic adventures. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days”…


3 Great YouTube Grouches

Usually, for Legion of Weirdos, we like to focus on the positive, but sometimes the grumbly stuff is fun too. That’s especially true when the grumbly stuff is made of well thought out and valid points. Some people just have a talent for curmudgeonly presentation, and YouTube is about the…


Roxant Pro DSLR Video Stabilizer review

I bought the Roxant Pro stabilizer for a corporate video gig because it was cheap and had great reviews. It’s a decent piece of equipment, not great, but for the price you can’t beat it. I probably wouldn’t choose it again if I had the decision to make over again.


Wild Animals – Coupledom #76

This week, some conversations about our dealings with various wild (and not so wild) animals. Coyotes, snakes, geese, are mentioned and a passing reference to a poodle is made. Enjoy. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff…


Vacation – Letters to My Daughters #25

Currently we’re on an island in the Caribbean. As luck with have it, in 2016, internet technology on Caribbean islands hasn’t gotten up to speed with what we expect in the tech-centric Bay Area of California. Not to mention, we’re on vacation. So… while we concentrate on three-year-old Nicole learning…


What’s Been Cool in Your Life?

People like to much to focus on the negative; what chances they didn’t take, jobs they didn’t get, friends they’ve lost, mistakes they’ve made. How about we all try and experiment by seeing how we feel after remember all the cool stuff instead? Here are some examples from my life…


Sennheiser 400 MKE Shotgun Mic Review

I bought the Sennheiser MKE 400 microphone based on reputation of the company. I’ve used it with my Canon DSLR about a year and now I’m in the market for a Rode.


Conversation in Colombia – Coupledom #75

We’re about half a week into our trip, and we’ve already experienced a traffic accident and a family dental visit. This episode is a “so far in review” kind of thing. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple…


Motorcycles – Letters to My Daughters #24

Motorcycles – Where would organ donation be without them? This time I go over one of the big reasons I am not a fan of my kids riding a motorcycle in traffic. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a…


John Evans – Lollygaggin’

OK, so this isn’t a new record, but it’s one of my daughter’s favorites and I love it too so I thought it would be worth mentioning. If you’re looking for a new one from John Evans, you’ll have to wait ’til May. John Evans’ original life goal was to play…


Video Creators – Thumbs Up!

I’ve always know Tim Schmoyer exists. I remember first finding him on the ReelSEO YouTube channel, and then subscribed when he created his own YouTube advice channel. I was subscribed, but didn’t pay a huge amount of attention to it because my own YouTube channels were languishing in the basement of…


7 Cars That Look Like Animals

Bug – Beetle (duh) – This is kind of the “go to” reference for an automobile looking like a living creature, and for good reason. The Volkwagen Beetle, or Bug, or Type 1 as it is officially named, really does look like a beetle. Lexus RX – Fish – The first time I…


Vamos a Colombia – Coupledom #74

Another airplane trip with a toddler and a baby. This time, we’re headed international-style, with a layover in Texas. This should be fun! Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on the…


Interviewing Nicole – Letters to my Daughters #23

This week I veer a bit off the beaten path and do some serious talk instead of telling some humorous tale. I talk about pursuing your passion, which means doing something with your life that means something to you vs doing what someone else says you SHOULD do. Letters to…


DSLR Guide – Thumbs Up!

Simon Cade at DSLRGuide gives advice on how to get the best video from your DSLR, based on his first hand experience having basically grown up making video. He covers everything from color grading to scoring to how to organize a large film project. The first video of his I…


8 Lost Mascots

Frito Bandito – He was the mascot for Frito’s Corn Chips from 1967 to 1971, voiced by Mel Blanc and sounding very much like Speedy Gonzales, another moderately racist and overly stereotyped character based on 1960s white America’s idea of a Mexican. He spoke very little English and was on the run from the…


ASUS RT-AC3200 Router Review

Here’s a review of the ASUS RT-AC3200 three band router (two 5GHz and one 2.4GHz). It covers up to 4500 sq feet at 3200MBPS with 802.11ac Wi-Fi Find the ASUS RT-AC3200 router on Amazon


Spirits, the Supernatural, and Sentient Animals – Coupledom #73

Have you ever had Deja Vu? Do you believe in ghosts? Angels? Do you think insects are self-aware? This week, the discussion is around these topics and what each of us believes. Have you ever had Deja Vu? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos,…


Pursue Your Passion – Letters to My Daughters #22

This week I veer a bit off the beaten path and do some serious talk instead of telling some humorous tale. I talk about pursuing your passion, which means doing something with your life that means something to you vs doing what someone else says you SHOULD do. Letters to…


Frank Turner – Mittens EP

It’s rare that I hear an indie release and immediately get excited. Generally they have to grow on me. I found “Mittens” while scanning the “indie” section after having clicked to sort everything by release date. This EP showed up in the top row, right next to the Pete Yorn…


ChrisFix – Thumbs Up!

Have you ever been frustrated by tree sap on your car’s paint? Thinking of doing your next brake job yourself? Do you wonder if that purple stuff actually does anything for your engine? You should head over to YouTube and find the ChrisFix channel. ChrisFix covers just about anything car-related…


Blendtec Classic from Costco – 3 Year Review

  Blendtec Classic from Costco, a review after three year’s use. Great for smoothies, good for soups, OK for baby food. I’m starting by assuming you know how to use a blender. I cover the durability and functionality more than the actual functions, here, people. In other words, I don’t…


8 Most Pointless Song Lyrics Ever

“Go for a Soda” by Kim Mitchell – I guess this is a statement about sobriety. The song can’t decide whether it’s pop or southern rock. The guitar riff is actually pretty solid, and is a strange juxtaposition to the godawful lyrics. Mitchell must have had a dirty secret, though ’cause by track…


Emotional Honesty – Coupledom #72

“How are you?”… “Fine”… It’s a paradigm we default to dozens of times a day, but really how ARE you? Chances are, a lot of the time, or at least some of the time, the real answer isn’t “fine”. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion…


Accidental Off-Roading – Letters to My Daughters #21

This week’s story is about the kind of thing that happens when you’re totally unprepared. Specifically, when you need to be somewhere by a certain time and the universe is conspiring against you. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by…


DIY Perks – Thumbs Up!

Matt of DIY Perks is all about helping you build high-quality stuff, usually on the cheap. He’s made videos about computers, woodworking, electronics, audio, and photography and video. Want to make a super-quiet portable stereo microphone? There’s a video for that. Want to build a fume extractor? There’s one for…


The Perks – At the Docks

The Perks, from near Las Vegas, are a five piece alternative rock band with a sound somewhere between The Strokes and The Killers (also from Vegas). With a mostly upbeat, guitar-driven sound, The Perks would fit well on most rock or pop radio stations. At the Docks is not a new…


Alesis MultiMix 4 USB FX

This inexpensive little mixer is great for small projects and podcasts. The video below is my review, but here are the bullet points: Four channel mixer with two XLR channels that provide phantom power Controls for gain and balance as well as 80Hz and 12kHz tone Onboard effects USB2


What Were We Talking About? – Coupledom #71

Sometimes miscellany can be fun. Like, for instance, when you start a conversation without really having a subject in your head to talk about. This week, we just let things go that way and this is the result. Enjoy, ’cause next week’s episode gets a bit heavy. Coupledom is a…


ADHD and the Dog – Letters to My Daughters #20

ADHD isn’t funny. Some of the crap you end up doing when you HAVE the condition, though… yeah, that stuff can be funny. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children with the intent that they’ll…


Ruthe Cartoons – Thumbs Up!

Ruthe Cartoons is an animated YouTube channel created by Ralph Ruthe and voiced by Arne “Sugartalker” Christiansen. The cartoons features characters like goldish “Bubbles” and “Sting” and they’ve been on YouTube for about three years.  The characters are created cartoonist Ralph Ruthe in German and they’re translated and voiced in English by Christiansen. ●…


7 Changes Airlines Should Make

Flying sucks. Pretty much everyone agrees, and that’s why even though every stand up comic under the sun has a routine about air travel, we still relate and laugh at the jokes. With some airlines, it’s almost as if they operate in “Opposite World” when it comes to customer service and…


Turin Brakes – Lost Property

English band Turin Brakes was founded by childhood friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, with drummer Rob Allum and Basis Eddie Myer rounding out the foursome. Lost Property is their ninth album, aside from the nine EPs they’ve also put out. Their sound, for this album at least, could be called “Steve…


Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s Color Illusion Website – Thumbs Up!

The color used to make the hearts in this image is the same for all of them. The three colors you’re seeing are a dark magenta, a dusty blue, and a bright green. Your brain gets thrown off by the proximity of the magenta to the green and goes with the…


Sony ECMCS3 Lavalier Microphone

I use the Sony ECMCS3 as my “go to” mic for making YouTube videos. The video below is my whole review, but here are the bullet points: Very sensitive and picks up sound very loudly, so positioning is important Uses “plug in power” so it won’t work with many smart phones and…


Nexus 6P plus Google Project Fi

Recently I made the switch from an iPhone and AT&T to the Nexus 6P on the Google Fi service. The video below is my whole review, but here are the bullet points: Google Fi cell phone plan is $20 monthly for text and voice Data is billed at $10 per…


Fatty Boom Ba Latty – Coupledom #70

Christopher’s been dealing with excess weight for most of his adult life. Lately it’s been pushing it’s way to the top of the list of personal issues he’s dealing with. Also, Carolina is working to get back in shape after having her second baby. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and…


Chew Carefully – Letters to My Daughters #19

This is the story of when the nasty hiatal hernia I ignored for years finally had it’s field day. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children with the intent that they’ll listen when they’re older…


Roberto Blake – Thumbs Up!

Over two years, Roberto Blake has uploaded a boatload of content regarding design, the design industry, Adobe software, various hardware, and more. From typography to self-promotion to Mac reviews to freelancing advice and more, just about anything someone starting in design would want to know more about has been addressed….


Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

A friend of mine clued me in to this band via Facebook. My first exposure was a video of their performance on The Tonight Show. What I saw was a guy who must have been channeling Joe Cocker, backed by an absolutely huge band. OK, the band wasn’t that huge, but they sounded that…


11 Ways to Tackle Your ADHD

You’ve probably heard a joke or two about attention deficit disorder. Maybe you’ve joked about it yourself. For someone with an ADHD diagnosis, though, it isn’t all jokes and laughs. It can even lead to more problems like anxiety or depression. Of course the first thing anyone should do if they…


Your Cell Phone Spies on You

Your phone knows you better than your friends, your lovers, or your mom and dad know you. It keeps your dirty little secrets. It knows your embarrassing quirks. You trust it implicitly. You tell it virtually everything, whether you mean to or not. Where were you last night? Your phone…


Grooming – Coupledom #69

This week we get down to brass tacks regarding grooming… facial hair, ears, back waxing, manscaping, and all. Oh, and we get kinda “judgy” Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on…


Egg Hunt Fail – Letters to My Daughters #18

Nicole’s first Easter egg hunt and her mother and father blew it for her. Good thing she was probably too young to remember… right? Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children with the intent that…


Frankie Cosmos – Fit Me In

I found Fit Me In while sifting through the “recent releases” section of iTunes under the heading “indie”. I had been underwhelmed by a half hour or so of listening to bands who sounded like The Monkees after The Monkees decided they were going to write their own music and play…


Our “Shave Club” aka Dorco Razors – Thumbs Up!

The Legion of Weirdos Shave Club: It’s free and easy to join! The first step is say “bye-bye” to those fancy-schmancy online shaving hawkers that wooed you with a catchy name, cute commercials, and cleverly-engineered packaging designed to make you feel like a connoisseur of toiletries. Step two is to head to DorcoRazors.com and…


13 Steps for Handling a Car Accident

Crashing your car sucks. It especially sucks when you’re already having a bad day. It sucks even more when you’re at fault. But, however your day has gone and regardless of who’s at fault, if you’re uninjured, a traffic accident doesn’t have to wreck your life. These thirteen steps can…


5 Animals You Didn’t Know Could Kick Your Ass

You’re supposed to be scared of Grizzly Bears. We all know this. Sharks are so scary there was a whole series of movies made in the ’70s and ’80s about them. Scorpions are kind of scary too, I mean, have you seen Rudolf Schenker lately? But what you might not know is…


How to Fight

Any sane adult will do anything within reason to avoid getting in a fight. First of all, fight is just, well… not very adult. Plus, you could get in legal trouble, you could mess up your stuff, you could get fired, or even worse. Sometimes, though, the only resort is…


5 Excuses for Making a Vertical Video (or Four?)

Vertical videos still get made every day. Despite thousands of PSAs from thousands of well-meaning but irritated souls having been spread about the internet, some people just can’t learn to turn a phone 90 degrees to either direction. Really, the phone companies are largely to blame, because the technology exists to…


Twenty Percent Annoying – Coupledom #68

This week we go over the “twenty five habits of highly annoying parents” and compare ourselves to the list. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on the internet: http://youtube.com/TheMastBroadcast http://youtube.com/LegionOfWeirdos http://youtube.com/StuffWeUseNet…


Easter Bunny Spoiler – Letters to My Daughters #17

That time the scary six foot rabbit who follows me around forgot to come to my house after I’d been good all year… or at least for the week before Easter.  Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father…


8 Most Iconic Mustaches

A mustache, or moustache, however you spell it, is a look only certain people can pull off. The common accord of the female gender regarding a mustachioed man seems to be “no.”  They might be up for a goatee or a well-maintained scruff, but not a lip broom. If looking like a ’70s…


Aaron Marino – Alpha M – Thumbs Up!

Let’s face it, most guys need help when it comes to “presentation”. We forget our manners. We slack off on hygiene occasionally. We wear the baggy pleated pants we got ages ago (well… no me, but you do…). We wear dress clothes off the rack without alterations. We wear worn-out and ill-fitting tee…


State to State – Motives EP

I stumbled up State to State in my online travels while Googling for Steve Perry. Yes, that Steve Perry. Apparently, according to at least one website and one YouTube video I’ve found, that Steve Perry did some backing vocals on this record. I liked the samples I’d heard on SoundCloud,…


Productivity vs Kids and How to Spend Five Grand – Coupledom #67

Baby Mariana guest stars out of necessity. It’s hard to get anything done as parents as it is, but when one of them is sick things get hairy. Also, how would you spend five grand if someone give it to you? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher…


Pediatric Emergency! – Letter to My Daughters #16

Then there was that time mommy and daddy rushed new baby Nicole across Oakland to the doctor, all in a panic… Mariana guest stars on this one out of necessity. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to…


How to Know You’re an Adult – Eight Clues

In the good ol’ U. S. of A., the generally understood age of adulthood is eighteen years. Well… sort of. At eighteen, you can buy lottery tickets, go to an R-rated movie, vote, and join the military. But you’ll have to wait another three years to legally down a beer….


Jake Roper & Vsauce 3 – Thumbs Up!

Vsauce, hosted by Michael Stevens, is an incredible YouTube source for random facts and off-the-beaten-path learning. For those who can’t get enough of that kind of thing, there’s Vsauce 2, hosted by Kevin Leiber. With all that goodness, you might wonder, “Does there really need to be a Vsauce 3?”…


Faith Holt – Three Years

So many indie musicians try so very hard to sound so damned “indie”. Faith Holt doesn’t. Three Years is a collection of honest, down-to-earth tracks. It’s singer-songwriter stuff that doesn’t make you feel like you’re hearing the same thing the last coffee house crooner just played. If you watch the “behinds the scenes” videos…


7 Bands That Need to Put Their Crap Aside and Tour Together Again

Barenaked Ladies – Love them or hate them, Canada’s most notorious indie band has a dedicated fan base that would surely love to see the original pair of front men together again. “If I Had a Million Dollars” doesn’t sound the same without Steven Page. On top of that, many of their best…


Pharmacies… Why the Wait?

I proposed the question to Nick at All Our Questions on YouTube and he explained it in the following video: Subscribe to All Our Questions by clicking here!


How We Met – Coupledom #66

It occurred to us that we never told the “how we met” story in a podcast episode… or at least we THINK we’ve never told it, so here ya go! Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff…


Uncle Everett’s Last Laugh – Letters to My Daughters #15

Uncle Everett had a strong sense of humor, and boy did he get us on that final gag! Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children with the intent that they’ll listen when they’re older and…


Daylio – a Daily Diary Made Easy – Thumbs Up!

Blogs are great, but what if you want to keep a private diary of your own. What if you want to lock that diary away somewhere safe and passcode-protected where nobody else can get to it? …Like your phone, perhaps? What if you’re super lazy and don’t feel like writing much?…


Hollerado – White Paint

I found this band while browsing YouTube and found the story behind the song “So It Goes” so intriguing I watched it a couple of times before going on to listen to the rest of the album. Watch it first and then scroll down for the rest of this article. Mind…


5 Best Mark Maron Podcast Episodes

Podcasts have really come into their zenith lately. Five or so years ago, the world of podcasts was relatively underground. But now pretty much everybody knows what a podcast is. It is this authors opinion that “Serial” is not a podcast, but rather an audiobook broken up into bite-size pieces, but I’m…


Emotional Baby’s Mom is FINE!

Generally, Legion of Weirdos is about promoting things in a positive light. However, this just can’t go unmentioned. Is pretty well known in the video making community that set of intellectual property happens quite frequently, especially when it comes to freebooting videos to Facebook. What’s “freebooting”? It’s when someone steals…


Think Weird Like a Kid

Kids are weirdos. It’s just natural, because they haven’t developed all the neural connections for cynicism, self-doubt, pessimism, and all the other lovely little spices and snips of puppy dog tails that make up the adult human condition. Children can easily and quickly shift from mundane reality to a world where…


Hypnotized – Coupledom #65

Christopher got hypnotized. No, really. Really. Yeah, Carolina isn’t buying it either. Christopher talks about the feeling of having been lulled into a hypnotic state. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us…


Punches – Letters to My Daughters #14

This week I talk about the glory days of fighting with classmates, the good, the bad, and the even worse… Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children with the intent that they’ll listen when they’re…


Best Gift Ever – Coupledom #64

What was your best gift ever? Worst? Most expensive? Cheapest? Dumbest? We cover that and also a wrap-up of the day’s “high points” and “low points”. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find…


Uncle Ben’s Many Injuries – Letters to My Daughters #13

I was the lucky brother, escaping folly most of the time. Uncle Ben wasn’t so lucky. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children with the intent that they’ll listen when they’re older and able to…


Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Courtney Barnett, according to her Wikipedia page, found influence from Australian singer-songwriters Dan Kelly and Darren Hanlonu. Her own style, however, it much more in-your-face than either of those guys. This album’s been around almost a year, but we’ve just found it via a suggestion from iTunes. Even though this album has won…


Codecademy – Thumbs Up!

Brain surgery and flying airplanes aside, learning by doing is probably the best way in the world to acquire new skills. However, with some things, just jumping into the “doing” part is akin to the old notion of monkeys writing Shakespeare. Pilots have simulators, so do brain surgeon. Lucky for you, there’s…


Hot Head – Letters to My Daughters #12

Sometimes I’m not so great at holding my temper.  Ok… a lot of times I’m not so great at holding my temper. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children with the intent that they’ll listen…


High Points (and Lows) – Coupledom #63

It’s another new year, but this wasn’t meant to be that kind of podcast episode. Basically it all started out as a “what was your high point of the day?” thing but stretched out into a year thing… Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of…


Your Audio Sucks! 4 Ways to Fix Common Musical Transgressions

1 – Using a streaming service on your phone for music (part one) – Unless you’re paying for Spotify Premium and opting for the “high quality streaming” setting, when you stream music, you’re probably listening to compressed files at 96 kbps. Without going into too much detail, basically it’s “the more,…


7 Hot Women in Their 50s

Men age better than women, right? Women get old. Men get “distinguished.” Yeah, we don’t believe that crap either… men just get away with slacking on their looks with age because there hasn’t been societal pressure to keep up. Oh, and speaking of older females: Elisabeth Shue, 52 – Sure, she…


Subject Matter – Coupledom #62

How do we shake things up? We’re kind of stuck for ideas at the moment. After over a year of talking about ourselves, it seems we might have covered all the angles… maybe not. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple…


Ignorance is Your Friend – Letters to My Daughters #11

Sometimes being blissfully ignorant of something is extremely beneficial… Especially when it comes to trying new stuff. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children with the intent that they’ll listen when they’re older and able…


An Interview with Katja the Elf, by Steve Miller

Steve Miller from Asia News Weekly (an English language news outlet in Korea) spent a few minutes interviewing one of Santa’s elves over the phone. He spoke with Katja, a postal elf at Santa’s Post Office inside the Arctic Circle in Finland. Check it out in the video below! If…


HURRY! – Letters to My Daughters #10

Holy $#!T! Gotta get going gotta get going gotta get going gotta get going gotta get going gotta get going gotta get going gotta get going …Such is our life! Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to…


Money – Coupledom #61

Money – The number one cause of marital problems, or at least it’s in the top three or so… So, in true Coupledom fashion, we “go there”. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about….


7 American Tourist Attractions To Skip

Rodeo Drive is a two mile stretch of road, but the part you’ve been seeing in the movies is only three blocks long. Sure, it is ritzy looking, with stores like Cartier and Chanel and Giorgio Armani and Gucci, but you probably can’t afford any of that stuff, and if you…


Pexels Videos – Thumbs Up!

Pexels has a collection of completely free HD videos licensed as “CC0” (Creative Commons Zero) that you can download, edit, and use in your own projects, whether they’re personal or commercial. The “CC0” designation means you can use these videos without having to include attribution. They’ve even taken the time to…


Underage Drivers – Letters to My Daughters #9

Back in dad’s day, kids sometime drove too early. We also did a lot of other stupid stuff, and none of that makes any of it right! Whippersnappers! Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children…


Living Life to the Fullest – Coupledom #60

Do you live life to its fullest? Does anyone? What needs to happen for you to be able to say that you are? Or… perhaps you just thing it’s all psychobabble. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple…


Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown – The Wayside

Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown are a rock and roll band out of Nashville headed by a guitarist from Honey Grove, Texas. The band’s website says Bryant “cut his teeth on greats such as Lightnin’ Hopkins and Freddie King.” This EP, however, brings nothing of the sort to mind. The album…


Untold Stories – Coupledom #59

Are you in a committed relationship? If so, what kinds of things have you not yet told your partner? That’s the ground we cover this week and boy do the stories get juicy…  Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with…


I Hated Co-Ed Gym – Letters to My Daughters #8

Seventh grade gym class was uncomfortable enough as it was. What happened to me one day took that discomfort to new heights. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children with the intent that they’ll listen…


Ryan McGuire and Gratisography – Thumbs Up!

Most of the thumbnail type photos associated with our Podcasts and many of our other articles come from a stock photography site. It’s a pretty good source in that they have pretty much anything you could search for, the photos are high quality, and there are usual several different examples…


Foo Fighters – Saint Cecilia EP

As I was casually browsing my Facebook feed, I was thinking about how I’d not bought any new music lately and thusly didn’t have subject matter for the “Applause” section. That’s when this album pretty much fell into my virtual lap. A Facebook friend had posted a link to the…


She’s a Scrooge – Coupledom #58

Carolina seems to have been beaten down by the traditions of the holidays; Black Friday, crowded stores, frustrating shopping lists… Even when she’s called out on her curmudgeonly behavior, she’s unwavering. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple…


Bilingual Kids – Letters to My Daughters #7

Nicole is three years old and speaks better Spanish than her father, who’s trying desperately to catch up and hopefully even get ahead of her. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children with the intent…


Eagles of Death Metal – Zipper Down

If you’re like me and a great majority of people in this great country of ours, you’d never heard of Eagles of Death Metal until the horrific crap that happened in Paris last week. After spending hours glued to my computer, checking every news source I could and overloading myself…


Howard Pinsky and IceFlow Studios – Thumbs Up!

You know how to goes: You need to figure out how to do something with a program like Photoshop, so you turn to YouTube only to stumble through some poorly-produced voiceover tutorials by 12-year-old kids who can’t construct a sentence. Regardless of how are useful (or not) their advice may…


The First Time I Changed Pants – Letters to My Daughters #6

Do you remember the first time you changed clothes? If not, you probably would have been served better with an embarrassing menu to go with the story. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children with…


Death and PeePees – Coupledom #57

Our daughter Nicole is starting to ask questions. She’s full of curiosity. She wants to know what happened to our dog (the dog died but we told her she “went away). She wants to know who sits down and who stands up to pee. Specifically who… as in all the…


Meghan Tonjes – Things With Friends

Meghan Tonjes: One woman, one voice, one guitar. Wait? What the heck is this? Those familiar with Tonjes’ previous releases like Be in Want, This Year, or any of the Request Tuesday series are in for an interesting treat when playing this EP. Rather than her usual soulful and sometimes haunting “singer-songwriter with an acoustic guitar”…


Yoko and the Oh No’s – self titled

Before I began typing, I read several reviews of Yoko and the Oh No’s online and saw that they were compared to The Strokes more than a couple times. I don’t hear the resemblance at all. Yoko and the Oh No’s have a sound that’s a refreshing change from most of the crap…


The Fabulous Poodles – Think Pink

The Fabulous Poodles could have been quite a contender if they’d only stayed together long enough for MTV to launch. Sort of new wave, sort of nerd rock, sort of… well… How do you classify a rock group who’s songs have more violin solos than guitar solos? Anyway, they surely would…


Eels – Complete Dreamworks Albums box set

You may not have heard of Eels, especially if you’re the type that listens to “whatever’s on the radio”, but you’ve very likely heard Eels. That’s especially true if you’ve seen American Beauty, Yes Man, or any of the Shrek movies. Their IMDb page credits them with 76 musical appearances in…


The Gummy Bear Incident – Letters to My Daughters #5

This one’s about the time I ate two pounds of gummy bears. Yes, you read that right.  Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children with the intent that they’ll listen when they’re older and able…


Seven Deadly Sins – Coupledom #56

Last week it was the Ten Commandments, this week we examine the Seven Deadly Sins. Admit it, you only know them because of the Brad Pitt movie, right? Yeah, us too… Are you seven for seven?  Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a…


Kevin MacLeod and Incompetech – Thumbs Up!

If you have spent even the tiniest amount of time surfing YouTube, you’ve heard his music. You’ve probably also heard it on TV, in movies… his IMDb page is ridiculously long! He has over eleven hundred pieces of music on his website, Incompetech.com available to use under Creative Commons license….


Baby Alone in the Car – Letters to My Daughters #4

This is the story of when daddy forgot the baby in the car. Yep, you read that right. Obviously it wasn’t a tragedy, but it was an embarrassing couple of minutes! Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father…


The Ten Commandments – Coupledom #55

How many commandments did YOU break today? Carolina and Christopher examine the commandments one by one. Let’s just say there’s some repenting to do! Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on the…


Two Christmases – Letters to My Daughters #3

This one’s a “quick and dirty” recollection of when my parents split up… but features an interruption from Nicole that happened in the middle of the recording session. Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to his children…


Inefficiency – Coupledom #54

Life goes smoother when everything runs efficiently… or so we’ve heard. “Efficient” isn’t even really a word in our household. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on the internet: http://youtube.com/TheMastBroadcast http://youtube.com/LegionOfWeirdos…


Thumbs Up! – Our Latest Addition

Cheers. Accolades. Praise. Applause. Props. Kudos. Hoorays. Shout-outs. The internet is full of people who make things. Some of it fantastic, and some of it… well, not fantastic. We’re only talking about the fantastic ones here. Legion of Weirdos has a new section, called “Thumbs Up!” to highlight some of…


Josh Woodward music – Thumbs Up!

Take a solid song writer, pair him up with a solid guitarist, a drummer and bassist who can stay in the pocket, and combine them with a singer who claims The Decemberists and Death Cab for Cutie as influence and sounds a bit like Ben Folds… Oh yeah, did I…


All Our Questions – Thumbs Up!

Why do dogs eat poop, anyway? Can you name all the seven deadly sins? What is love? Baby, don’t hurt me… Just let me tell you where you can find out! All Our Questions host Nick has made it his mission to answer the questions most of us can’t answer ourselves. Oh,…


Michael’s Home Cooking – Thumbs Up!

Do you like breaded tenderloin sandwiches? Barbecued pulled beef? Chocolate cheesecake? If you’re a raw food eating vegan, skip to the next article. If you believe our having canine teeth isn’t a coincidence, check out Michael’s Home Cooking! There’s no snooty pretense here, no show-off Martha Stewart crap, just yummy…


Wasabi Cars by Daniel O’Grady – Thumbs Up!

Wasabi (\ˈwä-sə-bē) – a Japanese plant grown for its root, which is used as a condiment in Japanese cuisine, and is not at all what we’re talking about here. Meet Daniel O’Grady. He’s been making car-spotting videos on YouTube for about three years. As he explains it, “wa” is a term for “Japanese”…


My Earliest Memory – Letters to My Daughters #2

I wasn’t even three when my brain started recording permanent memories. The ones I can recall are all from fairly traumatic or important events. In fact, there are several things I remembered from my very early childhood. Now I’m just remember where I put my keys. Letters to My Daughters is…


Fatty Boom Ba Latty – Coupledom #53

Christopher needs to get back into the habit of working out somehow. Carolina has a head start. You can probably see where this discussion is headed. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find…


Sexy Old People? – Coupledom #52

Will we still be sexy when we’re old? Are old people sexy? Or more on point, are there sexy old people? What’s going to be considered “sexy” by then? What’ll be considered “old”? If we feel old now, what will “old” fell like then? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by…


Letters to My Daughters #1 – New Podcast

This is the introduction to the new podcast series “Letters to My Daughters” as well as a “starter story” of when I did something terrible on a sailplane – Christopher Letters to My Daughters is a podcast consisting of “the good old days” type stories told by a father to…


Where Did the Cuddles Go? – Coupledom #51

Apparently being a parent changes your personality and makes you less cuddly. That’s Carolina’s theory anyway. Whatever the reason, it seems the cuddle reflex atrophies over time. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about….


Back to Work for Mommy – Coupledom #50

It’s getting time for Carolina to get back on the ol’ career track, which means less time to spend with the baby (and the older kid of course). Daycare worries, thoughts of home businesses, a crazy daycare business pipe dream, and welding all come up as topics. Coupledom is a…


Ruining the Kids – Coupledom #49

Curse words, disagreements, scary things, and other seemingly minor emotional traumas… how much do they matter when you add up all life’s formative stuff for a small kid? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk…


Spiders and Snakes – Coupledom #48

Spiders, snakes, roaches, and creepy clowns. This week we talk about fears that aren’t based on the genetic avoidance of getting eaten by a saber tooth tiger. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about….


Curse Words (NSFW) – Coupledom #47

NSFW = NOT SAFE FOR WORK. This episode contains a discussion about dirty words, swears, curses, or whatever you want to call them and contains audio of the actual words, so if you’re sensitive or around someone who is (small kids, your boss, your priest, etc.) either skip this one or…


Baby Bonding and Social Weirdness – Coupledom #46

Are you weird around new people? Do you take your time warming up to them? What if it’s your kid? Hehe… Yeah, we also cover baby bonding in this one.  Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff…


Have You Ever…? – Coupledom #45

Have you ever made out with a stranger? Have you ever kicked someone in the nuts? Have you ever farted in public? These are some of the things we discuss in this week’s hard-hitting episode of Coupledom. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos,…


Travel – Coupledom #44

Do you travel light, only taking a carry-on? Perhaps you always check a bag because you need your own special toiletries and personal hairdryer? Are you one of those people who tries to cram a steamer trunk into the overhead compartment.  Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher…


Summer’s Over – Coupledom #43

August is knocking on our door. School supplies are in the stores. Soon we’ll be doing Christmas chores… This week we have a small discussion about the idea of simplifying life (or is that “running away from it all”?) sandwiched into a discussion about how fast summer goes by. Coupledom…


No Going Back – Coupledom #42

First and foremost you’ll probably notice that your beloved hosts are well on their way to becoming one of those old couples who talk over each other all the time. That aside, the subjects of this week’s podcast are those little events or decisions in life that are either completely…


Helping People Change (or Not) – Coupledom #41

How much influence do you have over someone else when it comes to their habits? Do people change as a result of being prompted (or perhaps harassed) or do they change only when they’ve made their own mind up to do so? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and…


The Meaning of Life – Coupledom #40

The title says it all. Why are we here? Is there a reason? What’s next? What came before? Does it matter how we act in this life, whether or not it’s the only one we get? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a…


Two-Year-Old Guest Host – Coupledom #39

All the adults in the household are sick with a nasty summer cold. Carolina isn’t up for podcasting this week, so Nicole is stepping up to the plate. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk…


The Future, Naughty Teens, and a Plane Crash – Coupledom #38

Veering away from talk of babies and childbirth this week, we launch into a rapid-fire discussion of… well, you read the title, right? Sometimes podcasting with no set topic agenda can be a fun little rabbit hole. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos,…


Baby vs Baby – Coupledom #37

This week we talk about the perspective change related to how we feel going through the first few weeks of having our second baby vs how we think we remember feeling the first time. Yes, it gets weird. What would you expect? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and…


Time: A Crappy Relative – Coupledom #36

Time is like money in that it seems you can never have enough. Even if you don’t squander it, you spend it and you want to spend more. This week we talk about overdrawing the account time and time again. Example? We planned to record this Monday but got around…


Supermodel Baby – Coupledom #35

The baby is here. She’s happy, apparently, ’cause she barely makes any noise or complaints. The two year old, however… Life’s a little upside-down in the house as of late. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff…


Babies, Fruit, Appliances, Grandmas – Coupledom #34

The new baby arrived Tuesday, which is usually recording day for the podcast. This week’s episode is an impromptu “audio peek” into the hospital room, complete with visitors, kids, and grandmas. Oh yeah, and our anniversary is this week too! Whoopie! Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher…


False Labor Fun – Coupledom #33

Apparently sometimes babies like to “practice” being born, leading to their daddy leaving work early to drive like a maniac to get across two cities and a bridge in time to get big sister from preschool ’cause mommy’s in the OB ward being monitored. “Haha! Joke’s on mommy and daddy….


Crunch Time – Coupledom #32

It’s crunch time… the baby is due in only days and there’s so much to get done beforehand. Plus there’s the anticipation of the “big sister” reaction when she sees the baby sister in the flesh. Yikes! Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos,…


School Reunions – Coupledom #31

Once every decade or so, most schools bring back everyone who graduated in a certain year so everyone can fall back into their old high school clicks again. Christopher isn’t much impressed with the idea of “reconnecting” with people he hasn’t seen in decades, especially in a world with Facebook….


Aging Body Issues – Coupledom #30

Everybody gets old. Everybody falls apart when they get old, some sooner, some later. Grey hair, stray hair, wrinkles, sags, and aches are gaining on you fast. This week we contemplate our own experiences of these certainties of life. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion…


Helicopter Parents? – Coupledom #29

“Back in the day”, kids walked themselves to school and played outside ’til the street lights come on. They drank from hoses and rode their Big Wheels in the street. If they went to the store with mom, they usually waited in the car while she did her errands. Somehow…


Type A vs Not – Coupledom #28

Do you make lists of lists you need to make? Is the food in your refrigerator arranged in alphabetical order? Are you busier on the weekend than you are on a work weekday? …Christopher isn’t. Type A vs type whatever the other one would be is the topic on this…


The Thing About Depression – Coupledom #27

Depression: Just the word alone makes you uncomfortable, right? But you have an almost one in five chance of experiencing a major episode in your lifetime. This week, we talk about dealing with the stigma of depression and possible “work arounds” to avoid the feedback loop that happens in depressed…


The Ex Files – Coupledom #26

Yep. We go there. And why not, right? When you’re first getting to know someone, talking about your past is tacky and frankly kind of a turn off. In a relationship, though, it can lead to some insight about how each person grew into the partner they are. Of course…


3rd Trimester Countdown – Coupledom #25

More experienced this time, Carolina and Christopher go over the routine as it should probably be for baby #2. We already know what proper poops look like, how not to let a neonate chew off your nipples, and how to stand up to Gramma’s 1970’s parenting techniques… so… Coupledom is…


Kids: Not So Disgusting? – Coupledom #24

Kids are little disease-ridden snot factories, right? They’re gross! Adults, on the other hand, are NEVER gross, right? Christopher started with the theory that being a parent makes you less sensitive to grossness in general… The discussion, as per usual, gets weird. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and…


Thanks for Listening!

It’s been an interesting ride, this podcast. However, lately it’s been quite a complicated machine to maintain. John was the inspiration for the podcast, since his constant irreverent but humorous riffing often led to many people uttering the phrase that became the podcast’s name. However, John’s life is complicated and…


Jobs – Shut Up Already #37

Jobs: Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em… unless you’re the Unabomber or something. Weird jobs, bad jobs, fun jobs… we try to cover the range. Shut Up Already! Is a ongoing discussion of life’s little idiosyncrasies hosted by John and Christopher and sometimes another Christopher. Subscribe on iTunes!…


Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years? – Coupledom #23

The ever nagging interview question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” There really is no “right answer”, but we always try, right? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on…


Bucket List – Coupledom #22

The bucket list. Most people have one, whether they realize it or not. This week we talk about the things we wanna do before the clock runs out! Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk…


Weird Foods – Shut Up Already! #36

Oddball cuisine and non-recipe recipes… Faking gourmet… Snails… Frogs… These are the yummies that make up this week’s episode. Shut Up Already! Is a ongoing discussion of life’s little idiosyncrasies hosted by John and Christopher and sometimes another Christopher. Never take ‘em too seriously. Subscribe on iTunes! Find Legion of…


Date Night Review – Coupledom #21

Couples with small kids people don’t see many movies. In the past couple years for Carolina and Christopher it’s been a total of ONE and it wasn’t even the show they wanted to see. Date nights are expensive when you hire child care. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina…


Battling Bullies – Shut Up Already! #35

Bullies will be bullies, right? This week, the Christophers talk about how they handle bullies, how they used to handle them, and times they’ve been bullies. Shut Up Already! Is a ongoing discussion of life’s little idiosyncrasies hosted by John and Christopher and sometimes another Christopher. Never take ‘em too…


Corporate Lingo – Shut Up Already! #34

This week Carolina fills in and the discussion is about “corporate speak”, you know… that annoying multisyllabic dribble that accompanies a powerpoint. Shut Up Already! Is a ongoing discussion of life’s little idiosyncrasies hosted by John and Christopher and sometimes another Christopher. Never take ‘em too seriously. Subscribe on iTunes!…


The Nicole Interview – Coupledom #20

After losing the audio for this week’s Coupledom podcast, Christopher tries to make up for lost time by interviewing his daughter… it didn’t go well and she’d apparently already had a rough night with Carolina… The discussion then moves to how there seems to be one parent who’s more a…


The Valentine Discussion – Coupledom #19

Valentine’s Day is this week, and previously Carolina has always expressed a distaste for the holiday. Apparently that’s changed now. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on the internet: http://youtube.com/TheMastBroadcast http://youtube.com/LegionOfWeirdos…


Schadenfreude – Shut Up Already! #33

Schadenfreude is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. Not that any of us would be that mean, but this is our topic for the week. Shut Up Already! Is a ongoing discussion of life’s little idiosyncrasies hosted by John and Christopher and sometimes another Christopher. Never take ‘em too…


Evernote Brainstorm – Shut Up Already #32

This week we go through Christopher’s Evernote files, which open a weird window into his brain. The other Christopher laments having shown up for the taping as he gets picked on a bit. Pointless fun. Shut Up Already! Is a ongoing discussion of life’s little idiosyncrasies hosted by John and…


Bicycles, etc. – Coupledom #18

This week Christopher laments not riding his bike enough, ’cause he’s getting doughy. Meanwhile, Carolina is too pregnant to ride. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on the internet: http://youtube.com/TheMastBroadcast http://youtube.com/LegionOfWeirdos…


Fights! – Shut Up Already! #31

Have you ever been in a fight? What was it like? This week, our three hosts, Christopher, John, and Christopher, discuss the matter. Shut Up Already! Is a ongoing discussion of life’s little idiosyncrasies hosted by John and Christopher and sometimes another Christopher. Never take ‘em too seriously. Subscribe on…


Devolution in a Successful Relationship – Coupledom #17

How long are you in a relationship before things get real? You know… body noises, flat opinions, open bathroom doors? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on the internet: http://youtube.com/TheMastBroadcast http://youtube.com/LegionOfWeirdos…


Weird Words – Shut Up Already! #30

Uvula, shuttlecock, and polyp are enough to send you into a hypnagogic myoclonic state!  Three hosts this week; Christopher, John, and Christopher Shut Up Already! Is a ongoing discussion of life’s little idiosyncrasies hosted by John and Christopher and sometimes another Christopher. Never take ‘em too seriously. Subscribe on iTunes!…


How to Vacation – Coupledom #16

Poipu or Pripyat? Is a vacation better if you experience new sights and sounds or if you just lay on the beach sipping cocktails? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on…


Resolutions are Dumb, Right? – Coupledom #15

Does anyone ever really keep New Year’s resolutions? Are they really that great an idea? Why do we seem to attach such meaning to an artificial restart? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about….


2015 – Shut Up Already! #29

What should we talk about in the new upcoming year on this podcast? Since vacation schedules at our day jobs threw a wrench in things, Carolina guests hosts with Christopher for this one, pitching some pretty decent ideas.  Shut Up Already! Is a ongoing discussion of life’s little idiosyncrasies hosted…


How to Argue – Coupledom #14

Arguments: How do you handle them? Do you fight it out fast or stay mad for a day? What if each person has a different style of arguing? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk…


Starting New Relationships – Shut Up Already! #28

How do you start a new relationship? Whether it’s a romance, a job interview, a new friendship, or something else, there are many similarities and differences in how it’s done, just don’t do it John’s way. This is another “three host” episode. Shut Up Already! Is a ongoing discussion of life’s…


Spiders, Clowns, and Falling Down – Coupledom #13

Spiders and snakes are not what it takes… Carolina isn’t concerned with learning the difference between a black widow and a harvestman or a corn snake and a boa constrictor. Meanwhile, Christopher’s not so bothered by them, but doesn’t like heights much. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and…


The Abominable Religion Episode – Shut Up Already! #27

Where do we go when we die? Where did we come from? Where were you in 1492? This episode isn’t for everyone, especially for the faint of heart in the matters of theology. This is yet another three-host episode with John, Christopher, and the other Christopher. Shut Up Already! Is…



Dead Man’s Dinner Party – Shut Up Already #26

John’s back! This week, Christopher and John go to a firing range and play with firearms. After that, they recorded a podcast while sitting in the car outside in the parking lot. Christopher’s car was used as John’s car is a powder blue grocery getter with liberal bumper stickers. After…


Relocation Maybe – Coupledom #12

Carolina and Christopher talk about places they would consider (or not) for relocation in the future. Not that they’re moving any time soon, but it’s good to discuss these things, right? What language do they speak in Zimbabwe anyway? Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion…


5 Great Robin Williams Films That Aren’t Funny

Everyone knows Robin Williams was a fantastic comedian. Since the late 1970s, he’s been keeping us laughing at everything from politics to drug addiction to confused children and dystopian futures. Most people also knew he was an excellent dramatic actor, thanks to movies like Good Will Hunting and Dead Poet’s…


10 Insanely Absurd Cars

Yeah, yeah, we all know the Pontiac Aztek is hideous, but at least it served its intended purpose. The Edsel wasn’t such a bad car, and now it’s a highly-sought collector’s item. Oh, and there are such oddities as the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile and the various custom creations of various customizers. None…


Risky Stuff – Coupledom #11

Carolina would rather jump out of a perfectly good airplane than fire a handgun at a firing range. Christopher doesn’t scuba dive, and isn’t shaken when you call him a sissy for that reason. Carolina on the other hand, doesn’t seem to find being eighty feet underwater particularly disturbing. Neither…


Guns – Shut Up Already #25

John’s back! This week, Christopher and John go to a firing range and play with firearms. After that, they recorded a podcast while sitting in the car outside in the parking lot. Christopher’s car was used as John’s car is a powder blue grocery getter with liberal bumper stickers. After…


Nerds, Geeks, Dorks, and… – Shut Up Already #24

This week, nerd cred. Also, what’s the difference between a nerd and a geek anyway? And what about dorks? John’s still fighting lycanthropy, so this is yet another “double Christopher episode”. Shut Up Already! Is a ongoing discussion of life’s little idiosyncrasies hosted by John and Christopher. Never take ‘em…


Holidays and Stuff – Coupledom #10

Colombians do holidays differently from us in the States. There’re no stockings on the mantle, Baby Jesus gives you gifts, there’s no Easter Bunny, and there’s a rat with a bag of teeth. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with…


Women Have it Easy, Right? – Coupledom #9

Who’s got the better deal, men or women? Sure there’s the whole argument about childbirth, but then women never feel the pain of being kicked in the nards! Carolina and Christopher duke out the issues. Also, on the Shut Up Already! podcast this week, the same subject is discussed from…


Who Has it Easier, Men or Women? – Shut Up Already #23

John’s still fighting lycanthropy, so this is yet another “double Christopher episode”.  This week, the very important debate of women vs. men and who has it easier in life, generally… Childbirth aside, of course! The same subject is discussed on Coupledom, our other podcast, this week as well. Shut Up Already! Is…


ASSumptions – Shut Up Already #22

John’s still on safari in Antarctica. Filling in is yet another Christopher. This new one has a NASCAR accent. Christopher and Christopher talk about assumptions people make based on one’s appearance and demeanor, among other things. Shut Up Already! Is a ongoing discussion of life’s little idiosyncrasies hosted by John…


Yet Another Baby – Coupledom #8

Barely recovered from the first two years of the first kid, Carolina and Christopher face the impending arrival of yet another daughter. Christopher wonders if his name will ever get passed down, but is relieved he doesn’t have to buy another baby wardrobe. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina…


What’s Sexy? part 2 – Coupledom #7

Porn is an old donut at the grocery store that you still buy and shamefully eat. Butt men are more intelligent than breast men. This second of a two-part episode delves into Christopher’s mind regarding the matter what’s sexy and what’s not. It’s almost NSFW, but that really depends on…


Drink Decent Wine Cheaply

Two Buck Chuck is perfectly drinkable. No, seriously. If you like the taste of it and you don’t mind being giggled at every now and again, bottoms up! Keep in mind, though, that it’s inexpensive because it’s mass produced in a factory (as well as the fact that they’ve figured…


Stuff and No Stuff – Shut Up Already Update

Chaos is still chaos is still eating our schedules. All should be back to normal soon when John gets out of prison. Shut Up Already is going to take another week off. This audio has some updates and info and stuff. Please check out the link below for the latest…


What’s Sexy? part 1 – Coupledom #6

What’s sexy? What’s not? Who are your “top five”? You do have a “top five”, right? This first of a two-part episode delves into Carolina’s mind regarding the matter what’s sexy and what’s not. It’s almost NSFW, but that really depends on what you “W” is. Coupledom is a podcast…


Men Hate Kid Parties – Coupledom #5

Christopher is absolutely thrilled about the party Carolina is planning for their daughter. Just kidding, no he’s not. He tries to illustrate the guy’s point of view when it comes to kids’ parties and baby showers and the like. Carolina isn’t buying it. She claims Christopher is turning into a…


Too Weak High Ate Us – Shut Up Already Update

Sometimes chaos is as chaos does. Sometime chaos gets ahold of your schedule and doesn’t allow you time to record. Sometimes other life things get in the way. Shut Up Already is going to take this week and next week off to regroup and stuff. We’ll be back two weeks…


Culture Clashes – Coupledom #4

Carolina and Christopher discuss the cultural aspects of a biracial relationship, specifically in this case between Latinos and white people. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about. Find us on the internet: http://youtube.com/TheMastBroadcast http://youtube.com/LegionOfWeirdos…


Of Course Kids Don’t Use Facebook (DUH!)

Facebook opened itself up to high school kids in 2005. They signed up in droves because it was new, novel, and seemingly better than MySpace. Back then, you needed a computer to log into a social network. Since then, smart phones have come along, and with them came better options. Twitter…


Screaming Airplane Baby – Coupledom #3

Screaming babies on planes. We’ve all seen ’em. Carolina has lived it first hand and this week she recounts the parent’s side of an airplane baby fiasco. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos, a real couple with real couple stuff to talk about….


B-Side Goulash – Shut Up Already #21

Leftover noodles and hamburger from the frig thrown into a pot with some tomato sauce and spices. Good stuff from bad episodes: Sometimes there’s not enough decent material to post an episode, but there are still a few minutes of decent material. Sometimes we might throw that stuff together and…


6 Used Cars that Will Make You Look Rich

Recently in my internet travels, I came across this article titled “12 Cheap Cars That Will Make You Look Rich” on Chron.com. The first car pictured is a CTS-V coupe, and that they say it’s “worth the $15,000”. The engine for that car goes for fifteen grand on eBay, but…


Movie Stupidity – Shut Up Already! #20

Ever notice when a car in the movies spins out on dirt, yet you hear a tire squeal? How many freakin’ “555” numbers can there possibly be? How come Jack Bauer never sleeps? How come nobody poops? This week John and Christopher talk about how art doesn’t imitate life in…


Goddamned Yoga – Coupledom #2

This week, Carolina tries to negotiate a way for Christopher to do yoga with her. Christopher has tried yoga before. Christopher realizes yoga is silly. Looking back, he thinks he should have asked for a cash reward. Coupledom is a podcast hosted by Carolina and Christopher of Legion of Weirdos,…


6 Ways to Make People Listen to You

Firstly, there are always going to be times when people just won’t listen. Maybe they’re distracted by a problem in their life, maybe they’re drunk, maybe they just don’t like you. However, there are ways to get your message across more effectively. 1 – “FRONT LOAD” THE MAIN IDEA LIKE…


Pros and Cons of Podcasts – Coupledom #1

Coupledom: Hosted by Christopher and Carolina, discussing adult relationship topics, including domestic issues, money, and parenting without treading too deep into mommy blog territory.  This week, Christopher starts the first episode by convincing Carolina to try listening to podcasts herself, as she’s never really done much of it before. She’s…


Introducing Coupledom – Shut Up Already! #19

Carolina steps in as John’s away moving house to introduce yet another podcast from Legion of Weirdos: Coupledom, where we talk about the finer points of life as a couple, as parents, and all that without trying to tread too much into mommy blogger territory. Subscribe on iTunes! Find Legion…


High School Should Teach This – Shut Up Already! #18

This week John and Christopher talk about the stuff high schools SHOULD teach but don’t. How to balance a checkbook, how to apply for a job, how to use birth control, how to change a tire, etc. It’s a great session with two old men on their porch yelling at…


Man Cave – Shut Up Already! #17

John and Christopher talk about man caves. What would YOU have in YOUR mancave (or woman cave)? How about a wine cellar or a wall made of marbles? Subscribe on iTunes! Find Legion of Weirdos on Facebook Legion of Weirdos on Reddit Pad music by Incompetech.com __________________ (thumbnail image by…


Pondering Homelessness part two – Shut Up Already! #16

John and Christopher talk about what they’d do if they found themselves suddenly homeless. The discussion strayed (there’s always some kind of tangent or non sequitur, right?) into a more serious discussion about homelessness last week, which continues into a less serious discussion for part two this week. Yep, usually…


Pondering Homelessness part one – Shut Up Already! #15

A little different from the usual quick, dumb jokes and potty humor this time. John and Christopher talk about what they’d do if they found themselves suddenly homeless. The discussion strays (there’s always some kind of tangent or non sequitur, right?) into a more serious discussion about homelessness which continues…


Sex Change for a Day – Shut Up Already! #14

What would you do if you could be the opposite sex for one day? John and Christopher discuss the whole idea of being a girl for the day. Deciding we’d probably be the female version of our present selves makes it a bit more of a difficult predicament. Subscribe on…


Clones of Famous Dead People – Shut Up Already! #13

Who would you bring back from the beyond, as they were most popularly known, to interact with today’s world and why would you do it? Politicians? Rock Stars? Cavemen? OK… Probably not cavemen. Anyway, this is the subject of the week. Enjoy! Subscribe on iTunes! Find Legion of Weirdos on…


Social Media Outsider part 2 – Shut Up Already! #12

PART TWO: This week Carolina fills in to discuss with Christopher the appropriate behavior for social media. There seems to be a difference of opinion here. This is part one of a two-parter. Strap in and give it a listen! Subscribe on iTunes! Find Legion of Weirdos on Facebook Legion…


Social Media Outsider part 1 – Shut Up Already! #11

This week Carolina fills in to discuss with Christopher the appropriate behavior for social media. There seems to be a difference of opinion here. This is part one of a two-parter. Strap in and give it a listen! Subscribe on iTunes! Find Legion of Weirdos on Facebook Legion of Weirdos…


Dream Apps – Shut Up Already! #10

This week we talk about what apps we’d think would be perfect for our smartphones, if only they’d get invented. Finally find that can of “hearts of palm” your wife sent you after at the grocery store. Have your phone warn you when you’re about to bruise your husband’s fragile…


Deal Breakers and Mood Killers – Shut Up Already! #9

NSFW – John and Christopher talk about what kills the mood, either for hanky-panky or for starting a relationship. No punches were pulled for the sake of social appropriateness. Clear out the small children, maybe put some headphones on, and have a listen. Better yet, listen in the dark… but…


Sharing – Shut Up Already! #8

Sharing. How much do you share and what’s your limit? Money? Food? Your toothbrush? In this episode, Christopher and Carolina discuss the matter in detail. John? He’ll be back, he had a small emergency-type thing to take care of last minute. We also get into some of the details of…


Etiquette and Stuff – Shut Up Already! #7

Do you talk to people on elevators? Toilet lid up or down? We still apparently like talking about bathroom stuff. We go beyond just etiquette and talk about things you just shouldn’t do if you plan on being a decent human being. Also, John tells bad jokes while Christopher laughs…


Worth the Money – Shut Up Already! #6

This time we talk money; when it’s well spent and when it’s not. What things are worth paying top dollar for and what things are best left for the Dollar store. Of course there are digressions and sketchy conversations, ’cause that’s our thing. You can play the episode below or…


Where Credit’s Due

There are currently several photos on the Legion of Weirdos Facebook page that are uncredited. They are pictures happened upon in our internet travels that seem funny or unusual, most of them are memes quite probably created by an anonymous user of Reddit or some other similar social platform. Before posting…


Shmoo, Kazoo, and Bad Sidekicks – Shut Up Already! #5

So many shows’ so many useless and annoying characters. Shmoo, Kazoo, Cousin Oliver, Mrs. Howell. Join us as we hate on the side characters and sidekicks of pop culture entertainment. Oh, and at one point I confuse Paul Shaffer and Billy Crystal. So, grab your mac and cheese, fill up…


Porn ≠ Sex Ed

We all love porn, right? If you don’t, you probably found this site by accident. In that case, we here at the Legion would like to suggest something like Knitting Through Faith to keep you occupied. With the advent of the internet, you can find a porn for just about anything…


“Movie and TV Reality”

In movies, the dorky, fat nerd always ends up with a hot girl, usually one that’s been right under his nose pining for him while he’s been distracted by some other hot girl who wants nothing to do with him. In movies, phone numbers are super easy to remember, you’re…


What the Fruck is a Podcast?

According to data at the Pew Research Center, it seems about a quarter of the population listens to podcasts. Frankly, that number just seems high. The official and unscientific Legion of Weirdos survey came up with a figure of about 5%, with not even 25% even knowing what a podcast…


Talking Like Kids About Adulthood – Shut Up Already! #4

In this podcast episode, we talk about the differences in life between being a middle-aged adult and being a teen or a very young adult (basically still a teen). So you there in your wife beater, pour another Scotch, put on your slippers, and click on the “listen” button! Subscribe…


Crap Your Pants Lately?

When’s the last time you pooped yourself? Personally, I can’t tell you exactly when, but I know I was about 18 years old (maybe 19) and I was in my car. I can also tell you that back then I wore relatively thin boxer shorts, so the incident was especially…


We Are All Nasty – Shut Up Already! #3

In this podcast episode, we discuss all the nasty everyday things people do in life. Sure everyone picks their nose, pees in the shower, and whatnot, but we explore further. So you there in yesterday’s underwear, get your hands out of your armpits and click on the “listen” button! Subscribe…


Relativity of Funny – Shut Up Already! #2

In this podcast episode, Christopher and John discuss the idea that funny isn’t universal, the importance of timing, and the equation of tragedy plus time… They also get into the idea of using humor to start conversations, pick up women, etc. and when racist humor might or might not be…


Introductions and Stuff – Shut Up Already! #1

Reuploaded because of audio issues: Welcome to the first episode of Shut Up Already, the Legion of Weirdos podcast. To get the ball rolling, Christopher and John have a discussion about the general direction of the podcast, among other things. So QUICK! Give it a listen so when we’re famous…


The Weirdo Promise

Hi! I’m your Weirdo editor, Christopher. I’m the leader of the massive crew here at the Legion of Weirdos headquarters. Crew? Sure… there’s my occasional proofreader, who’s also my wife. There’s my inspiration, who’s also my main distraction, my daughter. Oh, and there’s my dog. I’ll find a task for…


GTFO!

Sooner or later, the you-know-what is going to hit the fan. It might not be as bad as zombies or a government collapse (or both?). It might not be a worldwide chimpanzee uprising. A network of computers might not be readying themselves to take over the planet like Skynet (computers…


Self-Improvement NOW!

It’s almost February. The resolutions you made a month ago are history. Who cares? Nobody follows through on those things anyway. Giving up chocolate cold-turkey was a stupid idea. Hell, giving up cold turkey is hard enough… all those beef and chicken sandwiches. What if I told you that you can…


They’re Killing the Internet

They’re out there. They’re plotting and planning. They’re greedily lining their pockets with advertising dollars while slowly infecting the internet with their pathogenic content. Worse yet, there doesn’t seem a way to stop them; content farm web masters, bot creators, forum trolls, and the like. Evidence of their epidemic is…


Koalas Kare About Kleanliness!

So I’m sitting on the toilet. Yes, you’re welcome for the mental picture. Anyway, I’m sitting on a toilet in a public restroom and directly ahead of me is one of those baby changing station things. The brand of this particular model was Koala Kare. I know this because of…


Not Responsible for Exploding Brains

The Legion of Weirdos Facebook Page has become a proud collection of random, intersting(?) knowledge. That’s because of how the brain of your lovely L.O.W. editor (my brain) works. I’ll be going through my day and hear or read something strange, or even more sinister, I’ll wonder about something and…


Six Reasons People Love Lists, on the Internet at least.

One of of the most popular blogging formats these days is to write a list. It’s even earned a clever name, the listicle. Check back later for my list of reasons that word’s similarity to “testicle” bothers me. Anyway, people like lists.  Here’s why: People don’t read blogs, but lists…


Hurting a Fly

There’s not enough satisfaction in killing a fly. Usually when I encounter a fly… Oh, by the way, by “fly” I mean the good ol’ fashion housefly or the godawful horse fly, not those big mosquito-looking things that spend their entire lives bumping into walls and ceilings in some bizarre…


I Am Burgeoning For to Comment

I don’t understand how there could be any useful purpose in bot-created spam comments on a blog. I know it has something to do with cross-referencing and search engine optimization and whatever, but will that really lead to someone being more likely to click a link such as http://szamba-betonowe-caly-kraj.pl/? Where…


Back in Time Sans DeLorean!

I went to Alameda for Cuban food.  OK, I actually went to pick up my wife from her hair appointment and we ended up at Habanas for Cuban food.  After that, we walked to Starbucks.  I was carrying a baby and wearing flip-flops.  I’m pretty sure my wife was also…


What Makes a Weirdo?

by Editor Christopher Mast I got the idea of the whole “Legion of Weirdos” thing after reading “We Are All Weird” by Seth Grodin. It’s a marketing book, but I read it at the same time as a bunch of inspirational books and self-starter crap so that’s how it played…


Calling God for Free from The Golden Gate Bridge

Right next to the restrooms at the Vista Point area near the Golden Gate Bridge – the little bus pulloff area you see right after crossing over to the north – there are a number of pay phones. That’s unusual enough these days. Kids born today probably won’t have a…


The Key to Instagram Popularity

Food.  Probably the most popular subject matter on Instagram is food.  It’s a weird phenomenon.  Not that there’s anything wrong with food pictures, some people make a living taking photos of edibles.  Thing is, most Instagramers (Is that a word or not?  It is now.) are not food photographers and the photos…


Dear Naked Dude

I applaud your commitment to exercise, I really do.  It’s great that you’re doing what you can to be fit, and that you love to ride your bicycle.  Hey, as a cyclist myself, I have to give you kudos, you successfully keep one more car off the roads every day…


Where Does This Stuff Come From?

A large portion of the Legion of Weirdos photo posts to its Facebook page are created specifically for the site.  Sometimes when I find something online that’s particularly funny, I’ll share that too, but the real fun comes from being able to caption a silly photo that I found or…


Welcome Weirdos!

What does one say when writing an announcement post for a website relaunch, especially when the site has enough relaunches in the past that nobody has kept count? “Legion of Weirdos… THIS time we’re REALLY back! We mean it! You’ll see!” What about a solemn promise or something? OK… as…