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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…


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…


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?


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…


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…


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…


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:


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…


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:


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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!


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.


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!


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…


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.


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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!


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.


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…


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.


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.


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…


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…


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.


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.


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.


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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!


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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….


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”…



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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…