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Are We Still Evolving?

This week for “You Want to Know” we’re addressing a question put forth by viewer and commenter “MeanBlackDude” about whether humans have reached the end of their evolution. We go over the history of man’s evolution and the possible futures, as well as some recent adaptations to the human race….


5 Top Fidget Toys

Fidget toys are huge right now, especially the fidget spinner. I got five of the most popular toys and tried them out, compared them, and judged them on their merits or lack thereof. There are two clear winners, one solid choice, one that’s “OK”, and one that sucks.


Before Toilet Paper – How Did People Wipe Their Butts?

If you live in a country where you have enough time to casually watch this video, you probably use toilet paper. It seems like the “always been that way” answer to how we clean our butts. But that’s not true, toilet paper has only been around for less than 200…


12 Daily Time Wasters

We all do things we don’t really need to do. We can all be more efficient. It’s a shame to waste your day on silly stuff, and this video lists twelve things that are simply not worth doing (usually anyway) because they just waste time.


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…


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….


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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


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:…


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


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


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…


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


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…


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.


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…


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…


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


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


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…


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,…


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…


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


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…


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…


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 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


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…


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


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….


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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….


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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….


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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….


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,…


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…