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Harmon Leon
Harmon is the author of six books, including The American Dream, The Harmon Chronicles, and Republican Like Me. His other stories have appeared in Esquire, Maxim, Salon, NPR’s, This American Life,Details, Maxim, High Times, Hustler, Penthouse, Black Book, Cosmopolitan, and Wired.

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Harmon has appeared on The Howard Stern Show, Last Call With Carson Daly, Penn &Teller’s Bullshit, 1000 Ways to Die as well as the BBC. Harmon also costarred with the infamous OJ Simpson on a hidden camera reality show called Juiced! He’s performed comedy around the world, including the Montreal, Edinburgh, Dublin, Galway, Vancouver, Adelaide and Melbourne Comedy Festivals.

Harmon is low in sodium and perfect for the elderly.

Entries by Harmon Leon

Brian Eno: An Illustrated Man

(1) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM

The irony of seeing Brian Eno's An Illustrated Talk during the Red Bull Music Academy: his microphone didn't work properly. Can you imagine being the tech guy for this event and experiencing horrific sound feedback from the sound amplification device for one of the most innovative producers...

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Bad Restaurant Food Photography: Strikes Again!

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 4:23 PM


Let's stand up and cheer restaurant food photography that defeats the originally intended purpose -- it makes you repulsed by the cuisine actually served inside the eatery.

How does it happen?

More than often it occurs when optimistic owners snap their own...

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10 T-Shirts That Guarantee You'll Never Get Laid

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 1:48 PM

Let's examine "funny" T-shirts that will guarantee you never get laid. Just look at the below example; you'll never get laid wearing a T-shirt with that saying -- ever. These are T-shirts that you'll never see live humans wearing in real life, without irony. Want women to never speak to...

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Easter Fun: Are Peeps Indestructible?

(3) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 10:49 AM

It wouldn't be Easter without those strange, little marshmallow concoctions know as "Peeps." This yellow, chick-shaped, seasonal confectionery was first manufactured in 1953 by the Just Born candy company in Bethlehem, Penn. This mad-yellow-delicacy was the brainchild of Russian immigrant Sam Born. He first produced Peeps...

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Bad Restaurant Food Photography: Colonoscopy, Jaundice and Muckety Muck!

(2) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 9:18 AM


Once again, it's time to love the art of bad restaurant food photography.

The skinny: Restaurants frequently take their own photos of food items on their menu. Then they display these photographic-triumphs in their eatery's window to entice customers. The result...

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Bad Restaurant Food Photography: Lose Your Appetite!

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 9:59 AM

Sometimes restaurant food photography defeats the originally intended purpose -- it makes you repulsed by the cuisine actually served inside the eatery. This occurs when optimistic owners snap their own pics of various menu items and hang these images in their window --...

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We Get Punk'd By Instagram!

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 5:30 PM

Instagram will soon own the right to sell your personal photos. BOOM -- we've been punk'd! It was too good to be true All those hipster filters that made you feel momentarily "arty" -- were just a ploy to lure you...
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Interview: Demetri Martin Talks Comedy

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 7:35 AM

Demetri Martin claims to have a gay Beatle haircut. He also has a new comedy album. We ask Demetri Martin questions. He answers them. The following is the result:

HP: Do you enjoy answering interview questions or do you find the whole

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Pirates Take on Spike's Bar Rescue

(12) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 10:43 AM

I have an affinity for Spike TV's Bar Rescue. Last season I was on an episode filmed in the Orange County at a biker bar named the Canyon Inn Sports Bar & Grill. (God bless Spike TV; they gave...
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Denny's Foodie Nightmare

(3) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 12:42 PM

Denny's is a foodie's worst nightmare. Sure the Grand Slam Breakfast costs only a few bucks -- but is it worth the gut-ache in the morning? But what are some of Denny's worst menu items that would send shivers down the spine of...
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Sharks, Pirates and Spike TV's 'Diamond Diver'

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 2:59 PM

Billions of dollars worth of diamonds lie undiscovered at the bottom of the ocean. The new Spike TV show, Diamond Divers, chronicles a rough-and-tumble crew of gem hunters who trek from Washington State to the infamous Skeleton Coast off...
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A New Treat for Obese America: Burger King's Bacon Sundae

(4) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 11:41 AM

"My heart's going to explode!" (This might be your reaction when hearing about Burger King's new bacon sundae.) You know what complements my ice cream eating experience? Pork. On Thursday, the BK bacon sundae blitz begins. Think of this: There are starving...
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Discount Cosmetic Surgery Anyone?

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 8:07 PM

I'm watching Judge Judy be a badass, as usual, when a commercial comes on offering cosmetic surgery for no money down. That's right, no money down!

Once, long ago, cosmetic surgery was the exclusive domain of the rich. Now even mobile-home denizens can have instantly shapely buttocks! Is this a...

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The Skinny on the Sony a57 DSLR Camera

(2) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 3:13 PM

Do you know the symbol for happy face that you put into text messages? If you're not familiar with this cultural emoticon, it looks like this: :) The smiley face emoticon is exactly how I feel inside when I'm shooting photos with the newly released Sony a57 DSLR camera.


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Craigslist Nightmares: House Collective and Older Gentleman

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 12:37 PM

Ouch, it almost hurts to read the ads on Craigslist. It's a horrible world out there filled with horrible people -- who want to be your roommate. All you have to do is look on Craigslist Roommate Wanted...

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Bad Food Photography: Monkey Butts, Road Accidents and Meth Mouth

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 7:31 PM


Tuck in that napkin, and leave your appetite behind, because once again it's time to explore the marvels of... Bad Restaurant Food Photography!

The purpose of a restaurant is to make food that will entice customers. The purpose of a professional photographer is to...

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Celebrities Captured Without Makeup!

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 7:14 PM

With my gig at COED magazine, I would like to give TMZ a run for their celebrity-spotting money. That's why I scoured the streets of Manhattan in search of celebrities caught off guard -- without the benefit of makeup, jewelry, a pet lhama, or fancy evening wear. The...

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Bad Food Photography -- Brooklyn Edition

(4) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 6:07 PM


Do you know what I love? The art of bad restaurant food photography. The drill: Restaurants frequently take their own photos of food items on their menu. Then, they display these photographic-triumphs in their eatery's window to entice customers. The result is often...

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Why Are Bidets So Damn Funny?

(2) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 4:14 AM

Bidets have always been the target for humor -- especially for the American tourist abroad. ("Why is this water fountain so low to the ground?") The best part is that it's more mature than toilet humor.

Did you know that bidet is a French word for pony, while in Old...

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San Francisco International Film Festival Kicks Off #55

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 4:19 PM

Last Thursday was the opening night for the beloved San Francisco International Film Festival. The 55th annual event runs for the next 15 days and is centered primarily at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas and the Castro Theatre. SFIFF is...

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