Ten hilarious but obscure Reddit communities you should see
SMALL communities in real life can be weird at times, but small communities on the Internet don't have things like reality or reputation to worry about.
No matter how provincial or tightly-focused local news comments can get, you'll never match these Reddit communities for super-specific and head-shakingly strange pursuits.
Please take note, some of these sites may include strong, adult language and are not appropriate for Children or regular churchgoers. They are all, however, safe for work.
/r/grilledcheese - Cheesy Grilledness
Here we have 7,346 people who share images of and discuss grilled cheese.
Some of the more elaborate posts feature grilled cheese sandwiches out of corn cakes or a risque students who grilled cheese in math class.
/r/pointlessstories - Pointless but, why not
From the guy who has no proof that he predicted Django Unchained in 2009 to someone pointing out that they didn't go outside at all today, this is your place for reassuring yourself that others have lives as boring as yours.
Most of News.com.au could be posted here with little problem.
/r/ShaqHoldingThings/ - Shaquille O'Neal holding things
The friendly giant of the NBA will occasionally use his hands to grip things. He will then, we are assured, be 'holding' those said things.
This is a community of people who have proof that this actually happens, despite what the media tells you. Don't be one of the sheeple, man, it's true, the government just covers it up.
You need to stop using the word sheeple, its code for 'stop taking me seriously'.
/r/birdswitharms - Birds that have arms on them, simple
Shooting naked pictures of green food is one thing, but a community of 63,842 people dedicate their time to putting arms, human arms, onto birds.
There's a particularly rare photo of 'Gangsta' hawks and even a discussion on a potential amendment to the US constitution giving the right to bird arms, or arm birds, or something.
You've never lived till you've seen a pigeon pummel the daylights out of an entire city.
/r/clockworkporn - The need for interlocking mechanisms
While some may say it's a shame that the word 'appreciation' has been usurped by the word 'porn', I honestly don't think these people care.
While it's fun to imagine teenage boys sniggering secretly over their discovered stash of dad's Rolex catalogues, it's even more fun to imagine the LNP trying to ban pictures of timing mechanisms to 'protect the children'.
Pay particular attention to the foldouts.
/r/whowillbuildtheroads - Who will build the roads?
While our bitter and lonely commenters argue over rates money going to garbage collection versus being given back because 'me, me, me', in the US they call it libertarianism versus socialism.
It's the same thing, but the standout argument of all time is the "who will pay for the roads" question. Should users pay or should everyone pitch in?
Someone obviously tried to trap that entire cesspit of mouth-breathing in one place. It didn't work.
/r/banana - Banana
This is a community about bananas. Don't worry, you won't find in-depth discussion of food science, agriculture markets or dieting here - this is so much more.
Want to know how big a stack of bananas is? Here's a picture of one with a banana for scale. Have you heard the plight of the banana?
Do you remember Chunk from the Goonies? He's in on it too. Banana.
/r/picsofdeadtoasters - Pics of Dead Toasters
Following in the theme of 'why does this exist it scares me', this community of 2,547 people have decided to post macabre images of dead ... toasters.
This is a pretty dark riff on the 'pictures of dead [something]' communities out there, so keep that in mind when you hit the subscribe button because there's something wrong with you.
The sad thing is, most of these toasters were probably purchased specifically to fill this community's dark heart.
/r/dinosaursonbicycles - Dinosaurs on Bicycles
After that dark forey, here we are in a wonderfully bright and happy community of people who ... people who ... okay so people have spent real human time drawing pictures of dinosaurs on bicycles.
This community is so far more pleasant than our own "Dinosaurs in cars mowing down cyclists" community.
Jokes about Tony Abbott are at this point mandatory.
/r/peoplewithoutnecks - People Without Necks
If you've ever wondered what your favourite celebrity would look like without a neck then there's something seriously wrong with you.
Fortunately there are other people out there with decent photoshop skills fulfilling this need in your life to great comic effect.
Still not as funny-in-a-bad-way as the Bags Without People anti-terrorism campaign.