The Devils Ride: Are Laffing Devils slapstick version of an MC?

Yes, The Devils Ride is over-the-top and, at times, the Laffing Devils are ridiculous, but that is what is making them a hit for the Discovery Channel.

Another week watching the Laffing Devils on Discovery Channel’s The Devils Ride, and another week wondering, “Are these guys for real?”

As the weeks go forward, the Laffing Devils—and, of course, the show’s producers—keep trying to prove to viewers that, indeed, the Laffing Devils are the real deal: a real San Diego MC. But, somehow, their efforts just keep coming off as, well, set up and fake.

Take for example, Rusty Coones just strolling into the Laffing Devils clubhouse with his band, Attika 7, and setting up to play, unannounced. Sure, the Laffing Devils had completed a repo for him a few weeks earlier, and he was appreciative, but having the respected Hells Angel just strolling around the clubhouse with these guys, unannounced, posing for the cameras? Particularly given the way the Laffing Devils have treated founding father and former prez Gipsy, who Coones set up the repo deal with in the first place and is, one would assume, a friend of Coones. Would Coones, in the real world, really be rewarding Billy the Kid and company for such behavior by dropping by and helping make their first party a hit? Just seemed a bit too produced to have any reality to it.

Of course, fans have to remember, this IS television. Reality television, yes, but television nevertheless. TV shows are going to be posed and hyped and ramped up to provoke viewer interest, whatever the show is; so-called “reality” television is no exception. And, in fact, reality television shows often come off as being less real than straight-out fiction productions, simply because they do involve real people placed in unnatural, unreal situations, making viewers question just how valid the show is overall.

Perhaps the thing that makes viewers question The Devils Ride and the Laffing Devils so vehemently is the way Discovery has promoted the show. Before it appeared, and since, commercials for The Devils Ride have made the show out to be an inside look at a hardcore 1% club—something the Laffing Devils certainly are not, and have never claimed to be. But, because of the advertising, hardcore is what viewers were expecting, and they are disappointed in what they got, and many seem to feel deceived, as well.

Understandable.

Still, there is something engaging about the show. It’s just so over-the-top, it’s hard not to laugh at many of the situations. The Laffing Devils are becoming the slapstick version of the MC and, in TV land, anyway, there is value in that. In this case, a lot of people are outraged at the antics of the Laffing Devils, but a lot of people are watching, as well, making The Devils Ride the latest hit for the Discovery Channel. Some viewers even admit that they keep watching despite themselves. As Huliq reader Rodgers said:

“All these guys look like posers to me. None of them deserves any real respect, so I say.’Hooray for reality TV.’ The real question in my mind is, why do I give a **** about these guys in the first place? I guess the show has in fact engaged me. What is the world coming to?”

Stay tuned.

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Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I don't care if it is fake, it's the funniest show on TV. I'm already looking forward to next week.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Good or bad, I have been engaged watching this silly show of what a large real MC in Southern California is? In reality it is nothing more that slapstick comedy show of guys on motorcycles. All acting like some sort of bada** and following the protocols of the MC world. I watch this weekly comedy to get a good laugh just like their name implies! They are a joke!

Submitted by deils rule (not verified) on
I agree, this is hilarious. I like watching a bunch of middle aged fools run around acting tough. Regardless of if it was meant to be a comedy or not, it comes across as one, and a funny one at that. I'll be watching every week for a good laugh.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
A Nomad is an individual in an outlaw motorcycle club, not bound by geographic territory or perhaps one which has not yet established one. Most motorcycle club members wear a territorial rocker (i.e., the bottom patch on the back of the jacket) which signifies what city/locale, state, or province their chapter is located in. A Nomad's territorial rocker, however, will simply say "Nomad". This means that they hold no particular allegiance to a specific club chapter or area but should be respected and accepted widely by the club as a full member. Whilst a Nomad has the right to be hosted by any chapter he appears at, he cannot direct a chapter as each one acts as an autonomous unit within the rules of the parent club.[1] Nomads sometimes live in geographical areas which had fewer than the required numbers to form a chapter.[2] They may have chosen to live somewhat solitary lives, or they may have been sent to an area with a mandate to establish a chapt.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The "Biker" world has been mine for some thirty-five years, from hardcore 1%er’s to the new and improved “Riding Clubs”. I've seen and encountered just about everything you can pull from any movie. Being knowledgeable of an element you might encounter is always critical to your safety. Whether it is road rage from a cager (driver of a car) or a robbery at your local Seven-Eleven. You learn what parts of town to stay out of because someone has told you or you learned the hard way. You have the intelligence not to provoke a Pit Bull or stand in the middle of a fire ant mound. You learn to ride a motorcycle safely and so you must learn about the world you have entered. Now, many of you have entered the "Biker" or “Club” world and are not aware of the issues that may affect you and only need a little guidance. It would be my suggestion to do some research on this issue because knowledge is power. It’s hard to convey the complete understanding of this culture in a small article but it will help. This information is to educate you on the outlaw 1%er lifestyle, not to scare you away from riding. (And remember, please think before you respond to anything, don't do any bashing of anyone or any club on the e groups, forums or at any bars.) First off, the likelihood of anyone getting into a scrape with outlaws/1%er”s is slim to none unless you frequent their bars or hangouts. But make no mistake, this is very real. Since most bike clubs are “NOT” outlaw clubs, they will have no issue with you as long as you stay out of their “business” and follow biker protocol. There is rarely a problem at a public event or poker run but it is always possible. The AMA was founded in 1924 as an organizing arm of Motorcycle Manufacturers and mainly supported by the Motorcycle Manufacturers to promote motorcycle riding in America. They sanctioned groups of riders from the same area that rode together as motorcycle “clubs”. Some wore complete matching dress outfits with the name of their motorcycle club stitched on the back of their shirts and jackets. At events, the AMA gave awards for the best-dressed club so this was the start of motorcycle club’s patches. As motorcycle club patches are recognized today: • A one-piece patch normally signifies a family club or Social motorcycle club when it's done with respect to the area clubs. • A two-piece patch can have many different meanings as long as it's done with respect to the area clubs. • A three-piece patch normally means that the club is a Traditional MC club. With the top rocker being the club name, the middle being their patch and the bottom being the territory they exist in. There are also a few 3pc patch clubs where the bottom rocker has something other than territory, such as a saying. The traditional MC is one that adheres to the protocols and traditions established. There are few exceptions, but, traditional clubs are approved by the local dominant. The traditional 3pc patch club is not necessarily a 1% club or even the dominant club. During an event in 1947 in Hollister, CA when a member of the Booze Fighters Motorcycle Club made the headlines with an exaggerated news story that was later made into a movie called "The Wild Ones". The AMA wrote an article in their magazine, shortly after this stating, “99% of all of their members are law-abiding citizens and only 1% are “outlaw””. This then, began what is today known as Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs and one precentors. Clubs that were not sanctioned by the AMA and non-members of the AMA were banned from attending AMA events. These outlaw motorcycle clubs put on their own events and parties and did the opposite of what the AMA had been doing. There were no Best Dressed awards, they “chopped” down their bikes to go faster and look different, rode with no mufflers, they would drink, and do other “wild” things. Such is history. In order to designate themselves as an outlaw club to all other clubs, the one precentors cut their club patches into three separate pieces. The top rocker was the name of the club, the center was the emblem of the club, and the bottom rocker was the local from which they came. The term “colors” is used in referring to a motorcycle clubs’ patch set up. In the case of a 3 piece ..... One is placed over the top of the middle large graphic patch and one placed underneath it. The “rockers” are usually curved bars with the top bar designating the club name and the lower bar designating the location of the club. The two rockers are separate from the middle, larger graphic type patch, hence the term three-piece patch. Motorcycle clubs differ from motorcycling organizations as they traditionally have “prospecting” time required before the club members decide whether the individual will be accepted into the group and allowed to wear or “fly” the “colors” of the group. Most club “colors” will also have M/C printed on the “rocker” or a separate "cube" patch with MC on it to further clarify it as a club rather than an organization. So lets start with the "Rocker" you hear about. The rocker is in the form of a half moon, for lack of a better term. Similar to the bottom of a rocking chair. If you think about it, you have all seen photos of "Hells Angels" and the way the patches are arched above and below the center patch. Many national organizations in the early 1980’s set policy to unite their “rockers” with their patch to make it one piece to avoid any designation or confusion within the motorcycling club community. H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) and the Blue Knights (police officers) are an example. Nomad Rocker….. Some MCs entitle a Member to wear a "NOMAD" bottom rocker. This is only when that member continues to exhibit a lifestyle within the common definition of the word nomad. no·mad A member of a group of people who have no fixed home and move according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land. A person with no fixed residence who roams about; a wanderer. It is a valued distinction of lifestyle that only a few can truly live up to, and as such, causes unfavorable notice when seen used by those most obviously not living up to the common meaning. By definition a "NOMAD", more often than not, will be traveling alone and needs an ability to represent, maintain & otherwise survive under circumstances unusual from the norm.. MC (Motorcycle Club) patch and the 1% diamond will also be found on their Cut (also referred to as Colors). There are also many other patches some clubs wear that only mean something to that particular club. The 1% diamond is the key to identifying a 1%er. It is a patch in the shape of a diamond with “1%” on it. That is mostly worn on the left shoulder but is seen on the back of their colors also. They, (1%er's) ride mostly Harley’s only, along with their support clubs and almost all outlaw clubs, but that's another story. The Diamond patch with "1%" or "13" worn with the 3pc back patch signifies the club is a 1% or 1% support club. While rare, they may not be the dominant club for the area but will be sanctioned by the local dominant. There are also a few areas where the dominant is not a 1% club, but those are few. Flying a certain style of patch on the back of colors is how the outlaws identify who is or is not claiming territory. Territory is a huge issue and they will fight and/or kill over it if it comes to that. It’s just “Business”. The rocker or the bar style patch is not acceptable to 1%er's unless approved by them. And just because an M/C club wears “Rocker” or “Bar” style patch’s that doesn’t make them an outlaw club. You just have to learn who is who but your officers should have some knowledge on that. As I said, most clubs are not outlaw clubs and don’t wear a top and bottom rocker. They may have a top rocker but if they have a bottom patch it will not have State, City or County wording on it , many times it will be the member’s road name. For example any club in Texas (unless it’s grand fathered by the Bandido’s) that’s not affiliated with Bandidos, (and other than a police club) are not allowed to fly the "Texas" patch ("Bar" or "Rocker") on the back. They have even forced some police clubs to remove the Texas rocker. Also, 99% of Bandido support clubs cannot wear Texas on the back. The Bandidos claim that right as an MC (Motorcycle Club) and will aggressively approach you if you are seen wearing it on the back of your colors. Most states have its dominant 1% club where the same rule applies. The Bandidos are the dominant club in Texas as well as several other states. A 1%er overall is also referred to as a “1%er”. Outlaws Bikers (not to be confused with the 1% “OUTLAWS” Motorcycle Club) are also hard-core clubs NOT wearing a 1% patch but have very close ties with 1%er’s. That would also include any 1% support clubs. Appearance is important, it would be chaos if everyone wore "Police" uniforms; identification of who you are is imperative. You would surly be put in jail if you were not a police officer but were wearing the uniform and acting like a cop. So, on the other end of the spectrum, you don't want to be mistaken for something you’re not for safety sake in all walks of life. Wearing an AMA patch on the front of your colors/vest will identify you (to outlaws) as a family club member and are of no threat to them. 1%er’s push the AMA patch to all clubs because 1%er’s and other outlaws clubs don’t wear one. Some clubs wear the AMA patch upside down in protest of being forced by 1%er’s to wear it. 1%er’s and outlaws will have nothing to do with the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) and vise versa, and will NEVER wear an AMA patch. The term 1% comes from the AMA. In the 60's, the AMA labeled the "Hells Angels" and the likes, as making up only 1% of all motorcyclists as being "The Bad Boys". The Angels adapted that and became an exclusive 1% club. And ANY club that tried to wear that 1% diamond had better be able to back it up or rival 1% clubs disbanded them. More often than not they were disbanded, in many cases by death. The term “The Big Four” is the four largest 1% clubs and the most dangerous clubs in the world. 1. “Bandidos" established 1966 2. "Hells Angels" established 1948 3. "Outlaws” established 1935 4. "Pagans" established 1959. The Bandidos, are the fastest growing outlaw motorcycle club in the U.S. There are hundreds of smaller 1% clubs that can be just as dangerous as the big ones on a smaller level. Just a note. If you are ever around outlaw clubs when they greet each other, you may see some of them kiss each other on the lips. This started back in the 60’s when 1%er’s used it to shock people when they were around them. It has since evolved into a ritual that is proof of a very tight brotherhood. To become a 1%er or an outlaw is not an easy task. Not many will ever wear the 1% diamond, and only men can join an outlaw or a 1% club. The prospecting process is more than most men can take or will take. Thus eliminating the possible club invasion of undercover or "Feds" as best they can. Always be aware of a 1%er Outlaw Club prospect. He will be wearing a prospect patch or have no center patch, or an armband depending on the club. Members and Prospects are expected to behave in such a manner as to avoid discrediting or dishonoring the club, especially, but not only, when wearing colors. But 1% Prospects have been known to provoke trouble. Recognition is important for a prospect to “Patch Out”. But negative recognition can sometimes work against a prospect. When someone starts out he may just be hanging around (“a Hang Around”), He has no part of the patch. Then when he is sponsored by a full member and approved by the club as a prospect he may wear the lower rocker that only says "Prospect". In some areas, the prospect wears the "Prospect" rocker at the top of the vest. Some clubs even allow the lower rocker saying prospect and the upper rocker with the club name but not the main patch. Different clubs do things differently across the country. Different rocker combinations of what a prospect might wear differs depending on each club. If he is approved after his prospect time has been determined to be over and the vote goes in his favor, he then is allowed to have the full colors and is considered to be a full member, having all three pieces if that club uses the 3 piece patch. It is not generally easy to prospect for any M/C club, especially outlaw clubs. Their structure is very much like the military and very political, they earn their patch the HARD way and will defend it to the death. If a 1%er or outlaw club members looses his colors, they will go to unbelievable lengths to recover them. And God help the one that has them, especially if there is no reason for having them. If the Police have them, they will take the police department to court and get their colors back if they need to. Usually the Police just save themselves the hassle and give them back. They always do get them back. Rival clubs have killed each other for years over things like territory and simple arguments over what seems to be nothing to the average citizen. Outlaw/1%er clubs for the most part keep the violence in the rival Motorcycle Club circle. Unless you are involved with them or have a death wish and chose to provoke hardcore bikers, the violence rarely spills out into the general public. That still goes on to this day. Declaring WAR is in their eyes just what it means. Last one breathing wins, nothing less, no exceptions, no rules. They have no fear of the consequences, that's what makes them so dangerous in a confrontation. Jail, prison, or death means nothing to them and threats will actually encourage them to strike. The comment was made about numbers, that the citizen riders out number them 50 to 1. That is true, but, think what you will, five average guys are sometimes no problem for one hardcore 1%er. If you take on one, you take them all on. For the most part, now days, outlaws will try to stress their position very clearly before resorting to violence. Until now, the outlaw element has been pretty much on its own. (And as you know they seldom wave at anyone. It is nothing personal and has nothing to do with the bike you ride. They also seldom wave at another outlaw club) The reality is, however, that 1%er/outlaw clubs aren't quite like everyone else, it's best to recognize and admit that up front. The outlaws are a society within a society, with their own rules, own codes of conduct, own ways of reacting to the world. It’s kinda like the building of a city further out into the wilderness areas. You are going to encounter new forms of life you didn't know existed this close to you until now. Many of you are relatively new to the MC world and are just seeing it. The big bike sales has increased 52% in the last two years putting a tremendous amount of riders on the road, at rally's, and on the web. Most riders paid no attention to 1%ers till they started entering the "Biker" world by flying colors just as 1%er's/outlaws have since bike clubs began. Outlaws, 1%er’s, and motorcycle clubs in general have been around since the 30's with some non-outlaw clubs such as the "Gypsy M/C International" that was established in 1932. It's also been said that there was an all female M/C known as the "Metermaids" that was established in 1931. The "Boozefighters" Motorcycle Club was established in 1946. Be as patient and as tolerant as you can when in a situation where you are approached by outlaws. “RESPECT” is what they expect from you and nothing less. NEVER be macho or show disrespect to 1%er / outlaws clubs. “People who don't understand the chemistry and the volatility may get themselves into a situation way, way beyond anything they're ready for." That will cause a very explosive situation that no one wants to be in. Even if you don’t respect them, it would be in your best interest to show respect at the time of the encounter. Show respect to ANY club you encounter, outlaw or not. There are some great clubs out there and not all the outlaw clubs are bad. It sometimes comes down to a particular member. Also try and be aware of where your officers are in case something comes up. 1%er’s (outlaws) only respond to male Officers of any club. Also, if outlaws are not on their bikes they will not always be flying any colors; it’s part of their laws. That makes it difficult to know who is who unless they are wearing a patch shirt that has the name of the club they ride with. So if you are at a cycle event or a biker bar, be careful what you say when talking to a stranger. Even if they look like the kid next door, you just never know. An 1%er / outlaw could care less if he goes to jail, particularly if he is prospecting. If you make him mad, he will get your attention at any cost. And they don’t care WHO you are, an ex-1%er, a cop, an attorney, a body builder or a CEO. It don’t matter to them how tough you are or think you are. If you have pissed them off there will be trouble. I want to stress again, it’s not likely it will ever happen to you unless you travel those circles or challenge them when they are present. But at least you now have some type of awareness on what to do or not to do, so you are in control of your own actions. It is not always a good idea to approach them even if you are just being friendly. Outlaws are very suspicious of an approach by a stranger. However, some can be very friendly provided you don’t ask questions about their “business”. Outlaws can also be a lot of fun to be around, and MAN can they party. Most clubs, including 1%er’s rarely give anyone any trouble unless they are provoked, you challenge them, or you show disrespect. I have acquired many outlaw/1%er friends over the years that are great guys and wouldn’t cause anyone any trouble as long as they or their brothers aren’t messed with. They are the kind of brothers you want beside you if the going gets tough. Once club members consider you a good friend they will try and recruit you to join their club. The loyalty of brotherhood is the greatest strength of any club or friendship, and the club loyalty’s ALWAYS come first. And they won’t call the cops; they Take Care Of Business themselves. (You may see that on a patch that some earn.) In fact, history shows that outlaws or 1%er’s are less likely to testify against each other than the Mafia is. Not to mention they are certainly a special breed, and the brotherhood is as tight or tighter than any Mafia. 1%er’s have a death code for snitches, if you snitch against the club you will be hunted down. 1%er’s are so successful at doing this just recently after a federal agent had infiltrated one of the “Big Four” clubs and gave the feds all the incriminating evidence of murder and drug running conducted by the elite portion of that club. He then committed suicide knowing they would find him at any cost and torture him to death. “Riding clubs” are, for the most part, the new kids on the block and no matter what anyone thinks, the 1%er's/outlaws will always be here, even when or if the riding craze is over. The greatest law enforcement in the world has had little effect on this type of organization, so you can do little but try and work things out and co-exist peacefully. I think we can ALL co-exist if we keep doing what we are doing. Making smart choices and having friends from all types of clubs. I know there are plenty of “Rights” arguments and debate in what I have written, but what you have read here is very real like it or not. We all have at least one thing in common, “Motorcycles” not to mention close friends! I encourage you all to enjoy this life style by being knowledgeable of it. Learn and realize how dangerous this outlaw organization can be at times. This article has only scratched the surface in regard to the lifestyle or information that is available. And much information is only available when you live in that world

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
While your are clearly romanticizing about 1%ers. Everyone can be flipped. Even a national and chapter presidents. Why? Because they have but have not been outed due to the intel that has been gains. Also because they are human and everyone has something to lose. They are not supermen. They are basically not that intelligent as a whole and are laughibly easy to corral. If it was not for the myraid of threats that state and federal agents have to deal with day day to day. 1%ers would have been delt with decades ago. You guys keep believing your self-made hype. Thats you're down fall, and always will be.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
If we can flip international terrorists. We can sure has hell do it to you and we have and will again and again and again.

Submitted by EZ Rider (not verified) on
For someone that claims to be part of the biker community for over 35 years and running with 1%ers and family clubs alike some of your educating tips could very well get someone into a lot of trouble. Most of the information you put forth as far as origin of clubs/MC's can be obtained and is available from resources like Google, Wikipedia or possibly from one of the marred of articles written or penned on the subject in many of the rags (magazines) or books out there. No real issue there. I agree whole hearted that no one should bash, badmouth, belittle or be disrespectful to any club, organization or person for that matter outlaw or not. But just because a person holds a particular position or is a member of an organization immediately deserves or commands respect is a bit outrageous. Respect is something that is earned and is also a two way street. If you want it you should give it. That goes for everyone! One should deal with all people as individuals and interact with accord. It is one thing to have respect for an organization. But if the person wearing a patch or representing an organization is a douche bag! All bets are off! In short I agree if you are going to talk the talk you better be able to walk the walk. That’s fact! You also state there is slim to no chance of Jo citizen or a week end rider to get into a scrap with any outlaw or club member. On any given week end you mix alcohol, a couple of women add in a macho and an adolescence attitude or tolerance with any number of the small clicks that have sprung up attempting to get a rep for bad assery there will be blood on the floor. Just check public record from any city on a Monday and that’s not just with in the bike community. So watch what info you pass out because there are trouble makers out there in all communities. Perhaps in your corner of the planet it’s all tight nit and there is honor among outlaws. And to some extent there is. But else where there is plenty of evidence that shows many a club member has sold out or done much worse to their brothers either to save their own asses or to grab a bigger piece of the pie. Happens more than you would like to see! And just so you know there has been plenty of collateral damage to nonmembers from so called biker wars including children. Use Google my man. So much for brotherhood and keeping the violence with in the collective! Like you stated knowledge is power. My point to all this is not to slam you or disrespect. I enjoyed reading you post even though it was a bit off and somewhat contradictive to the reality of the biker world that I have lived in for over fifty years.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The name of the movie is "The Wild ONE". It refers to Brando's character, although everyone thought Lee Marvin was wilder.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The name of the movie is "The Wild ONE". It refers to Brando's character, although everyone thought Lee Marvin was wilder.

Submitted by PJ (not verified) on
From one Nomad, I totally agree with all you said... 1%er!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The "Biker" world has been mine for some thirty-five years, from hardcore 1%er’s to the new and improved “Riding Clubs”. I've seen and encountered just about everything you can pull from any movie. Being knowledgeable of an element you might encounter is always critical to your safety. Whether it is road rage from a cager (driver of a car) or a robbery at your local Seven-Eleven. You learn what parts of town to stay out of because someone has told you or you learned the hard way. You have the intelligence not to provoke a Pit Bull or stand in the middle of a fire ant mound. You learn to ride a motorcycle safely and so you must learn about the world you have entered. Now, many of you have entered the "Biker" or “Club” world and are not aware of the issues that may affect you and only need a little guidance. It would be my suggestion to do some research on this issue because knowledge is power. It’s hard to convey the complete understanding of this culture in a small article but it will help. This information is to educate you on the outlaw 1%er lifestyle, not to scare you away from riding. (And remember, please think before you respond to anything, don't do any bashing of anyone or any club on the e groups, forums or at any bars.) First off, the likelihood of anyone getting into a scrape with outlaws/1%er”s is slim to none unless you frequent their bars or hangouts. But make no mistake, this is very real. Since most bike clubs are “NOT” outlaw clubs, they will have no issue with you as long as you stay out of their “business” and follow biker protocol. There is rarely a problem at a public event or poker run but it is always possible. The AMA was founded in 1924 as an organizing arm of Motorcycle Manufacturers and mainly supported by the Motorcycle Manufacturers to promote motorcycle riding in America. They sanctioned groups of riders from the same area that rode together as motorcycle “clubs”. Some wore complete matching dress outfits with the name of their motorcycle club stitched on the back of their shirts and jackets. At events, the AMA gave awards for the best-dressed club so this was the start of motorcycle club’s patches. As motorcycle club patches are recognized today: • A one-piece patch normally signifies a family club or Social motorcycle club when it's done with respect to the area clubs. • A two-piece patch can have many different meanings as long as it's done with respect to the area clubs. • A three-piece patch normally means that the club is a Traditional MC club. With the top rocker being the club name, the middle being their patch and the bottom being the territory they exist in. There are also a few 3pc patch clubs where the bottom rocker has something other than territory, such as a saying. The traditional MC is one that adheres to the protocols and traditions established. There are few exceptions, but, traditional clubs are approved by the local dominant. The traditional 3pc patch club is not necessarily a 1% club or even the dominant club. During an event in 1947 in Hollister, CA when a member of the Booze Fighters Motorcycle Club made the headlines with an exaggerated news story that was later made into a movie called "The Wild Ones". The AMA wrote an article in their magazine, shortly after this stating, “99% of all of their members are law-abiding citizens and only 1% are “outlaw””. This then, began what is today known as Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs and one precentors. Clubs that were not sanctioned by the AMA and non-members of the AMA were banned from attending AMA events. These outlaw motorcycle clubs put on their own events and parties and did the opposite of what the AMA had been doing. There were no Best Dressed awards, they “chopped” down their bikes to go faster and look different, rode with no mufflers, they would drink, and do other “wild” things. Such is history. In order to designate themselves as an outlaw club to all other clubs, the one precentors cut their club patches into three separate pieces. The top rocker was the name of the club, the center was the emblem of the club, and the bottom rocker was the local from which they came. The term “colors” is used in referring to a motorcycle clubs’ patch set up. In the case of a 3 piece ..... One is placed over the top of the middle large graphic patch and one placed underneath it. The “rockers” are usually curved bars with the top bar designating the club name and the lower bar designating the location of the club. The two rockers are separate from the middle, larger graphic type patch, hence the term three-piece patch. Motorcycle clubs differ from motorcycling organizations as they traditionally have “prospecting” time required before the club members decide whether the individual will be accepted into the group and allowed to wear or “fly” the “colors” of the group. Most club “colors” will also have M/C printed on the “rocker” or a separate "cube" patch with MC on it to further clarify it as a club rather than an organization. So lets start with the "Rocker" you hear about. The rocker is in the form of a half moon, for lack of a better term. Similar to the bottom of a rocking chair. If you think about it, you have all seen photos of "Hells Angels" and the way the patches are arched above and below the center patch. Many national organizations in the early 1980’s set policy to unite their “rockers” with their patch to make it one piece to avoid any designation or confusion within the motorcycling club community. H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) and the Blue Knights (police officers) are an example. Nomad Rocker….. Some MCs entitle a Member to wear a "NOMAD" bottom rocker. This is only when that member continues to exhibit a lifestyle within the common definition of the word nomad. no·mad A member of a group of people who have no fixed home and move according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land. A person with no fixed residence who roams about; a wanderer. It is a valued distinction of lifestyle that only a few can truly live up to, and as such, causes unfavorable notice when seen used by those most obviously not living up to the common meaning. By definition a "NOMAD", more often than not, will be traveling alone and needs an ability to represent, maintain & otherwise survive under circumstances unusual from the norm.. MC (Motorcycle Club) patch and the 1% diamond will also be found on their Cut (also referred to as Colors). There are also many other patches some clubs wear that only mean something to that particular club. The 1% diamond is the key to identifying a 1%er. It is a patch in the shape of a diamond with “1%” on it. That is mostly worn on the left shoulder but is seen on the back of their colors also. They, (1%er's) ride mostly Harley’s only, along with their support clubs and almost all outlaw clubs, but that's another story. The Diamond patch with "1%" or "13" worn with the 3pc back patch signifies the club is a 1% or 1% support club. While rare, they may not be the dominant club for the area but will be sanctioned by the local dominant. There are also a few areas where the dominant is not a 1% club, but those are few. Flying a certain style of patch on the back of colors is how the outlaws identify who is or is not claiming territory. Territory is a huge issue and they will fight and/or kill over it if it comes to that. It’s just “Business”. The rocker or the bar style patch is not acceptable to 1%er's unless approved by them. And just because an M/C club wears “Rocker” or “Bar” style patch’s that doesn’t make them an outlaw club. You just have to learn who is who but your officers should have some knowledge on that. As I said, most clubs are not outlaw clubs and don’t wear a top and bottom rocker. They may have a top rocker but if they have a bottom patch it will not have State, City or County wording on it , many times it will be the member’s road name. For example any club in Texas (unless it’s grand fathered by the Bandido’s) that’s not affiliated with Bandidos, (and other than a police club) are not allowed to fly the "Texas" patch ("Bar" or "Rocker") on the back. They have even forced some police clubs to remove the Texas rocker. Also, 99% of Bandido support clubs cannot wear Texas on the back. The Bandidos claim that right as an MC (Motorcycle Club) and will aggressively approach you if you are seen wearing it on the back of your colors. Most states have its dominant 1% club where the same rule applies. The Bandidos are the dominant club in Texas as well as several other states. A 1%er overall is also referred to as a “1%er”. Outlaws Bikers (not to be confused with the 1% “OUTLAWS” Motorcycle Club) are also hard-core clubs NOT wearing a 1% patch but have very close ties with 1%er’s. That would also include any 1% support clubs. Appearance is important, it would be chaos if everyone wore "Police" uniforms; identification of who you are is imperative. You would surly be put in jail if you were not a police officer but were wearing the uniform and acting like a cop. So, on the other end of the spectrum, you don't want to be mistaken for something you’re not for safety sake in all walks of life. Wearing an AMA patch on the front of your colors/vest will identify you (to outlaws) as a family club member and are of no threat to them. 1%er’s push the AMA patch to all clubs because 1%er’s and other outlaws clubs don’t wear one. Some clubs wear the AMA patch upside down in protest of being forced by 1%er’s to wear it. 1%er’s and outlaws will have nothing to do with the AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) and vise versa, and will NEVER wear an AMA patch. The term 1% comes from the AMA. In the 60's, the AMA labeled the "Hells Angels" and the likes, as making up only 1% of all motorcyclists as being "The Bad Boys". The Angels adapted that and became an exclusive 1% club. And ANY club that tried to wear that 1% diamond had better be able to back it up or rival 1% clubs disbanded them. More often than not they were disbanded, in many cases by death. The term “The Big Four” is the four largest 1% clubs and the most dangerous clubs in the world. 1. “Bandidos" established 1966 2. "Hells Angels" established 1948 3. "Outlaws” established 1935 4. "Pagans" established 1959. The Bandidos, are the fastest growing outlaw motorcycle club in the U.S. There are hundreds of smaller 1% clubs that can be just as dangerous as the big ones on a smaller level. Just a note. If you are ever around outlaw clubs when they greet each other, you may see some of them kiss each other on the lips. This started back in the 60’s when 1%er’s used it to shock people when they were around them. It has since evolved into a ritual that is proof of a very tight brotherhood. To become a 1%er or an outlaw is not an easy task. Not many will ever wear the 1% diamond, and only men can join an outlaw or a 1% club. The prospecting process is more than most men can take or will take. Thus eliminating the possible club invasion of undercover or "Feds" as best they can. Always be aware of a 1%er Outlaw Club prospect. He will be wearing a prospect patch or have no center patch, or an armband depending on the club. Members and Prospects are expected to behave in such a manner as to avoid discrediting or dishonoring the club, especially, but not only, when wearing colors. But 1% Prospects have been known to provoke trouble. Recognition is important for a prospect to “Patch Out”. But negative recognition can sometimes work against a prospect. When someone starts out he may just be hanging around (“a Hang Around”), He has no part of the patch. Then when he is sponsored by a full member and approved by the club as a prospect he may wear the lower rocker that only says "Prospect". In some areas, the prospect wears the "Prospect" rocker at the top of the vest. Some clubs even allow the lower rocker saying prospect and the upper rocker with the club name but not the main patch. Different clubs do things differently across the country. Different rocker combinations of what a prospect might wear differs depending on each club. If he is approved after his prospect time has been determined to be over and the vote goes in his favor, he then is allowed to have the full colors and is considered to be a full member, having all three pieces if that club uses the 3 piece patch. It is not generally easy to prospect for any M/C club, especially outlaw clubs. Their structure is very much like the military and very political, they earn their patch the HARD way and will defend it to the death. If a 1%er or outlaw club members looses his colors, they will go to unbelievable lengths to recover them. And God help the one that has them, especially if there is no reason for having them. If the Police have them, they will take the police department to court and get their colors back if they need to. Usually the Police just save themselves the hassle and give them back. They always do get them back. Rival clubs have killed each other for years over things like territory and simple arguments over what seems to be nothing to the average citizen. Outlaw/1%er clubs for the most part keep the violence in the rival Motorcycle Club circle. Unless you are involved with them or have a death wish and chose to provoke hardcore bikers, the violence rarely spills out into the general public. That still goes on to this day. Declaring WAR is in their eyes just what it means. Last one breathing wins, nothing less, no exceptions, no rules. They have no fear of the consequences, that's what makes them so dangerous in a confrontation. Jail, prison, or death means nothing to them and threats will actually encourage them to strike. The comment was made about numbers, that the citizen riders out number them 50 to 1. That is true, but, think what you will, five average guys are sometimes no problem for one hardcore 1%er. If you take on one, you take them all on. For the most part, now days, outlaws will try to stress their position very clearly before resorting to violence. Until now, the outlaw element has been pretty much on its own. (And as you know they seldom wave at anyone. It is nothing personal and has nothing to do with the bike you ride. They also seldom wave at another outlaw club) The reality is, however, that 1%er/outlaw clubs aren't quite like everyone else, it's best to recognize and admit that up front. The outlaws are a society within a society, with their own rules, own codes of conduct, own ways of reacting to the world. It’s kinda like the building of a city further out into the wilderness areas. You are going to encounter new forms of life you didn't know existed this close to you until now. Many of you are relatively new to the MC world and are just seeing it. The big bike sales has increased 52% in the last two years putting a tremendous amount of riders on the road, at rally's, and on the web. Most riders paid no attention to 1%ers till they started entering the "Biker" world by flying colors just as 1%er's/outlaws have since bike clubs began. Outlaws, 1%er’s, and motorcycle clubs in general have been around since the 30's with some non-outlaw clubs such as the "Gypsy M/C International" that was established in 1932. It's also been said that there was an all female M/C known as the "Metermaids" that was established in 1931. The "Boozefighters" Motorcycle Club was established in 1946. Be as patient and as tolerant as you can when in a situation where you are approached by outlaws. “RESPECT” is what they expect from you and nothing less. NEVER be macho or show disrespect to 1%er / outlaws clubs. “People who don't understand the chemistry and the volatility may get themselves into a situation way, way beyond anything they're ready for." That will cause a very explosive situation that no one wants to be in. Even if you don’t respect them, it would be in your best interest to show respect at the time of the encounter. Show respect to ANY club you encounter, outlaw or not. There are some great clubs out there and not all the outlaw clubs are bad. It sometimes comes down to a particular member. Also try and be aware of where your officers are in case something comes up. 1%er’s (outlaws) only respond to male Officers of any club. Also, if outlaws are not on their bikes they will not always be flying any colors; it’s part of their laws. That makes it difficult to know who is who unless they are wearing a patch shirt that has the name of the club they ride with. So if you are at a cycle event or a biker bar, be careful what you say when talking to a stranger. Even if they look like the kid next door, you just never know. An 1%er / outlaw could care less if he goes to jail, particularly if he is prospecting. If you make him mad, he will get your attention at any cost. And they don’t care WHO you are, an ex-1%er, a cop, an attorney, a body builder or a CEO. It don’t matter to them how tough you are or think you are. If you have pissed them off there will be trouble. I want to stress again, it’s not likely it will ever happen to you unless you travel those circles or challenge them when they are present. But at least you now have some type of awareness on what to do or not to do, so you are in control of your own actions. It is not always a good idea to approach them even if you are just being friendly. Outlaws are very suspicious of an approach by a stranger. However, some can be very friendly provided you don’t ask questions about their “business”. Outlaws can also be a lot of fun to be around, and MAN can they party. Most clubs, including 1%er’s rarely give anyone any trouble unless they are provoked, you challenge them, or you show disrespect. I have acquired many outlaw/1%er friends over the years that are great guys and wouldn’t cause anyone any trouble as long as they or their brothers aren’t messed with. They are the kind of brothers you want beside you if the going gets tough. Once club members consider you a good friend they will try and recruit you to join their club. The loyalty of brotherhood is the greatest strength of any club or friendship, and the club loyalty’s ALWAYS come first. And they won’t call the cops; they Take Care Of Business themselves. (You may see that on a patch that some earn.) In fact, history shows that outlaws or 1%er’s are less likely to testify against each other than the Mafia is. Not to mention they are certainly a special breed, and the brotherhood is as tight or tighter than any Mafia. 1%er’s have a death code for snitches, if you snitch against the club you will be hunted down. 1%er’s are so successful at doing this just recently after a federal agent had infiltrated one of the “Big Four” clubs and gave the feds all the incriminating evidence of murder and drug running conducted by the elite portion of that club. He then committed suicide knowing they would find him at any cost and torture him to death. “Riding clubs” are, for the most part, the new kids on the block and no matter what anyone thinks, the 1%er's/outlaws will always be here, even when or if the riding craze is over. The greatest law enforcement in the world has had little effect on this type of organization, so you can do little but try and work things out and co-exist peacefully. I think we can ALL co-exist if we keep doing what we are doing. Making smart choices and having friends from all types of clubs. I know there are plenty of “Rights” arguments and debate in what I have written, but what you have read here is very real like it or not. We all have at least one thing in common, “Motorcycles” not to mention close friends! I encourage you all to enjoy this life style by being knowledgeable of it. Learn and realize how dangerous this outlaw organization can be at times. This article has only scratched the surface in regard to the lifestyle or information that is available. And much information is only available when you live in that world

Submitted by TRUCKERMAN (not verified) on
You will see respect when my 18 wheeler bowls over long lines of 1%ers on the highway while wearing fake copies of their stupid colors.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
not sure how it can be fake....they have been around for 5 years or so.

Submitted by Stalker 81 (not verified) on
why couldn't it be fake then? The Kardashians have been around twenty something years right? How old are those girls? Do you think thats their real life? My son's High School football team would kick their asses.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I Live in SD. I know the LD. I attended Juices funeral. Its fake in the sense that Gipsy quit long before the show came out. They created that scene. That and hundreds of other scenes. It was a club, it was a real club that acted like fools. Hardly any of them are around now. I hear Snowman is up in hollywood trying to become an actor. Others changed their "street names" I know one thing for sure. They are dreading season two coming out. Its cooled down a little bit for them, and season two is going to bring it all back in the spotlight. hahahaha they were told doing tv was a bad idea. shoulda listened

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
lol that is too funny!!! Shoulda waited to see what the reprecussions of season one would be .... whos lauging now?!?

Submitted by Vald Tepes (not verified) on
Clearly its not 100% fake, at the same time it is just as clear that this is a mickey mouse club crossed with the gang that couldn't shoot strait..The interaction, the pet names, it is all laughable. Nevertheless even idiots can be dangerous when they embrace an image that they lack the stature to support. I think thats the limit of their near 1% nature, these guys ain't running meth labs and strings of hookers. The acts of the members in their treatment of gipsie speaks to a level of stupidty that would worry me if they were school kids. They can't comprehend that they gypsee retired as president not as a member and that billy the nose kicked him out he didn't choose to leave, and with all the talk about brotherhood and the back slaping horse crap it lasts about five feet from the door and your history. All this brotherhood bull and yet they flushed him like a turd seconds after he steps down as president Given his treatment why should he have loylaty to these douche buckets? See , I know its fake yet I get caught up in it like I am some old bitty watching soaps.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Let me start by saying billy you are a dip shit lmao a fukin joke ...Billy if I was gypsy I would beat your azz and if u came to my house ...hhmmm u wouldnt had let there Billy your a fukin coward and the originals went with u are stupid fuks for going with ya ...laughing at the devils hahahahahaha Gypsy ...semper fi bro come to Tennessee cam ride with me anytime let me know if u want some help with them kids out there called laughing devils hellz let go to billys house at slap his azz I'll do it for yea AGAIN BILLY U ARE A WUSS and to the originals ...guys u suk for not stAnding up for what was right so now your a WUSS 2 Laughing devils stay in Cali u come to the south u wouldn't last u fukin joke

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Let me start by saying billy you are a dip shit lmao a fukin joke ...Billy if I was gypsy I would beat your azz and if u came to my house ...hhmmm u wouldnt had let there Billy your a fukin coward and the originals went with u are stupid fuks for going with ya ...laughing at the devils hahahahahaha Gypsy ...semper fi bro come to Tennessee cam ride with me anytime let me know if u want some help with them kids out there called laughing devils hellz let go to billys house at slap his azz I'll do it for yea AGAIN BILLY U ARE A WUSS and to the originals ...guys u suk for not stAnding up for what was right so now your a WUSS 2 Laughing devils stay in Cali u come to the south u wouldn't last u fukin joke

Submitted by Vape (not verified) on
Last weeks episode with the VP bringing his caddy to drag races - wearing his cut while driving his car? Ok. This week with the club outraged about the old prez not having respect for the club for starting his own. He stepped down as prez to be a RM, not his fault he was kicked out because the new prez was to insecure to do his job. As far as Rusty's cameos, I'm sure he has his own angle to get face time on TV. Don't be surprised if he spins it off for personal publicity, or exposure for his band.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Just watched an episode of this crap. What got to me was footage of a group of bikers supposedly on a benefit ride for one of the members deceased daughter. The footage shown was in fact of a benefit ride held for a little boy who is bed ridden with a terrible sickness. This ride was called " The Ride for Joshia" it was held on 1/22/12. One of the biggest rides in San Diego 's history. I know this cause I'm one of the bikers in footage shown. How cheesy is it to steal footage from a Nobel cause to insert into a tv show and implie those riders were riding for another cause? These guys should be ashamed of their part of this disrespect act. They couldn't get that many riders for their benefit if they tried. Show should be named "Laughing At The Devils ". Biggest joke in the local MC world.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
These guys are nothing more than a bunch of fu@#$ng yuppies playing biker, These so called bikers wouldnt last a second in the real mc world. Throw your light bulbs and try to act tough. BITCHES

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I didn't catch that. I'll hafta fire up the DVR again. Most of the footage I remember was only 80 or so bikes with the LD's in front... riding up 163 or 15 it looked like. I thought it was funny that Snubz was so impressed by how many bikes there were... when that's a pretty regular occurrence for most real MCs. Was the Josiah's Ride (which I also rode in) footage cut in somewhere? If that's true (not calling you a liar, just saying I didn't see it)... that shiat needs to made WIDELY known. Everybody knows these guys are f-ing clowns... but stealing the good will and video footage from another benefit ride is BEYOND f-ed up. Will be picking through that video... if there's even a sniff of me or any of my Brothers on that show... I'll be talking to our SA about making a visit to their clubhouse. Unbelievable.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Wow~ thanx for posting the truth~ I thought they were a bunch of losers now I KNOW it!! But I do like Gypsy though he's about the only one with some sort of heart

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Actually, a majority of the Devils WERE there for Josiah's ride, so you can apologize any time now.

Submitted by F the LD's 4 Life (not verified) on
No he wont apologize, they did use that footage and I dont care if they were there. Not like anyone wants any of this phucheads anywhere around anymore. They show up on a run im at I WILL throw down on them....and have!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
These guys are a bunch of wannabes. The vice prez is a total douche. None of these guys would survive in the MC world.

Submitted by Big Dog (not verified) on
Real Housewives of the MC is the funniest sh*t I've read/heard in a while. The thought of someone walking into a MC's house with a bat and breaking sh*t and walking out alive is hilarious. Why close the door? I guess so the director can come in and say "CUT! Guys, I need more anger! Tammy, I mean "Tank", stand behind him and look mean, and then let Samantha, I mean "Snubz" who's half your size restrain you, you know like it's a junior high fight". And the b*tch a$$ prez says "not now, its not the time"! Well when the f*ck is the time? He's in YOUR house wearing YOUR colors, breaking sh*t! Read between the lines; what he should have said was "Not Now, It's not the time! We'll get Gypsy (and more ratings) Next Season" C'mon, if your neighbor walks in your house and starts smashing sh*t, talking sh*t, its gonna be a brawl in your living room.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I've been in the MC world for years and still ride with an MC. I think we all agree the Laffing devils are weak but funny sh*t One thing I have to say, if an ex member who is out in bad or even out in good came by the clubhouse swinging a bat and wearing his new colors, I guarantee you his cut would be taken from him and be hanging over the clubhouse bar. And the ex member would be tuned up real good with an attitude adjustment.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I am from Detroit and seen real clubs here, these guy are nothing but " CLOWNS ". Any club that would share their business on TV are all glorified Hollywood actors. Discovery channel and these so called bikers should get a real life and stop trying to be something they're not. '

Submitted by Shades (not verified) on
I can't believe that the new pres. can't figure this out. He gets the go ahead to run the club from the previous Pres. and then asks for the colors of the last pres. and founder of the club and is shocked that Gipsy is going to start something new. He just wanted to be a member without the hassles of the leadership. I believe that the club has been miss named, it should of been "Laughed at Devil's". Also this is being billed as an outlaw club, and the Pres has a cop for a wife? How does that work. And they punish the member for over partying, really. I guess that Rex the pres of the HA back in the 60's is glad that he passed away so that he didn't have to deal with this mockery of a bike club.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
the laffing clowns what fn joke. look at there colors there all brand new or they get them dry cleand every week. loke at a real mc colors some are new some are old and dirty. real bikers hell no let them come ride with me they would be calling there mommys in one day.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Gypsy said that he was leaving the club because it was turning into something he no longer wanted to be apart of. He never claims to be "badass." Infact, if he was he would beat the tar out of Billy the Joke, that guy has got to be hands down the most disrespectful punk to ever walk the face of the earth. I hope Gypsy moves forward and starts his new MC, and I hope it doesn't become a mockery like the laughing devils. This show is giving the wrong idea of the MC.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Well I know a thing or two about a thing or two. I have no clue where they get their "rules" or "Protocals"? I mean Gypsy steps down, is a founder, is retired, is asked to turn in colors? Hmmmmmmmm???? King Douche Bag Billy doesnt like that people still see Gypsy as a figure head? Geeeee ya think? I know a club (a very famous one) where a Charter Holder is thought by most (until they are in the know) to be The "P" or "The Leader" or "Head Honcho". Its no disrespect to the actual "P". Its just how it is. The actual "P's" that come and go take it in stride and know that the "Charter Holder" has earned that. It is what it is and goes with the turf. Nothing more. But no Billy The Turd has to whip his junk out and try to get an "AT A BOY" by force. On doing so all he's done is show the world what a Laughing Douche he is. Now the MC school im from, retired is respected and the colors are forever. You dont pull em. I mean unless the person does some real jacked up crap. But we can all see this was needed for the show. Discovery basically said hey " we need Drama or the is no show". This is the formula for Ratings. Raitings matter more than REALITY....! I for one am glad to see humans being stupid for the masses. It puts the brain dead one step closer to the "Real" Zombie Apocalypse. Yes, zombies come in all forms. Like those that watch this pile-o-crap (and the like) and think this is how it is. I have a bunker and several guns ready, let the Zombie Apocalypse begin!!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
the new pres is an idiot..and yes i know you will read this..YOU ARE AN IDIOT and your VP is a fricking joke....the way you treated GIPSY is quite odd. we dont treat our former prez in that manner. you keep demanding dont give it. And the one thing that bothers me the most Club never discuss club business in front of non patch holders....ever>>>>>>

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
the new pres is an idiot..and yes i know you will read this..YOU ARE AN IDIOT and your VP is a fricking joke....the way you treated GIPSY is quite odd. we dont treat our former prez in that manner. you keep demanding dont give it. And the one thing that bothers me the most Club never discuss club business in front of non patch holders....ever>>>>>>

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
what a bunch of pozers, who does billy the girl think he is? an outlaw! Real 1%ers got to be rolling there eyes cause theres no way that would happen in a real club with that kind of drama.

Submitted by Bandit (not verified) on
I think too many people are allowing themselves to be enraged by this mockery or whatever you will call it. It is obvious to those actually involved in outlaw MC's that this is a bunch of kids and a bunch of lames playing house. I do wanna mention that I have never heard em say they are 1% although they definitely try to seem like they are.... I dont know any outlaws who own guns legally let alone go and shoot at the range.... we carry illegally and I never see anything but a leatherman or pocket knife.... I have seen these guys on my way to Diego and ive laughed at em in their face... outnumbered 6 or so to 2 and only one of us wearing colors and they rode off....didnt even finish their food or drinks.... wanna know what a real MC is? Watch gangland..... not this crap.... this is for the kids who didnt play sports or didnt have friends in school or growing up. The only tough thing ive seen this entire show is that lop prospect Charles sucker punching a defenseless cameraman... wow. He is definitely down for his says Billy the Goat..... I am making it my objective to find Charles and slap him for being a coward. But then again, looks like theyre getting the best of us as you can tell by my reaction... Maybe thats what is intended? Despite what I say.... cant wait for this weeks episode!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I can't wait to see what freakin ridiculus scene comes next...so far it's a tie between the LD's "trashing" their new clubhouse ( I like the grafiti " live free or go home" spay painted on the wall) or the vp showing up in his caddy with a full face helmet...no wait, maybe it's the prospect who never rode or owned a scooter before..

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
No the funniest part of that club is when they did a poker run in santee California and beak nose billy didn't bother to make a phone call to the local peckerwoods mc then one wood rode down to that gathering and informed them that its either hit the bricks or hand over the colors 2 devils refused and 2 devils and a supporter were beaten up they were then told By the one peckerwood that they could give up the patches or they would be taken ( meaning another ass kicking ) then the bad ass club handed yes handed over their cuts .... Google laughing devils vs peckerwoods. The artical is about the show and talks about the fight twards the bottom .. on Twitter all the ldc are deneyining anything happens but the wood is facing five years .. yep ldc called the cops and are pressing charges because that's how bad ass bikers roll

Submitted by Rex (not verified) on
They spend more time yelling about who's in charge than anything else. In a "Real" MC there is no mistake, debate or speculation as to who is in charge. Look at your modern club member, most are lower-class, lower-income people who think being in a MC will give them direction. Sadly, the opposite happens more times than not.

Submitted by thor (not verified) on
As a i%er bker of over 40 years, I find this club to be ridiculous. These guys argue over issues like a bunch of women. The new president asks for the former preident's patch because he is afraid the former president still wields alot of power. I never allow myself to be photographed, anytime anywhere. These guys have cameramen following them around, supplying video evidence of their wherebouts that could be used against them in court. They wouldn't last real long in the true 1%er world

Submitted by Grumbler (not verified) on
In fact, was with a close friend of mine who wanted to snap some photos of a gleaming row of choppers parked outside a strip club back in the late '70s. Just as he was all set, a patch holder walked out of the club, and waved him off stating that it was against club policy. He complied, of course, and it ended on a good note. We did not know, at that time, it was a 1%er MC. That said, have no doubts that he'd have taken some amazing photos given that he makes a living at it. Respects, Grumbler

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I dont think the LD crew ever claimed to be 1%ers ..They claimed to be either ex military or ex criminals but never true 1%ers....which I am pretty sure should be changed to "less then .05%ers" by now. more then 99% of bikers dont belong to outlaw clubs or disregard the main stream law.... ride safe. Pinch

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
You suck as prez and give REAL bikers a bad name~ if your point is to make youself look like a total idiot, loser and running joke~ you and your VP sidekick are doing fine!!!! How can you even show your face on national television and act like that?!? Gypsy has more class in his pinky toe nail than you n your VP have put together!!!! Have you ever considered a job in sewage my friend? That's more up your alley and alot less posing!!!

Submitted by Base (not verified) on
Anyone that takes this show for anything more than entertainment really should stop, take a breath and check themselves. It’s obvious with the antics and actions it is scripted reality. But then at the same time a good portion of the populace of the world are a bunch of two faced drama queens. And these scrub douche bags are that plus a bag of chips. Would think the producers would want a better grade of actors for their coin, I mean at least they could have brought some of the wrestling guys over. The staged confrontations & fights would be much better. Even using the old shaking multi angel camera couldn’t cover up their sloppy pansy ass fight skills. Push fighting like 2nd graders on a playground. Maybe they should change the name to GIGGLING PANSIE’S The real tragedy about this show it shines a bad light on the life style as if Jo citizen really needs another reason to hate or perceive bikers as a bunch of buffoons. And then there will be the bozos that jump on the band wagon and purchase the swag from the show and get their asses handed to them by the real bike crowd much in the way the SOA fans are finding out wearing their SOA gear at the wrong place. Because let’s face it there are some within our community that have a less than tolerant adolescence attitude toward that sort of thing HA members making appearances on the show? What’s wrong with people making some extra-legal tender? Nothing! Attica 7 rocks! If you have never seen one of their shows you owe it to yourself to catch one or at least purchases a CD. As a whole the show is humorous and somewhat entertaining. Watching a bunch of overweight middle aged stogy puffing low budget actors and a couple of bikers get together providing some work for fellow Americans? There are worse way’s to spend an hour of time. Just try not to take it seriously and think this is the way clubs as a whole work Ride Safe……

Submitted by Rat Kid (not verified) on
Every one needs to remember it' t.v. and that's all it is, it's fake and they all read from a script. Also look at their cuts none of them have a 1%er patch on them anywhere so don't get them confused for an outlaw biker club all they are is a motorcycle club there are mc's out there that are not outlaw. This is just a show to get people by until SOA comes back on which is a more believable show then this one is. As far as Rusty and Attika 7 it's publicity and I'm willing to bet he had to get an ok from the club to be on the show. Everybody that watches these shows and gets all amped up and wants to go join a 1% club are the damn pansies, you don't just go fill out an application to become a member so just go to your local non outlaw club and join them or go join your dealership hog club. It's all these new sunday riders and credit card riders that think this show is the real deal and they're going to learn the hard way that it's t.v. nothing on t.v. is real except for the news and sports. So those of you that view them as 1%ers they're not they are your local motorcycle club that can't cut it as 1%ers and wouldn't be able to live that lifestyle. These guys with colors think they're all hard asses until they find themselves infront of colors with that little 1% patch on them, then they just run off and say all we are is a bunch of locals guys that ride together, well ride off amd watch the devils ride.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
This show is pretty ridiculous. These guys are grown men fight over petty stuff. The EX-Pres wants to start a new MC...so what. Haven't you heard, this is a FREE country. These guys need to grow up and act like men.

Submitted by Rat Kid (not verified) on
This show is fake they are all reading from a script none of it is real, you want real watch gangland.

Submitted by Wannabe....NOT! (not verified) on
A REAL MC will pay these frauds a visit and this rediculous show will dissapear! there are obvious things playing out here that will NOT be tollerated by respectable MC members, like: Wearing your colors in a cage, televising CHURCH (what a REAL MC meeting is called). This wouldn't happen in a guzillion years! Wearing the MC oatch and not being 1%........they go together like beer and broads, therefor you wouldn't catch a biker with one and not the other. The "REAL DEAL" will put an end to this, TV show or not. It is total disrespect to the members of any genuine article MC.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Seriously fool do u not realize that there are mc's such as this and any other like wild hogs mentioned earlier. They never once claim to be 1% or outlaw. Your all carrying on calling em posers and whatnot when they're nit claiming to be anything they're not.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Drama Queens.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
this show can not be real these guys are just to easy to make fun of can not believe their are that many so called grown up men who act like this im bad i have a bike. i have had enough such a waste of humans lol

Submitted by Wild Hog (not verified) on
Love the show... too bad it's only 6 episodes. Just to put things in more perspective... The Laffing Devils are as real as the Wild Hogs (Tim Allen, John Travolta, etc) and not like the Ray Liotta bad-ass biker gang from the movie. Just some fellas getting together after hours and on the weekend. Gipsy probably answered the Craigslist ad for "MC reality show" and worked a deal with Eric Bishoff to give the "show" it's drama. Remember, all these guys featured on TV are getting paid as "talent". It's a show folks...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
These guys are as real as all the "repo" reality TV shows. This show is for entertainment purposes only. It is Sons of Anarchy redone with crappy writing, bad acting and an incoherent plot. By calling it reality TV you can forego hiring real actors and drive production costs down. Anyone watching this to get an idea of the MC lifestyle is no being deceived by a fictional and contrived series of events. San Diego has a lot of MCs and I have yet to see them interact with another real reputable MC. Interacting with an actor that happens to be HA does not constitute interacting with the HA. Everyone should take it for what it is worth, pure entertainment, nothing more. To give any indication that what you are watching was real, filmed live and unscripted is to admit that Hogan's Heroes was an accurate depiction of a German POW camp.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
These guys are as real as all the "repo" reality TV shows. This show is for entertainment purposes only. It is Sons of Anarchy redone with crappy writing, bad acting and an incoherent plot. By calling it reality TV you can forego hiring real actors and drive production costs down. Anyone watching this to get an idea of the MC lifestyle is no being deceived by a fictional and contrived series of events. San Diego has a lot of MCs and I have yet to see them interact with another real reputable MC. Interacting with an actor that happens to be HA does not constitute interacting with the HA. Everyone should take it for what it is worth, pure entertainment, nothing more. To give any indication that what you are watching was real, filmed live and unscripted is to admit that Hogan's Heroes was an accurate depiction of a German POW camp.

Submitted by Ragman (not verified) on
It's a show folks... And a very bad one at that!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
GIPSY has a gun permit . i would think he stepped down because he just wanted to keep it a mc club. now that they the LD may get some respect do to rusty! it is changing the club more to and outlaw type mc(rusty looking to cash in and maybe even get into some Hollywood movies, i dont think rusty who is not a young kid anymore is looking to end up in jail again at his age!,rusty is playing the ld mc,as soon as he sees he can't make any money from them,they will be unknow again frank

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
These guys come across as middle-aged frat boys. Not to mention they whine and complain about the most trivial crap. There's no way anybody can take these guys seriously. Heck, i'd take SOA more seriously than these guys...lol

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Why do u think they have nomad on they're bottom rocker? Cause none of the controlling clubs in San Diego will let them put it on they're cut.

Submitted by TRich1661 (not verified) on
what a friggen joke

Submitted by TRich1661 (not verified) on
what a friggen joke

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Great show, the only ones complaining seem to be those in motor cycle clubs themselves. Maybe because this show pictures how foolish a bunch of grown men look running around in a "club". Dont these guys have real lives?

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