In April 1815, the most powerful volcanic blast in recorded history shook the planet in a catastrophe so vast that 200 years later, investigators are still struggling to grasp its repercussions. I’m gonna have to take exception with this article. Not with its assertions of the impact of the eruption of Mt. Tambora in the…Continue readingDid a volcano birth the modern vampire?
It’s not clear whether Neysi Perez, 16, was buried alive. This sort of thing used to happen not infrequently, in all likelihood helping to fuel, if not outright inspiring, the vampire legend. In an age without advanced medical instruments, and especially in times of plague outbreaks, when victims were dying so quickly the authorities couldn’t…Continue readingTeen bride buried alive?
Meet Loki, an adopted cat, who has quite a unique face. She will steal your heart with those vampurr fangs! Isn’t this the most adorable vampire kitty you’ve ever seen? Her owners named her Loki, which is kind of perfect, and state that they rescued her from a shelter. Though the article doesn’t say one way…Continue readingCareful rubbing that tummy!
October 6th is a special day for me because it’s my mom’s birthday, but it’s also the day Roger Ma’s adult coloring book The Vampire Combat Field Guide: A Coloring and Activity Book for Fighting the Bloodthirsty Undead arrives from Berkley Trade Paperback. I’ve never understood why coloring is regarded as “kids stuff.” It’s actually…Continue readingA Vampire Coloring Book—And Why Not?
For those who aren’t already aware, Sanguinarius passed from this life on Monday, August 3rd, 2015. She will be greatly missed. I’m writing this to remind myself that these are real people, these self-professing “real” vampires. They are not cartoon caricatures. They have thoughts, feelings, people whom they love and people who love them. Families and…Continue readingDeath of a “vampire”
World War II’s lesser-known weapons were ingenious, indeed There have been crazier ideas. After the attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged America into World War Two, Lytle Adams, a dentist, devised a plan to rain chaos on those sneaky Japanese. Bat bombs! Elegant in its simplicity, the plan involved strapping little bombs to bats, and…Continue readingWho needs nukes? We got bat bombs!
Truth About Trying Blogger Jen Jones Donatelli talks about the buzz-worthy treatment that has everyone scratching their heads. You can’t make this stuff up. The doctor who invented the “vampire facelift,” Dr. Charles Runels of Alabama (of course he hails from my home state) has devised a new treatment for sagging libidos and other vaginal…Continue readingVampiric Va-jay-jay?!
“You need to look up the Berenst#in Bears problem.” It was this innocent comment left on a post about parallel universes that first pulled Rob Schwarz of Stranger Dimensions into one of the internet’s strangest theories. Okay, right off I’ll admit there is nothing on the surface to connect the Berenstain Bears with vampires, but…Continue readingAre you remembering things that happened in a parallel reality?
Elvira ruled the worlds of horror and Halloween throughout the 80s and into the 90s, hosting classic horror movies and even appearing in her own feature films. At 63-years-old, actress Cassandra Peterson doesn’t look like she’s aged a day, and she’s ready to bring the buxom character back into our lives. I gotta admit, I…Continue readingAnimated Elvira
Take a deteriorating building, a skid row neighborhood, proximity to a clinic for sex offenders, and serial killers as long-term guests, and you come close to describing the magic of the Cecil Hotel in the 1980s. Can a building be “cursed?” Consider the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Constructed in 1924 as an opulent…Continue readingThe Haunted Cecil Hotel
As a Vampire in need of blood, I know how hard it is to obtain the real thing without a donor to extract from. That’s why I have a solution: BloodLust! The Real tasting, authentic feeling blood substitute for the Vampire Hoard! What? Seriously, WHAT? A blood substitute product for the practicing vampire, because real…Continue readingDo you like your blood substitute with or without caffeine?
Sun Tzu — the author of the “Art of War;” versus Vlad the Impaler — the face behind Dracula. Have you seen the show THE DEADLIEST WARRIOR? It airs occasionally on the Spike cable network. It’s essentially the same show as Discovery Channel’s ANIMAL FACE-OFF, which I have also enjoyed. You get together a group…Continue readingNObody beats Dracula