Song, Video, Plant, Candy, Book.

Hello, and welcome to Saturday. It’s a lazy one for me. I want to bury myself under ten blankets and do absolutely nothing. Instead I will attempt to write about a song, a video, a plant, a candy and a book. It may prove to be my undoing.

:-) The Dino Drac Song!

My pal Brian Barnes surprised me with an incredible thing. Aside from being a great friend with a knack for throwing life preservers at just the right time, Brian is also a phenomenal musician. He put those talents to good use by creating the first and only Dinosaur Dracula song.

(If you can’t see the player, it’s because you’re viewing the site on something that won’t allow Flash.)

It’s a thousand times cooler than you’re imagining. No, it isn’t a song about a blogger and his old candy. It’s about Dinosaur Dracula himself, presented as a “seven ton terror” that eats people. Yes!So freakin’ good. It sounds like something that’d play over the end credits of a perfect ‘80s horror flick. Brian, you’re amazing, and you’ve motivated me to figure out why my iTouch hasn’t worked in seven months. Thank you thank you thank you. You’re in the will.

:-) The Dan Aykroyd Brainmelter Cocktail!

If you missed it last night, here’s a quick video of me trying a new cocktail. It’s called the “Dan Aykroyd Brainmelter,” conceived by David L. over on Dino Drac’s Facebook page. Mixing vodka with absinthe didn’t sound like a home run, but despite the pissy faces I made throughout the video, I must admit that it really wasn’t that bad.

(Okay, maybe it was. Even now, I still feel as though I could not blow out a candle without setting my entire city on fire.)

:-) Dino Drac’s Potato Project!

That video also starred my mutant potato, and I guess now would be a good time to bring everyone up to speed.

It all started with a giant potato, which sat undisturbed in one of my kitchen cabinets for many months. After it started growing albino tentacles, the whole thing became so odd and beautiful that I asked for input about what to do with it.

The most popular answer was to put the potato in water and let it grow even more.

So, I did.

Several weeks later, and here’s where we are now. It’s pretty incredible that this came from merely watering a potato. I remember similar projects from old grade school science fairs, but I didn’t expect it to grow this much. Admittedly, it’s starting to wither, and I’m not sure if it’s going to look so impressive for much longer. But there are other potatoes in the world, and this was fun enough to do multiple times. If you have water and a potato, consider your mission issued.



 :-) Twix Eggs!

Are these new for 2013? I know that most candies have had “Easter egg shapes” for a while, but I don’t think I’ve seen a Twix version before.

To be honest, the transition isn’t perfect. A Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup can do the egg thing easily, but these Twix deals just aren’t working. Too hollow, and too unlike regular Twix. The bright side is that they look less like eggs and more like giant, limbless, chocolate-covered pill bugs.

Why is that a bright side? Well, try saying “giant, limbless, chocolate-covered pill bugs” out loud. Isn’t it outrageously fun? I want to learn it in French.

:-) Monsters Destroyed My City!

I ordered this a while back. I had no idea what it was actually going to be, but a book titled “MONSTERS DESTROYED MY CITY!” should never be ignored.

Turns out, it isn’t really a book at all. It’s a two-page city background with four sheets of monster stickers. Good ones, too:


(click the image to see it super big)

In a rare twist on the usual issue with sticker books, this one actually has too many stickers. I fit as many as I could, but I had to sacrifice a tank and another two that I guess were intended to represent electrical fires. They will be used to seal envelopes.

That Krang-like one-eyed octopus is my obvious favorite, but I’m also very fond of the kidnapping ape. His is the story I want to know most.

I love how they even included random fire/explosion stickers, to help convey that these monsters aren’t here for a mere stroll.

This concludes my lazy Saturday post. Please excuse me as I crawl to the couch. I hope none of the nature documentaries I DVR’d last night are too disgusting. I’m just not in the mood to see guts right now. I want the lions and wildebeests to get along.

  • http://alexislegend.com Alex

    I love the song. It sounds like a theme that would play over the credits of an ’80s horror movie.

  • Sam

    That potato is beautiful!

  • Sam

    As (probably) the only regular reader who actually LIVES in Transylvania, I want you to know I blasted your song this morning so all of my neighbors could hear it :)

  • Jimbotfu

    2:58 on the video is comedy genius :)

  • http://francoistremblay.wordpress.com/ Francois Tremblay

    In French: des insectes géants en pillules, sans membres, couverts de chocolat.
    (day hensect jay-han hon pee-lool, s-han mahmbr, coovayr day cho-cola)

    You’re welcome. :)