Wow, three posts in three days? After yesterday's good news I'd usually sit back and bask for a few before getting back in the writing game, but with Halloween upon us I couldn't miss the chance to once again amaze, horrify and entrance with the second annual "Vampdaddy Halloween Post".
First, something totally gross....BRAAAAAIIIINS! BWAHAHA!
Okay, maybe not gross, but certainly fascinating -- this is an MRI scan of Vampboy's little noggin' from yesterday. Note the black spot on the lower left -- that is the "tumor bed", or rather the "former" tumor bed. This is the photo from the widest point of the area (the tumor was about the size of a ping-pong ball). Provided that the cancer doesn't return, it is likely that the open space will remain there forever. Yes, he is one hole-removed from being a bowling ball. But there's nothing that pleases us more than seeing that black, empty space -- it holds within it his very survival.
Next, a little Vampire Trivia. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
1. Bela Lugosi's film version of Dracula is not the first -- nor is the German film "Nosferatu". In fact, the very first film version of Dracula is lost to time -- only a few still images remain.
2. Vampires are obsessed with counting -- Jim Henson, of course, knew this! So, when being pursued by a member of the undead, spill a box of uncooked pasta as you flee. The vampire will have to stop and count it all before continuing the chase!
3. Actual accounts of Vampires -- in particular those that involve digging up a body long-thought dead and having it look like it is still alive -- is now understood as being bad timing and a lack of understanding about decomposition. The book "Vampires, Burial and Death" gives a lovingly detailed description of the process of decomposition and how it relates to what Vampire hunters and terrified villagers observed. So, the next time you dig up a body (that was not embalmed, by the way), don't be surprised if they look very much alive. Happy digging!