Thank You for Your Patience

01.6.2009 | 9:11 am

Last night I got all the pictures and videos for my “Shot Blok Experiments” post all ready, so all I needed to do was write the text this morning.

This morning, so far, has been pure insanity. I will not be writing anything, at least until my lunch break.

As a consolation to myself, I am confident that I have learned enough about home care that I could get a job as a nurse’s assistant.

If such a thing exists.

Meanwhile, here’s a teaser photo from my upcoming post: a photo showing that four old Shot Bloks can easily sustain the weight of a vampire (look at the larger version of the photo to see the mild deformation of the Shot Bloks under the chair legs):


And in answer to your question: no, he is not using his power of vampire levitation to make his weight less. At least, so he assures me.


  1. Comment by Aaron | 01.6.2009 | 9:14 am

    I told you they could cut glass! FIRST!

  2. Comment by Tim E | 01.6.2009 | 9:19 am

    It’s the pure energy of the Shot Bloks that holds the vampire and chair up. It has nothing to do with the age of the Shot Bloks.

  3. Comment by Woody | 01.6.2009 | 9:24 am

    He looks so much like Susan!!

  4. Comment by Susie | 01.6.2009 | 9:32 am

    Can I just say that the sight of the brats at the top of the page are making my stomach growl…

    (The shot blocks are not.)

  5. Comment by Jeff | 01.6.2009 | 9:59 am

    Did you also test fresh shot bloks as a control group? Maybe all shot bloks can levitate vampires?

  6. Comment by Weiland | 01.6.2009 | 10:00 am

    Good parenting skills with the use of the straight shirt, but how do you keep him from running? I only see hand restraints? Oh I get it, you took away the shoes and socks, that’ll keep him close by, at least for the winter. I learn something every time from your blog! ;)

  7. Comment by bikemike | 01.6.2009 | 10:09 am

    Vampires lie, it’s how they attract victims.

  8. Comment by Clydesteve | 01.6.2009 | 10:14 am

    Edward would be proud of this vampire.

  9. Comment by KanyonKris | 01.6.2009 | 10:17 am

    Surely a vampire – look at the eyes!

    Perhaps the Shot Blok people would like to hear of this new use for their product – furniture leg pads.

  10. Comment by Nick Hawkins | 01.6.2009 | 10:35 am

    You should have a fundraiser whereby someone volunteers to eat the shotbloks and keeps half of the money raised.

    ps: use redeye remover in Picasa. ;)

  11. Comment by Charisa | 01.6.2009 | 10:38 am

    Oh now that’s just genius!

  12. Comment by Clydesteve | 01.6.2009 | 10:47 am

    Nick – I am pretty sure Fatty went to extra effort to GET the redeye for a vampire photo. And he is an expert photoshopper.

  13. Comment by Clydesteve | 01.6.2009 | 10:49 am

    I am intrigued by the furniture legs use. We just put in a new oak floor, and I need to pad all the furniture to protect the floor. I think I can save a bundle if I can find those old Shot Rocks….

  14. Comment by buckythedonkey | 01.6.2009 | 10:50 am

    You call that “mild deformation”?

  15. Comment by dug | 01.6.2009 | 11:55 am

    bike mike, “everybody lies.”

  16. Comment by Bandobras. | 01.6.2009 | 12:38 pm

    For all the doubters out there the vampire must be telling the truth about not using his special powers, otherwise he wouldn’t have appeared in the photo. Just like in mirrors they can’t be seen if they’re being vampirish. You could look it up.

  17. Comment by bikemike | 01.6.2009 | 12:45 pm


  18. Comment by Lowrydr | 01.6.2009 | 1:05 pm

    Bandobras, Haven’t you seen that Vampire P.I. show that was on last year. He said, “It’s the digital age that was making it hard for them. It catches our picture where 35m wouldn’t”.

    Someone should drop by Fatty’s house to check on him just in case that young Vampire has him held in thrall.

  19. Comment by Lizzylou | 01.6.2009 | 2:04 pm

    According to Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight series… red eyes on a vampire means that he has just feasted on human blood. Tsk tsk… you must teach the vampire to be a vegetarian.

  20. Comment by Kt | 01.6.2009 | 2:07 pm

    He’s not sparkly enough to be a vampire (Meyer-verse)… although, he’s pale enough (Rice-verse).

    Interesting use of shot bloks to keep furniture from scuffing the floor– but how are they if you need to move said furniture, and it’s too heavy to lift? Are they like those cool felt things that slide nicely, or do they just smear?

    More things to test, I fear.

  21. Comment by OzCableguy | 01.6.2009 | 10:26 pm

    Let me guess. It’s winter over there right and you can’t get outside?


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