Weekend Poll

Nonsensical Weekend Poll

In keeping with the holiday spirit (and since I’m in the mood for boxing with the Pavlik-Hopkins fight tonight), for this week’s ponderings…

Which classic monster would win in a Monster Mash Style Bar Brawl?


Real Name: Count Dracula (first name unknown)

Age: Origins may date back to 15th century Romania

Hometown: Transylvania, Romania

Special Abilities: Super Strength, Hypnotism & Mind Control Powers, Necromantic Powers, Commands the Loyalty of Rats and Bugs, Weather Manipulation (to create mists and fogs and whatnot), Shapeshifting (to a bat, a wolf, etc); Ability to Create Other Vampires

Weaknesses: Garlic, Crucifixes and other Holy Items, Wooden Stakes through the heart, Fire, Decapitation, Dependence on Human Blood for Youth and Strength

Will Be Defeated When… he gets cocky and forgets the party is INVITE ONLY; best plan of attack is to taunt him about his lack of reflection in the mirror overhanging the bar and then swap out his glass of blood for extra garlicky, holy sanctified tomato sauce while he’s distracted

The Mummy

Real Name: Imhotep

When’s My Birthday: Circa 27th Century BC

Hometown: Ancient Egypt

Special Abilities: Hypnosis & Mind Control Powers, Ancient Egyptian Priest Powers, Freaky Looks Scare Away all the Chicks

Weaknesses: Extremely Old and Brittle, Powered Solely by a Resurrection Curse, Lack of Agility or Speed

Will Be Defeated When… he trips up in a tangle of his wrappings, slips and breaks a hip; best bet is to steal an ancient Egyptian counter-curse from the Witch a few seats down at the bar

The Invisible Man

Real Name: Dr. Jack Griffin

Age: 40-50 ish

Hometown: Iping (Sussex), England

Special Abilities: Complete Invisibility (when he has drunk the Monocane), Highly Intelligent, Balls Insane, Tells Freaky Nursery Rhymes

Weaknesses: Use of Monocane only renders Temporary Invisibility (and causes him to go Crazy)

Will Be Defeated When… he runs out of magic potion; best bet is to break a bottle of liquor over his head, light the guy on fire, effectively scaring off many of the other monsters in the bar

The Wolf Man

Real Name: Lawrence Stewart “Larry” Talbot

I’m…Years Old: Mid-30s

Hometown: Llanwelly, Wales

Special Abilities: Transforms into a Giant, Savage Wolf Man, Strength, Speed, Heightened Sense of Smell and Sight, Wicked Sharp Teeth, Excessive Amounts of Hair for Intimidation Purposes

Weaknesses: Silver; Self-loathing in Human Form; Cursed with the Knowledge he has Become a Monster

Will Be Defeated When… Underneath it all, the Wolf Man is a human, decent guy, prone to attacks of the conscience at his late night buffet runs; best bet is to get him super-sappy-sad drunk, point out the immorality of his ways, then call his estranged father to the scene (make sure he brings his bludgeoning cane)

The Creature from the Black Lagoon

Real Name: Called the “Gill-Man”; actual name unknown

You Say it’s My Birthday: Holy Crap, He’s Old as F*ck. Last surviving member of a race that originated in the Devonian Age (that’s the Paleozoic Era, 416 to 359 million years ago)

Hometown: The good ol’ Black Lagoon, in the Amazon

Special Abilities: Incredibly Smart, Damn Good Swimmer, Completely Amphibious, Great at Building Dams, Aspiring Escape Artist

Weaknesses: Vulnerable to bullets and other weapons

Will Be Defeated When… distracted by the hot scientist chick at the bar; best bet is to nail this slimy sucker before he can escape in a large, murky body of water


Real Name: He should actually be called “Frankenstein’s Monster” or “The Frankenstein Monster”–since Doc Frankenstein is the guy who created him

Age: Practically a newborn, really

Hometown: Ingolstadt (Bavaria), Germany

Special Abilities: Very Tall, Incredible Brute Strength

Weaknesses: Slow and Lumbersome, Hates Fire, (since we’re going with the movie version and not the book) Possesses Basic Reasoning Skills

Will Be Defeated When… guilt-tripped about hurting people (like that little girl he threw in the lake); best bet is to buy him one of those flaming drinks at the bar, or to get the next monster on your side…

The Bride of Frankenstein

Real Name: Again, should be Bride of Frankenstein’s Monster

Age: Even younger than her hubby

Hometown: Ingolstadt (Bavaria), Germany

Special Abilities: Unclear (given her short lifespan), Probably Comparable Strength to Frankenstein(‘s Monster), The Power of Spite

Weaknesses: Unclear, Doesn’t Seem Too Sharp on the Uptake

Will Be Defeated When… the Hubby gets tired of her hissing and rejection; best bet is to hit on her (seeing as she’s a lot hotter than her man), get Franky(‘s Monster) all riled up and let them duke it out. Preferably in a tower somewhere.

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  • Christine
    October 18, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Dude!!? Where’s Herman Munster?!?!!!! I lurve that dude! But well…. he’d never win a bar brawl, anyway. He’s pretty much afraid of his own shadow and just wants to be lurved.

    Um… hmmm… I’ll vote for The Wolf Man to win.

  • Shannon
    October 18, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    I’m going with Dracula. He’s a badass.

    Oh, and isn’t his name Vlad?

  • M.
    October 18, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I think it would be the creature from the black lagoon, due to all other combatants stopping to stare and say “No, really Dude – what IS that thing???”

  • Thea
    October 18, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Christine–LOL Herman Munster is the shizzle. But, I decided to go with the Universal Monsters only :p Although I could have included Quasimodo, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde…ooh the big martian guy, and the mole people. But…yeah. There you have it :p

    Shannon–Ooh, ooh, can I monologue? In the Bram Stoker’s novel, Count Dracula is never given a first name; in the 1930s movie starring Bela Lugosi (pictured) he is also just “Count Dracula”. BUT yes, Vlad (the Impaler) III Dracula was Stoker’s inspiration, at least for the name “Count Dracula”! (And then later in the Gary Oldman version, Dracula actually is the damned prince)

    Aren’t you glad you asked? :p *blushes*

    M.–“No, really Dude – what IS that thing???”

    Bwahahahahahaha! I am so with you!

    If I had to pick one, I’d go with Gill-Man. He’s amphibious, he’s sick looking, and…well…he’s just cool.

    I mean…check out the music video. Or this more in-depth tribute rocks too. Oh, Gill-Man. Sigh.

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