How to tell if someone is actually a soulless demon-spawn waiting for an opportunity to feed on your flesh

If you’re anything like me, you frequently wonder if the person you are talking to is just trying to lull you into a false sense of security so they can eat your flesh. I spend so much time and energy worrying about this that I have devised a clever trap for such people. Here, I will show you how to perform this test for yourself.


  • A test subject
  • A car with a music player
  • An mp3, CD or cassette with Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer”

Step 1.

Find an excuse to give your test subject a lift in your car. Next, break the figurative ice of awkwardness. The results of this test will not be accurate if the test subject feels uncomfortable. Only proceed to step 2 when you are both engaged in animated, friendly conversation.

Step 2.

Play Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer.”

Step 3.

Sing along with all your soul.

Step 4.

Observe reaction in test subject.

Example of a pass:


The test indicates that the subject has a soul if any of the following conditions are met:

  • They sing
  • They car-seat-dance
  • They head-bop
  • They smile
  • They take any kind of obvious pleasure in the fact that you are enjoying yourself

Note: smiling and other mild signs of approval may indicate the subject has a shy soul. This is a perfectly acceptable type of soul and should be nurtured. Maybe one day they will feel comfortable enough to sing with you. Maybe that’s just not their thing. Either way, they’re happy that you’re happy, and they have a soul.

Example of a fail:


The subject tests negative for a soul if they look at you in a judgemental way.

If the test subject fails the test, do not panic.

… Or, rather, do. Because you’re alone in a car with them and you have just established that they are soulless demon-spawn waiting for just such an opportunity to eat your flesh. Perhaps I didn’t think this through very well.

But, seriously, don’t panic. Because they don’t know that you’re onto them and there are probably other people on the road who will notice if they try to eat you at the next red light.


UPDATE TO TEST: Make this trip in peak traffic, do not let them know that you are onto them, and make sure you always have innocent bystander witnesses around. Maybe get a pre-tested friend to ride a bicycle next to your car for the entire trip.

Are we clear on the new rules? Excellent.

Now you may be wondering what to do once you’ve found out that your friendly new acquaintance wants to feed on your flesh. Never fear! I have a solution for that too.

You can protect your home with boundaries of salt. Everyone knows that demon-spawn cannot cross lines of salt, as they are closely related to the common snail or slug.


By following this precaution you should be able to maintain safe spaces. This procedure has several added benefits. It will cause no harm to the person if the test result was a false negative and they actually do have a soul. Also, it will protect your home and garden from bands of marauding snails.

Stay safe. Protect yourself from soulless demon-spawn.

P. S.:

On a totally unrelated note, don’t be snarky and judgey to people who are just being happy and aren’t causing anyone else any harm. I mean, would it kill you to sing along to “Tiny Dancer?” Or just to smile and be happy for someone else’s happiness? People will stop inviting you in their cars if you keep judging them.

16 responses to “How to tell if someone is actually a soulless demon-spawn waiting for an opportunity to feed on your flesh”

  1. Alana James Avatar

    Love it! I’ll sing with you!! :)


    1. silencekilledthedinosaurs Avatar

      You don’t fully understand what you’ve just committed yourself to. But I’ll hold you to it.


  2. Julia Avatar

    I’ll smile while you sing. I have a shy soul. It will be a big smile though :) Loving your work.


    1. silencekilledthedinosaurs Avatar

      I have a shy soul too, but it makes exceptions for Tiny Dancer.


  3. Sophia Ball Avatar

    Now, I’ve always wondered (as salt is a common theme in soulless, flesh-eating, demon-spawn repelling): why not just glue the salt barrier down to make it impervious to damage from wind, or more commonly, other people not properly respecting the salt line? It seems like such an obvious solution yet no one does it. Perhaps the glue compromises the integrity of the salt? What about other mediums?

    What I’m going to take away from my own comment is perhaps I should watch less TV. Or more. Definitely one of those things.


    1. silencekilledthedinosaurs Avatar

      … oh my god. You have just revolutionised demon fighting.

      I suppose experiments would have to be conducted to make sure it still works. Will the salt dissolve in the glue? Is dissolved salt still effective against demons? If it is, you would think the sea would be a more commonly used retreat from demonic pursuers.

      But I think this is a very promising line of inquiry. I suspect the biggest issue would be that it might not be as useful when you need to make a salt circle in a rush.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sophia Ball Avatar

        Definitely not as useful in a rush – one would still need to carry salt on their person. BUT – in demon flooding lulls you still want to build a safe zone.

        Experiments definitely needed. Salt water creates a SUPER interesting question – you NEVER see people at sea having to deal with demons. Just evil mermaids and sirens and such. Thus, IF the sea is an effective barrier, what about salt water moats?

        OH MY GOD – I just found another reason to want a castle! As if I needed yet another reason to want my own personal castle.

        Why have I not won the lottery yet?!

        Oh yeah, I need to buy a ticket first. That would probably be helpful.

        Wow – got sidetracked real fast there. I do that.


      2. silencekilledthedinosaurs Avatar

        Castle with a salt-water sounds like an excellent use of a lottery win. Maybe also get a personal zeppelin for quick escapes and general leisurely cruising.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Sophia Ball Avatar

        UMMMMMM… should we start playing the lottery together?! We would obviously use the money wisely.

        Liked by 1 person

      4. silencekilledthedinosaurs Avatar

        Can’t see anything wrong with this plan. Shall we have a castle and zeppelin each, do you think? We could be castle-neighbours and chat over our saltwater moats about all the demons we’ve foiled lately.

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Sophia Ball Avatar

        Perhaps we’ll even start a castle newsletter, and attract other castles like a demon-protected castle subdivision. We can have demon neighborhood watch. OMG, we could get developer and realtor kickbacks and get SUPER RICH. I wonder if the standard real estate license covers castles?

        Liked by 1 person

      6. David Wishengrad Avatar
        David Wishengrad

        I’d like the opportunity to correct the typos in my other comment. Please email me if you can help with that. 2am on cell.
        I didn’t realize it was wordpress and I couldn’t edit it. Thank you


  4. David Wishengrad Avatar

    So, do you want the real thing? Here you go.

    This will only work if a person claims to represent life’s truthful interests.

    Ask the if they agree “Life is Most Important in Life is The Most Important Truth in Life” is true and always true and why or state this truth to them. If they dismiss this truth going forward while simultaneously claiming to represent life’s truthful interests then they judge themselves guilty of having no soul and cannot be forgiven and will never have soul going forward. That person will never have the ability to properly understand again. They will change their mind and their change of choice will not help them understand properly. They will acknowledge the results and never understand the reason why.

    This truth is the cure and prevention of all needless and preventable suffering and death. The instructions for use are the words themselves. Needless and preventable suffering and death only occur after someone has dismissed this truth as always true. To dismiss this truth, which is the legitimate cure, while speaking for life, is a soulless wicked evil that not even the only possible God: a True Living God, has the authority to forgive as that God is not above the truth “Life is Most Important in Life” if the god is not both true and living it certainly is not a God.

    David Wishengrad
    Exorcist, 1st class

    [edited: some typos]


    1. Lucy Grove-Jones Avatar

      This is really just a website for my silly comics.

      Caught some typos for you, as you mentioned you wanted them fixed.


      1. leapprentice807172025 Avatar

        silly? surely you jest! Humor is the most serious of human endeavors.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. David Wishengrad Avatar

        Thank you Lucy. I get this is a website and that the more serious they claim to be usually means it is either more silly or the people behind it are commiting pure fraud. However, it does not matter if the website is based on humor or something very serious, or if the person sharing the truth “Life is Most Important in Life is The Most Important Truth in Life” is the devil himself. That truth is still correct and that person has been actually freely handed the truth that is the cure and prevention of all needless and preventable suffering and death, whether they asked for it or not. If they stifle it and claim to represent life’s truthful interests anyway they judge themselves guilty of eternal soullessness and can not possibly have soul and integrity going forward forever. With that, they also cannot ever be properly trusted with life of any kind ever again. That includes their own and even a bug. There are no do-overs. The saving and the loss are very real. You were freely shared the truth that is the cure while you lived and any person who gets shared it can see and hear the truth if they choose to and you will be asked, just like everyone else who gets shared it, “What did you do with it?” Every person shared this truth must judge. If they judge right, they responsibly publicly affirm this truth as correct and always true and share it going forward. If they don’t judge correct and also claim anyway to represent life’s truthful interests, then they judge themselves guilty of eternal soullessness. It’s cut and dry.

        David Wishengrad
        Exorcist, 1st class


Leave a comment, save a dinosaur.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: