Burning Questions #56: Dancing With The Heavenly Bodies

Welcome to Vampire Maman’s Famous BURNING QUESTIONS.

Get on your dancing shoes (or roller skates) and come with me…

Dancing With the Stars Devil Angels.

This week we’re getting into the realm of Dan Brown. Just kidding, we’re not looking for clues, or even a best seller. We’re just looking for an answer, clues or not. It doesn’t have to even be the right answer, because this is a BURNING QUESTION and there might now even be an answer. Sorry Dan (but I did get ALL of the answers in DiVinci Code because, you know, I’m a Vampire and I’m good at figuring stuff out.)


Let’s Get Physical. Maybe not. I hate that song. On the other hand maybe we should get metaphysical, or metaphorical, or just think about something we have no answer for.

From Wikipedia:

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” (alternatively “How many angels can stand on the point of a pin?”) is a reductio ad absurdum challenge to medieval scholasticism in general, and its angelology in particular, as represented by figures such as Duns Scotus and Thomas Aquinas. It is first recorded in the 17th century, in the context of Protestant apologetics. It also has been linked to the fall of Constantinople, with the imagery of scholars debating while the Turks besieged the city.[4][5]

In modern usage, the term has lost its theological context and is used as a metaphor for wasting time debating topics of no practical value, or questions whose answers hold no intellectual consequence, while more urgent concerns accumulate.

So let’s waste some time. If you want to get wasted you may do that as well.

BURNING QUESTION #56: How Many Angels Can Dance On The Head Of A Pin



With all of these great musical bits I forgot a picture of an angel. Who doesn’t like angels. Who doesn’t like angel food cake. Do angels eat angel food cake? Do they eat Devil’s food cake?  That is a Burning Question for another day.




Now for one of my favorite numbers, with or without anyone on the head of a pin. Seriously folks, you can’t get better than Fred and Ginger.

Put your answer on the poll. Don’t worry – nobody is going to take down your information. What the crap would I do with it anyway?

Leave your comments, musings, questions, song suggestions, dance steps, recipes, stories, and whatever you wish in the comments section below.


Have fun and Diamond Dave and I will see you next week for another BURNING QUESTION.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman


  1. I love ‘Heaven’ too. It’s unique and a classic. But to me, it’s also connected to the movie ‘The Green Mile’ which I consider beyond sad. And that’s why I don’t watch this dance scene that often anymore.

    1. Awwww I forgot about that. I loved the book and loved the movie. It was beyond sad.

      My daughter did a solo dance routine to that song at the 2019 USA National Figure Roller Skating Championships a few weeks ago. It is stuck in my head.

  2. Hahaha! I’m disappointed. You had a question about angels and didn’t include a picture of a Weeping Angel from Dr. Who. Hm. But I guess I can understand that. You don’t want the Weeping Angel to attack your readers. That’s reasonable.

    Anyway! How many mermaids can fit in a treasure chest? Hmm. I guess it depends on the size of the mermaid. Are they the size of an adult human or are they the size of sea dragons? How tall can a mermaid get? Can they grow to be as long as whales? Wouldn’t that be something if they could. 😆

    Then, of course, how big is the treasure chest? Does the treasure chest have anything in it already? If it is empty, why is an empty treasure chest in the ocean? Was it a prank chest? Or has it been looted? Maybe the mermaids claimed all of the treasure. Maybe they took the treasure out of that treasure chest so they could put the treasure in their own special treasure chest.

    Ahhh, so many questions. So much overthinking. 😀

    1. I have never seen Dr. Who. I kid you not. I have never seen the show, not ever. I do know about the beautiful Angel of Grief that is in so many cemeteries. I do like most of the actors who have played Dr. Who. I know what the Tardis is. I’m not immune to the influences of popular culture.

      I will have to clarify the mermaid answer in a future post. An average chest. Empty. Average size mermaids (about 5″4′ with tails.)

      So many questions, and there will be more.

      Remember: 8675309. Mermaids are real. Every woman needs a pair of red shoes.

      1. Weeping Angels are scary stuff. If one appears in front of you, they’ll stand perfectly still like a statue. But if you look away from them or even blink, they’ll come towards you. If they get too close, they’ll grab you and throw you into another dimension (I think). So, yeah. Scary stuff.

        Hmm, your answers about the size of mermaids and the treasure chest has me wondering just how many could fit in there. Hmmm.

        And yes. Every woman should have at least one good pair of red shoes. This is a true fact.

  3. Today I learned that “angelology” is apparently a real word. Jeff Healey mastered angelology, while Steven Tyler utterly flunked it (thank you for not including THAT awful song)…

    Now let’s get the mermaidologists working on the answer to the question that is winning the poll…

  4. How many angels will fit on the head of a pin? That would be in ratio to the size of the angels and the diameter of the pin head. Hmmmm, songs…, well, how about Earth Angel, Angel Eyes, Teen Angel, Special Angel, and a few more. Mermaids????? 🤨 Happy Wednesday, vampire. 🕺💃

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