For quite some time I’ve wanted to create animated videos of my poems. Here is the first in what I hope will be a long series of videos, “My Parents Sent Me to the Store.”

Note: If you’d like to read along with the poem, click on the “cc” button at the bottom of the video once it starts playing.

Once you start trying to take over the world, you are going to find lots of government spies and secret agents trying to infiltrate your fortress and disable your doomsday devices. Step 9 of The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World will teach you how to handily dispatch the forces of good so you can laugh maniacally and then go about your business of planning to conquer the planet.

Taking over the world can be loads of fun, especially when you’re learning to construct giant space lasers, blow up the moon, rip the fabric of space-time, invent nano-robot armies, and create mutant zombie kitten viruses. Step 8 of The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World will teach you how to do all of these and more.

In your quest for ultimate power, you’re going to need to create armies of giant, slobbering mutant monsters and lots of minions to do your bidding. Step 7 of The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World is the perfect resource for learning how to clone monsters and recruit minions. Get it now before it’s too late.

No matter what kind of villain you are — Mad Scientist, Evil Genius, or Tin Pot Dictator — you are going to want to dress the part. Step 6 of The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World will educate you on the proper outfits for any would-be world ruler.

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could stop time and then run around a play pranks on everyone while they were frozen in their tracks? Step 5 of The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World will not only show you how to stop time, it will tell you what to do once it’s stopped.

If you want to take over the world with style, you’re going to need robots. Evil robots. Armies of evil robots. And cupcakes. Lots of cupcakes. Step 4 of The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World will show you how to build robots, turn them evil, and maybe even teach them how to bake.

Every evil genius needs a place to get away to plot the overthrow of humanity. A bunker. A fortress. A hideout. A really big closet. Whatever. Step 3 of The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World will show you how to build and equip a lair that’s perfect for hatching your diabolical plans.

You’re going to need a better name than Brandon or Emma if you plan to take over the planet. Step 2 of The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World will show you how to make a name for yourself.

The latest video from Eric Herman’s The Elephant DVD is now available to watch on YouTube. “Steve the Superhero” was written and performed by Eric Herman with lyrics by Kenn Nesbitt.


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