The Joy of #DoubleFML

What’s up y’all?  Welcome back to #DoubleFML FatDarrellPalooza!

If you’re wondering, yes, I did paint that acrylic masterpiece all by myself!  Feel free to start the bidding in the comments.  Paypal and major credit cards accepted.

…don’t you all jump at once. 

200Obviously, the pics and title are a tribute to the late, great Bob Ross whose afro was actually much neater than mine in the photos.  He must have used Soul Glo, his hair was glorious.

If you’re not familiar with his work, he used to have a half hour PBS show, The Joy of Painting, where he’d create beautiful artwork from scratch each episode. 

…then he’d ruin said painting by adding a massive tree that covered every last detail. 

He called them “happy little trees” not to be confused with the “happy little trees” my neighbors back in Jersey used to sell… Happy belated 4/20 by the way.

#DoubleFML 7
This was supposed to be a yoga meme, but I’m not mad at this typo…

Anyway, as boring as Bob’s show may sound in 2019 with our shortened attention spans, it was captivating stuff back in the day! 

Between his soothing landscapes, positive vibes and calming voice, the show was extra wavy…like a virtual yoga class.

Plus, you could learn legit painting techniques!

So, why are we talking about this? 

Because FYE recently rolled out this amazing cereal tribute, The Joy of Cereal!

That’s FYE, as in the pop culture and entertainment store.  Not to be confused with Ja Rule’s FYRE Fest since unlike that disaster, this taste test is actually going to happen…

To my surprise, FYE had a whole section full of Bob Ross items so apparently, I missed the memo about his renewed popularity.  Who knew?!

#DoubleFML Bob Ross

Before we get to the tasting, I should warn you that this cereal is going to set you back $12.99…plus tax!  Obviously, it’s supposed to be a collector’s item, not necessarily eaten but that’s still pretty steep! 

sourceI felt like Chris Rock in I’m Gonna Git You Sucka when I saw that price.  “How much for one marshmallow?” 

One of the FYI employees should have to feed it to me while making airplane noises as they bring the spoon to my mouth for that kind of cash!  But whatever, #yolo I suppose…

Although every box at my local FYE was dented (thanks for nothing Duluth, GA location!) , the overall presentation of the box is a great tribute. 

The back has an art palette cutout with inspirational quotes from the show.

The cereal itself contains 7 different marshmallows on top of a blend of toasted oats.

#DoubleFML 9The show-themed marshmallow names are Happy Little Trees, Happy Little Accidents, Almighty Mountains, Guiding Stars, Rainbow Hearts, Charming Little Cabins and Lovely Little Bushes.  

Those names, wow….SO many jokes but this is a PG column so let’s just move on, shall we? 😉

Although I often use almond milk, for taste tests I prefer to use the real deal to get the full effect. 

With that said, let’s pour a bowl and try it out!

The Verdict:  Do you like Lucky Charms?  If so, you’ll love these too since they’re basically the same cereal in a more expensive box.

#DoubleFML 1Obviously, Bob Ross cereal wasn’t intended to be a breakfast staple though, they’re a collector’s item that most will probably never open. 

Of course, I already did so I’m going to finish them before they’re stale, but if you’re curious how they taste, pick up a box of Lucky Charms, close your eyes and imagine yourself in a Charming Little Cabin… Namaste.

So, for nostalgic collectors or huge Bob Ross fans, these get a thumbs up from me.

Anyone else who’s just in it for the cereal, there’s nothing new or groundbreaking about the taste so save your money…or apply it to your bid for my master painting!  Cashapp me outside, how bout dah?

Do you have another food item, restaurant or recipe we should all try?  Tell us in the comments below!

So last post, I tried 2 of the Frito Lays remix flavors, but I’ve now found a third!

Check it out!

Fat Darrell Lays Remix

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Duet?  What?!  You had me at “bacon wrapped”…let’s do this!

The Verdict:  Oh yeah…of the 3 remixed flavors I’ve tried, this one is my fave.  You can literally smell the bacon as soon as you open the bag!  What’s not to love?

If you read last post, you’ll also know that each comes with a downloadable Bebe Rexha song and chance to win concert tickets so let’s see if I won!

**drumroll please**

…..and the contest ended on 4/26.  I’ve had the bag sitting on my counter for over a week so I should have checked sooner!  Whoops. 

Anyway, if you can still find this flavor, it’s not bad so check it out.

Oh yeah, and shoutout to the band Snow Patrol who gave me that amazing tee in the photo last week after I did production work for their concert here in Atlanta.  Thanks lads (they’re from Ireland so I heard that phrase a lot that day)!

myfitnessmuseSpeaking of production work, I’m sore from working A LOT last week.  Today’s fitness tip is just a reminder that you shouldn’t only warm up and cool down at the gym.  Physically demanding jobs and hobbies should also be treated like workouts with proper hydration and stretching!  With the temperatures rising, it’s also important to make sure you keep food in your system and protect yourself from the elements.  The daily grind can be a workout too so prepare yourselves accordingly to avoid injury.

Do you have a fitness question, goal or accomplishment you’d like to share?  Tell us in the comments below!

Before we head out, here are a few photos from one of my other jobs with the Live Events Entertainment Crew for Mercedes Benz Stadium.  We recently held tryouts The Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, then immediately put them to work with appearances at the NFL Draft Party the following week.

I know, it’s a tough life, but someone has to live it… 

Okay DJ cue the music!

Today’s Soundtrack

funny-dance-dancing-animated-gif-image-11This Is America (Todd Terry & Louie Vega & Kenny Dope Remix) – Childish Gambino

Ballie – Idris Elba ft. Kah-Lo

Before I Let Go – Beyonce

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Be Like Me – Lil Pump ft. Lil Wayne

Do you have another song that fits today’s themes or that’s just so great we should check it out anyway?  Tell us in the comments below!

Before we go, let’s check out some of the upcoming “foodie holidays” for the next few days…


May 5th is clearly the star of this list.  Cinco de Mayo means tacos, tacos and more tacos!  …and enchiladas apparently.  Either way, I’m down.  Bring it on!

Besides scarfing down an obscene amount of Mexican food this week, I’ll also have to finally make time to see The Avengers movie before someone ruins it for me!  So far so good, but it’s hard to trust the internet for too long so I’m going asap!

The movie is 3 hours plus previews though!  Geez, I’d better not include many drinks in my smuggled snack stash otherwise the most suspenseful battle in the movie will be me versus my bladder!

The movie is smashing box office records and getting great reviews though so I’m definitely looking forward to it.  

No seriously, DO IT!

What are you getting into this week?  Whatever it is, I hope it’s amazing!  

Before you go, please leave a comment.  I say it every post but many of you are still shy apparently.  

Also make sure to follow me on social media, especially the Fat Darrell Facebook page, it’s pretty hilarious if I do say so myself.

Anyway, that about does it folks.  Thanks again for stopping by!

Until next time my friends, May the Fork be With You…


“Instead of begging for a seat, build your own table. “




12 thoughts on “The Joy of #DoubleFML

  1. Just read your post and found out that today is National Oatmeal Cookie Day. This is an excuse for me to have one right now! I did not know that you are a creative painter – Good job. Those cereal are “pretty darn expensive,” so I will take your advice – close my eyes and eat Lucky Charms instead!!! LOL.

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    1. Yeah, oatmeal cookies don’t always get enough love but they’re still delicious! As for the painting, I wouldn’t say I’m Michelangelo by any means but I was skilled enough to paint our emoji mascot so that’s something I suppose!


  2. The ladies trying out to become Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders were obviously ready for the Draft Party. Darrell, you also appeared to be ready!!! LOL After hearing all of the great reviews about the opening for the Avengers movie, I am still not sure if I want to sit for 3+ hours to watch it! The jury is still out on this one!


    1. There were a lot of talented people who unfortunately didn’t make the team so those who made it definitely earned it! As for The Avengers, you may have to wait until it comes out on dvd so you can watch at home where you can pause it. Good luck avoiding spoilers that long though!


  3. Your acrylic masterpiece is simply AWESOME!!! Let the bidding begin… I am sure that it was a great experience being a part of the Atlanta Falcons Draft Party. You look so-o-o happy!!! Did the cheerleaders contribute to this glee? Lol I always enjoy hearing about your taste tests. Thanks for sharing them with us, but I think I will pass on them this week.


  4. Ahh, man of many talents. Apparently adding artist to your repertoire lol
    That cereal pricing is crazy thiggh, collectors edition or not! Dang! I hope you enjoy every. last. Crumb 😂
    Keep living your best life my friend!

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    1. Haha I wouldn’t say “artist” based on this piece of work but thanks! And yes, that’s some expensive cereal so you’re right, I’m going to even eat that dust at the bottom of the bag to get my money’s worth!


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