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The Mostly-Complete Dino Drac Archives.

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Below are most of the blog archives. Certain categories may be excluded to keep things tidier. There’s even more junk on the Features Page, too!

April 2016 Update:  I’m currently (read: finally) working on the archives to make ’em a bit more navigable. You shouldn’t have much trouble now, but check back soon for prettier pages to jump between. 🙂

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    12 Awesome TV Theme Songs.

    I think I got two hours sleep last night, so apologies in advance if I mindlessly segue into a diatribe about how rabbits are really elephants. It was all to bring you this thing in a timely fashion: In this week’s Purple Stuff Podcast, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit discuss a dozen of

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    Five Retro TV Commercials, Part 8!

    Welcome to a special edition of Five Retro TV Commercials. Special to me, at least. A tape donated by my pal MZ was simply labeled “Turtles,” and I correctly guessed that it’d be stuffed with old TMNT episodes. What a freakin’ goldmine! Everything on the videocassette was recorded

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    ECTO COOLER RETURNS!

    A few hours ago, I heard a too-gentle knock on the front door. It was the FedEx guy, looking to make a delivery without any pesky conversation. That’s my kind of FedEx guy. Yes. It has arrived. ECTO COOLER. Last week, someone from Coca-Cola’s PR firm blessed me with the email to end al

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    2016 Flea Market Finds, Part 3!

    We arrived at the Englishtown flea market late on Saturday afternoon, so there was no time to waste. Over half of the sellers had already packed up, and of those who remained, many were clearly ready to throw in the towel. I found jussst enough to consider the trip a success, and got reacq

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    Jason Voorhees dances all over YouTube.

    It’s Friday the 13th. Please clap. To celebrate Jason’s big day, I’d like to introduce you to a… strange phenomenon. Some of you may have already noticed this, but most surely haven’t. I’ll cut to the chase: There are tons of YouTube videos starring people in Jason Voorhe

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    The new Ghostbusters toys are great.

    Well, I resisted for as long as I could. The new Ghostbusters toys have hit stores, and there’s literally not one of them that I don’t want. I’ll wait for the inevitable clearance sales for some, but it’s been a long time since one single toy line put out so much stuff that I HAD

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    Breakfast Cereals from the 1980s.

    Just when I thought that I’d mined nostalgia from every conceivable source, in swoops this: My buddy Paul generously donated his copy of Connections For Health, an academic textbook (or whatever) from 1986. Its 500 pages offer very little of note, but Paul noticed something awesome on

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    Things that are scarier than they should be.

    We’ve officially crossed the halfway point to Halloween! Course, since so many of us start celebrating in August, that’s even better than it sounds. In just a few short months, we’ll all lose ourselves in a sea of latex and candy and dead leaves. I can’t wait. R

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    Dino Drac’s May 2016 Funpack!

    The wait is over! The latest Dino Drac Funpack has arrived! (AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY!) Quick and dirty info: I sell monthly Funpacks. Without them, there’d be no Dino Drac. In trade for your support, you’ll get weird and awesome boxes stuffed with all sorts of retro nonsen

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    Five Retro TV Commercials, Part 7!

    Just like last time, everything in this edition of Five Retro TV Commercials came from that insanely great Real Ghostbusters tape. Thanks again to “MZ” for so diligently recording all of Slimer’s antics back in ‘88 — there’s still enough left on that one cassette for me to

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    2016 Flea Market Finds, Part 2!

    Even the busiest weekend ever couldn’t stop me from hitting Englishtown again. Racing against the clock (and serious storm clouds), I only had around 30 minutes to turn total strangers’ trash into life-changing treasure. While the loot couldn’t be more different, I’d say that it

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    Campfire’s Ghostbusters Marshmallows!

    What a ridiculously great time to be a Ghostbusters fan. Even aside from the new movie, the toys are starting to trickle into stores, and they’re all such must-buys that I’m already testing out shit faces in response to May’s AmEx bill. Then there’s Ecto Cooler’s return, now conf

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    Monster Mashes: An Art Project.

    Yesterday afternoon, I asked the folks on Twitter for help with a special art project: They could name any two people or characters, and I’d merge them into one. So like, if people ever wondered what it might look like had Godzilla been part Ninja Turtle, I was their guy. Dozens were hap

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    Five Retro TV Commercials, Part 6!

    A reader/pal who we’ll call “MZ” sent me a huuuuuge pile of old taped-off-television videocassettes, loaded with commercials from the ‘80s and ‘90s. What a score. I’m now armed with enough material to keep the Five Retro TV Commercials series going until 2050. One of those tape

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    Five Random Action Figures, Part 27!

    Everything featured in this edition of Five Random Action Figures was found last weekend. Four came from that flea market, while the fifth was hiding at a yard sale just down the street. Total cost? Eight bucks. Considering that any two of them would’ve been a bargain for that price, I

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    2016 Flea Market Finds, Part 1!

    And we’re off! The 2016 flea market and yard sale season has begun, and I’m super excited to spend the next umpteen weekends buying dirty garbage from total strangers. Thank God I have this site to help justify so many frivolous purchases. Remember this when I toss an iffy GoFundMe up

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    Meet my new cat.

    We adopted a new cat. She doesn’t have a name yet, though we’re testing out several. “Storm” is among the contenders, so for the moment, let’s just call her that. Adopting a new cat was not at all on our radar. During a weak moment, I started looking over a list of shelter cats i

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    Purple Stuff Podcast: All About 1992!

    1992 was an interesting year for me. I was still very much a kid, but the climate of junior high had a way of pressuring me away from “baby” stuff in favor of more “mature” arenas… like comic books, dumbass sneakers and TV shows about space aliens. No, it didn’t make any sense

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    This Fright Flicks poster is my everything.

    One of Dino Drac’s very first articles was about Fright Flicks trading cards, released by Topps in 1989. Whereas most of Topps’s trading card sets dealt with only one property, Fright Flicks tackled tons of them. A huge pile of classic horror movies were represented, from A Nightmare

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    Six Snacks I Want Back, Volume 7!

    More amazing snacks from the '80s and '90s, reviewed! This time, I'm digging up Crunch Tators, Jolt Cola, Undercover Bears and more!