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Dino Drac’s October Funpack!

Wheeee, finally! My apologies for the small delay in giving you the scoop on this month’s Funpack, but I think you’ll agree that it was worth the wait!

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Dino Drac’s October 2015 Funpack is available now! Subscriptions open to those in the United States only!

For those new to the site, I mail out Funpacks every month to anyone willing to pony up. The price is $25 a month, and that includes shipping. You can cancel anytime without penalty, but for as long as you remain a subscriber, you’ll get a new Funpack every month!

You can skip to the bottom of this post for additional information on subscriptions, as well as the link to get started. First, let’s take a look at what’s in this month’s box!

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Oh yeah, it’s a box of complete Halloween madness, stuffed with over TEN creeeeepy items! Toys, collectibles, decorations… even snacks!

Let’s move in for a closer inspection, and remember, every subscriber will receive EVERYTHING shown below! Read More…

An ode to Pumpkin Spice Quaker Oatmeal.

After all my years of blogging,
I’ve learned a thing or two.

Like how stories about oatmeal…
Won’t mean much to you.

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Before I even started writing,
The bloom was off the rose.

So whatever, fine, fuck it.
I’ll do it in rhymed prose. Read More…

1980s McDonald’s Halloween Pails!

After writing about the famed McDonald’s McNugget Buddies last month, I thought it’d be fitting to pay tribute to the only Halloween Happy Meal that was even better:

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Yes, McDonald’s Halloween Pails. It’s not at all hyperbolic to name them as some of the best Happy Meal “prizes” ever, nor is it an exaggeration to say that — at least for those of a certain age — these pails absolute embody Halloween.

The first national release came in 1986, with the trio shown above. The promotion’s wild success guaranteed repeats, and sure enough, this is one of the few Happy Meal sets that McDonald’s repeated in subsequent years, dotted across the rest of the ‘80s and into the ‘90s.

Future sets included additional colors and “characters,” but I’ve always been fondest of the original all-orange versions. These were Halloween toys in the purest imaginable form. Today, they evoke more a sense of innocence than visions of ghouls and goblins. Read More…

The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 9!

Your new Saturday night tradition continues. (Well, I hope it’s your new Saturday night tradition, at least.) Time for the latest Purple Stuff Podcast!

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In tonight’s episode, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit play a five round game of FACT OR FICTION. Each of us makes two statements, and it’s up to the other one to determine which is true and which is false. Feel free to play along!

(And yes, the game is completely drenched with Halloween and horror stuff. Duh!)

You can listen through the player above, or access the MP3 directly over here. The Purple Stuff Podcast can also be found on iTunes and Stitcher!

Tonight’s episode is a little on the short side, mainly so we’d leave ourselves with enough time to watch Brock kill the Big Show.

Thanks for listening, as always! Read More…

Old News #2: Freddy Krueger Clippings!

Here’s the second edition of Dino Drac’s new series, OLD NEWS!

This time, I’ll be examining a bunch newspaper ads & articles concerning A Nightmare on Elm Street, from an era when Freddy Krueger was — for lack of a better term — hot shit.

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(September 1989)

Really, he was! Don’t pay attention to that shitty caption.

As the following clippings will show, Freddy Krueger’s celebrity status extended far past horror circles. Spanning more than a decade, several of these articles had no reason to mention Freddy Krueger, but did anyway. Dude had serious name value! Read More…