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  • 12 Awesome Holiday Tunes!

    At the start of the holiday season, I always have grand plans dancing in my head. I imagine a December filled with yuletide adventures, where half of my waking moments will be spent among blinking lights, brisk winds and spiked punches. Eventually, the reality sets in: December may look pr

  • 10 Weird Things We’re Thankful For!

    The holiday gods have chosen me for their annual sacrifice! I have a fever that’s getting worse by the hour, and a light congestion that’s actively baiting me to cough so it can reveal itself as much, much worse congestion. Fun! If this stays the course — and knowing my body, it

  • Not Your Average Scares!

    We’re ridiculously close to October, which is great and maybe also a little bit terrible. Remember to make the most of the Halloween season! DO SPOOKY STUFF! …even if it’s just listening to scary podcasts for an hour. Hey, speaking of which! Yup, we’re finally ready to drop the

  • Purple Stuff: More Spooky Songs!

    Labor Day marks the spiritual end of the summer season, so for any of you holdouts who were desperately trying to resist pumpkin spice lattes and 1986 Beistle decorations, it’s time to STOP THAT! Thank God. …so now that we’re undeniably in the Halloween season, the latest episode

  • 12 Seriously Scary Movie Scenes!

    Me and Jay never expected The Purple Stuff Podcast to last for a full year, but here we are. When we decided to do this last summer, I just figured that it would be a “better than nothing” bonus deal to toss on the site on dead weekends. Instead, it waaay surpassed our expectations (th

  • Purple Stuff: All About 1988!

    There was a whole lot to love about 1988! Even more than just Oatmeal Swirlers. From Nintendo Cereal to Child’s Play, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit are covering 1988’s greatest hits in the latest Purple Stuff Podcast. We dug pretty deep on this one, as evidenced by the whol

  • Summer Memories from the ’80s and ’90s!

    Summer is here! Sure, it’s only my third favorite season, and sure, it comes in dead last if we’re only talking about the weather, but still… yay! It’s a season full of roller coasters and yard sales and cotton candy and tiki mugs, so no matter how humid, sticky and bug-filled the

  • Purple Stuff: All About 1990!

    1990 was a big year. A huge year! From Gremlins 2 to Dick Tracy, I’m not sure that any other year provided me with so many obsessions. Also, since I’d started junior high by the time 1990 ended, it was really my last chance to be a kid in the truest sense, free to wallow

  • Purple Stuff: 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: Wrestling Memories!

    It’s WrestleMania weekend! While I admit that I’ve become more of a fair weather fan, WWE’s WrestleMania still feels like a holiday. The event is this Sunday, but there’s enough wrasslin’ shit going on for fans to make a whole weekend out of it. I’m very much looking forwar

  • Batman, 1989! Love that Joker!

    Last week was an endless storm of nonsense that kept me almost totally away from Dino Drac, so it feels good to be back! It’d feel even better if I didn’t spend the last six hours trying to fix my computer. It’s still not quite there, so I’ll make this quick… Hooray, The Purp

  • Purple Stuff: Ghostbusters Memories!

    So how about that new Ghostbusters trailer? I loved it, but even if you didn’t — even if you think the revamp is an atrocious blight on all things holy — here’s the thing: It’s going to mean sooo much great stuff for every Ghostbusters fan. Ecto Cooler is returning. Ghos

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: He-Man Memories!

    I’ve been on a real Masters of the Universe kick lately, thanks in large part to a couple of books I got for Christmas that detailed pretty much everything about the franchise, from the toys to the toons to the comics. I admit that I haven’t been so great about keeping up with

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: All About 1986!

    Well, it’s my friggin’ birthday. I’m 37, folks. THIRTY. SEVEN. I’m not sure that I even could get away with saying that I’m in my mid-thirties anymore. Gross. It feels strange. Like, have I moved past physical growth? Am I now at the point where everything just slowly rots? Will

  • The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 19!

    Wow, they weren’t kidding about that blizzard! I can’t remember the last time we got so much snow. To be honest, I didn’t mind it. Being snowed in kinda rules. It’s the perfect excuse to dress like a mummy, act like a slug and eat like a Hutt. Of course, it’

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: Pop Culture Mascots!

    I’m a sucker for brand and product mascots, no matter if they’re promoting toys, vacation destinations or goddamned fabric softener. So long as they’re cute and so long as they seem like good company for a lazy Sunday spent watching bad movies on the couch, I’m so in. …and th

  • The Purple Stuff Podcast’s Christmas Show!

    It’s a Christmas miracle! The Purple Stuff Podcast has returned! For those who don’t follow me on Twitter, yeah, we decided to take it easy with the schedule this month, because December is riotously busy and something had to give. We didn’t want to miss our chance to do

  • The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 16!

    After a special holiday delay, the latest episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast is finally ready! Me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit are both enormous Star Wars fans, and with The Force Awakens mere weeks from debuting, it seemed only fitting to do a Star Wars show. If you can’t stand Rod

  • The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 15!

    Hello! It’s Saturday night! Purple Stuff Podcast time! In tonight’s episode, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit discuss ten of our favorite (and not-so-favorite) childhood board games, from Fireball Island to Electronic Talking Battleship. You’ll notice that very few of our

  • The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 14!

    Thanks to the tremendous response from our listeners, The Purple Stuff Podcast — originally conceived as a Halloween-only show — now continues on a weekly basis with no end in sight! This week, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit cover a bunch of discontinued junk foods that weR

  • The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 13!

    In the thirteenth episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast, we're defining the ABCs of Halloween! It's a special hourlong show filled with references to everything from Freddy Krueger to Papa Shango!

  • The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 12!

    In the 12th episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast, me and Jay talk about our Halloweeniest guilty pleasures. Included are confessions about voyeurism and Rue McClanahan. Yes, those two are mutually exclusive.

  • The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 11!

    By popular request, this episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast covers MORE of our favorite spooky songs! If your Halloween playlist is seeming a bit tired, maybe you'll find something new to add?