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Below are most of the Dino Drac blog archives. Certain categories may be excluded to keep things tidier. If you notice any typos, pretend you didn’t.

  • Purple Stuff: 10 Awesome Xmas Commercials!

    We’re kicking off the Purple Stuff Podcast’s 2019 holiday season with one of our most-requested episodes: CHRISTMAS COMMERCIALS. It’s one of my favorite subjects! This week, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit celebrate 10 of our favorite Christmassy TV ads, covering everything from the

  • McDonald’s 40th Anniversary Happy Meal!

    Y’all know the scoop by now. To celebrate the Happy Meal’s 40th anniversary, McDonald’s just released A TON of old school Happy Meal toys. I mean a legit ton. Check out their promo vid: People like me had been on McDonald’s case for years, wondering why they weren’t tapping i

  • Grandma Arbuckle’s Sweet Potatoes!

    In Garfield’s Thanksgiving, Grandma saves Jon’s disastrous date with Liz by covertly preparing Thanksgiving dinner. It’s the best part of the TV special, which should go without saying since Grandma Arbuckle is the best part of anything in which she participates. While Jon entertains

  • Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween, everyone! (What’s left of it, anyway.) I hope you’ve had a great season, and I hope Dinosaur Dracula’s 2019 Halloween Countdown made it a little more special. Here’s a quick video that basically says the same, but also features a giant demon rabbit:  WATCH IN SC

  • Five Random Action Figures, Part 46!

    We’re now stuck in a weird situation where Halloween feels like it’s already happened, but clearly hasn’t. Pretty much everyone I know did their big celebrating over the weekend, and now we’re kind of puttering toward the finish line. Hey, whatever. We’ve all done plenty these pa

  • 2019’s Best Halloween Junk Food, Part 3!

    I suppose there isn’t much value in spooky junk food reviews this late into the season, but whatever, I’m doing this one just for me. I mean, the idea of a whole Halloween Countdown slipping by without any coverage of Ghoul-Aid Popping Candy? Shit makes me sick. Sooo, here’s the thir

  • Classic Creepy Commercials, Volume 25!

    Well, here’s the 25th (!!!) edition of Classic Creepy Commercials, which’ll also be the last edition posted during this year’s Halloween Countdown. (I hate how final that sounds. Can I take it back?) I wasn’t expecting to find enough ads for another chapter, but two friends cam

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: Universal Monsters!

    We wanted to do something extra Halloweeny for the Purple Stuff Podcast’s big October episode, so hey, let’s dive into the UNIVERSAL MONSTERS. Course, if you’re looking for discussion about the classic movies, this isn’t the podcast for you. Me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit tackle t

  • Dino Drac’s 2019 Halloween Funpack!

    And here we go! Time to debut Dino Drac’s 2019 Halloween Funpack! If you’re already a subscriber, good news: I can’t take on any more right now, so you guys are the only ones who are LOCKED IN. I do have some spares that I can offer on an individual basis. Quantities on those are

  • 2019’s Best Halloween Junk Food, Part 2!

    Okay, I’m ready to upgrade my opinion. This hasn’t just been a “pretty good year” on the Halloween junk food front. It’s become absolutely stellar. In terms of sheer volume, it’s certainly one of the better seasons of the past decade. I’m digging it, and I’m gaining doz

  • 2019’s Best Halloween Junk Food, Part 1!

    For a minute there, it looked like the 2019 Halloween season was going to be pretty weak on the junk food front. There were some new cool things, but not many, and people were feeling it. I don’t know why we correlate with the quality of a Halloween season with the quality of its junk

  • Trick-or-Treating Memories. In Crayon.

    You know that thing I do every Christmas season, where I write about holiday memories but also draw them with crayons? I’ve done it for Thanksgiving, too. I am so bad at going viral. Here’s the Halloween version, which will specifically deal with trick-or-treating. Below are five memor

  • The Toxic Avenger Ruined My Life.

    “Ma, I don’t want to grow up.” That was me in 1987. No, I wasn’t quoting the Toys “R” Us commercials. One night, my parents were out of town — Atlantic City, no doubt — and I was left in my sister’s charge. As was usually the case, she only “babysat” me in quo

  • How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds!

    It’s pumpkin season! If you don’t have one already, surely it’s on your radar. So I’m here to make a preemptive pitch: When you carve that sucker, DO NOT throw away the seeds. Instead, roast those mofos. Roasted pumpkin seeds are fantastic, and with a bit of extra work, you can mak

  • Madd Matt’s Latest Bag of Halloween Junk.

    In case you couldn’t tell by the dead leaves, the chilly weather and all of the Santa Claus stuff at Dollar Tree, it is now OCTOBER. The greatest month of the year. Time for me to celebrate with two pounds of zombie makeup:  WATCH IN HD ON YOUTUBE! Madd Matt returns to the Halloween

  • The 2019 Halloween Mood Table!

    Happy October! As is tradition, I’m starting the month with another Halloween Mood Table. This year’s edition is a little different, though. It’s more of a Mood House. Instead of the usual assortment of decorations, candies, books and bric-a-brac, I threw a dollhouse on top of a tiny

  • Classic Creepy Commercials, Volume 24!

    Get set for the 24th edition of Classic Creepy Commercials, where I rescue ads from wheezing VHS tapes and willfully ignore the too-scratchy audio. This is the third volume posted during the 2019 Halloween Countdown, which is pretty nuts considering that I wasn’t sure I’d even find eno

  • New Universal Monsters Bend-Ems Figures!

    Well, here’s one of the biggest surprises of the 2019 Halloween season: Walgreens is now selling Universal Monsters Bend-Ems figures! Beautiful, aren’t they? The set includes Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolfman and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, all wearing expressions that do litt

  • Pumpkin Spice SPAM Review!

    If you missed the news, Pumpkin Spice Spam is a real thing that really exists. It went on sale this past Monday, and sold out in mere hours — partially thanks to the many resellers who are now trying to flip goddamned SPAM on eBay. I set an alarm to make sure I wouldn’t miss

  • Purple Stuff: Spooky Songs Part VI!

    It’s that time of year again! The Purple Stuff Podcast is back with the sixth edition of Spooky Songs. It’s probably our favorite type of show to record! If you weren’t around for the last five editions, this is where we select tracks that y’all need to add to your Halloween playli