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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.

  • Dino Drac’s July Funpack is here!

    I can hardly believe it, but this month marks the Funpacks’ seventh anniversary! Freakin’ WILD, guys. When I started doing this back in 2014, my initial plan was to only stick with it for a few months. Under no circumstances would I have ever believed that I’d still be at it seven ye

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: The FIRE Show!

    Since we can’t beat the heat, we’re joining it! The latest Purple Stuff Podcast is all about FIRE! Guys, this episode is HOT. Me and Jay from Sludge Central challenged ourselves to come up with eight great things that have something (anything) to do with FIRE. Guess this one doubles as

  • Dino Drac’s June Funpack is here!

    If you’re not already a Funpack subscriber, the bad news is that I don’t have space for any additional subscriptions at this time. The GOOD news, though, is that I have a solid amount of June 2021 Funpack spares that I can offer as one-time sales — so if you’re seeing this post

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: Snacks We Want Back!

    Memorial Day is a baaaad time to post, but it was either that or miss our self-imposed deadline, so… hope you can take time out from barbecuing to listen to a podcast? The Purple Stuff Podcast returns with a sequel to a very old episode, SNACKS WE WANT BACK! We’re naming ten more d

  • Dino Drac’s May Funpack is here!

    Okay guys, I’m still in the thick of it, but the Funpack show must go on — and I’ve got a very special item for you guys this month! Subscriptions are maxed out right now, but if anyone who isn’t a subscriber wants one of these, scroll to the bottom — I have a limited

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: The BLUE Show!

    Oh, hi! It’s been a while, but I come bearing gifts. Big blue gifts. On the latest Purple Stuff Podcast, me and Jay from Sludge Central name eight of our favorite BLUE THINGS, ranging from Casey the Robot to Garth’s cocktail. This is our long-requested return to color-themed shows, and

  • Dino Drac’s April Funpack is here!

    Okay guys, I’m ready to show ya the April Funpack, and good news: If you’ve been on the line waiting to subscribe, I finally have some slots open! LIMITED AVAILABILITY! UNITED STATES ONLY! This month’s Funpack is MUCH different from the norm. But in a good way, I think. Instead of th

  • The Purple Stuff Podcast goes to THE MALL!

    The Purple Stuff Podcast is back, and we’re ready to drop a show that’s been on our to-do list for years. Folks, it’s time to go to THE MALL! …but not just ANY mall. We’re visiting a special magical mall that grants us access to ANY store from ANY mall from ANY point in time.

  • Dino Drac’s March Funpack is here!

    Wellp, time to unleash Dino Drac’s March Funpack! Subscriptions are currently closed, but I do have a small amount that I can sell on an individual basis. Scroll to the bottom if you’re interested — but be warned, they will probably go quick! If you’re already locked in for thi

  • Five Retro TV Commercials, Part 39!

    In this edition of Five Retro TV Commercials, you’ll see everything from Simpsons dolls to candy bars to exactly eight seconds’ worth of a vampire cinephile. Just another Tuesday on Dino Drac. The Tortellis on NBC! (1987) Count me among the eight people who actually watched The Tor

  • Movie Theater Memories: Part 3!

    Welcome to the third edition of Movie Theater Memories, where I relive the experiences of seeing certain films at certain times in certain places. I remember every movie I’ve seen in theaters. Not just the films, but where I was, who I saw them with, what candy I ate, and all of those ti

  • Vintage Comic Book Ads, Volume 13!

    It’s been nearly three years since the last edition of Vintage Comic Book Ads. Odd, considering how much I love the subject. I’d say I’ve been busy, but I haven’t left the house since Underwater was in theaters. I’ve always been obsessed with comic ads, to the point where my main

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: Unsolved Mysteries!

    I can’t believe it’s taken us this long, but it’s finally time. The latest episode of the Purple Stuff Podcast pays tribute to UNSOLVED MYSTERIES! …meaning the classic TV series hosted by Robert Stack, of course. For me, this show was as important and soul-shaping as any other

  • Dino Drac’s February Funpack is here!

    If you’re already a Dino Drac Funpack subscriber, congratulations, you’re part of a currently maxed-out club! Subscriptions are closed for February’s Funpack, though I do have a few spare boxes that I can sell on an individual basis. (Scroll to the bottom if interested, and be quick!

  • Visiting the house from Spookies!

    Yesterday, I visited the house from Spookies. Stood right in front of it with the old VHS tape, like a big dummy: In real life, it’s the Peter Augustus Jay House, located in Rye, NY. It’s a preserved and protected landmark now, but it certainly wasn’t in the mid ‘80s, when Spoo

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: The Future Show!

    The Purple Stuff Podcast is kicking off the new year with a trip to THE FUTURE! We’re looking at things that were either set in the future, or that just seemed futuristic in their time. It’s a super eclectic mix loosely bound to one vague subject, but hey, that’s us! Get set for an h

  • TMNT References in Television and Movies!

    It’s tough to exaggerate how popular the Ninja Turtles were in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Batman may have been a bigger movie and The Simpsons may have been a bigger TV show, but the thing about the Turtles is that they hit into EVERYTHING. All at once, they had a white hot cartoo

  • Dino Drac’s January Funpack is here!

    Time to launch the first Funpack of 2021! (And yeah, there are finally slots available for new subscriptions! As of this writing, at least!) UNITED STATES ONLY! LIMITED SUPPLY! I’m thrilled with how the January 2021 Funpack turned out, and I hope you will be too. It’s a strong mix of s

  • Five Retro TV Commercials, Part 38!

    Let’s ease out of the holidays and into 2021 with some random TV commercials from 30 years ago. (That line played better in my head, but since nobody reads intros, better to be clunky now than later.) Rare TMNT PPV Promo! (1990) Here’s an extremely rare promo that ran on preview channe

  • Merry Christmas, from Dino Drac!

    It’s nearing 2AM as I write this — technically Christmas Eve, but only barely. I’m running on fumes and bourbon, shocked that our “simple” stay-at-home Christmas has required just as much prep as any regular one. The gifts are wrapped. Everything except that weird bonsai tree