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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.

  • Old Junk Food in Maniac Cop 2!

    Maniac Cop 2 is a wonderful horror movie that improves upon the original in every way. At least, that’s what I’ve heard. I’ve never actually seen the whole thing, despite listening to the Maniac Cop Rap several times each week. I did watch the first 15 minutes, though, thanks to a ti

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: DICK TRACY!

    If someone who’d never previously seen Dick Tracy watched it right this second, I wonder what they’d think. Even if they liked it, could they possibly get why people like me are still so obsessed with it? Without the experience of being “of age” during the summer of 1990, I’m not

  • Dino Drac’s Freaky February Funpack!

    Yeah, here’s me, posting a new Funpack on a Friday night that also happens to be Valentine’s Day. Not exactly the wisest rollout plan, but we’ll see how it goes! UNITED STATES ONLY! LIMITED SUPPLY! Dino Drac’s Freaky February Funpack is here, and features what I think is an all-tim

  • Recreating McDonald’s McSalad Shakers.

    I was introduced to McDonald’s McSalad Shakers during the summer of 2000, not long after they debuted. Picture a chopped salad stuffed into a 7-Eleven Slurpee cup. They were essentially that. Salads for people who had no time to sit. If you were hoping for an all-business McSalad Shaker

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: The Robot Show!

    We’re putting the awful month of January to bed with a brand new episode of the Purple Stuff Podcast. If you’re a fan of things with red eyes and metal feet, this one’s for you: This week, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit tackle EIGHT GREAT ROBOTS from all walks of pop culture. Th

  • Dino Drac’s January 2020 Funpack!

    Well, the holidays are over, and now we’re stuck in Big Ugly January. I’m here to help combat those doldrums with one of the funnest Funpacks ever! UNITED STATES ONLY! LIMITED SUPPLY! The January Funpack is here! Seriously guys, you’re gonna love this one. There are over 10 items ins

  • Conceptions of Obsessions. (Don’t worry, it’s about Ninja Turtles.)

    I can’t recall how most of my obsessions started. “They just did,” I guess. I’d slowly latch onto things, and by the time passing interests became fixations, the beginnings were already foggy. For a few of my obsessions, though, I remember the exact moments of birth. (“Conception

  • Nabisco’s Suddenly S’mores, from 1990!

    Let’s talk about Nabisco’s Suddenly S’mores. The magically microwaveable cookies arrived in 1989, but didn’t go national until 1990. That’s when I tried them. I was eleven years old, and junk food was the only thing that loved me back.  Suddenly S’mores arrived with fanfare.

  • Classic Christmas Commercials, Volume 15!

    I’m not sure if there’s much point in writing about old Christmas commercials the day before Christmas Eve, when 95% of the people who’d be interested are too busy to look. Oh well. If you’re in the remaining 5%, this one’s for you!  A Christmas Story on WPIX! (1990) Even befo

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: Christmas Songs, Part 5!

    The Purple Stuff Podcast’s holiday tradition continues! (Hopefully just in time for us to accompany you on a weekend full of last-minute holiday errands!) Get set for another batch of AWESOME CHRISTMAS TUNES. This is the fifth volume in the series, so now we’re really starting to dig d

  • Dino Drac’s December Funpack is here!

    Dino Drac’s December Funpack is here, and it’s full of holiday cheer! (Sorry, I was definitely someone who wrote lame catalog descriptions in a past life.) LIMITED SUPPLY! UNITED STATES ONLY! Consider the December 2019 Funpack a gift to yourself. I assembled this one with Christmas

  • Ancient Holiday Appetizers, Part 7!

    For the seventh consecutive year, here’s a new edition of Ancient Holiday Appetizers. Let’s make some weird food, dudes! If you’ve been with this series from the start, you know that I usually pull recipes from old cookbooks. This year, I thought I’d try something different. Y’al

  • Classic Christmas Commercials, Volume 14!

    I know that the last edition of Classic Christmas Commercials was published just a few days ago, but inspiration hits where it hits. I’m back on my bullshit. For what it’s worth, there are some serious heavy hitters in this batch. Everything from a rapping Santa Claus to a soup-eating

  • 2019’s Hottest Holiday Junk Food, Part 1!

    If past Decembers are any indication, it’ll be Christmas in eight minutes. This month goes way too fast, so make sure you’re grabbing at any and every opportunity to do festive things. Even if those “festive things” only amount to eating limited edition candy bars. Here’s the

  • Classic Christmas Commercials, Volume 13!

    I’m writing this on Thanksgiving Eve, so apologies if I seem a little distracted. Based on the Sharpie notes scrawled on my arm, today I gotta shop for 80 mushrooms, stuff 80 mushrooms, wash three loads of clothes, pick up relatives from the airport, shave for the first time in weeks and

  • The 1990 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

    We’re less than a week away from Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favorite days of the year, full of food, family and a weird ass parade where people ooh and aah at big-eyed kaiju balloons. Me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit wanted to continue our tradition of reviewing ancient Macy’s Parad

  • Pringles Friendsgiving Feast!

    For the second year in a row, Pringles released a stupid awesome Thanksgiving kit as an online exclusive. Get a load of their ridiculous Friendsgiving Feast: The kit features six different crisps, including all of the flavors necessary to create a turducken “stack.” (Hence the monstrou

  • Dino Drac’s November Funpack is here!

    Oh hi! Time to debut Dino Drac’s November Funpack! I’m happy (or is that sad) to report that subscriptions are finally back open for this one, albeit with limited spots. If you dig what you see, scroll to the bottom for ordering info! UNITED STATES ONLY! LIMITED SUPPLY! The holidays ar

  • 1970s Golden Grahams Holiday Party Mix!

    There I was, on our weird couch, lazily paging through the December 1978 issue of Family Circle. (Shut up. It’s how I decompress.) I love those old holiday magazines. Many are technically before my time, but not really, because my mother kept a stack of them in our old kitchen cabinets.

  • Montgomery Ward 1985 Christmas Toy Catalog!

    It’s that time of year again, when I spend a fortune on old toy catalogs just to tear out the pages, all for your benefit. Let’s look at some of the highlights from Montgomery Ward’s 1985 Christmas catalog! I didn’t grow up near any Montgomery Ward stores, but their catalogs were b