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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 June Funpack is here!

    It sure doesn’t feel like it, but we’re about to enter the summer season. Kinda feels like it’ll be a wash in 2020, which was why I wanted to give this month’s Funpack a decidedly summery flavor. You may not be able to hit many arcades this year, but at least you’ll get this! U.S

  • Five Retro TV Commercials, Part 36!

    It’s a bit soon for another edition of Five Retro TV Commercials, but my brain is being pulled in a thousand directions (join the club, I know), and writing three paragraphs about thirty-second things is all I’m sure I can do reasonably well. In today’s batch: Ewoks, eggs and Unsolve

  • Five Retro TV Commercials, Part 35!

    I take pride in letting Dino Drac be a distraction from the real world, but to ignore the real world this week is beyond gross. Here’s a list of Black Lives Matter fundraisers that you should consider donating to. There are many orgs on that list that are purely humanitarian, and I’d l

  • Purple Stuff: Eight Great Sea Monsters!

    Every single one of you loves sea monsters. I do, too. Always have. Whether it’s a shark with a particular bloodlust or some giant leviathan with twisted sea horns and a big giant human feet, I’m all-in on every sea monster. Soooo, I’m happy to report that the latest Purple Stuff Pod

  • Dino Drac’s May Funpack is here!

    Dino Drac’s May Funpack has arrived, and if you’re lucky, you found out about it just in time to grab one! UNITED STATES ONLY! 2 DAYS ONLY! This month’s box is loaded with hardcore collectibles, stuff to keep you busy, shit to read, and of course, delicious junk food. I’m assuming

  • Five Retro TV Commercials, Part 34!

    It’s been nearly a full year since the last edition of Five Retro TV Commercials, which means little to you but for me is definitive proof that time moves faster when you’re an old rag. The good news is that I spent the downtime collecting more old TV commercials than I could ever reas

  • Teddy Grahams Peanut Brittle. Yup.

    There I was, paging through an old Nabisco cookbook, as one does when they’re on the 735th day of quarantine. When I spotted an entry for what Nabisco called Very Beary Peanut Brittle, I knew that everything was about to change, and change big. It was a common (if simplified) recipe for

  • Movie Theater Memories: Part 2!

    A short while back, I wrote about some of my experiences at movie theaters. The article got a good response, and I’m a slave to good responses. Let’s do it again. Below are five more stories about movies I saw in theaters. Like last time, they’re less about the actual films and more

  • Dino Drac’s April Funpack Has Arrived!

    A number of Funpack subscribers got in touch last month to let me know what a welcome distraction they were, and man did that make me feel good. To those of you “on the list,” I hope they let you break into an alternate reality where the only things that matter are junk food and

  • Purple Stuff: Eight Creepy Commercials!

    Some of my friends have been shielding themselves from the Perpetually Unsettling News with horror movies. I totally get it, because I’ve been doing it too. I guess it’s a matter of replacing bad and lasting scares with the good and fleeting kind? Considering his bladed glove, it’s i

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: Shocktober ’92!

    It’s time for a very special episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast! For years, you’ve heard us wax nostalgic about WPIX’s old Shocktober horror movie marathons. Hell, I’ve even written giant articles about it. (Several, actually.) Today, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit are gonna reli

  • Dino Drac’s March Funpack is here!

    Dino Drac’s March Funpack is here, and… okay, yes, given what’s going on in the world, I’d much rather push this off until things settle down. I’m on an unbreakable schedule with these, though, so the show must go on! UNITED STATES ONLY! VERY LIMITED SUPPLY! This month’s Funpac

  • I’m Telling! (That awesome game show from 1987.)

    Big news: I’ve finally identified the name of an old children’s game show that’s been on the tip of my tongue for over thirty years. It was called I’m Telling. (Properly stylized with an exclamation point at the end, but I hate it when titles do that.) According to its Wikipedia en

  • Movie Theater Memories!

    I remember every theatrical experience I’ve ever had. I think most people do, right? I’m not necessarily saying that we’re capable of listing every single movie we’ve seen in theaters, but if someone brings up a particular film and you did see it in theaters, you probably remember

  • 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