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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 Podcast: The Chocolate Show!

    Well, continuing our tradition of just barely making our self-imposed deadlines, here’s the latest Purple Stuff Podcast, with like ten seconds left in the month! We’re gonna make you SO hungry. It’s the Purple Stuff’s CHOCOLATE SHOW, a sprawling tribute to all things chocolate, pas

  • Dino Drac’s February Funpack is here!

    Okay gang, Dino Drac’s 2022 February Funpack is here! I’ll warn you that I’m on four hours of sleep, and may not have enough left in the tank for snappy item descriptions. If my copy seems weak, just focus on the pretty pictures. LIMITED SUPPLY! U.S. ONLY! We have a theme

  • Commercials from a 1993 Broadcast of The Exorcist!

    Well, in keeping with my long-standing tradition of dropping big content at the worst possible time, here’s a 16-minute video on Super Bowl Sunday! Watch it on YouTube! This one is very special to me. Today we’re gonna dive into a 1993 network television broadcast of The Exorcist, and

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: The Burger King Show!

    It’s the first Purple Stuff Podcast of 2022! We wanted to kick off the new year with something big, so here ya go — a whole freakin’ hour of Burger King nostalgia! All hail the king! Me and Jay from Sludge Central are ready to assault your ears with SO MUCH BURGER KING STUFF, ranging

  • I Bought 100 Vintage Comic Books.

    After a too-long break from YouTube, I finally have a new video for you! Last weekend, I stopped by a teensy tiny comic book show in New Jersey. I only stayed for a few minutes, but that was enough to find a vendor who was offering 100 vintage comics for just 40 bucks. I went

    Dino Drac’s January Funpack is here!

    If you’ve been waiting for subscriptions to reopen for Dino Drac’s Funpacks, good news… they finally have! Spots are limited, but if you catch this post on the early side, you should be able to sneak in. And what better way to chase away those post-holiday blues than with a box of to

  • Ancient Holiday Appetizers, Part 9!

    Guys, it’s time! Ancient Holiday Appetizers, Part 9! In this series, I dig through old cookbooks and recipe mags searching for edible Christmas treasure. Sometimes the dishes are best left in the past, but more often than not, they’re just as good now as they were back when every jacke

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: The Santa Show!

    The Purple Stuff Podcast’s big December show is here! If you’re having trouble getting into the holiday spirit, an hour-long discussion about wacky Santa Clauses oughta fix you right up. Yes indeed! In our latest episode, me and Jay from Sludge Central name eight of our favorite SANTA

  • Dino Drac’s December Funpack is here!

    Hey! It’s time to show ya Dino Drac’s December Funpack. It’s ho ho hot. U.S. ONLY! LIMITED SUPPLY! Maaaan guys, this is a good one — a great mix of stuff that’s perfect as a holiday gift to yourself! If you’re already a subscriber, good news, you’re locked in! If you’re not

  • Highlights from the 1986 JCPenney Catalog!

    December is moving way too fast. I should be used to it, since it always does. What is it about this month? Why is December ten minutes long? I can’t slow December down, but I can make the most of what’s left of it. By “make the most” I of course mean thousand-word articles about

  • 2021’s Best Holiday Junk Food, Part 1!

    Oof, there’s a lot of new holiday junk food out this year. I should’ve started this series weeks ago, because Christmas is like five minutes away and I fear that I’ll never be able to catalog all of this hot new candy before Santa arrives. But ya gotta start somewhere, so here I am,

  • More Highlights from the 1987 JCPenney Catalog!

    Pour some coffee and wrap yourself in a throw blanket, because you’re mine for the next fifteen minutes. Let’s walk through the highlights from JCPenney’s 1987 Christmas catalog. Yeah, I already mined it for another article, but there are like 500 pages in this thing. I’m allowed!

  • The 1989 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

    It’s here, it’s finally here! Time for our annual review of an old Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! This year, me and Jay from Sludge Central are tackling the infamous 1989 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is in the running for the best parade they’ve ever done. The Joker! AL

  • Dino Drac’s November 2021 Funpack!

    Guys, it’s time! Dino Drac’s November Funpack is here, and it’s fueled with ho ho hot holiday power! U.S. ONLY! LIMITED SUPPLY! I’ll show you the goodies in a sec, but first, here’s the scoop! Subscriptions are currently maxed out, so if you’re already s

  • Five Retro Thanksgiving Commercials!

    I’ve been searching through VHS tapes for old Christmas commercials, and in the process noticed that I’d amassed a nice little collection of Thanksgiving commercials. So, for the first time ever, here’s a Dino Drac article exclusively about old TG spots! I’m already laughing at mys

  • 1985 Toys “R” Us Christmas Dream Book!

    Tucked into the December ‘85 issue of Family Circle was a pleasant surprise: Behold, Toys “R” Us’s 1985 Christmas Dream Book! Back in the ‘80s, TRU didn’t produce giant catalogs, instead relying on limited-page circulars that either came with your Sunday newspaper or got staple

  • Recreating Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving Feast!

    I love everything about November. The weather, the colors, the food, and especially that abstract low-fi vibe that just begs us to laze. It’s hard to get November wrong. You can celebrate constantly and it’s perfect, or you can do absolutely nothing and it’s still perfect. November i

  • Happy Halloween! (2021 Edition)

    Happy Halloween! Here’s an impromptu video where I talk about the site and the season at large. I hope it makes sense! Click here to watch on YouTube! I had a great Halloween season, but as I hint at in the video, I definitely wasn’t expecting to. In fact, 2021 was so muddy that I

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: Skeleton Monsters!

    Halloween starts in like fifteen minutes, but whatever, the Purple Stuff Podcast still owes you one last spooky show for the season. We’re here to deliver! In our latest episode, me and Jay from Sludge Central tackle eight great SKELETONS from all walks of pop culture. The Grim Reaper fr

  • Halloween Junk Food History, Part III: 2005!

    Before October slips away, I need to continue my Halloween Junk Food History series! We looked back at 2003 and 2004 in prior videos, so this time, it’s all about 2005. To put that year into proper context, imagine yourself watching the insect scene from Peter Jackson’s King Ko