Just gonna go ahead and throw another post on here, not because we need one already, but because I’m desperate to get rid of that damn Christmas tree before the Countdown starts!
Speaking of which, today was my annual “buy way too much shit for launch day” errand run. Hit Big Lots and Spirit, and I think I found what I need for the first Madd Matt video. Then it was off to Home Depot to grab stuff to light my videos with, because I really am low-fi enough to do it that way rather than purchase an actual lighting kit. While there, I saw the giant skeleton. He’s a beaut.
Last night, I set up my office for the Halloween vids. Halfway, at least. Still gotta do some cleaning and decorating, but I got the backdrop in place. In prior years I used a spray-painted dropcloth, but this year I just tacked up a whole bunch of Halloween throw blankets. Sounds low-rent and it totally is, but it actually looks good and has successfully blocked any sunlight from pouring in. So now my office kinda feels like a big Halloween tent, which is cozy and inspiring.
As for Dino Drac After Dark, my current Halloween plan is to simply do weekly threads. I’ll pepper in some embeds and surveys and stuff, but all things being equal, one weekly thread seems like the right move. (Last year’s experiment with the multiple thread drops was cool at the start, but after a while it felt like there were diminishing returns. Best to keep this place casual, as it’s meant to be!)
For tonight, here’s another of my hourlong compilations of ’80s and ’90s commercials. There are a LOT of spots in these comps that I’ve never uploaded individually, let alone featured on Dino Drac. I think you’ll dig it. I only included spots that I found interesting, but there are soooo many in here that you’re just not gonna see on the typical retro commercial compilation. Enjoy!