Summer Memories from the ’80s and ’90s!

Summer is here! Sure, it’s only my third favorite season, and sure, it comes in dead last if we’re only talking about the weather, but still… yay!

It’s a season full of roller coasters and yard sales and cotton candy and tiki mugs, so no matter how humid, sticky and bug-filled the days may become, I’ll always be 35% excited about this time of year.


When you’re all grown up, the shift to summer doesn’t mean so much. But man, remember when we were kids? Over two full months off from school, with the total freedom to wallow in whatever silly passions we had. If the rest of the year helped shape how we interacted with the world, summer was when we figured out who we were inside. It was pretty awesome, guys.

…and that’s the subject of the latest Purple Stuff Podcast, wherein me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit tackle ten of our childhood summer memories. We’re covering everything from Super Soakers to MTV’s old “Top 100” video countdowns. There’s even a whole bit about imaginary sharks.

If you’re anywhere near my age, I think you’ll relate to so much of this one. Give us a listen by clicking the giant, ugly play button down below!


You can also download this week’s episode by right-clicking here.

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Side note: Sorry about the lateness on this week’s episode… and also sorry for the severe dearth of Dino Drac updates over these past few weeks. I will diplomatically state that it’s been a tricky few months, but I now appear to be over the hump, and I’m amped to do the sort of site content that can only happen at this time of year. Stay tuned!

PS: I wrote a few new pieces for DealNews. First, in honor of Independence Day: Resurgence — which I’m seeing tomorrow — I’m naming ten of the best and weirdest ID4 collectibles currently on eBay. I also did a little piece on ThinkGeek’s top sellers, which was probably a bad idea, because it inspired me to spend way more than I made writing the article.

Enjoy the show!