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1988 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

What, you thought we forgot about you? Of course not! Time for the Purple Stuff Podcast’s fifth annual review of an old Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! The tradition continues!

This year, me and Jay are tackling the 1988 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This one was sneaky good. It didn’t seem to pack much of a punch on a quick browse, but the more we watched, the more we were convinced that THIS was the parade to cover.

Join us for a deep dive into the highlights, which featured everyone from Garfield to Sandy Duncan to Spider-Man. We’re even covering some of the commercials that aired during the original NBC broadcast!

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…oh, and how’s this for a side dish? You can watch the entire 1988 Macy’s Parade right along with us! We got our hands on an excellent copy that had all of the original TV spots still intact. Enjoy, and say hi to Willard!

Thanks so much for listening, and for sharing the show around! Means so much to us. Happy Thanksgiving!

Dino Drac’s November Funpack!

Dino Drac’s November Funpack is here! And full of holiday cheer! Take a gander, why don’t you:


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Let’s talk turkey. Official subscriptions are currently maxed out, so if you’re a current subscriber, congrats, you’re locked in! If you’re NOT a current subscriber, I have a very limited number of spares to sell on an individual basis. Skip to the bottom for ordering info, and be quick!

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Dino Drac’s Daily Halloween Thing!

Welcome to Dino Drac’s Daily Halloween Thing — an old school blog-within-a-blog! Updated every day between now and October 31st! Hang out in the comments and make this one of your daily Halloween pitstops.

Monday, October 31st:

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Thanks for spending another Halloween season with me. I’m just now realizing that this was the TWENTIETH annual Countdown, which is insane for many reasons, not the least of which being that some of you have been around for all of them!

It’s not empty positivity when I say that this was probably the strongest Halloween season in the past 20 years. Frankly, we were overserved! I remember the too-early sightings of things like Frute Brute and Mtn Dew VooDew 4, and how worried I was that frontloading the season would make for a flat October.

How wrong I was! Even after an absolute onslaught of foods, movies and promos, we got hit with the 1-2 punch of major promotions from McDonald’s and Burger King. Hell, even Sonic came in under the buzzer with those Ghostbusters spoons.

As for this year’s Countdown, I hope you all enjoyed it. I know it was a much different format, and I’m sure that some folks missed the “old way.” At this stage of doing this, when I obviously have less years in front of me than behind, it’s important to trust my instincts and passions and let them guide me. That’s what this year was all about.

Aside from the five videos I created and the several podcasts I cohosted, I felt very fulfilled by Dino Drac’s Daily Halloween Thing. I want to thank everyone who continually dropped by, with an extra special thanks to those of you who commented along with it. I can’t remember the last time I checked the site’s traffic, so it’s really the interactions that let me know if anything I’m doing is landing.

What’s next? Well, the holiday season, of course! I’m going to take a few days to catch my bearings as these past few months have truly been a whirlwind, but I plan to do a version of this Daily Thing for November & December, too. Stay tuned for word on that, and for more new videos that are already kinda/sorta underway!

For now, though, go grab some peanut butter cups and throw on Dream Warriors. Make what’s left of the Halloween season count. You’ll miss it when it’s over!

Sunday, October 30th:

I’m spending Devil’s Night making goodie bags for tomorrow’s trick-or-treaters… assuming we get any, since we’re due to get rain and Monday isn’t exactly the best day for Halloween to begin with.

This has been an annual tradition for a while now. To this day, I can still remember the exact houses that gave me something extra special back when I was still trick-or-treating. I’d like to think that I’m passing along those same vibes. What kid will forget getting a black pumpkin bag stuffed to the brim with candy? Hell, I even threw in a pair of plastic vampire fangs!

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Purple Stuff: 1980s Halloween eBay Dig!

We like to live dangerously, so we’re dropping this year’s Halloween episode of the Purple Stuff Podcast with like, ten seconds left between now and October 31st. That’s so metal.

After the success of last month’s 1990s Halloween eBay dig, we decided to do a sequel! (Or maybe it’s a prequel?) Join us for another eBay dig, this time to yank out some of the best and weirdest Halloween & horror items from the 1980s!

We had a blast with this one. There was just so much to choose from! We tackled everything from old monster dolls to obscure horror movies to some random skeleton who spits Play-Doh out of his eye sockets. What fun!

Click here to listen to this month’s show!

…or find it on Apple, or Spotify, or wherever else you listen to podcasts.

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