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Dino Drac’s February Funpack is here!

Augh, it took me longer than I would’ve liked, but I’m finally ready to show you Dino Drac’s February Funpack!

This is one of the largest Funpacks ever, or at least the tallest, stuffed with jumbo-sized items that will make you feel all demure by comparison.

Subscriptions are currently closed, but I do have a fair number of spares that I can sell on an individual basis. They’re $25 shipped to anywhere in the United States. Jump to the bottom for ordering info, or keep reading to learn about everything in this month’s box! Read More…

Purple Stuff Podcast: Jaws 3 on Network TV!

It’s finally here! We know there was an extra long wait for the latest episode of the Purple Stuff Podcast, but when you find out what we’re covering, I think you’ll forgive us.

That’s right! Time for another VHS dive! Join me and Jay from Sludge Central as we watch a network television broadcast of Jaws 3!

This one aired in July of ‘93, approximately ten years after the film debuted in theaters. Of course, the original 3D effects just became goofy shots on regular TV, but that was part of the charm!

I’ve always been a fan of this cheesy movie, and we’ll give you many reasons why on the show. We’ll also tell you about some of the commercials that aired during the original WPIX broadcast, which covered everything from Jurassic Park to Pizza Hut’s Bigfoot Pizza!

Click here to listen to this month’s show!

…which you can also find on Apple, Spotify or wherever else you listen to podcasts.

Both Jay and I grew up watching WPIX, and chances are good that we watched this very broadcast back in ‘93. Doing a show like this is an absolute full-circle moment for the both of us. We hope you enjoy it!

As a reminder, the Purple Stuff Podcast is also on Patreon, where you can grab an exclusive bonus show — and sometimes two — each and every month. (Oh, and if you like these VHS dives, one of our most recent bonus shows was about a 1991 TV broadcast of Tales from the Darkside.) Thanks for all of your support over there!

PS: We put together a compilation of commercials that aired during this ‘93 broadcast of Jaws 3 – which naturally includes all of the ones we’re covering on the show. Total nostalgia bomb!

Thanks again for listening, and for your reviews, and for sharing the show around! We’re now many years deep into doing this podcast, and your continued support means the world to us. Hope y’all dig the new episode – it’s a real cozy one for a freezing cold weekend!

Dino Drac’s January Funpack is here!

The first Funpack of 2023 is here, along with one of my all-time favorite inclusions. We’re starting the year off strong and salty.

Dino Drac’s January 2023 Funpack has everything from McDonald’s magnets to Congo trading cards, and it can be yours for $25, shipped anywhere in the United States.

Monthly subscriptions are currently maxed out, but I have a solid amount of spares for the January box that I can sell on an individual basis. Once these are gone, they’re gone forever! Jump to the bottom for ordering info, or keep reading to learn about everything in this month’s box! Read More…

Dino Drac’s Daily Holiday Diary!

Welcome to Dino Drac’s Daily Holiday Diary! Check back for teensy little updates every day between now and Christmas!

Sunday, December 25th:

Merry Christmas! I just woke up from a food coma. As most of you know, Xmas Eve is the big one in my family, and Christmas Day is very low-key. I love it that way, actually. Gives me a chance to sit, settle and really feel the season in its final moments.

I didn’t have time to do more than a token entry yesterday, but yes, it was the usual insane Christmas Eve party. This one was long even by our standards, beginning at 5PM and going past 1AM. And yet it only felt half that long, because between the seventeen courses, the white elephant swap, a few heated rounds of Left-Right-Center and the rush to be the first one to grab coffee from that 46-cup brewer that takes forever to finish, there was never any downtime.

I had fun, and I scored some nice presents, too. Some of them are pictured above, including the Garbage Anthology and Neiman Marcus’s bootleg Dinosaur Dracula Xmas doll. And Mutagen Man, tho I admit that I bought that one for myself.

Today was spent lazily. I watched some of the Christmas Story marathon, lounged with the cats and drank nearly an entire 12-pack of Zero Sugar Peach Snapple. As I understand it, that’s how the first Christmas was celebrated, anyway.

It’s been a season of quiet ups and downs, but it ended on a high, like it usually does. I hope you all had a nice Christmas, or just a nice Sunday, depending on where you land. Also hope you’ve enjoyed Dino Drac’s Daily Holiday Diary, which I admit wasn’t meant to be a swing for the fences, but rather just a pleasant little holiday “extra” for y’all. (I do really like this format though, so you haven’t seen the last of it!)

We’re now entering that weird week between Christmas and New Year’s, but I think the calendar is on everyone’s side. Many people have off tomorrow, and then again the following Monday for New Year’s. I assume that a fair portion of you are grabbing next Friday, too. That’s ample time to work some figurative chilling in with all of the literal chilling. (Seriously guys, it’s f’n cold outside.)

For the last time this year: Merry Christmas! Feel free to share stories about how your weekend went, in the comments. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go chug caffeine and see if I remembered to buy Jello cups. Much love and well-wishes to you all!

PS: Would it be incredibly inappropriate to watch Deadly Friend tonight? I’m really in the mood for it. Read More…