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Purple Stuff Podcast: ALIENS!

I’ve been into space aliens for as long as I can remember. Whenever Unsolved Mysteries did a UFO segment, I led their cheering section. Whenever a flying saucer turned up on the cover of Weekly World News, I’d buy the issue. Aliens are one of my forever-jams.

Jay from The Sexy Armpit is in the same boat (or ship, maybe), so we’re both very excited to unleash this ALL-ALIENS episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast!

This week’s show covers ten space aliens from all walks of pop culture. We’re tackling scary stuff like Sightings and Alien Autopsy, along with friendlier extraterrestrials like Sonny Eclipse and that blue dude from the old Reese’s Pieces commercials.

It’s an hour-long tribute to beings from outer space!

Click here to listen to this week’s episode!

If you want more Purple Stuff, we’re also on Patreon, where you can get access to our monthly bonus shows — including January’s, where we do a deep dive into that new Ghostbusters teaser. Thanks to everyone who signed up — you’ve motivated us to increase our output! Read More…

Five Retro TV Commercials, Part 30!

Last week, I took a chance on a very large lot of homebrew VHS tapes, and my God, it really paid off. I’ve been at this for 20 years, and this was probably my best-ever score. I’m now sitting on more ancient TV commercials than I could ever hope to write about, which I suppose is a good problem to have.

Below are some recent acquisitions. May watching them on YouTube bring you as much joy as finding ‘em on dusty videocassettes brought me.

New Coke at McDonald’s! (1985)

We just talked about New Coke on the latest Purple Stuff Podcast, so this was a lucky find. In summary: Back in ‘85, Coca-Cola changed its flavor to more closely mimic Pepsi’s sweetness, in the hopes of grabbing back lost customers.

It didn’t quite work out that way, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Here we had McDonald’s celebrating New Coke’s arrival, and you can tell that McD’s was confident about the soda, because they practically married it to their Big Mac in this commercial. That was a pretty major endorsement.

The commercial seems to imply that McDonald’s had New Coke even before many stores did. I so love the idea of people enjoying a night out at McDonald’s just so they could sample New Coke. (Bonus points if McDonald’s actually used those swank Coke-themed paper cups.) Read More…

Purple Stuff Podcast: New Old Stuff!

It’s a new year for the Purple Stuff Podcast, so we’re gonna celebrate with a show about new things. New old things, I mean.

This week, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit tackle all sorts of new old stuff. From New Coke to Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, so long as it has “new” in the title, it’s fair game. Finally, a chance to talk about how much I love Suave Skeletor from The New Adventures of He-Man!

Click here to listen to this week’s episode!

Thanks so much for your ears, and for sharing the show around. If you didn’t know by now, the Purple Stuff Podcast is also on Patreon, where you can gain access to monthly bonus shows and occasional photos of our kitchen cabinets.

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Dino Drac’s January Funpack is here!

Cure your post-holiday blues with Dino Drac’s first Funpack of the new year!


You know the drill by now! Funpack subscriptions are $25 a month (including shipping), and for as long as you remain subscribed, you’ll keep getting new boxes filled with retro nonsense each and every month!

The January 2019 Funpack includes around a dozen items, ranging from rare old toys to awesome trading cards to delicious snacks. As always, my goal is to provide you with (at least) one night’s worth of weird entertainment, where you can spread out on the living room floor and revel in trivial bliss. Read More…