And his consort, Tyrannosaurus Bathory
September 18, 2015 11:42 AM   Subscribe

Here's Dinosaur Dracula, a pop culture retro nostalgia site from the guys who formerly brought us X-Entertainment (currently "down for repairs"), the subject of many many MeFi posts. Some pages of interest: posted by JHarris (11 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
On a quick perusal, the best thing about the TV Guide from Halloween 1990 is the half-page ad for Cop Rock.

"But give it a shot. It could turn you on like nothing else on television."
posted by nubs at 11:47 AM on September 18, 2015

No lie, I almost titled the post that.
posted by JHarris at 11:53 AM on September 18, 2015 [1 favorite]

Man, fuck the slime pit. Seriously.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:55 AM on September 18, 2015 [2 favorites]

Fuckin Count Chocula. Maybe 6th or 7th grade we had a food diary we had to fill out for health class and then go through, marking our sources of various nutrients. We were poor and I was a fat kid who ate like shit, and my main source of iron for the day was Count Chocula. Teacher crossed it off and wrote that it wasn't a source of iron. It's right there on the label, lady. Still bitter. Fuck that. Chocula 4 life.

(Okay I probably wouldn't buy or eat Count Chocula these days. But still.)
posted by uncleozzy at 12:05 PM on September 18, 2015 [4 favorites]

the guys who formerly brought us X-Entertainment (currently "down for repairs")

Oh my god, I didn't realize they were doing this stuff again. Hooray, thank you!
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:15 PM on September 18, 2015

I'm a big fan of Matt's stuff. Hits the sweet spot of nostalgia, novelty food and toys. Side note: I am pretty sure he is the sole proprietor of both sites? ("the guys who brought you...").
posted by SassHat at 12:15 PM on September 18, 2015 [2 favorites]

X-Entertainment? Jeez, that takes me back.
posted by Chrysostom at 12:21 PM on September 18, 2015 [2 favorites]

Oh man, this really takes me back...not to the 80s, but to this 2003 FPP about Fearless Photog, which is what first seared MetaFilter into my consciousness as a really cool place to read about fascinating stuff.
posted by prize bull octorok at 12:59 PM on September 18, 2015

For me this could be titled "where to go once you've read all of TV Tropes and need to lose another decade of your life." It's a good thing I'm at work or I'd look up from the screen and it'd be midnight.

It's amazing how everything in the 1989 Sears Wish Book is like yesterday to the point that I can smell it, yet the 1998 one looks completely foreign to me. I just missed most of that stuff completely.

The 'Old soda cans' page is sadly missing Hubba Bubba. It was a little earlier than most of those pictured, but it was my favorite when I could find it.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 1:51 PM on September 18, 2015 [2 favorites]

I used the plural just in case more than one person was involved. In cases of uncertainty, using the plural when actually singular seems less of an affront than when using the singular when actually plural. Or that's what I think whenever I'm considering the issue.

I love the site so much. He has a great mix of fond memory and recognition of insanity. And it's got a great name.
posted by JHarris at 3:28 PM on September 18, 2015

I love comic book ads from that era, so I just clicked on that link first and I was so excited to see that the weird 1985 Reese's alien ad they printed was different than the weird 1985 Reese's alien ad I instagram med when I was bagging and boarding old comics at my parents' house earlier this year! Shadamedafas means "I traveled [large number] for Reese's
posted by elr at 7:05 PM on September 18, 2015

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