Because dads don't always think like moms.
Off-topic – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame DVD
If you're over 30, you have to buy, rent or borrow the new DVD highlight reel of the induction ceremonies of theRock and Roll Hall of Fame. Watching the greats, including Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Ray Charles, and Neil Young, as well as probably 30 other legends takes you back to dozens of moments in your life, back when we lived through the ...read more
iPad or Kindle? (video)
Hate me if you want, but I just won a new iPad last weekend. I was speaking at the Modern Media Man Summit and won the bright, shiny object on the first day, immediately enhancing my opinion on the conference, the people around me, and life in general. The iPad is one of those "things" that, when you touch it, brings immediate joy and amazement. I' ...read more
Handerpants™ – Underpants For Your Hands – is this real?
If they aren't, they should be. I bet they make a bazillion dollars on joke gifts alone, before they get cocky and lauch "footerpants." You have to love some of the uses they imagine for them.
Stocking stuffer idea or gift for rough and tough dad
The folks at On the Job Lotion and Cleaners sent me some samples of their products for guys who work with their hands, or guys like me who get stuck with the dirty chores on the weekends. I've had a chance to try them and they look pretty good. At a bit under $10, they make a nice gift or stocking stuffer for someone who might not go out and buy so ...read more
New Books for Dads this week: The Baby by James Briggs
Something about The Baby says it's probably more autobiographical than the author is letting on. The author is English. The main character is English. His girlfriend is French. The girlfriend in the book is French. A you might find that a bit distracting since you're reading what feels to be of very much true-to-life story about what happens to a t ...read more
New innovation in foldable chairs for tired old dads at soccer practice
I LOVE these fold-up chairs that are such an improvement over those goofy aluminum chairs we had when I was a kid. These are nice and light, fold up to thin little bundles and support you all over rather than creating semi-permanent lines in all your exposed skin. We have three at home because I'm always fighting for my little piece of heaven with ...read more
Finally, a video microscope for the rest of us – the Eyeclops Bionic Eye SE
The Eyeclops Bionic Eye SE is out at $40, so if you've been waiting for an affordable version of the video microscope for yourself, or another budding scientist in the house, now you can jump in. This is a super cool device that allows you to point a lens at anything within reach and see images at 200x power. This might be billed as a toy, but it's ...read more
Gifts for Traveling Dads
Below find the gifts for traveling dads - 1. If you have the only dad in America without an iPod, the choice is easy. 2. If the dad in your life travels like a maniac, the Kindle probably should be on his list since he’s going to find himself on a trip somewhere with no magazine and no internet connection one day. The Kindle packs all ...read more
Treat your wife like your boss? Excerpt from Parking Lot Rules
TREAT HER LIKE YOUR BOSS No matter how tired or fed up you are with how things are going at the office or store or school, or wherever you might work, if the person who signs your paycheck walks in, somehow there is a little reserve of goodwill saved up, just for him or her. From out of thin air comes a smile or a sudden lilt in the voice, or a ve ...read more
New green gift ideas for Father’s Day
Here are some unconventional ideas for the green dad on your list. For some dads, of course, a home improvement gift is a bit like getting a mixer for mom's day, but, just like a primo Kitchen Aid mixer is a great gift for a baking mom, these gifts can be killer choices for dads who love to tinker and save. Here's a cool toy for the energy sleuth o ...read more