Archive for June 4th, 2008

Countdown to Father's Day 2008 (T-11): Top TV Dads

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

As we count down to Father’s Day (T-11 days) – here’s our look at some of TV’s favorite fathers: From the 1950s cardigan-wearing, “Father Knows Best” types to the 21st century guys juggling dysfunctional families and questionable careers.

We’ve been continuing our look at TV dads by going back to those black and white happy days of the 1950’s & 60’s.

TV’s Top Dads (in chronological order)

Ben Cartwright (1960’s)
Ben Cartwright, played by Lorne Greene, was the thrice-widowed patriarch in the long-running Western series, Bonanza (1959-1971). A pillar of the community, Ben was also a solid family man, raising his three dissimilar sons on the family’s 1000-acre ranch, the Ponderosa. At the core of the show was Ben’s commitment to helping his sons to face life with strength and integrity.

Check back each day for another TV dad (or you can cheat and check out all our TV dads here).

A Father's Day Gift Guide: Gadgets, Gadgets, & More Gadgets

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Father’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about the perfect way to show your dad just how much he means to you. If you’re planning on buying a gift for Father’s Day – don’t leave it to the last minute, or you’ll probably end up with yet another boring coffee mug or banal pinstripe tie.

Whether the dad in your life is into high-tech gadgets, grilling, or sporting gear (or all three), you’ll find the perfect gift for him with our Suggestions for Father’s Day Gifts.

Gadgets, Gadgets, & More Gadgets

Apple iPhone, $400

Now it’s time for some hard-core gadgets for your hard-core gadget-loving Dad. Looking for the best of the best? Introduced last summer, the iPhone is, hands down, the single best gadget of the year. This completely revolutionary phone-cum-PDA-cum-audio player has generated more water-cooler interest and enterprise excitement than any other device in recent years.  As the Apple website touts, the iPhone allows you (or Dad) to make phone calls, check your email, browse the web and use your iPod, all with the touch of your finger.

And rest assured, despite the nauseating (over)hype, usability experts agree that the iPhone delivers everything it promises – and then some. Of course, at around $400 plus a monthly service contract, the iPhone isn’t for everyone. Read: If dear old Dad doesn’t even check his voice mail and can’t figure out how to use his old phone’s camera, then an iPhone might not be your best investment. (On the other hand, with its fool-proof usability, the iPhone just might be right for him after all!)


Check back each day for another Father’s Day Gift suggestion (or you can cheat and check out all our Father’s Day Gift Suggestions here).

(June 04) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Tailors Day

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

National Tailors Day
Say thanks to your tailor today. Without him or her, your pants might never be hemmed.

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