Archive for June 5th, 2008

Countdown to Father's Day 2008 (T-10): Top TV Dads

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

As we countdown to Father’s Day (T-10 days) – here’s our continuing 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.

TV’s Top Dads (in chronological order)

Andy Taylor (1960’s)
Andy Taylor (played by Andy Griffith) was one of TV’s first single dads on The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968). The down-home sheriff for the town of Mayberry, North Carolina, Andy set about raising his son Opie with a bit of hokey humor and a heaping of soliloquy-style discipline – and the help of the ever-present Aunt Bee.

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, & Even More Gadgets

Thursday, June 5th, 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, & Even More Gadgets

EDGE Digital Picture Frame, $59.95

For Dads that love to show off their family, but also like a neat and tidy desk, the EDGE Digital Picture Frame is perfect. The 7-inch frame has the sharpest image display on the market (480×234), automatic slide show function, multiple transition effects and display times to choose from, a remote control, and a built-in MP3 player with integrated speakers. The frame also comes with a one-year warranty and free technical support. The EDGE is on sale now for $59.95 (after the $30 mail-in rebate) with free shipping. But order it soon – you don’t have much time ’til Father’s Day!

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(June 05) Today we're celebrating . . .  UN World Environment Day

Thursday, June 5th, 2008


UN World Environment Day
The anniversary of the founding of the UN Environment Program, this United Nations holiday puts the spotlight on the growing need to protect and preserve the environment.

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