Archive for June 6th, 2008

Countdown to Father's Day 2008 (T-09): Top TV Dads

Friday, June 6th, 2008

As we countdown to Father’s Day (T-09 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)

Archie Bunker (1970’s)
Archie Bunker (played by Carroll O’Connor) was TV’s most morally offensive character – long before being morally offensive was popular. A working class father from Queens, Archie sat in his striped armchair, dispensing his always loud, usually bigoted opinions about people and politics. Pivotal to the show were Archie’s daily spars with son-in-law Michael (AKA “Meathead”), whose liberal views and perennial student status were fodder for Archie’s slurs.

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

(June 06) Today we're observing . . .  Anniversary – D-Day

Friday, June 6th, 2008


Anniversary – D-Day
On this day in 1944, the Allied forces landed on Normandy along the northern coast of France to open their long-awaited second front against the Germans. This massive operation, which involved more than 1.7 million troops from America alone, proved to be the turning point for the Allied victory in World War II.

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A Father's Day Gift Guide: The Ultimate Grill for the Ultimate Grill Master

Friday, June 6th, 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.

The Ultimate Grill for the Ultimate Grill Master

Weber Genesis E-310 Gas Grill $649 – $849

For the Grill Master Papa, here’s a BBQ that will really have him salivating. The 60″ Weber Genesis Gas Grill might be nicer than the oven in your kitchen. It might even be nicer than your whole kitchen! With 637 square inches of cooking surface, 3 stainless steel burners, and porcelain-enameled cooking grates and flavorizer bars, the Genesis is the Jaguar of the grilling world. Powered with 42,000 BTU-per-hour input, the Genesis also offers cool features like an electronic ignition system, 6 tool holders, precision fuel tank gauge and 2 stainless-steel work surfaces. The Genesis comes in your choice of black, green, blue or the absolutely stunning copper. Amazon.com has the Genesis available now from $650. It’s not the cheapest way to grill, but then you can’t put a price on a perfectly cooked steak, can you? (By the way, if you do end up buying the Genesis – or any other grilling gear – for Dad, be sure to share with him our awesome Father’s Day BBQ recipes.)

 

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).

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