Archive for June 16th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Father's Day (06/16)

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Father’s Day & Fatherhood

June 16 : 04 days till Father’s Day

Did you know that fatherhood is an experience that bonds men across generations, continents and life styles?

For example, even world famous dad Brad Pitt suffers from the dreaded effects of sleep deprivation. “I love it,” he once said about fatherhood. “…and can’t recommend it any more highly – although sleep is nonexistent.”

Father’s Day is a day of commemoration and celebration of Dad. It is a day to not only honor your father, but all men who have acted as a father figure in your life – whether as Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, or “Big Brothers.” So join our Father’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Father’s Day on Sunday June 20th!

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Countdown to Father's Day: Top TV Dads

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

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As we countdown to Father’s Day (06/20) – 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)

Steven Keaton (1980’s)
Steven Keaton (played by Michael Gross) was the liberal, loving dad to three in Family Ties (1982-1989). Both Steven and wife Elyse were former flower children trying to reconcile their now suburban lifestyle with a soulful quest to “do good” in the world. Steven found an outlet for his altruism in his career – running the public TV station; but at home, this former hippy was constantly foiled by eldest son Alex “P.” Keaton, a hard-core Reagan Republican.

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

(June 16) This week we're celebrating . . .  Meet a Mate Week

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010


Meet a Mate Week

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.

Singles rejoice! The weather outside is beautiful, so get out of the house and take advantage of the summer’s outdoor activities and use the opportunity to find yourself a mate.

photo credit: via flickr

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