Buyer's Guides

This list of the worst Halloween candy in the land is based on my personal (albeit expert) opinion, so there's obviously a small bit of subjectivity to it. (Spoiler alert: there's also a large Bit-O-Honey.) Some notable omissions include candies I know a lot of you despise, but that I kinda liked...

The Best Halloween Candy for Adults

I compiled a list of the best Halloween candy for adults because I figured some of you, like me, would want something more than just sugar-dipped sugar with a gooey sugar center to pair with your candy corn Jell-O shots...

September just stormed in and snipped the ever-loving vas deferens off of summer, didn't it? The only good thing about the month of September was that, since it contains the start of fall, the first day of school, and the initial weeks-long amp-up to Halloween, we saw a lot of new products come out...

Farts: Spotter's Guides - with Sound Effects!

Apparently there are so many different kinds of farts on our planet that we need not just one Spotter's Guide to identifying them (with sound effects!) but five! Five guides to fart-spotting!...

I decided to do a burger product compilation for 2 reasons: 1) I just heard September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day, so Happy Cheeseburger Day! Here's a bunch of cheeseburger-related merchandise! 2) Now that Impossible Burgers and Beyond Meat and lab-grown meat are getting ground into our daily...

The Best Things for the Best Things About Fall

To me, the only good thing about fall is it isn't winter. Long about Halloween, though, fall becomes nothing more than the Evil Cold One's harbinger, so it's just as bad. Maybe you're right there with me. Or maybe you...

A little Hot Tub Time Machine mixed with a little 6-year-old you, and voila! Freezy Freakies retro color-changing snow gloves are back. Even better, these badass winter warmers of the 80s have grown with you, but in size only. The gloves feature the bitchin' scenes and cold-activated images you remember...

Stuff to Help You Poop

A collection of stuff to help you poop isn't the most Dudely list or gift guide I've put together for you (though it might be the most Dadly.) But I bet my suggestions for getting your shit creek flowing, plus taking...

August 2019 was all about a little D and a little mystery. We launched our What Is It? series, posts of head-scratching products paired with a few hints about their use. Readers can take a minute to mull them over and guess what they're looking at, or exhibit the attention span of a 21st century...

Cute but Cantankerous: Animal Gifts with a Bite

None of the animals that made my cute but cantankerous animal gift list are dogs, but I think we can still talk in terms of bark versus bite when discussing just how ill-tempered and aggressive these selections are...

July 2019 set us in the dead center of summer - sun, swimsuit, and superhero season. All 3 are reflected in Dude's must see products of the month...

The Best Gifts According to Your Favorite TV Characters

What would Homer give? How about Mr. Rogers and AC Slater? No, this collection of the best gifts according to your favorite TV characters was not written by your favorite TV characters. It was written by me. And while...

I've found some choice anatomical optical illusions for your viewing pleasure this evening (or morning with your computer rearview mirror on your monitor at work). Most are just momentary illusions whose true nature is easy to spot in a second or two, but that's what makes them fun. Because even...

Favorite TV Show Pencils

Favorite TV series, meet your new favorite pencil series. Define Design 11 gold-engraves pencil sets with lines and references from pop culture darlings such as Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Friends, and, my personal...

June brought with it the longest day of the year and the official launch of summer, so it's no surprise many of Dude's top products for June 2019 pertain to grillin' and chillin'...

Ode to the Tardigrade: The Best Water Bear Merch

A whole curated collection of tardigrade clothing, gear, and random desktop accessories! You're welcome, microbiologists. The tiny water bear seems to be Rrawwrr!-ing onto the pop culture scene too, giving the equally...

Per my wife. Mostly. Though I admit, some of the best gifts I've ever given my wife have brought me some pleasure too. One or two could even be considered a little self-serving. And, fine, at least one gift I know She-Ra: Princess of Power hates, but I frikkin' love it, and use it all the time. One...

What to Bring on a Cruise: Stuff You Didn't Think Of

What to bring on a cruise that you haven't already thought of? No, not vacation porn...

Weird, wonderful, and wacked out is one way to describe these items. Another way: things that make you go Hmmm. Who made that? Who thought of that? What is that?...

The Best Father's Day Gifts for $50 or Less

In honor of Father's Day, show your tightwad pops he taught you well with one of these gifts for Dad priced at $50 or less...

Several of Dude's Top Products for May 2019 were Game of Thrones-themed merchandise. Almost as if to counter the disappointment surrounding Season 8 itself, a few clever artists and designers came up with some stellar pieces to honor the Seven Kingdoms' swan song...

Strange, Silly & Standout Swimwear

My collection of strange, silly, and standout swimwear is for dudes and ladies who march to the beach of their own drum. Sun bums who aren't just ready for, but who crave the double-takes and ogles they'll get from everyone...

All that glitters isn't gold - but it might be some strange or unique product painted in the color's shiny finish. My golden ticket to making it into this listing isn't just going big, it's going big and gold. Sometimes obnoxiously so. Everything else can go home...

The Best Pool Floats for Summer 2019

In discussing the best pool floats for Summer 2019, I'm not suggesting that summer pool floats and inflatables are like Apple products or televisions, with new releases surrounded by an air of intrigue and anticipation...