Buyer's Guides

While cute 'n' cuddly 'n' precious isn't normally my jam around here, over the years I have found some products that are more awww-inspiring than awe-inspiring. I figured, for your guilty pleasure of the evening, I'd put 'em all together and give you a little overdose of sweet, charming, and downright...

May The 4th Be With You: Star Wars Gifts for 2019

Star Wars Day has come again, and along with saying May the 4th be with you in 2019, I can also offer you this collection of the best Star Wars gifts the months since Star Wars Day 2018 have forged for us. Plus a few...

April 2019 was a month of fools, fancies, and filth around here. Ahhh, I hope you enjoy rehashing Dude's top products of April as much as I did...

Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Scented Candle Sets

This series of scented Star Wars candles features 5-piece sets corresponding to each of the films in the original Star Wars trilogy: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. The collections, which...

The How Things Work series of books endeavors to use charts, infographics, and colorful illustrations to teach us the meaning of life...

The Best Mother's Day Gifts for the Best Mom Ever

Do you have the best mom ever like I do? Or at least a mom, a mom-like figure, a wife, or a mother-in-law you're about to have to buy a Mother's Day gift for?...

I've seen Toddland's Deliciousness Burger Wallet making the rounds on the web this week, and was going to focus this hamburger accessory discussion exclusively on the juicy cash and card carrier from those self-described "purveyors of fine indoor clothing."...

Essential Festival Season Gear & Accessories

Yarrr! Festival season is upon us, ya filthy animals! And, yep, I did mean that to sound like a cross between a pirate and a gangster in a fake movie within the movie Home Alone, because that's exactly the type of festival...

Show your favorite adults the Easter Bunny didn't just hoppity-hop (or buzzity-buzz, or strokety-stroke, as the case may be) right past them preoccupied with candies and toys and plastic grass for the kiddos this year. The parents of those kiddos, and the 18-and-over crowd in general, deserve baskets...

Dude's Top Products for March 2019

What happened in March 2019? Spring hit. The Madness of the NCAA hit. Blah, blah, blah politics. Oh, and I showed you a hose for your wiener you can use to take a whizz in the car. Plus a coin purse designed especially...

Take a quick scan through this collection of things that make you go Ewww, and see if you can pick out a pattern. Or maybe it's better to say pick out, pop out, suck out, blow out, or stroke out pattern. Any guesses?...

Stuff to Keep in Your Car

Whether I'm in the car commuting or road tripping, driving or riding shotgun, there are certain items I like to have on hand on the off almost certain chance I get stuck in traffic...

Despite my abhorrence of Valentine's Day, two of Dude's top products of February 2019 are all about love. But in this case, it's the love of yourself. Or, better put, the pleasure of yourself...

New Digs: Gear & Tools to Help You Move

That is, the best gear and tools to help you move besides your five 230-pounds-of-muscle friends Cornelius...

While seasonal affected disorder is a real, diagnosable form of cold weather sad (or SAD), some of us are just a little down in the dumps this time of year with the winter blues. Going stir crazy inside. Frustrated with subzero temperatures and shoveling snow. Feeling melancholy from gazing at a...

Royal Selangor Star Wars Pewter Figurines

An 8" Darth Vader, a 4" Yoda, an imposing diorama of Luke fighting the Rancor in Jabba's pit - these are just a few icons of Star Wars immortalized in pewter for Royal Selangor's Star Wars series of pewter figurines...

From the Frozen Pants Challenge to catching up on some quality Netflix & Chill time, this guide to good times in the polar vortex is a (possibly feeble) attempt to make those of us suffering through it look at the bright side of sub-freezing temperatures, piles of snow, and walls of ice rising from...

Dude's Top Products for January 2019

Dude's top products of January 2019 recap the bright spots of a dark month. This mini-escape from winter is communicated in pictures, in words, and in links to buy more crap, or learn more about crap you can't afford...

Who's your "her" this Valentine's Day gift-giving season? In compiling this list of Valentine's Day gifts for her, I kept in mind that it might be your mama*. It might be a girl you haven't been dating long enough to go full-on hearts and jewelry with. Or long enough to even really call your girlfriend...

Munch or Dunk? The Best Chips for Snacking & Dipping

Answering the Munch or dunk? question, and scoping out the best chips for snacking and dipping is the only stake I have in this year's Super Bowl. I don't really care who wins the game as long as I win the party. And...

The intent of Facebook's 10-Year Challenge might be to compare the you of 2009 with the you of 2019 - or, more insidiously, to help the company train their facial recognition technology - but the intent of my 10-Year Challenge for products is a little different...

The Best Products to Dig Tunnels & Scale Walls

The topic of digging tunnels and scaling walls has come up a lot lately in my house. The reason why being obvious: it's Dry January. Taking a hiatus from alcohol has left my wife and me extremely bored. We'll talk about...

Publisher Thames & Hudson's [Unofficial] Manual series covers all the greatest warriors in history, from samurais to to medieval knights, vikings to gladiators. Each of the part-entertainment, part-for-real books has a different author, one who is an expert on the periods and warriors the how-tos...

Books on TV: Binge Reads for the Shows You Binge Watch

Books on TV, on the shows you stream and series you binge watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime, are sometimes all that's left when the final credits of the final episode roll, and you still want more - so much more! - of...