Dude's Must See Products for May 2022
When most people think of May, I think they naturally think of May flowers, May the 4th be with you, maybe May Day or Memorial Day. But me, I think of Camelot. The musical. Sigh. I hate to reveal this about myself, but in high school my mama made me do choir, and the choir lady made me do musical theater, and my sophomore year I was in the musical theater program's production of Camelot.
Yeah, yeah. Put a sock in it. I wasn't Lancelot. Or Arthur. Or any named part. Just part of the chorus. A chorus which performed a rollicking group number near the end of the first act entitled, "The Lusty Month of May." And here we reach my point.
When this dude thinks of May, I think of "the lusty month," and tittering and tee-hee-hee-ing about it in high school, even though the song itself is pretty dumb and has nothing to do with actual lust. And to this day, on May 1, I always announce to my wife, She-Ra: Princess of Power, "Behold, fair maiden! 'Tis arrived! The lusty month of May! For the next 30 and 1 days, let us disrobe and retire ourselves to the bedroom!"
She doesn't think it's that funny, but I'll bet you loyal dudes do!
For my must see products for May 2022, I thought for sure I'd have a whole host of lusty items, given my leanings, but really, there are only two. Three if you stretch. The Boxerkilt (hubba, hubba!) and the Jean Shorts Swim Trunks (hubba, hubba, hubba!) are the obvious standouts, with the Zenbivy Double Beds the distant runner-up.
Lusty or not, though, enjoy all of the fruits of May 2022, with Dude's monthly must see product roundup.
Note: All products are priced as they were at printing on June 1, 2022. Pricing, and availability, are subject to change.
E143: What Is This Thing?
Hints: 1) Its dimensions are 9.8" x 3.9", larger than you might think; 2) It's an injury prevention tool of sorts; 3) It makes a sheety chore much easier.
Boxerkilt Pouch-Free Boxer Briefs with Total Airflow
Schweddy balls begone! Boxerkilts are boxer briefs whose front skirt flap takes the place of the traditional C&B pouch, allowing for, if Boxerkilt is to be believed, 100% airflow to and through your stifled junk. The company says wearing them is basically like going commando, but without the hygiene issues or risk of a testicular zip-up. (Note: dudes who freeball and do experience the latter, check out the Testicuzzi.)
Dark Side Pride: 12 Star Wars Gifts for Proud Siths
May the other 4th be with you. You know, the angry, greedy, aggressive, jealous, megalomanic Dark Side kind. OK, maybe not with you as in inside you, all you kooky Boga Siths out there who can just simmer down before the fit hits the galactic shan, but with you as in, like, on your shelves as collector's items. In your kitchen as funky gadgets. Stretched latex-taut across your voluptuous...uh. If you're looking at the same picture I am, you get the picture.
In honor of Star Wars Day 2022, I'm honoring the other side of the Light Side. Showing some Dark Side pride with these 12 Star Wars gifts for proud Siths.
Oceanus Brass Cablelaid Cordage Tool
Where there's muck, there's brass. Plastic muck, and Oceanus Brass, to be specific. The Oceanus Brass Cablelaid is a cordage tool and on-demand recycling companion that breaks down plastic bottle waste into yards and yards of usable string or rope.
You can find the raw materials for Cablelaid cords in your own trash can, or (unfortunately) in the wild, in the form of discarded plastic bottles tossed across land and water. A single bottle will spool out up to 50' of cord, and the Cablelaid is built both to turn thin plastics into delicate string, and to cut thick plastics into structural rope.
Miller Lite Beercoal - Beer-Infused Charcoal
How do you think Miller Lite came up with Beercoal? That's right, after enough clumsy or drunken beer spills into the Weber produced the tastiest burgers and brats ever, a beer-infused charcoal became the natural next step. Especially since Miller Lite's bag of pre-flavored bricks won't douse your fire, or make its flames surge and singe your eyebrows, during use.
Zenbivy Double Beds
Zenbivy has always been about sleeping cozy under the stars - see the outdoor gear company's Zenbivy Bed, a freestyle sleeping bag - but with their forthcoming Zenbivy Double Beds, they're also entering the market of cozying up while sleeping under the stars.
Zenbivy Double Beds are made so you can "sleep with your partner, not just next to them." Available in Light and Luxe sizes, the bed setups come with a Double Quilt lined with Zenbivy's trademark Pongee, and a double-wide fitted sheet that can either envelop a single double mattress, or hold a pair of single mattresses securely in place. The Zenbivy Light Sheet Double set is made for backpack camping, and the Luxe Sheet Double for luxury car camping.
Dark Days of Summer: 13 Cool Summer Products in Black
I'm summer lovin' these 13 cool summer products in black, and not a-one of them is named Danny Zuko. (And I still say Sandy deserved better. Ladies, you shouldn't have to change yourself into a skin-tight-leather clad biker chick with a cig for any man! No matter how hot the transformation makes you!)
The color black is normally associated with many things - Halloween witches and cats, goths and bikers, my mood in the winter and watching the stock market fall the past few weeks. And so too is the season of summer - sunshine and beaches, long days and warm nights, ice cream cones and backyard BBQs. And now, in the mashup of all mashups, I am putting the two together. Black and summer, summer and black!
Vyper Shop Chairs
Sink your fangs into a Vyper Shop Chair. Made for mechanics, detailers, welders, DIYers, and garage enthusiasts, the chairs prides themselves on being burly, yet comfy, versatile and customizable, and always ready to roll. Over almost anything your floor is covered in. Including zip ties. A brothers-owned company, Vyper also operates out of Green Bay, WI, where all Vyper Shop Chairs can call themselves American Made.
CHIGIH LED Wireless Motion Sensor Lights
I stuck some CHIGIH LED Wireless Motion Sensor Lights in two of my black-as-a-hole closets, and the first time I opened the doors afterwards, and the strips' motion sensors triggered their illumination, no joke, I heard the Aaaahhh! chord of the angel choir singing above. No joke, these 3-mode, rechargeable lights are some of the simplest and handiest househacks you can buy for all the dark corners of your abode.
Shark Pool, Beach & Shower Sandals
Shark Week may delight you only one week a year, but these versatile Shark Pool, Beach & Shower Sandals will bring joy throughout all 52 of them. Wear the unisex sandals to the beach or pool during the summer months, and then get toothy - plus waterproof and anti-slip - at the gym or spa the rest of the year.
Microwave Rice Cooker Mug
This microwaveable Rice Cooker Mug is a terrific idea for people who want just a single serving of rice, and don't want to spend the time cooking it on the stovetop. Or buy an electric rice cooker. Or use pre-cooked frozen rice. Or just order a takeout box from the Chinese place up the street. Lot of options for rice acquisition these days.
If it works, though, this mug is a much cheaper, less labor-intensive, and/or less dish-dirtying option, especially if you just need a quick coupla cups of rice for dinner.
E144: What Is This Thing?
Hints: 1) They're sold in sets of 4, and you'll almost certainly need at least 2 of them at a time; 2) I'm not sure if they're enablers, but they're definitely hand-holders; 3) Depending on your interests, owning a set might not be in the cards.
Jean Shorts Swim Trunks
Cool off with some hot pants. Daisy Duke's got nothing on these Jean Shorts Swim Trunks. More like swim briefs, really, as the faux denim suit is ready to show off your sweet ass and your formidable junk with equal skin-tightie-whitie-ness.