|Selections by Stefan Blitz and Elizabeth Weitz|
This Sunday is Father’s Day, an actual holiday, dedicated to selling neckties and paperweights.
And while most dads (or paternal figures) are likely happy with an afternoon in their man cave watching Jaws or RoboCop undisturbed, or an uninterrupted bowel movement and a copy of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, here are some of our suggestions that would make the most of the day.
And we even have one amazing neck-tie, so there.
Nerd Block is just like comic con in a box! We’re a monthly mystery geek package delivered right to your door! For only $19.99 a month plus shipping, Nerd Block is filled with a custom, limited edition t-shirt along with toys and collectables from your favorite brands including Star Wars, Adventure Time, Doctor Who, Marvel, and many more! Every box is loaded with various genres to appeal to everyone from video game and movie fanatics, to toy and comic collectors. Each item is Geek Tested, Nerd Approved!
Bacon-lovers say that anything tastes better with bacon, while chocolate-lovers think everything should be covered in chocolate. Sir Francis agrees with both and has made the perfect treat for the adventurous eaters, bacon- or chocolate-lovers in your life. With the perfect balance of sweet and salty, they’ll love experiencing their favorite snacks in a whole new way.
Lean to fly the Apollo Program module simply by looking down at your tie. Granted we’ve taken quite a few artistic liberties by moving around the most interesting looking dials and switches to suit the vertical tie shape, so maybe to be safe, get a copy of the actual manual if you’re going to fly your own reproduction moon lander. But this will sure help!
We’ve come upon an incredible repository of vintage declassified documents including NASA’s “Command Module Main Control Panel” – from the Apollo Operations Handbook Block II Spacecraft, 1969.
Over 5,000,000+ people from 176 countries around the world own extraterrestrial property from the Lunar Embassy. To date, more than 300 million acres of land on the Moon have been issued to individuals and corporations. As premier authorized agents of the Lunar Embassy, our team of professionals is driven to make your purchase of Moon property a most pleasant and rewarding experience. All records of Lunar Land Registry will be stored at the Lunar Embassy headquarters.
The world’s first and only Genuine Wood Cover for your XBOX ONE! Balolo has created the worlds first and only wooden cover for the XBOX ONE. The wood cover is only .7 mm thin and precisely cut to fit every detail of your XBOX . All balolo wood covers are 100% Made in Germany. State of the art craftsmanship will make any XBOX one of a kind.
Are your favorite chemical experiments those that involve C2H6O, a bit of C6H12O6, and H2O infused with CO2? Then you’ll need a set of Laboratory Shot Glasses, complete with mixing pipettes. They’re the perfect gift for the geeky mixologist.
This set includes four shot glasses: two beakers, one Erlenmeyer flask, and a Florence flask. Each has measuring lines and holds just over one ounce of liquid (more if you trust yourself not to spill!).
From Carl Sagan’s collaborators on the original series, Ann Druyan and Steve Sotor, comes this spectacular follow-up to one of the most beloved programs of all time. Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and executive produced by Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold, Brannon Braga, and Jason Clack, with stunning cinematography by Bill Pope, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey continues the exploration of the remarkable mysteries of the cosmos and our place within it. This thrilling 13-part adventure will transport you across the universe of space and time, bringing to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and a deeper understanding of nature. With an updated Cosmic Calendar, dazzling visual effects, and the wondrous Ship of the imagination, prepare to take an unforgettable journey to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest – and smallest – scale.
Most dad’s love gadgets and in today’s world, things fall apart. Sugru is the miraculous, flexible compound designed to stick to as many different materials as possible and form a strong bond to aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass and much more.
It acts like a modelling clay when you remove it from its pack, but once exposed to air, it cures to a soft-touch silicone rubber. Pimp pliers, get to grips with kitchen utensils, repair flexible things such as cables and leaky trainers, and even give iPhones personalised protective ‘shock bumpers’.
Phenomenally durable, completely waterproof (even in sea water) and impervious to extreme temperature (from -60°C to +180°C), Sugru is even dishwasher proof. A must have for any father’s gadget/tool arsenal.
Dr. Hartley will see you now…and you will see Dr. Hartley in The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete Series. This sitcom classic stars the incomparable Bob Newhart as Dr. Robert Hartley, a Chicago psychologist who finds himself surrounded by some unusual and neurotic characters on the job, as well as at home! Hartley faces an uphill battle to not lose patience with his patients, but with the support of his quick-witted wife Emily (Suzanne Pleshette), you can count on him to conduct a healthy session of laugh therapy in all 142 episodes of The Bob Newhart Show. An outstanding supporting cast is on call to back up Newhart and Pleshette, including Bill Daily (I Dream of Jeannie), Peter Bonerz (Man on the Moon), Jack Riley (Rugrats, Spaceballs), and Marcia Wallace (The Simpsons). Originally airing on CBS from 1972 to 1978, The Bob Newhart Show is often cited among the best-loved situation comedies in history, with TV Guide and Time naming it one of the greatest television shows of all time. Get ready to lie back on the couch and laugh with Bob: you’d be crazy not to.
HBO premieres a new drama series, True Detective, this season focusing on Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and “Rust” Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), two detectives and former partners who worked in Louisiana’s Criminal Investigation Division in the mid-1990s.
In 2012, for reasons not immediately revealed, the two are interviewed separately by investigators about their most notorious case: the macabre 1995 murder of a prostitute by a possible serial killer with disturbing occult leanings. As they look back on the case, Hart and Cohle’s personal backstories and often-strained relationship become a major focal point.
Hart, an outgoing native Louisianan and family man whose marriage is being frayed by work stress and infidelity, is (at least on the surface) the polar opposite of Cohle, a lone-wolf pessimist and former narcotics detective from Texas. While the plot is moved forward by their shared obsession to hunt down the ritual killer, the true drama centers around the mercurial nature of Hart and Cohle’s relationship and personalities, and how they affect each other as detectives, friends, and men.
Crashing through a city near you it the new 24″ Godzilla from Jakks Pacific. He has 10 points of articulation that include a powerful swinging tail! Godzilla is highly detailed and will be a fan of child dad and collector alike. Get your Godzilla figure today and start wrecking havoc!
A loving ode to a universal genre of film. An entire subculture of end-of-the-world themes was spawned from films like The Road Warrior, Escape From New York, and The Terminator. While those films are still being emulated today, film makers all around the world continue to produce radically unique films with startling perspectives of humanity facing the end of all things. This book offers pointers and a frame of reference on how the characters behaved when their worlds were on the brink of desolation. It covers the genre’s biggest blockbusters like The Hunger Games, I Am Legend, Oblivion, and World War Z, while devoting equal time and attention to smaller, more obscure films that really deserve to be discovered. Containing over 800 movie reviews, 60 exclusive interviews with filmmakers and actors who’ve made films in the genre, and a vast subgenre index, World Gone Wild is a chronicle of humanity’s struggles through nuclear war, global natural disasters, and the zombie apocalypse in film.
For the dad who has everything especially random clutter. For the workspace overrun with crap, mess and assorted random objects. The Random Crap Crates come in sets of three and are ideal for objects great and small; helping you maintain a tidy desk with their scaled-down design. These recycled wooden crates are ideal for smuggling (very small) priceless relics and (even smaller) illegal arms across international borders. These crates don’t mess around.
Long shadows of secrets and murder hang over Absaroka County, Wyoming, jurisdiction of the tough and brooding Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), in the spell-binding collection of the first two seasons of the hit mystery series based on Craig Johnson’s best-selling novels, presented in stunning 1080p HD on Blu-Ray Disc. Struggling since his wife’s death a year ago, and at the urging of his attorney daughter, Cady (Cassidy Freeman), Walt knows he must turn his life around. Aided by a new female deputy, Vic (Katee Sackhoff) and his oldest friend, Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips), he becomes re-energized about his job and running for re-election – even though his ambitious younger deputy Branch (Bailey Chase) is a rival candidate. The unraveling truth about Walt’s wife death will astonish the stoic lawman and his daughter. While shattering storms darken the skies, Longmire doggedly solves the big crimes of “Big Sky” country.