This will be my first father’s day, and even though my wife puts in WAY tougher hours taking care of our newborn, Tyson, I’m excited to get some stuff on June 16th.

A few things every Father should have on his list that money CAN buy.



1. The Wire: The Complete Series $100

The game is the game.

It’s sad thinking that there are still men in this world who don’t own the complete series of The Wire.

Season 4 alone is worth the price of all 5 seasons and there is no promise it will be on HBO Go forever.



2. ASUS VivoBook 11.6-Inch Touch Laptop $424

I know Apple fanboys will hate me for this, but ASUS gives you a lot for your money. This model is probably the best laptop in the under $500 range. A few specs: Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8 GHz Processor, 4 GB DDR3, 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, 11.6-Inch LED Touchscreen, Intel GMA HD Graphics and Windows 8.

Do I need a new laptop? No.

Do I want a new laptop? Duh.


3. Portugal the Man’s New Album Produced by Danger Mouse, Evil Friends $10

Portugal the Man can do no wrong in my eyes. The single was great, the album is better. Looking forward to see what it does for their career, and having it on repeat for the next month and a half.


4. Sperry Top-Sider Boat Shoes $80

We all need another pair of boat shoes (shout out G-Force).

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5. Elgin Men’s Gold-Tone Diamond Watch $55

According to Nardwuar’s interview with Trinidad James, this is the watch he was rocking in the video for All Gold Everything video. “Don’t believe me just watch.”

I’m afraid of a world where listening to hip hop doesn’t make people want to buy jewelry.