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Epic Target Black Friday Pep Talk

Posted by on November 25th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

I know people in the US are a bit divided over Black Friday. Some are opting outside, while others still camp out overnight for the best deals. Meanwhile, other stores are starting ON Thanksgiving. So, it can be a confusing time for many Americans, especially for those bent on massive overconsumption and an obsession with […]

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My Wife Just Said… #286

Posted by on October 10th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

As soon as she left, I regretted it. Ha! “Come back,” I wrote her. I’d changed my mind. As soon as the boys fought over the cap to a shampoo bottle in the tub, I wanted to be whisked away to the cold foods section. I wanted to feel the cold breeze of the freezer […]

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Gift Card Hacks: 8 Ways We’ll Prove It’s More Than a Piece of Plastic

Posted by on December 22nd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Gift cards. They seem impersonal and rushed, but the truth is they’re the swiss army knife of gifting. If only we could transform the gift-card-giving experience into something that makes the process feel both meaningful and practical. I know I change my mind a great deal, so the whole concept of the gift card gives […]

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“Shopping” : Convos With My 4-Year-Old

Posted by on January 20th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Every parent that takes their youngling out and about, no matter the age, has probably suffered from Post Tantrum Stress Disorder. You would have bet a Bugatti that they weren’t anywhere near the corner of hungry and tired. You totally thought that nap did the trick. You almost couldn’t believe the plate wasn’t part of […]

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How to Give Gifts that Are Actually for You

Posted by on December 17th, 2013, under EQUIPMENT

Every holiday season, we shop for our kids, our family and our friends, but let’s admit it, we’re pretty frigging interested in what we might get. There are so many rad things! Gotta look out for number one, even if we’re not supposed to say that. Hmmmm… Ah ha! What if there were a way […]

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Parenterms: “Awkwurchase”

Posted by on October 8th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Some people experience buyers remorse as they are buying something. Sucked into the inescapable gravitational pull of the purchasing process, maybe they feel they’ll look like a moron or worse, a poor person, abandoning items in front of store clerks and their fellow shoppers. Always watching. Always judging. “Ooooooo you grabbed a pack of size […]

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My Wife Just Said… #91

Posted by on December 24th, 2012, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I did one of those purchases. Where it turns out it’s the wrong thing but I just can’t bring myself to tell them so I buy it anyway. So yeah. It was a Christmas album. And yeah, I’ll be returning it later.” -Elizabeth   – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” 

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Slack Friday!

Posted by on November 25th, 2011, under EQUIPMENT

So, listen… We know you’re “going to shop” today for Black Friday and also “probably shop” on Monday using the Internet, whatever that is, for Cyber Monday. Holiday shopping. Yay! But here’s the deal… We wanted to do a post where you: 1. Laugh. 2. See cool stuff. 3. Buy cool/weird stuff. 4. Could support […]

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ZOMBIE vs T-SHIRT

Posted by on October 27th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

THAT SHOULD BE ON A T-SHIRT!!!! Professor Andy Herald concurs that these shirts were scientifically engineered to be rad. He dressed up in a white lab coat (or pasted his head on a stock photo of one) to emphasize this scientiFACT. Well, we’ve said it plenty and finally decided to do something about it. In […]

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Fatherhood Friday’s #8: The Revenge of More (NSFW)

Posted by on September 2nd, 2011, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

HEEEEEERRRRREEEEE’SSSS CHARLIEEEE!!! Yeah, we’re back with another installment of weird stuff that we found on the web. We’re your own personal StumbleUpon. We’re like Pinterest minus the cute dresses and yummy cupcakes and junk. Teehee! Join our PINTEREST page and be like all cool and stuff, like yeah: Pinterest for Dudes! Actually, this is the […]

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