We here at The Byronic Man are all about synergy. Nah, I’m kidding. Actually, when I hear the word “synergy” I picture a guy in a power-tie with his fingers steepled, explaining why, say, putting Winnie-The-Pooh on assault weapons is a good idea.
But the finalists for last Sunday’s Weekly Question of the Week and the winner of the previous week’s finalists do kind of dovetail nicely. One’s about good advice for dads, one’s about bad ideas for toys.
First, the toy: While people find a lot of toys creepy, you ultimately voted that those cymbal-clapping monkeys are 1.3% creepier than Teddy Ruxpin.
(Note to self: stop production of new line of “Learnin’ Rhythm With Ruxpin!” dolls)
Several of you had mentioned those, so congratulations to Gow, for not only mentioning the monkeys, but it being a deeply ingrained enough fear to mention it very, very quickly. Be sure to check out Gow, of The Whine List, my blogger of the week.
As to the advice for dads. Now, you might be saying yourself, “Psh. Fathers’ Day is over, dude. Who cares?” And that’s a real nice attitude. Because dads can always use some advice. And there was a lot of great stuff – I kind of set myself up on this one, because it feels silly to make some “win” over others. But… the Blog Gods demand Finalists and Polls! And so, please vote from this highly inadequate selection, for the best advice for dads.
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the new Weekly Question of the Week, and we’ll synergize this place like crazy!