Happy Father's Day from The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit and from the fine people who bring you Edgeworth Pipe Tobacco! It's Dad who tends the furnace, it's Dad who mows the law, And it's Dad who pushes off to work before the crack o' dawn... It's Dad who carries bundles. And it's Dad who has to pay, Let's give Dad the FINEST! for his pipe on FATHER'S DAY!
This year for Father's Day, I'm going to skip the vintage ads in favor of something much more unique. Here are three great pieces of Father's Day ephemera, courtesy Western Union. These telegram design templates, which comes from the 1940s and 1960s, are really something else. Funny how the image Western Union most associated with fatherhood in the 1960s was fishing. Click on any telegram for a larger image. And if you still really want to see some great vintage Father's Day advertisements, you can check them out here and here.
I don't have hard numbers to back me, but I'd wager that far fewer songs were written about fathers than mothers. But that's OK, as long as we have classics like Horace Silver's "Song for My Father." It's the title track to the pianist's excellent 1964 Blue Note release, and you just have to love that bossa nova swing! So happy Father's Day to all my fellow dads out there! Related articles The Three Best Songs Ever Written For Father's Day (929dave.radio.com) [List] 10 Rock Songs Dedicated To Fathers (kroq.radio.com) Top 20 Father's Day Country Music Songs! (wycd.radio.com)
When it comes to gift-giving -- and that is the point of holidays, right? -- Father's Day has to rank somewhere between Groundhog's Day and Flag Day in terms of pure lameness. I would go so far as to say it's the lamest holiday, at least when you weigh the importance of the day's reason with the level of creativity employed by its celebrants. I'm not pushing for dads to get bouquets of roses or anything, but why do Father's Day gifts almost end up being so... utilitarian? Listen, I like wearing nice clothes as much as the next guy but can we save the boring dress shirts for another day please? Daddy was really hoping for the latest season of Ninja Warrior on DVD, but I guess this will do. (Van Heusen, 1943) This year. why not show dad how much he means to you by givin