Dude's Must See Products for November 2022
Dude's must see products for November 2022 say, "Let the holiday shopping, and the holiday gift guides, begin!" What I have here is largely a roundup of roundups - all my best gift guides for the month of November consolidated for your perusal.
There are a few individual products that got mucho popularity points too, such as the Santa Frozen in Carbonite Christmas Ornament, the Cognitive Biases Wall Poster, and, my personal favorite, the Death By Toys Parody Playsets.
Note: All must see products for November 2022 are priced as they were at printing on December 3, 2022. Pricing, and availability, are subject to change.
The Vast Land Incense Burner Lamp
The Vast Land Incense Burner Lamp is supposed to be a great companion for yoga or meditation, but looking at it kinda brings me the opposite of relaxation and peace. That lone figure walking along a barren terrain of colorless rock formations accented by smoke, ash, and the scent of patchouli? Yeek. All that makes me think of is the future of Earth and hippies covering up their body odor.
Both of which stir up nothing but anxiety.
NReal Air AR Glasses
They're not unreal, they're NReal. They're not virtual reality, they're augmented reality. NReal Air AR Glasses aren't a bunch of fake shit, they're a bunch of real shit...with a bunch of fake shit sprinkled in to make them better, and also to make you question what's real and what's fake. Like pretty much everything else in life right now.
No, wait, that's a dark path to travel down, and truly not where I want to lead you in discussing NReal Air AR Glasses, which are actually all about the light. Light in the form of technicolor, cinema-grade viewing experiences with their 130" Full HD display in Air Casting Mode, or 201" Full HD display and real world augmentations in Air AR Space mode.
Cat Balls Calendar
Feast your eyeballs on some cat balls, dudes! This calendar has compiled a spectacular testicular collection of kitties to count you through the months of 2023. Included Cat balls come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, sometimes in pairs, sometimes in sextets, and always in your face.
Note: by featuring the Cat Balls Calendar, I am in no way endorsing keeping your cat's balls. I remain fully in the Bob Barker camp of encouraging all owners to have their pets spayed or neutered.
Santa Frozen in Carbonite Christmas Ornament
Ho, ho, h-oh no! Santa Claus has gotten himself into a Carbonite pickle! He might survive as Han Solo did, but wasn't Han also frozen up in the stuff for, like, a year? Bad news, kids. I wouldn't waste my time with cookies and chimney cleaning for the jolly fat man this Christmas. Try again in 2023.
On the upside, hey parents! Here's a Santa Frozen in Carbonite Christmas Ornament you can use as a prop to explain why Santa won't be bringing gifts this year!
Death By Toys Parody Playsets
Death By Toys Parody Playsets are here to slay your White Elephant and Dirty Santa parties this year thanks to one dude, and one dude alone. Dan Polydoris calls himself a "one-man action figure boutique," and from conception to creation, he does it all to bring these awful and awfully funny limited edition packaged sets to life.
Above you see Polydoris' Fun with Electricity Playset, featuring a power outlet and a fork. Don't worry, stuck-up Aunt Jan, and all the stuck-up Aunt Jans of the world, the outlet doesn't work. And the fork is plastic, so you could actually stick it in one of the outlets in your house that does.
Randimals Stuffed Animals
Hark! It's a Hork! Randimals Stuffed Animals are huggable mashups of our finest furry, feathered, scaled, and cartilaginous friends. Above you see the Randimals Hork, one possible outcome of a horse mated with a shark. I say "one possible outcome" because in my vision of a horse mated with a shark, the resultant plush toy would look like a giant shark with a horse-shaped protrusion sticking out of its belly.
Randimals says their "creation story" is one of "celebrating difference - recognizing that we are all unique and have something special to offer." Now how they got from that to a T-Rex crossed with a bumblebee I do not know, but, dudes, I'm here for it. And the name of that particular Randimal? B-Rex, of course.
Cognitive Biases Wall Poster
Oh how I love to read about cognitive biases to see all the ones that apply to my father-in-law, my Aunt Jan, and my black-hearted ex-girlfriend Karen.
Oh how I hate to read about cognitive biases to see all the ones that apply to myself.
Created by yourbias.is, this Cognitive Biases Wall Poster provides the names and brief descriptions of 24 of the most common biases that affect our thinking. And, in turn, actions.
E166: What Is This Thing?
Hints: 1) It comes with a display stand so you can show it off as art when it's not functioning; 2) It can be pretty cheesy, depending on how you use it; 3) Figuring out the answer might grate on you.
Heated Windshield Ice Scraper
This Heated Windshield Ice Scraper looks like a SkyMall especiale! (RIP SkyMall, at least from the skies. I've heard you can still shop their 1980s-era gadgets online.) And you know what that means: gift for Dad, ordered and done!
The old man will especially appreciate the Heated Windshield Ice Scraper's heating method, which is a coil on its underside powered by a 15' cord (a cord!) with a 12V plug that inserts into his car's cigarette lighter (the cigarette lighter!) Forget wireless and rechargeable, this electronic gem is going full-on functional nostalgia!
22 Gifts for $50 or Less in 2022
I was going to do a writeup of 22 gifts for $25 or less in 2022, but, you know. Inflation. Still, I'd say about half of those I've included here will cash you out of your shopping cart for under the $25 mark, and none of them will make you seem cheap to your recipient.
20 White Elephant Gifts for 2022
Let the stealing begin! My 20 white elephant gifts for 2022 include many a snatch-worthy piece of swag. I myself believe the highlight of the collection is the 2023 Cat Balls Calendar, which should tes-tickle the whole room, and drive everyone nuts trying to seize it to stuff in their own scrotum...uh, I mean Santa...sack.
Flingo - Throw & Catch 70 Yards
There was a farmer who had a net, and Flingo was its name-o / F-L-I-N-G-O, F-L-I-N-G-O, F-L-I-N-G-O / And Flingo was its name-o. (I'm pretty sure he used it to play 70-yard fetch with his dog Bingo to help calm himself when another annoying school group came to tour his farm singing that damn camp song.)
And speaking of dogs and fetch, Flingo creators Cassidy Labs describe their game as the "CHUCK-IT ball launcher meets a butterfly net," in this case giving you the option to hurl a tennis-style ball up to 70 yards* to either your dog or another Flingo-Net-wielding human on the other end**.
*Presumably, even if you're not Tom Brady.
**Presumably, Tom Brady will be playing Flingo with his dog now that Gisele dumped him.
24 Dude-Approved Gifts for Men in 2022
Oh, man, has the Dude got some approved gifts for you. Not just a dozen, and not just two dozen of them...oh, wait. How many is two dozen? 24? Right, then. The Dude has exactly two dozen approved gift ideas for men this holiday season.
I would also be willing to approve them for any other season you're gift hunting for a guy who has yet to own a dude-approved gift for men.
19 Dude-Approved Gifts for Women in 2022
When it comes to your women, your ladies, your girls, your honeys, and your boos, dude. The Dude's got you. Ladies shopping for women, ladies, girls, honeys, and boos...dude. The Dude's got you too. Here are 19 Dude-approved gifts for women in 2022.
18 Nice Gifts for the Naughty (NSFW)
And by "nice gifts," I mean "sexy gifts," and by "naughty," I mean...you and yours, dudes and ladies! All of yours. Some assless yoga pants for your girlfriend. A spiraling male masturbator for your single brother. A couples' sex toy advent calendar for partners to share. A book on Masturbation for All Genders & Abilities for the awkward teens. There's even a nice pair of plastic clogs for dad.
What's sexy about plastic clogs? Nothing at all, but they're made from recycled sex toys.
Krapp Strapp - Pooping in the Woods Assistant
Nothing like dropping a deuce in nature...and then toppling over into it, or perhaps a bunch of leaves and twigs that can't wait to give you an anal probe. The Krapp Strapp says, No more! Not to the pooping in the woods, of course - ye hunters, campers, and hikers can't always help that - but to the awkwardness, the discomfort, and the potential danger of it.
A simple, low tech assistant for taking an off-grid dump, the Krapp Strapp consists of a nylon strap that wraps around a tree or other post, and an adjustable back support harness that takes some of the strength, balance, positioning, and hanging-onto-a tree-with-your-arms requirements out of the process.