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This Sunday is Father’s Day, and what your father needs is something to take away the cares and tribulations of life, especially as many of them were undoubtedly caused by you. Long and peaceful sleep is probably the ideal panacea, but since giving one’s dad a wastepaper basket full of sleeping pills is frowned upon by pretty much every authority you’d care to name, and might well make Dad himself regard you with a wary eye.
Why not a stiff drink instead? Different dads have different tastes, but here are a few liquid ideas.
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Be sure to catch up on the rest of our father-friendly tips to help you and the old man celebrate all weekend long.
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Here’s the deal with Father’s Day: Whatever you buy your father - 200 yards of fly-casting line, a stuffed wallaby, a stained-glass replica of A-Rod’s face - the guy is going to act pleased. That’s part of the father-child contract.
But both you and he know that you could buy him something he’d really like. Now, it’s possible that 200 yards of fly-casting line will lift the old guy’s heart and make bright every last one of his remaining days, but some fathers would actually prefer a bottle of wine. So, for those fathers, some guidelines: