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Watchlist Videos and Streaming are Getting Scammy

Get ready to pay for streaming videos to which you believe you already have access. And keep on paying. Look, it's a watchlist videos scam! In personal terms, Your Rent-A-Dad has seen this before. Some years ago, one of my kids subscribed to HBO through Amazon Prime...

Avoiding The Sucker’s Bet (Again …)

A few months ago, Dad weighed in on the idea of avoiding a sucker's bet. It's the kind of topic that Rent A Dad (presumably, any dad) would have opinions on, and wish to share. At the time, the bet was simple to understand, but you needed to have some specific...

Good, Fast, Cheap. Pick Any Two.

Rent A Dad has been doing the Dad thing for a long time. He's also been in business for what seems like forever. And one of your Rent-a-Dad's favorite business adages has always been Good, Fast, Cheap ... pick any two. While the image here is pretty silly on its face,...

Those Are Not Oreos

Sometimes Dad is funny. Sometimes Dad is weird. Sometimes Dad is there to help you out with whatever it is that's giving you trouble. And sometimes Dad is just plain cranky. GET OFF MY LAWN, he might say. And then he might really reveal himself. Today, your Rent-A-Dad...

Wayfair Furniture Screw Placement

Well, lookie here. it's a piece of Wayfair furniture with a screw in the wrong place. It is in the wrong place, isn't it? Nope. Wayfair furniture screw placement, like screw location in a lot of flat-pack, assemble-it-yourself furniture, isn't always what it seems....

Avoid The Sucker’s Bet

Avoid The Sucker's Bet. Always. This is probably one of those things you'd expect Dad to tell you. You might even have had those words thrown at you by your IRL Dad. You might be wondering when Dad started using terms like IRL, by the way, but that's a whole 'nother...

How is The Apple Polishing Cloth Insane? Let Me Count The Ways

Rent-A-Dad has a number of issues with the sweetest computer company. Many of them are about the prices Apple charges for their not-nearly-worth-it products. The Apple Polishing Cloth falls into this category. Others are about Apple’s business practices, which so far as I can see have no connection to the polished-up micro-fiber cloth that somehow Apple is convincing so many lemmings to get in line for that somehow there’s a 10-12 week backlog for these things.

Recognizing a Lie — It’s Not as Hard as You Think

We've all been lied to. More than likely, unless you're just crawling out of bed, you've been lied to, today. Wouldn't it be terrific if recognizing a lie was easier? Maybe it's easier than you think. As with so many things, figuring out whether the people you deal...

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