Jose, in one of his last fits of freedom, writes:
I'm an avid reader of BoingBoing/Gadgets/TV and am getting married September 27th. One of my duties as the future groom is to pick out items to be placed on our wedding registry. There's a good chance that anything reasonable would be purchased (large pretty progressive families/friends), and I need all the help I can get. I've started scouring through your archives for great things that I would want... but thought that the commenters on the site would be into making their dream uber gadget wedding registry. I need all the help I can get, so thought this shot in the dark was at least worth the effort!
My vote is for a set of Dewalt power tools (or Milwaukee or other solid brand). I got the set I linked above as a gift a couple of years ago. While I'm not a massively proactive woodworker or anything, it's been fantastic to have enough multi-purpose tools with real oomph to tackle minor construction projects and repairs around the house.
It's sort of a hard question to answer, though. It's not like the old days where two people were moving right out of their parents' houses into a new home. Wedding gifts these days are less about stocking up a new household and more about...just getting stuff. Still, let's pretend: what critical household tools should Jose request?
Image: Withrow; it's what came up when I searched for "scared groom."