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Americans waste hundreds of millions of vacation days each year

09.11.19 | A young girl was sent home for wearing a pro-equality t-shirt to school. Then, Americans waste hundreds of millions of vacation days each year. Wait until you hear the impact on the economy that shocked Tim and John. But first, Harry Potter books removed from a Catholic School that believed they were full of evil spells, and the co-founder of Adobe is our business birthday.

TFG Unbuttoned: Sheryl Crow and her old feud with Walmart

09.10.19 | Walmart has made the decision to stop selling certain guns and ammunition at their stores and Sheryl Crow feels vindicated. The retailer banned sales of Crow’s self-titled album in 1996 due to a lyric that mentions Walmart and guns. American college students are buying completed essays from overseas for as much as $13 a page, and a prosecutor recommends a month jail sentence, 20k fine, and one year probation for Felicity Huffman due to the college admissions scandal earlier this year.

Marlon Brando confronts Michael Jackson about his sex life

09.04.19 | Marlon Brando reveals a one-on-one chat he had with Michael Jackson about all of the alleged sex stories. 86% of people are still shopping at brick and mortar stores, just doing it differently according to one study. Find out what three things can derail a customer from returning to your store. But first, Air Canada is not French enough and famed architect Daniel Burnham is our business birthday.

TFG Unbuttoned: Ditch the switch? Call to go on permanent daylight-saving time grows

09.03.19 | So far this year, at least 36 states have introduced legislation to end or study the practice of springing ahead and falling back. Most endorse permanent daylight-saving time—which would result in an extra hour of evening sunlight for more of the year in exchange for a delayed sunrise in the winter. Then a Kentucky company refuses to print a gay pride t-shirt, and American’s underwear habits comes as a surprise to Tim and John.

Rents exposed in America’s top 25 cities

08.28.19 | Does your salary afford you a comfortable 2-bedroom apartment in these 25 US Cities? Luke Sky Walker gets arrested and the search is on for a same-sex couple who married in 1957. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg has a birthday, and Lumin Skincare has a great offer for our audience.

TFG Unbuttoned: Lesbian astronaut may have committed Earth’s first ‘space crime’

08.27.19 | Anne McClain has been accused of committing the first-ever recorded space crime after she allegedly accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse, Summer Worden, from the International Space Station. But first, the HRC and ACLU are among a growing list of LGBTQ civil rights groups that are calling for GLAAD to put the brakes on an Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution. This comes as the Trump administration believes companies have the right to fire employees for being LGBTQ.

GLAAD has a mission reboot

08.21.19 | LGBTQ media watchdog GLAAD tries to find relevance with a focus on a Constitutional Amendment. Do they know how hard a climb they have ahead of them? Billy The Big Mouth Bass and successful parenting tips caught our eye, and 80′s icon Jeff Stryker has a birthday.

TFG Unbuttoned: Faye Dunaway lives up to her reputation

08.20.19 | Diva, Faye Dunaway, is hit by a lawsuit for calling an assistant her “little homosexual boy.” The alleged incident happened while preparing for “Tea at Five,” a show she was let go from just before opening. Is Donald Trump serious about buying Greenland or is it a deflection? Finally, an openly gay Lyft passenger assumes his driver is a Redneck Trumper—but gets a pleasant surprise.

What does a reusable tote say about you?

08.14.19 | Tire pressure lights, reusable totes, and an excited posing doll is just the beginning. Robert Eckert of Mattel has a Business Birthday, and Berlin looks at drive thru booths for sex workers. Just another day on The Focus Group.

TFG Unbuttoned: Ellen Degeneres, Alabama Methodists’, and the demise of hotel minis

08.13.19 | Ellen Degeneres is being sued by a street artist for copyright infringement, and he has a good case. (Tim and John think they will settle out of court.) Alabama Methodist Church congregants apologize for their shunning of LGBTQ people, and major hotel chains are moving away from single use shampoo and lotion bottles. Many shelters say they are going to be a casualty of the demise of the mini toiletries.

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