09.16.20 | Shop Talk looks at a recent study that suggest doing this one thing at night will help you sleep better and has other surprising benefits. But first, an upstate NY Star Trek exhibit and stealing sand Caught Our Eye. Jacob Schick, the pioneer of the electric razor, is our #BusinessBirthday.
09.15.20 | For the first time since 1958, Peeps will not be on the shelves this Halloween. The company also will forego Christmas and Valentine’s Day as it prepares for Easter 2021—something seems off about this to us. But first, most people have depleted their emergency funds during the pandemic and a Finnish Burger King franchise celebrates Pride by releasing a Love Conquers All Campaign that features the Burger King mascot kissing Ronald McDonald. Funny? Creepy?
09.09.20 | Colonel Harland David Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame is our Business Birthday. The Colonel allegedly was too much man for one woman. Caught My Eye looks at ghost ship tours off the coast of England and canned meat that was mistaken for male genitalia. Shop Talk looks at 3 business stories involving that new car smell, dinosaurs, and Christmas music.
09.08.20 | While we are all trying to figure out 2020, a new old word, acedia, is useful for how many of us are feeling. Then, Delta Airlines meets and exceeds what consumers can expect when adding flying back into their life. Finally, the glory hole is gaining popularity as people want to avoid face to face contact. Who knew that there are apps and websites directing people to local glory holes when fellowship is needed?
09.02.20 | Shop Talk looks at a recent study that points to the surprising ideal retirement age—we think you’ll be surprised too. But first, Guy Laliberté co-founder of Cirque du Soleil is our Business Birthday. Cartier stumbles in China with an advertisement thought to be gay friendly and a young girl wakes up at the morgue. Play along with John says, “Pick That Flick” for a chance to win a Blu-Ray copy of “The Times of Harvey Milk” from our friends at Criterion and Deep Discount.
09.01.20 | Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife, Becki, continue to make headlines as more young men come forward with tales of sex and hush money. Stay tuned as we predict Jerry may have done more than watch. Then, a Texas teacher is reinstated after she was put on leave for teaching tolerance. Finally, a pro-Trump small business, that was granted PPP monies, apparently had enough money to buy six Trump for Prez billboards in the Arizona/California border. If they had enough money for billboards, valued up to 120K, did they need the PPP loan?
08.26.20 | Shop Talk looks at a recent article in Forbes Magazine regarding a one-word email from leader Tim Cook. But first, a herd of elephants overindulge, and a man lies about cancer ailments in order to keep his wife from leaving. Katherine Johnson of NASA fame is our Business Birthday.
08.25.20 | Political satirist, and former budding comedian Randy Rainbow responds to newly surfaced racist, trans-phobic, and anti-Semitic Tweets. Should public figures be held accountable for language or posts from 10 or more years ago? Then, The Toilet Project in Tokyo, and we have been greeting man’s best friend the wrong way?
08.19.20 | Shop Talk looks at a recent article from Fortune Magazine that polls what workers are most concerned about moving forward. A big surprise is that almost 50% of the workforce is contemplating some sort of career change. But first, Charles Hires of Hires Root Beer fame is our Business Birthday. Tim learns something new about John and root beer and the Queen reveals her favorite Holiday Movie.
08.18.20 | A man is denied entry into a Hot Springs Casino because he was carrying a Louis Vuitton Purse—while women with much larger bags were let right through security. Was this gender bias or something else? Dr. Pepper is the latest victim of the pandemic shortages. If you like it, find it and buy it. (Tim shares his three tips on how best to drink Dr. Pepper.) Finally, REI has decided to forego its new, unused, headquarters in Washington State.