Memorable class clowns in high school.
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Meet Tim Bennett and John Nash, co-hosts of The Focus Group, their weekly broadcast that invites you to share in a friendship spanning 30 plus years, while serving up the savvy side of nine to five. Together Tim and John bring to life the show’s motto of Listen, Laugh and Learn with entertaining banter and unique voices.
07.17.19 | After a well-deserved vacation, we are back in the studio! A global experiment with lost wallets reveals some interesting findings—like the most honest countries. Vines are considered an eyesore at a nouveau tony beach enclave, and we discuss the country that has the highest racial discrimination record when it comes to hiring. Hint: the USA does better than most when it comes to hiring practices.
07.23.19 | A strip club near Toledo is giving back to the community by offering up their old sofas while they refurb the place. But first, The Liberty Counsel lets us know that the “Q” in LGBTQ stands for pedophilia. (The hypocrisy and false accusations never cease to amaze. Pay attention and vote.) In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, Sotheby’s auctions off 3 tapes acquired by a NASA intern in 1976 at a government surplus sale. The tapes sold for $1.82 million. Nice ROI!
07.16.19 | A suspected felon hiding from Missouri Police reveals his hiding spot with an unfortunate loud fart, MAD Magazine does a reboot and will serve-up recycled content from its 67-year-old archive, and people are loving Mattel’s newest Barbie.
07.10.19 | Comedian, journalist, pop culture expert, and author Frank DeCaro joins The Focus Group. His latest book, Drag—Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business is a must have for your coffee table and a great hostess gift! The photos and smart writing is everything you want it to be and more. Get it!
TFG Unbuttoned: A family accidentally books the Virgin Atlantic Pride flight—and enjoys every minute of it!
07.09.19 | Unbuttoned wraps up Pride 2019 with one feel good and two business stories. First, a British family with two young sons unexpectedly booked themselves on to Virgin Atlantic’s “Pride Flight.” The London to New York flight was organized to celebrate World Pride 2019 and mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. It featured drag queens, celebrity performances, singing and dancing, and plenty of glitter. The Powell family fully embraced the party atmosphere. Then, agency giant FCB claims it is resigning their Nivea Cream marketing duties after someone on the Nivea team said, “we don’t do gay.” Tim and John have their own take on the kerfuffle. Finally, we take a look at brands that stubbed their toe trying to reach the LGBTQ consumer in June.