TFG Unbuttoned: Half of Oregon wants to join Idaho
03.21.23 | Eastern Oregon residents feel their conservative values are more attuned to Western Idaho and would like to redraw the state lines. President Biden reverses the color scheme for Air Force One to the blue and white from the Kennedy Administration. (The former guy picked a handsome color palette; it was not feasible due to heat displacement according to the Air Force.) Finally, read the small print when signing a release for a photo shoot. A woman who had a simple head shot taken now sees her picture showing up in some embarrassing advertising.
People Who Need People
03.15.23 | Shop Talk relays that what people miss most in retirement is human connection. Caught My Eye sees the end to the Las Vegas All-You-Can-Eat buffet and SunnyD goes adult. Beto Perez, the creator of ZUMBA, is our Business Birthday this week. Happy 53rd to Beto! Tim and John decide maybe a Dancing to the 80’s could be the new health craze.
TFG Unbuttoned: Information on your resume may cost you the job
03.14.23 | The DMZ separating North and South Korea has been untouched by humans for the most part and has turned into a wildlife haven. Google has mapped out areas of the forbidden zone and found many endangered species are thriving in this protected environment. The Hershey’s Chocolate Company is under the threat of a boycott for including a trans woman on a limited-edition candy bar in Canada in honor of International Women’s Day. Finally, nonbinary job seekers and employees believe their use of they/them pronouns is hurting job opportunities when applying for jobs or working within their current position.
LGBTQ Population Trends
03.08.23 | Shop Talk covers the latest poll from Gallup that tries to pin down the number of people in the USA that identify as LGBTQ. Caught My Eye explores scratch and dent Mennonite grocers, and after China banned women from wearing sexy lingerie in advertising, men are stepping in. What a world! Josephine Cochrane, the inventor of the dishwasher, is our Business Birthday. John found a new show about pottery on HBO which led us to have a new appreciation for a former guest, Marge Margulies. Check out her pottery at margemarguliespottery.
TFG Unbuttoned: Take down that flag
03.07.23 | Pride Flags will no longer be allowed in some municipalities as new laws take effect. Then, the world’s oldest person at 122, probably lived a long life due to these three things. Finally, a carny in Jersey is fined for big balls.
Advice we need now
03.01.23 | Shop Talk dispenses 10 pieces of well-worn life advice based on an NPR story. Caught My Eye covers the canals of Venice that seem to be drying up and a Tiffany/Nike sneaker collaboration. Pete Rozelle is our Business Birthday this week. Rozelle was the youngest commissioner in NFL history when appointed in 1960 and he totally revamped the game of football giving us the Super Bowl and Monday Night Football.
TFG Unbuttoned: Smart cookie sells her Thin Mints at WeHo bars
02.28.23 | Heinz Ketchup is looking for Elvis Francois who survived 24 days at sea with a bottle of ketchup, garlic powder, and stock cubes. Heinz would like to give Francois a boat! Then, we find out what happens to clothing made for championship teams that do not win the final game or championship. The NFL made clothing for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, but while the Chiefs clothing will stay here, the Eagles clothing will head overseas thanks to non-profit group, Good360. Finally, a smart Girl Scout sells out her supply of cookies at WeHo LGBTQ bars.
Unit size is on the rise
02.22.23 | Shop Talk covers the latest business trend labeled Resenteeism. Essentially it is staying in a place or job where you do not want to be. Caught My Eye reveals that penises are getting bigger fast. Also, a woodpecker hides 700 lbs. of nuts in a home. Robert Wadlow is our Business Birthday this week. Wadlow was the world’s tallest human when he died and worked in PR and Advertising for several shoe and clothing brands.
TFG Unbuttoned: Wienermobile violated in Vegas
02.21.23 | The Proud Boys continue their anti-LGBTQ campaign of hate. The sad part now is that they are arming themselves at events geared toward children. Then, McDonald’s included a same-sex couple in their Super Bowl ad and few people seemed to notice. Finally, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was robbed of its catalytic converter during a stay in Las Vegas. Thieves are looking for the platinum in the part which sells for about $1000 an ounce.
He Gets Us
02.15.23 | Shop Talk covers some of the highs and lows of this year’s Super Bowl advertising. Caught My Eye enlightens us about pearl jewelry for men and lube by the barrel. Bruce Gordon is our Business Birthday this week. Gordon was a former executive at Verizon and headed the NAACP for two years. Happy 77th Bruce Gordon.