08.10.21 | A growing list of celebrities appear to be shunning soap and only bathing when absolutely necessary. Jake Gyllenhaal is the latest culprit following up on the news that stinky couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis only wash crevices when necessary and only wash their kids if they see some dirt on them. Then, Burger King employees hurl homophobic slurs at a gay couple and their son. The story in California is still unfolding. Finally, Russian TV goes all out in mocking and ridiculing LGBTQ Olympic athletes in Tokyo.
08.04.21 | Shop Talk looks at the origins of poppers. Caught My Eye explores becoming an artist’s live model at 60, and a restaurant patron brings in a scale to weigh his meat at the Texas Roadhouse. Lloyd Anderson, born August 4th, co-founder of REI Outdoor Specialty Outfitter with his wife Gertrude is our Business Birthday.
08.03.21 | Infomercial Pitchman Ron Popeil died this past week. From Mr. Microphone to Veg-a-matic, the Pocket Fisherman and aerosol hair, Popeil was the consummate salesperson who made us all believe. RIP. But first, Disney gets dinged for not using the word gay to describe one of its characters in the new Jungle Cruise movie and a Trumper gets prison time for dumping on a neighbor’s lawn.
07.28.21 | Shop Talk looks at the advice you would give your 20-year-old self regarding career. An overwhelming amount of people said this one thing. Caught My Eye looks at a South Korean network’s Olympic Parade of Nations unflattering commentary. A hydrogen balloon will take you to space for 125k—John will pay 10k and Tim is not interested. Earl Tupper, born July 28th, of Tupperware fame is our Business Birthday.
07.27.21 | Tulipán, an intimate gels and sex toy manufacturer from Argentina, is providing items to help athletes pleasure themselves upon request in Tokyo. The Taliban threatens to kill gays brutally and take away rights of women as they reinstitute Sharia Law should they regain control of Afghanistan. Finally, a teenager is arrested for a prank of airdropping the image of an air gun onto the phones of passengers on a United flight.
07.21.21 | Shop Talk takes a look at the business of Masters Degrees—and its big business. Caught My Eye looks at one writer’s top 10 least favorite toys of all time. Also, more people are putting their home office on wheels and once the tech catches up, they expect this to be a 42-billion-dollar industry. Rather than renting or buying. static condo or office you can see the country and chase the good weather while still doing your job. Peter Reuter, born July 21st, of telegraphy and news reporting fame is our Business Birthday.
07.20.21 | A bride and groom offer meals to their wedding reception guests based on the value of the gift you give. Walmart fires a down syndrome employee of 16 years over a schedule change and a court awards her $125 million for wrongful termination. But first, the grocery store salad bar is quickly becoming a relic of the past as consumer shopping habits have evolved since the event.
07.14.21 | Shop Talk looks at a recent study that tells us what we knew all along—it’s time for the open floor plan in corporate America to go away. It’s too noisy and people are less productive. Also, climate change and an increase in global car sales is creating a rubber shortage. Buy stock! Caught My Eye brings us a story about how having a “gay voice” impacts job opportunities. Then, why do hot dogs come in packs of 10 and rolls in packs of 8? Erno Rubik, born July 13th, inventor of the Rubik’s Cube is our Business Birthday. He still lives in Hungary and likes sci-fi and succulents.
07.13.21 | The FDA issues a warning about the use of poppers during sex. Welcome to the party FDA, don’t forget your denim shorts and crop top! Then, Mondelez explains what the scallop ridges are for on a Ritz Cracker and social media goes crazy. Finally, a disgraced anti-Gay Catholic Priest and Vatican official, says he can cure homosexuality by having sex with gay or gay questioning men. You can’t make it up.
07.07.21 | Shop Talk looks at a wrap-up of June Pride 2021 missteps. Also, your favorite HGTV shows may not be what you imagine. Caught My Eye brings us a story from SC where the family dog ran away scared by fireworks only to return 8 hours later—and rang the doorbell. Other than having rolled in poop and a few thorns he was OK. Also, the CDC is taken to task for them don’t swim in the pool with diarrhea GIF. Otto Rohwedder, born July 7th, is our Business Birthday. He invented the bread slicer, forever changing the way bread was sold.