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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
08.07.19 | An Arkansas mom buys all the children’s shoes from a closing Payless Shoe Store and donates them just in time for back to school. Tim cannot get through paywalls for newspapers, and John never used an outside “drive-up” pay phone. Jenny Craig is our Business Birthday. Of course, we mourn the senseless loss of life over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton. Vote people, Vote!
08.06.19 | One Million Moms—a group with 93,000 members—is upset that Whole Foods Markets has sponsored Drag Queen Story Hour in their stores. (Shouldn’t they be on the lookout for bad food or something?) Tim and John discuss the horrific shootings in El Paso and Dayton, and the response from elected leaders.
07.31.19 | More than 200 major U.S. corporations signed an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court arguing that excluding sexual orientation and gender identity from federal civil rights law “would undermine the nation’s business interests.” Berkeley, CA eliminates the term ‘manhole’ in a push to remove gendered language, and the mystery of an ‘untouched’ In-N-Out burger found lying on a Queens street caught our eye.
07.30.19 | An angry mother’s old tweet resurfaces and chides millennials for clogging-up Disney theme Parks, a One Dollar Zone store sells a black doll that encourages you to whack it against a wall, and a clown incites a brawl on a cruise ship. Can’t we all just get along?
07.24.19 | Patrick Pan, CMO of Lumin Skin Management for Men, discusses effective techniques for taking better care of your face, and the unique challenges of marketing skin care to men. But first, a young boy’s “Ice Cold Beer” stand goes viral and children love their Woody Huggies. John is looking for advice about poor customer service from Lowe’s.