TFG Unbuttoned: Dimes, Dimes, Dimes
04.25.23 | $200K worth of dimes are stolen from a shipment of coins destined for Florida. The driver had left the US Mint in Philadelphia with $750K worth of dimes, parked to rest overnight, then thieves made off with the stash. So far, no charges have been filed. Then, a mother is asked to pick-up after her child makes a mess on the airplane. The husband tweeted his anger and did not receive the response he would have liked. Finally, after 25 years, Netflix is stopping its DVD by mail service.
04.19.23 | Shop Talk looks at the Dylan Mulvaney controversy surrounding Bud Light. Caught My Eye covers a new tourism campaign for the Capital of Saskatchewan. “Show us your Regina” was not received well and the campaign has been scratched. Also, a rock and mineral museum in Bethel, Maine is offering up to $25K for a piece of a meteorite that fell early this month. Ole Evinrude, inventor of the first commercially successful outboard motor, is our Business Birthday this week.
TFG Unbuttoned: Florida Travel Advisory
04.18.23 | A travel advisory for the State of Florida has been issued for LGBTQ people thinking of heading to the Sunshine State. #EqualityFlorida issued the warning in response to the many hateful anti-LGBTQ laws and policies that the state has enacted. Then, still in Florida, a teacher is fired for having his student write their own obits right before an active shooter drill. Finally, New York City has a new Rat Czar to help control the out-of-control rat population.
5 ways to develop a skill to advance your career
04.12.23 | Shop Talk looks at five ways to develop a growth goal mindset, that will help advance your career. Caught My Eye shares a story about Tom Hanks donating one of his vast collection of typewriters to a repair shop in the hope that it will find new life. Also, a carjacking goes wrong when the crooks could not drive a manual transmission car. Ella Smith, a pioneering doll manufacturer, is our Business Birthday this week.
TFG Unbuttoned: Drink Up
04.11.23 | Starbucks has a new drink that has got people running. It’s coffee with extra virgin olive oil, called an Oleato. (The coffee acts as a stimulant for your bowels while the olive oil is a relaxant.) Then, the Boston City Council is trying to outlaw small liquor bottles known as nips, minis, or shooters to combat alcoholism and litter. Finally, the famous white Saturday Night Fever suit worn by John Travolta goes on the auction block this month and is expected to fetch at least 200K.
Practice makes perfect
04.05.23 | Shop Talk covers a smart move by Disney to counter Gov. DeSantis and his anti-Disney campaign. Also, a simple tip to help make you a better presenter. Caught My Eye looks at the Russian reluctance to buy Chinese made cars, but due to sanctions made by the West, it leaves the Russian car buying public with very few options. Also, a young boy donates his tonsils to help train cadaver dogs. Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway, is our Business Birthday this week. Happy 72nd!
TFG Unbuttoned: Get your Mammoth Meat
04.04.23 | Teens impacted by book bans have their say thanks to the efforts of the Brooklyn Public Library and their program called #BooksUnbanned. Then, be on the lookout for “cultured meat,” that will be grown in a lab. The idea behind cultured meat is to lessen the impact on the environment caused by raising livestock for food. The mammoth meatball makes its debut this month in Holland, but it is not ready for prime time. Finally, a woman loses her AirPods on a flight and was able to track them to a vendor that works for the airline.
That’s the way the cookie crumbles
03.29.23 | Shop Talk explores the Enneagram personality test that places people in one of seven categories. Caught My Eye reveals the camera that John Glenn took to space in 1962 to take the first photograph in space. Also, the limited-edition Girl Scout cookie, Raspberry Rally, was the first cookie the scouts ever made available online—then the cookie sold-out fast and left a lot of people upset. Oscar Mayer, the founder of Oscar Mayer meats, is our Business Birthday this week. Don’t forget our Sponsor Deep Discount is having a Spring Site-wide Sale!
TFG Unbuttoned: Bear looking for cub
03.28.23 | A parent in Utah challenges a new law that wants all books, the mention sex, banned from the Davis School libraries. The parent who filed the complaint said that she would like the Bible included in the ban since it mentions incest, masturbation, rape, fellatio, and countless other “pornographic” passages. The school system is reviewing the request. Then, an original, unopened, iPhone from 2007 fetches 55K at auction. Finally, New Mexico Fish and Game is looking for college grads that would like to crawl into bear dens and remove cubs. For what? The article and job description did not say.
The aging LGBTQ population
03.22 23 | Shop Talk looks at some challenges that LGBTQ people may encounter as part of growing older. Caught My Eye reveals alternative state names and Apple gets an F in customer service. Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex and Tudor watches, is our Business Birthday this week. Don’t forget our sponsor Deep Discount is having a Spring site-wide Sale!