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.
07.06.21 | Disney Theme Parks drop gender specific call outs in their public address announcements and the internet generally is OK with it. It’s a progressive and harmless change and people will complain just to complain. Then, a young Trumper, celebrating 45’s birthday, leaves a 15-foot skid mark and $16K worth of damage to a rainbow crosswalk in Delray Beach, Florida. He now faces multiple charges including one as a possible hate-crime. Finally, The LGBTQ Museum is moving toward reality in Manhattan as part of the NYC Historical Society. Stay Tuned.
06.30.21 | Shop Talk looks at the State LGBTQ Safety Ranking for 2021, and there are a few surprises. The advent of wheeled luggage, the least popular birthday, and the loss of the jacket required for dinner caught our eye. Charlene Heineken, heiress to the beer fortune, is the wealthiest person in Holland, and is 67 today, June 30th. Congratulations to Carl Nassib of the NFL Las Vegas Raiders for coming out as his authentic self.
06.29.21 | Coca-Cola stumbles with a bottle personalization promotion by allowing some words and not others to be printed by consumers on their bottles. “Lesbian” cannot be used during June Pride, for example. But first, Ricky Martin suspects he is not getting acting roles because he is gay, and Florida Gov. DeSantis signs legislation that may require teachers and students to register their political beliefs with the state.
06.23.21 | Shop Talk looks at corporations that are active in supporting PRIDE but donate millions to anti-LGBTQ politicians. Also, some studies expect as many as 40% of the workforce to resign in what they are called “the Great Resignation.” John Sheperd-Barron, inventor of the ATM, is our Business Birthday. Caught My Eye shares a story about two women who get back at a two-timing boyfriend, and a boatload of homophobic bullies harass a group of boaters with a rainbow flag, and karma pays a visit. John shares his experience from the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the movie he appears in called Coded, which tells the story of illustrator J.C. Leyendecker.
06.22.21 | Actor John Paragon, best known as Jambi the Genie from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse dies. But first, companies in tech and banking set forth plans for workers to return to the office. Most seem to have a hybrid of remote and in-office, but all agree that something is missing without face-to-face interaction. Apple gets dinged by watchdog group for not having LGBTQ apps accessible in countries that are not LGBTQ friendly.