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Past Shows

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!

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.

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