05.10.23 | Shop Talk looks at the health concerns regarding an epidemic of loneliness. Caught My Eye covers a failed rocket launch of cremated remains and a new boycott of Bud Light from gay bars in Chicago. Edward Porter Williams, co-founder of Sherwin-Williams Paints is our Business Birthday.
05.09.23 | A mystery in Old Bridge, NJ has yet to be solved—who dumped over 300 pounds of pasta along a creek in the town, spurring a social media frenzy. Then, conservative Montana lawmakers are going full steam ahead on an anti-drag bill that could threaten the likes of Lady Gaga, Shakespeare plays, and Halloween. Finally, have you noticed the disappearance of limos on the streets? In the last decade the limo has been replaced by the non-descript large black SUV.
05.03.23 | Shop Talk looks at the 1993 LGB March on Washington. How have things changed in 30 years? Caught My Eye celebrates Pride merchandise for sale at 100 Tennessee Kroger stores and a sperm donor is asked to take a break. Ron Popiel, “inventor of everything” through his company Ronco, is our Business Birthday this week. You remember Veg-O-Matic, Mr. Microphone, and the Bedazzler.
05.02.23 | Automakers are listening to drivers who are pushing back against the many touch screens that have overtaken the vehicle dashboard. Look for buttons to make a comeback to turn on the basics like a radio or heat. But first, the live audio app, Clubhouse, has laid off staff and is looking to reboot in their quest for relevancy. Then, guess which airline was voted worst in the USA last year? You may be surprised at what airline finished in the number two spot behind Delta.
04.26.23 | Shop Talk looks at the one mantra that helps Apple’s Tim Cook deal with business critique. Caught My Eye uncovers a Roman bust found in a Texas Goodwill and Miller HighLife beer gets trashed in Belgian. Apparently, the authorities thought the beer was mislabeled “champagne.” Michele Ferrero, inventor of Nutella and owner of TicTacs and Ferrero Roche, is our Business Birthday this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.