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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.