09.01.20 | Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife, Becki, continue to make headlines as more young men come forward with tales of sex and hush money. Stay tuned as we predict Jerry may have done more than watch. Then, a Texas teacher is reinstated after she was put on leave for teaching tolerance. Finally, a pro-Trump small business, that was granted PPP monies, apparently had enough money to buy six Trump for Prez billboards in the Arizona/California border. If they had enough money for billboards, valued up to 120K, did they need the PPP loan?
08.26.20 | Shop Talk looks at a recent article in Forbes Magazine regarding a one-word email from leader Tim Cook. But first, a herd of elephants overindulge, and a man lies about cancer ailments in order to keep his wife from leaving. Katherine Johnson of NASA fame is our Business Birthday.
08.25.20 | Political satirist, and former budding comedian Randy Rainbow responds to newly surfaced racist, trans-phobic, and anti-Semitic Tweets. Should public figures be held accountable for language or posts from 10 or more years ago? Then, The Toilet Project in Tokyo, and we have been greeting man’s best friend the wrong way?
08.19.20 | Shop Talk looks at a recent article from Fortune Magazine that polls what workers are most concerned about moving forward. A big surprise is that almost 50% of the workforce is contemplating some sort of career change. But first, Charles Hires of Hires Root Beer fame is our Business Birthday. Tim learns something new about John and root beer and the Queen reveals her favorite Holiday Movie.
08.18.20 | A man is denied entry into a Hot Springs Casino because he was carrying a Louis Vuitton Purse—while women with much larger bags were let right through security. Was this gender bias or something else? Dr. Pepper is the latest victim of the pandemic shortages. If you like it, find it and buy it. (Tim shares his three tips on how best to drink Dr. Pepper.) Finally, REI has decided to forego its new, unused, headquarters in Washington State.
08.12.20 | Shop Talk discusses the slow drip of bad news for Ellen and her staff. Many people have come forward and believe that Ellen supports a toxic work environment, putting her “be kind to one another” catch phrase in doubt. But first, Costco knows its market and Trump is looking to put his mug on Mount Rushmore. Julius Rosenwald, of Sears Roebuck fame and philanthropist to the education of African Americans in the South, is our Business Birthday.
08.11.20 | Hasbro pulls a Troll doll from the shelves due to an unfortunately placed button. How do these things get to the production stage? Then, Halloween candy sales are expected to slump, and chickens become the newest pandemic pet. Dolls, candy, and chickens. How can you resist?
08.05.20 | Shop Talk looks at 4 mindsets that we should all employ to aid in achieving success. As with many things, attitude is key. But first, Caught My Eye looks at an artist’s version of pandemic Barbie dolls and Trader Joe’s backtracks on earlier news that it would change the names of Trader Jose’s and Trader Ming’s. A spokesperson says that the company would not change any product names based on a petition and the names were “fun and showed appreciation for other cultures.” The father of the Multiplex Theater, Stanley Durwood, is our Business Birthday.
08.04.20 | Conservative Christians are going to have a tough time shopping as they have added Hallmark gift wrap, cards, and ornaments to their boycott list. They are upset about same-sex relationships in some Hallmark Channel storylines. Steve Jobs exhibits emotional intelligence and there is a study that shows car service app drivers will exhibit a bias toward LGBTQ customers. Overall the study showed that drivers were 3 times more likely to cancel rides once they found out the pick-up was LGBTQ based on user profiles.
07.29.20 | Tim Gunn of Project Runway fame is our Business Birthday this week. Also, stoop finds and drive-thru strip clubs Caught Our Eye. Shop Talk explores 5 steps that will help improve your memory—whether someone’s birthday, name, or counting cards at the casino—it’s all about practice.