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Four retirement myths

08.02.23 | Shop Talk this week looks at four myths of retirement that this retiree/writer thinks we need to talk about. Caught My Eye covers what Gen Z thinks about tipping, and a man who is in love with his car…sexually. Our Business Birthday is Broadcast.com co-founder, Todd Wagner.

TFG Unbuttoned: Airlines mandated to make bathrooms more accessible

08.01.23 | A San Diego Library gets help from the community when two anti-LGBTQ parents checked-out every book featured on the Pride display, intending to never return them. They demanded the library also remove all LGBTQ titles on the shelves. Their effort backfired beautifully. Then, a movie theater in NJ called the police on a mother who brought her autistic son into the bathroom, yelling at her that the bathroom was not trans. The mother is suing. Finally, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttieg has announced a new rule that requires airlines to make bathrooms more accessible for people with disabilities.

10 things you should never buy new

07.26.23 | Shop Talk this week looks at ten things you should never buy new. Caught My Eye introduces us to “GayWater,” and gold coins expected to bring in millions, found in Kentucky and are readied for auction. Our Business Birthday salutes the founder of Tyson Foods, John W. Tyson.

TFG Unbuttoned: Barbie mania takes nation by storm

07.25.23 | One of this summer’s blockbuster movies, “Barbie,” is driving conservatives crazy. They just can’t seem to agree as to why. Then, US House Representative from Wisconsin, Mark Pocan, is tired of the bigotry against LGBTQ+ people in congress and took to the floor with a fiery speech. Finally, what states order the most take-out food? The results will surprise you.

Warren Buffet and ‘The Noah Rule’ for success

07.19.23 | Shop Talk this week reveals The Warren Buffet Noah Rule. It could also be the John Nash Rule of “plan for the worst, hope for the best.” Caught My Eye covers a new drug developed in Japan that may grow teeth. Also, Jane Birkin died, and we share the story of the origin of the Hermes Birkin Bag. Our Business Birthday salutes the “Father of the Microwave Oven,” Percy Spencer.

TFG Unbuttoned: Portland honors Darcelle the iconic Drag Queen

07.18.23 | Darcelle was the world’s oldest working Drag Queen when she died last year at 92 in Oregon. To honor her and her years of community service to the people of Portland, the city is naming a public plaza Darcelle Plaza. But first, a woman in Key West Florida is challenging men-only, clothing optional resorts, for not allowing women. Then, Beekman 1802 selects Mrs. Potato Head as their spokesperson for their new skincare product.

Bike Buds takes a hit on the road

07.12.23 | Shop Talk this week looks at the difficulties LGBTQ small businesses encounter when looking for financing. Caught My Eye covers a lawsuit out of Canada where the thumbs-up emoji was ruled to be considered a “yes” where contracts are involved. Also, a group of cannabis loving cyclists formed in VA called Bike Buds. Our Business Birthday is flamboyant exercise guru Richard Simmons who turns 75.

TFG Unbuttoned: No circuit gays allowed

07.11.23 | London LGBTQ club Adonis has made it known to all patrons that everyone is welcome and instituted a “no circuit gays” rule. Then, Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer tells us that take-out is transactional and does not require a tip. Finally, Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo, has created people manned check-out locations for customers that may want or crave social interaction. The program has expanded and proved very popular with the elderly population.

Pizza rolls, perms, and Chia Pets

07.05.23 | Shop Talk this week looks at the man who made Chia Pets and The Clapper part of our American culture—Joseph Pedott. Caught My Eye looks at the rebirth of the 80’s perm for men and a vintage recipe box found at a thrift store filled with comfort food from days past. Our Business Birthday is the inventor of Jeno’s Pizza Rolls and Chun King prepared Chinese food, Jeno Paulucci.

TFG Unbuttoned: Pay to Play now at Costco

07.04.23 | Mega retailer Costco, is taking a page from Netflix and cracking down on people who share memberships without paying. Also, a janitor ruins 20 years of research at an RPI lab, resulting in a million-dollar lawsuit. Finally, Lady Di’s infamous black sheep sweater hits the auction block this summer and is expected to fetch at least $80K.

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