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Has Tiger Woods been good for golf? "I don't think he's had any effect on the economics of golf."
That astounding sentiment comes from the always blunt Mark King, CEO of TaylorMade-Adidas Golf. The first day of the Masters has been good for TaylorMade—sponsored player Sergio Garcia ended the day in the lead with Dustin Johnson, also sponsored by TaylorMade, not far behind.
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Tiger Woods is coming into the Masters playing well again; he won the World Golf Championships in March. I asked King if Woods, even though he uses Nike clubs, helps the entire sport when he plays well.
Roger Yanagita had five minutes to make a pitch that could land him millions. "I hate dust," he said before a panel of three men. "I can't stand dust."
He pointed out that feather dusters merely spread dust around, which still makes him sneeze. What to do? "May I present the first ever Duster Vac!"
With that, the Los Angeles inventor fired up a vacuum cleaner with a feather duster attached. "Dust down the hose and out your nose!"
Yanagita was making his pitch at the Response Expo in San Diego, where inventors hoping to sell the next OxyClean or Pocket Fisherman meet with the infomercial marketers who can make that happen.
I even own a shirt bought in Des Moines, Iowa which says, "I like pig butts, and I cannot lie."
America loves bacon. We also love a good laugh.
It's getting close to the end of the month. Time to break out the checkbook (anyone still have one of those?) and pay the bills.
This time of year, it's not only the usual bills piling up by month's end, but there's also the check many Americans will write the IRS by April 15. In some states like California, property taxes are due.
Food is all about fusion these days, combining fabulous tasting ingredients into a sum greater than its parts
Like bacon. And tacos. Meet "The Baco".
On April 4, opening day for the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball team, fans will be able to buy The Baco after voting for it in an online contest for new menu items. The Baco is made from bacon strips fried into the shape of a taco shell, then filled with lettuce and tomato. Think of it as a BLT without the bread. Mayo comes on the side.
Is Hooters looking for a lift? Does the restaurant need to generate more buzz?
One thing's for sure, Hooters girls drafted to man the sidelines during spring training are throwing the game a curveball.
The Hooters waitresses have been fixtures at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla., not far from where the restaurant chain started in 1983. The Philadelphia Phillies train here, and the team benefits from having the attractive, scantily clad women on the field as an added incentive to sell tickets. Hey, Mrs. Fields got her start as a ball girl.
But over the last two weeks, there have been several errors, as some Hooters girls attempted to "wing" it playing America's pastime.
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So Cyprus may tax its bank depositors in order to stay afloat. Who? What? Where?
Everything I know about Cyprus I learned in this hilarious parody, "Cypriot State of Mind."
Live television news can be a very funny business, but most of the laughs result from blunders. I've been at this game a long time, and a lot of things have gone wrong. If you're prepared for anything, you'll never be caught with that "deer in the headlights" look which is fatal to most careers in TV.
How one reacts to on-air flubs can make all the difference in how the audience feels. I learned a long time ago that most of the time, when you're not covering some tragedy, the best way to handle a mistake is to laugh about it.
Laughing serves two purposes for me. It disperses some of my own anxiety, and, more importantly, it puts the audience at ease. Laugh, and the audience laughs with you. Cry, and you look like an idiot.
Here is a very funny way a Los Angeles weatherman reacted after making an embarrassing flub this week. KTLA's Henry DiCarlo was reading on air some birthday wishes viewers sent in, including one for Hugh Janus.
Say that out loud.
The Dow is the King of Indices. When it makes history, we listen. But should another wear the crown?
Most news reports about the stock market always lead with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The NASDAQ usually follows, with the S&P 500 bringing up the rear. The S&P is like the Rodney Dangerfield of market measurements.
It's time to right this wrong.
"Most money managers benchmark themselves against the S&P," said Robert Kaplan, the former vice chairman at Goldman Sachs and currently a professor at the Harvard Business School.
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Former college football coach Barry Switzer has turned a man cave in his Oklahoma home into a base for Coaches' Cabana.
Apeks Supercritical sells an extraction machine for medical marijuana users who prefer consuming oils over smoking the plant.