March 21, 2018

New Report: Three Fails, Each With a Lesson

A woman sniffs a man's sweaty armpit to test a Telebrands deodorant

We have a tendency to focus on successes and ignore failures, but I’ve always found that failure is a better teacher than success. At the very least, I like to know about — and try to learn from — other people’s errors.

With that in mind, my latest SciMark Report presents a round-up of three recent flops and what I think they have to teach us.

March 16, 2018

In the News: Sh*ttens

Over at the ERA blog, Rick Petry shares the tale of how my colleague Michael Weinstein brought a parody bathroom product to market and laughed all the way to the bank. The name alone should be enough to make you click: Sh*ttens.

It's an honest-to-God real product available on Amazon.

I always did think Weinstein was a little full of it. (Just kidding, Michael. You're the best!)

Seriously, though: Between Cathy Mitchell dropping F-bombs at their signature party in Chicago and now this, the ERA has become decidedly NSFW!*