Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Tuesday, May 13, 2021

If you’re packing a Y-chromosome, you’re (almost literally) a marked man lately, because there’s a gender divide characterizing the onset of this softening economy:

From last November through this April, American women aged 20 and up gained nearly 300,000 jobs, according to the household survey of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). At the same time, American men lost nearly 700,000 jobs. You might even say American men are in recession, and American women are not.

What’s going on? Simply put, men have the misfortune of being concentrated in the two sectors that are doing the worst: manufacturing and construction. Women are concentrated in sectors that are still growing, such as education and health care.

Based on this trending, it might be time for us guys to get in touch with our feminine sides — purely for vocational reasons.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 05/13/2008 11:07:40 PM
Category: Business, Society
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Sue Simmons is a bona fide institution in New York City local news media, second only to her co-anchor Chuck Scarborough. Personally, I can’t remember when they weren’t occupying Channel 4; they were a firm part of my childhood channel-surfing.

Which is what makes her live-TV “What the fuck are you doing??” flub today all the more shocking (in a fun way!):

The shit hit the fan, of course, prompting an obligatory apology from Sue. Order is restored at the local NBC flagship affiliate.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 05/13/2008 10:45:58 PM
Category: Celebrity, New Yorkin', TV
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Way to cash in, Moldy Peaches.

It was only a few months ago when you were compelled to reunite as part of the soundtrack for indieflick-hit Juno. Having gotten a taste of that — which included mass-audience gawking via “The View” — you’ve now lent your signature song, “Anyone Else But You”, to Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island for their latest TV commercial.

And probably worse, it’s not even the original song, but rather the melody with some reworked, marketing-specific lyrics grafted on. Selling out doesn’t get any more customized. I’d say the indie cred has flown right out the window…

I wish I could find the commercial online; I guess it’s too new to have been YouTubed.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 05/13/2008 12:14:18 PM
Category: Advert./Mktg., Movies, Pop Culture
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