Gabatron Morning Briefing 1-28-15: Home Office

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According to new data at FiveThirtyEight shows people who work from home are generally more productive than those in the office. I’ve certainly gotten a lot done in recent weeks while I’ve been home. Of course that’s mostly because I haven’t had that whole “job” thing weighing me down. People who work at home, do you find yourself being more productive than those schmucks that go into an office every day? As technology allows just about everybody to work from home, do you think we’ll ever get to the point where a majority of people work from home?

A reporter on the SAG Awards red carpet complimented Rashida Jones on her tan. That seems like the plot line of one of those Southwest Airlines “Wanna get away?” ads in the early 2000’s.

A high school student in Utah was told her dress had to be covered up because it was too inappropriate for the school dance. Why was it inappropriate? It showed too much of her shoulders. Florida may be a third world country, but Utah might be another planet. Of all the things to get upset about, visible shoulders? The Amish would probably tell them to lighten up. What’s the strangest dress code complaint you’ve ever heard of?

A school principal in Rhode Island decided it was a good idea to create a Let It Go parody announcing that schools was closed. Apparently it took him a year to realize that a parody of Let It Go might be funny.

Speaking of ill-conceived videos, GoDaddy has decided to pull their Super Bowl ad that some said promoted puppy mills. So after all the ads they’ve come up with, America finally drew the line at puppies. Well done, America. Also, apparently every single Super Bowl ad is available long before the actual Super Bowl.

… and finally, Former President Bill Clinton is starting to ponder what title the husband of a woman President would have. I’m assuming that in his case it would be something very official sounding, like “White House Internship Director”

Keith Conrad got his first job in radio in Huntsville, Alabama the day after the 2000 Presidential election when he was a freshman in college. He’s produced radio shows in Huntsville, Milwaukee, WI, Atlanta, GA and finally back in his hometown of Chicago. Currently he lives in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood steps away from the Red Line. The train goes by so often you don’t even notice it. Keith has been dabbling in the Internet arts for a while now, in various roles both professional and just for fun.