The Man Clump

Per Gothamist, the things which exist in this world.

Man Clumping, we discovered, is a useful mechanism for boosting morale within your sales staff — provided, it stands to reason, that your sales staff is male and AMPED. The Man Clump’s chief architects, Omar Soliman and Vince Garcia of Synergy Capital (an apparently very persistent telemarketing-based loan company, whose motto is: “We finance all businesses…”), told Gothamist that this is just how they do pitch meetings: Out on the sidewalk, where “elite” deal-makers-in-training can inspire one another to new financial heights through mutual screaming and encouragement.

The method involves group chants (the preferred rallying cry, which Gothamist witnessed, ends with the men of the Man Clump woofing in unison) and inspiring aphorisms. “We found these jobs on Craigslist, and we’ve seen that, if we could start on Craigslist in a random spot and get to the level we did — once we brought all these guys in, we put what we did into them, and now everybody’s becoming elite,” Garcia explained. With respect to office culture, Soliman said, “We make it like a sport, almost.”

Hide and Seek

Per LadBible:

Officers rushed out to the branch of the furniture store in Braehead, Glasgow, after reports of people turning up to the shop and hiding in cupboards, fridges and beds.

Why? Blame Facebook!

The bizarre story comes after more than 2,000 people signed up to a Facebook event set up to take the childhood game into Glasgow’s branch of the Swedish megastore.

Seems more effective for this giant game of hide-and-seek versus other Facebook gag events such as “show up with your fan and blow away the hurricane.”

And then there was that lets all storm Area 51 event. Unfortunately, it was cancelled.

NOAA Scientists

Good.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s acting chief scientist said in an email to colleagues Sunday that he is investigating whether the agency’s response to President Trump’s Hurricane Dorian tweets constituted a violation of NOAA policies and ethics.