Improbable Research Podcast #3: Michael Jackson Surgery

Surgery to make someone look like Michael Jackson dominates this week’s Improbable Research podcast. The podcast is all about research that makes people LAUGH, then THINK — research about anything and everything, from everywhere —research that’s good or bad, important or trivial, valuable or worthless. CBS distributes it, both on the new CBS web site, and on iTunes. Podcast #3: Michael […]

The value of Lester’s celeb death research

Michael Jackson’s death is fueling financial good times for magazine and book publishers, says a report by Advertising Age: Michael Jackson tributes and book-a-zines have generated $55 million in additional newsstand sales for magazine publishers, providing one bright spot, however somber, amid widespread newsstand declines so far this year. They are of course not the […]