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Small Talk: Birthday clown, the oldest booze cruise?

May 11, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: 'Official' Dodgers fan ganja, recreating the world's oldest beer and Dominic Deville, the scary Swiss birthday clown.

Small talk: Walmart.com takes cash, 'Ciri' is in your TV

Apr 27, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Paying for cash at Walmart.com, when you accidentally fire your entire company, and an Apple knock-off TV has Ciri in it.

Small talk: A backlit Nook, worst jobs, growing chairs

Apr 13, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: A Nook e-reader that won't disturb others, a list of the best, worst and most stressful jobs in the U.S., and an artist is growing chairs.

Small talk: Bacon coffin, Beatles Wheelchair, Siri sued

Mar 30, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: a bacon-y coffin, what The Beatles have to do with wheelchairs, and is Siri worried about getting sued?

Small talk: Quiet flying, NYC taxi lights, exam answers

Mar 2, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Virgin's Upper Class Dream Suite, New York taxis get new lights, and funny exam questions.

Small talk: New car smell, Girl Scout cookies

Feb 17, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Girl Scouts get high-tech, that new car smell is toxic and getting to Ecuador if you're a retiree.

Small talk: Church of Copyism, fake wine, BA's oops

Jan 20, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: A church that believes in the power of file sharing, pinot noir that's not pinot noir, and British Airways causes "undue concern."

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Best of 'Small Talk' in 2011

Dec 30, 2011
A showcase of the most amusing under-the-radar business stories of 2011.

Small talk: Burger King, counting pigeons and product placement

Dec 23, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Burger King loses its crown, pigeons may be able to do math and the shows with the most product placement.

Small talk: Cuddle class, an Occupy Wall Street class, when Virginia starts classes

Dec 9, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: It's all about class. Air New Zealand has a cuddle class, NYU offers an Occupy Wall Street Class, and why classes in Virginia don't start until after Labor Day.