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  • May 29th, 2019

    National Safety Month: Stay Safe Out There!

    Tweet June is many things: a favorite month to get married, the start of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere), the season of inconvenience for parents who did not have the foresight to enroll their energetic offspring in camp. But from a business perspective, perhaps the most crucial significance for June is that it’s National Safety [...]

  • May 22nd, 2019

    Grammar Police: Say What You Mean and Keep It Clean!

    Tweet We know it’s been a while since you were in grammar school, learning about such English language twisters as homophones: words that sound alike but are spelled differently, and have different meanings. Like two, too, and to. Or hear and here. Or there, their and they’re. Then there are it’s and its, which most [...]

  • May 15th, 2019

    We Are the Oil Spill

    Tweet In recent times, whenever a catastrophic event, whether natural or human-created, makes headlines, social media rapidly makes memes that say something along the lines of, “We are all ____.” It’s meant to express empathy and unity, and does: for some reason, disasters pull us together. Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, renowned for his environmental activism as [...]

  • May 8th, 2019

    Spillers Love Company

    Tweet The Internet is known for those who jump on board to criticize. So it was refreshing to see how many peopled jumped on board to support a woman who spilled 22 quarts of ranch dressing at her workplace — by sharing their own spill stories. Mashable called it “the greatest thread in Twitter history.” The article included [...]

  • April 24th, 2019

    Going to the Wall

    Tweet When Pink Floyd released their hit album “The Wall” 40 years ago, they weren’t singing about spill clean up, though for many school maintenance crews, this might indeed be the theme. Aside from graffiti (there’s also the Led Zeppelin album “Physical Graffiti”, of similar vintage, so perhaps it has something to do with the [...]

  • April 17th, 2019

    To Give Someone the Slip

    Tweet You may have heard the maxim, “A good pun is its own reword.” That’s not a typo; it’s wordplay. Back in the day, one of our team had a book called Punography, which contained visual puns. Like the one of a woman handing her husband a loose-fitting undergarment. The pun? “She gave him the [...]

  • April 10th, 2019

    Has Spring Sprung A Leak?

    Tweet It’s spring, and while the horrific floods of a few months ago have fortunately receded, there’s a lot of excess water around. And it’s still raining in various parts of the country. It seems safe to say this is going to be a leaky season. When Mother Nature’s in charge, all we can do [...]

  • April 3rd, 2019

    The Great Floods of 2019

    Tweet The expression “a wet winter” doesn’t begin to describe what 2019 has been like for many businesses and homeowners across the country, which have experienced storms so severe they immobilized cities, turned towns into islands, and shut down freeways. At the end of February, for example, northern California faced a flood of Biblical proportions. [...]

  • March 27th, 2019

    Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk — Get Your Clean Up On!

    Tweet Some phrases sound as if frustrated parents invented them (and since many of us here at Impact Absorbents are parents ourselves, we get it!). For instance: “Don’t cry over spilled milk.” It conjures a dedicated stay-at-home dad serving his toddler a bowl of some nutrient-rich cereal and wholesome milk, and the child, looking disdainfully [...]

  • March 20th, 2019

    Grocery Store Demos: Whole Lotta Spillin’ Goin’ On

    Tweet Remember the 1950s? Even if you weren’t there personally, the decade’s been immortalized in TV sitcoms and song. Rock ‘n’ roll was just being born, and the music was typically sweet and innocent. Like the one Jerry Lee Lewis sang about spill clean up: “Whole Lotta Spillin’ Goin’ On.” OK, the actually title used [...]