Seinfeld on Startups: “Low Flow? I Don’t Like The Sound of That…”

Seinfeld on Startups: “Low Flow? I Don’t Like The Sound of That…”

“The Shower Head” debuted on February 15th, 1996 – the same day the Cleveland Browns (the original Browns, who are now the Ravens, not these new expansion Browns – still with me?) said goodbye to Bill Belichick – pre deflate and spy-gate and whatever other gates he’s pulled.  Did they really fire a guy who has now won 4 super bowls?  What?   Good grief Cleveland, give yourselves a chance.

Anyway, it was a classic.  Elaine tested positive for Opium, George worked on a buffer zone between himself and his parents, and the rest of the crew were introduced to the concept of “low flow”.  For our puffy haired wunderkinds, that meant disaster.

I’ve been told to tie this month back to regulations.  Let me tell you, nothing about Seinfeld ever seems to follow the regulations.  I’ve researched for days, forcing myself to watch episode after episode and “The Shower Head” seems to work the best.  There are a couple different rule breakers going on here.  We’ve got the whole opium thing (it turned out to be poppy seed muffins) and then there is  Jerry, Kramer, and Newman deciding they don’t like taking baths.

Regulations are all around us.  Stop looking, they are invisible.  Invisible, yet powerful.  They help create a level playing field for all, protect the consumer, and keep Kramer’s hair from getting too fluffy.

I tried, that’s the best tie in I can do.  Let’s hope next month’s topic is a bit more Seinfeld-y.  I can’t put both of my readers through this pointless drivel long term.  This column can’t be about “nothing”.  When has that ever worked out….

Dan Beenken is Director of the UNI Small Business Development Center

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