Welcome to the first edition of a new Clearing out the Clutter feature called, "Five Questions," where we'll be posting interviews with people from a variety of backgrounds with interesting stories to share. We're thrilled to kick things off with Noel Monk, who was formerly the manager of Van Halen from 1978-1985. Monk is also the author of the new book, "Runnin' With The Devil: A Backstage Pass To The Wild Times, Loud Rock, And The Down And Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen." (You can read our review here.) Monk got his start working for legendary promoter... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in have a seat. How's your week going? I'm still adjusting to how cold and dark it's getting in the morning. How many days until spring? This is just not my most favorite time of the year. However, regardless of the season, BDH and Little Buddha are always here to hang out and distract me from the weather, and you can't beat that. You also can't beat that they make great coffee. They've got a fresh pot ready for all of you, so help yourselves to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out... Read more →

Part 6 of the Lost Dimension story returns this week to find the 12th Doctor, Bill Potts, Nardole, Jenny, and a previous incarnation or two trying to figure out the source of the energy that's taken over UNIT and is spreading across the Earth. We were not big fans of Lost Dimensions (Part 5), but the newest issue immediately gets this adventure back on track. It's fun to watch #12 engage in a bit of trickery before forcing his way into #10's TARDIS. Oh yes, that's right, this story is a tag team affair that we've been dreaming about for... Read more →

The Slide

Here we go again. I can feel my mood deteriorating as quietly and smoothly as the sun falling down over the horizon. It's time for another trip down the slide. There's no point in fighting it, my sneakers have no traction. All I can do is pay attention to the trip. It's much calmer than it used to be. I don't like this ride, but I don't fear it anymore. I know well how it ends. I hit the bottom, and then much like the morning sun, I climb back up to the top. Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I know, it's a little chilly in here at the moment, but it should warm up a bit pretty soon. It's like it's mid-October or something. BDH and Little Buddha say the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter. The Boston Celtics kick off the 2017-2018 NBA season on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight. We can't wait to see how these two revamped line-ups do against each other, and especially what kind of reception Kyrie Irving gets after forcing his... Read more →

Ghost Stories finds the 12th Doctor revisiting his friends from the 2016 Christmas Special (Grant, Lucy, and Jennifer) in a story that's out just in time for Halloween. How does this sequel match up to the original? Let's find out... The Doctor seeks the help of Grant and his family because he needs to collect three crystals, like the one that produces Grant's super-powers, in order to save the universe, so off we go into three adventures in this new collection from Titan Comics. The first story sees a man in the future trying to follow in Grant's footsteps, but... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We've been having some crazy wind around here for about 12 hours now. I can't remember the last time I heard it howl like that for so long. Every time I woke up, it sounded like we were in the opening scene of a Stephen King Halloween novel. There's also the fact that I'm now getting up in the morning well before the sun rises. I can already feel my internal body clock being thrown off. Thanks, fall! Oh well. Thankfully, BDH and Little Buddha are here to help all of us power... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How's your weekend going so far? I'm pretty much keeping up with raking the leaves so far, at least as much as I can right now. I don't want to rake the garden beds yet, because the ground still hasn't frozen over. Besides, it was the usual errands yesterday, and of course, there's the Patriots - Jets game this afternoon. However, before that happens, we've got headlines to look through. I'm being informed that the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter. As we mentioned,... Read more →

The members of Linkin Park just released the episode of Carpool Karaoke that they did with Ken Jeong earlier this year. Watching this show takes on an entirely different tone than was originally intended, given that it was filmed on July 14, 2017, just six days before lead singer Chester Bennington committed suicide. Bennington drives the car, with Jeong in the passenger seat, and bandmates Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn sitting in the back. Jeong can be both funny and grating as an actor, and it's the same in this case. He continually rips on Shinoda right from the start,... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? Any big plans for the weekend? Nothing too crazy on this end besides another round of cutting back the garden and raking leaves. We're a crazy crew, I tell you. Speaking of the team, BDH and Little Buddha tell me that the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Saturday Clutter. The Red Sox season is over, but we're not lacking for off-season discussions. Chad Finn addresses a recurring question about whether or not the Sox should trade... Read more →

Today may be Friday the 13th, but as far as I'm concerned, it's the luckiest day of 2017, because it's Dad Clutter's birthday! Yes, the big guy has completed another trip around the sun. Feel free to wish him a good one if you see him today. I can't express my thoughts about him better than this blurb from a former Father's Day post: I'd also like to take a moment to give a shout-out to the big man himself, Dad Clutter. I don't know that he always gets enough attention or credit on these pages, so allow me to... Read more →