Welcome back. How are you? It's a bit of a down day at Clutter Headquarters. Today marks the six month anniversary of Mom Clutter's death, and it has me in a funk. BDH and Little Buddha have been doing their best to cheer me up. (I really couldn't ask for two better sidekicks here.) They thought that hanging out with all of you and checking out today's headlines might help, so let's give it a shot. Grab yourself a nice medium iced DD, and let's close out the week with a little Friday Clutter.
It's a bad day for the Red Sox when their only offensive highlight is breaking up a no-hitter, but that's what happened once again as Boston lost 8-0 to the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday. They got off to such a promising start with the big win in the first game of the series but then went silent over the final three games. The news gets worse as David Ortiz had to leave the game in the 9th inning after suffering a back spasm on a check swing. He's listed as day-to-day, but who knows how long that's going to be an issue for the big guy.
Is that it for this year? (pic via bostonherald.com)
The Sox are now in Tampa, as Jon Lester (who is suddenly the subject of trade rumors) takes on David Price (also a trade candidate) and the rest of the Rays. What a mess of a season, but again, if this is the price to be paid for last year, I'll still take it.
A high-level Obama aide says that John Boehner has "opened the door" to impeachment proceedings by moving to sue the president. Any reasonable person wants to be able to look at that comment and see it simply as Dan Pfeiffer working to rally the Democratic base before this November's elections, and that's what it likely is, but it's telling that this claim doesn't sound nearly as outlandish as it should. The GOP has spent the last six years trying to find every way they can to invalidate President Obama's election, so it seems reasonable that this would be the next step. How pathetic is that?
As I write this, the stock market seems to be down a bit today. I recently made some adjustments to the massive Clutter portfolio. My international index fund is a slightly larger percentage of the holdings than I'd like it to be, so I'm trimming back those purchases and instead putting more money into the small cap index fund, which is lagging behind the other holdings this year. It's all about the right balance, you know. Anyway, that's what I've been doing with Clutter's cash recently, but if you have some money lying around, and you aren't excited about stocks, you could always buy this town instead. Again, diversification is the key.
Clutter has obviously already blocked off the night of August 23rd for the new Doctor Who season premiere, but apparently we're going to watch it at the movies! Seeing Peter Capaldi's debut as the Doctor (as well as the return of Jenna Coleman) on the big screen is just about the only thing that could have made this even more exciting. Of course, I'm assuming one of the local theaters will be showing it. Clutter might pull a serious nutty if that's not the case.
Speaking of movies, I'm pretty sure that a Superman film starring Nicolas Cage would have been seven degrees of horrible, so I'm glad that never came to light. However, I would like to see the documentary about the failure of that movie to come together. Check this out:
Jimmy Fallon is still on a role with The Tonight Show. Check out his interview with actor Morgan Freeman on helium, because of course that's something that needs to happen:
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. I think we'll close things out today with Willie Nelson and today's, "Song of the Day." At the end of the day, we all need to just breathe.
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. BDH and Little Buddha were right, hanging with all of you does make me feel better. Enjoy the rest of this sunny day, and we'll see you back here again soon. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.