Welcome back. How was your weekend? Yesterday was pretty quiet here, apart from the Patriots game and the discovery of a spider who twice avoided my assassination attempts and is currently still roaming around Clutter Headquarters. Sweet.
Oh, I forgot to mention my massage on Saturday. Clutterheads, I went years between massages, and I promise you that's a mistake I'll never make again. It was exactly what the doctor ordered from both a physical and mental standpoint. Once it was done, I told the masseuse that was the quietest my head's been in a long time. Her response? "It's important to clear out the clutter from your mind." You don't have to tell me, lady. In any case, I strongly recommend treating yourself to one, because they're just fantastic.
Now, it's a busy week ahead, so let's get to work. Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Monday Clutter.
What an insane afternoon at Foxboro Stadium. All I wanted was for the New England Patriots to have a stress-free win over the lowly Cleveland Browns without needing any last minute comebacks. Tom Brady and crew clearly weren't on board with that plan. The Pats looked fairly horrific in all aspects of the game Sunday, but yet, they still managed to stage yet another last second victory to beat the Browns 27-26. The Patriots are a lot like this year's Red Sox: You just can not count them out until the game is officially over.
It's a win that came at a heavy price, though, as tight end Rob Gronkowski is likely done for the year after taking a nasty hit to his leg in the third quarter. It's hard to imagine how the team's post-season chances would survive that loss, but at this point, and particularly in this league this year, it seems fair to say that anything can happen, so in Bill and Tom we trust to take this team as far as possible.
See you next year? (pic via businessinsider.com)
The New York Yankees will officially introduce Jacoby Ellsbury at a press conference on Friday the 13th? That sounds about right. It also sounds like the lead every time a reporter has to write about Ellsbury's next injury.
Senator Rand Paul believes that extending unemployment benefits would keep the unemployed from finding a job, going back to the tried and true GOP myth that everyone would be employed if they just weren't so damn lazy.
Former Secretary of State James Baker is trying to do some revisionism and claim that Ronald Reagan regretted vetoing sanctions against South Africa during the apartheid era. My guess is that Ronnie didn't bat an eye or miss a minute of sleep over that decision despite the fact that it secured his spot on the wrong side of history.
Oh, I meant to post this article about a kid's Christmas list a few days ago. BDH, Little Buddha and I all agree that we want #3, so if you know where to find such an item, we'd happily accept it as a present and promise to use it responsibly.
This weekend was the first time in a while that I've stayed up long enough for any part of Saturday Night Live. (I'm getting old, kids.) My anti-Will Farrell rant aside, I got a kick out of this group performance of "Afternoon Delight" by One Direction and the Anchorman 2 cast:
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. BDH and Little Buddha found this clip while they were doing some online shopping this weekend. BDH made me promise that I would talk to him before I ever considered getting a cat. I told him not to worry about that one. As you watch the video, can't you just imagine each dog saying, "Is it cool if I go this way? You know what, never mind, I'll just come back later. Yeah, I'll just do that. Okay...bye." See for yourself with today's, "Clip of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. I hope the rest of your Monday goes well, and we'll see you back here again for more silliness soon. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.