Welcome back, and a very happy Friday to you all. It's great to see that everyone survived the solar storm. (You know how I worry.) My head is still stuffy, but BDH and Little Buddha have been helping out even more than usual around Clutter Headquarters, which is always greatly appreciated. They've also just made a fresh pot of coffee, so help yourself to a medium DD, and let's end the week with a little Clutter. Please excuse my constant sneezing while we do this. Everyone ready? And we're off...
The U.S. Senate narrowly defeated an amendment to let work begin immediately on the Keystone pipeline.
Time has just about run out for Newt Gingrich, and it sounds like even he knows it. You had a good run, big man. You lasted much longer than anyone would have expected, and at the end of the day, you probably accomplished the top priority of your campaign right from the start: Increasing your brand value.
By the way, here's the story to remember the next time the Republicans look to make their silly "1000 days without a budget" argument.
Pat Robertson's latest thing is that he believes pot should be legalized and regulated like alcohol. Wait, I agree with that. What's going on here? Where am I?
Pat Robertson (pic via evangelicaloutreach.com)
The Utah House of Representatives thinks women have no idea what they're doing when they're seeking an abortion, so they passed a bill to impose a 72 hour waiting period on the process. How shameful. The underlying assumption here is that women in this situation treat it like they're going to the grocery store to pick up something for dinner in an hour.
Mitt Romney used a VIP room at the Registry of Motor Vehicles to renew his driver's license? Big deal. I renewed mine online recently and didn't even have to go to the RMV building. Clutter:1, Mittens: 0.
What are Coke and Pepsi doing to avoid having to put a cancer warning on their labels?
Can LSD help cure alcoholism? Even if it does, wouldn't taking it regularly create its own issues?
Clutter follows a number of athletes on Twitter. Some are pretty good, some are fairly boring, but there's no doubt that Dustin Pedroia will be awesome if he joins, right? I'm assuming he'd be right up there with Gronk.
Former Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon showed he's paid a fortune to throw a ball, not to speak, as he kissed up to his new Philadelphia fans by saying they're smarter than Red Sox fans. Hey, it's impressive that Pap even knows where he is, so good luck to him, and let's move on.
Happy to be here, wherever this is. (pic via philly.com)
We are just two, that's right, two days away from Van Halen at the TD Garden, and it's all thanks to Wolfgang Van Halen, according to mom Valerie Bertinelli. There are a lot of Van Halen fans who are still mad that bassist Michael Anthony is no longer with the band, but at the end of the day, if his mom is right, we should all be thankful for Wolfie (I think I can call him that.) Eddie Van Halen has had his ups and downs, but he clearly loves his kid, whose birthday is next week. Now, I'm not "that" much of a geek that I have the birthdays all memorized, but I know his because Eddie wrote a song called "3:16" in honor of it, and it's a nice little number.
I've seen seven Van Halen shows so far, and the only bad one happened in 2004. Eddie was a complete mess for that entire tour, and he put in a pretty sloppy performance at this show. The highlight by far was when he played "3:16" and was joined by a then 12 or 13 year-old Wolfie. This clip isn't from the show I saw, but check it out. The man is a train wreck, but that's pure love in his eyes when he gets to play with his son. If Wolfie is to thank for Eddie having his act together and doing a great job on, A Different Kind of Truth, then cheers, kid.
Hey, did you all know that Jennifer Love Hewitt is still around? Isn't it about time for her to have a comeback? Actually, isn't it about time for a Party of Five reunion special? Those guys all have free time on their hands these days don't they? It's been forever since I've gotten to watch Neve Campbell's dramatic-look-to-the-right-before-speaking move. That gets me every time. Powerful stuff. Someone needs to make this happen.
Welcome back, Love. (pic via celebslife.net)
Metallica are making what might be the first 3-D movie I'm actually interested in seeing.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Mad Men finally returns two weeks from tomorrow. It seems like it's been about five years since last season. Why don't we take a look back to start getting into the right mood? This isn't exactly how I remember Don Draper looking, but that's probably just my stuffy head. Enjoy today's, "Clip of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you as always. Enjoy the rest of your day, try to stay out of trouble, and we'll meet back here again for more fun soon. Until next time, that's the Clutter, and we are outta here.