Welcome back, how are you? It's a quiet morning in Clutter Headquarters. I'm still trying to explain to BDH why we didn't win Mega Millions last night, even though we got two of the numbers. I probably should have done a better job of this before the drawing. That's something for me to remember for the next time we play the lottery, which will probably be in 2014. Anyway, he'll be fine, so why don't you grab a medium DD, and we'll clear out a little Saturday Clutter. Sound like a plan? Here we go...
Congratulations to the people in Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland who did pick the winning Mega Millions numbers last night. In case any of you are Clutterheads, this coffee doesn't buy itself. I'm just saying...
I've seen so many articles over the last 24 hours criticizing people for playing the lottery. Of course a person has almost no chance of winning, but I don't see the harm in playing every once in a blue moon, as long as you're not spending the grocery money or your mortgage money. I certainly got my $3 worth of entertainment for 24 hours of daydreaming about what I'd do with the money if I won. However, playing regularly is a waste of money that would be much better spent by investing in a low-cost index fund, which will actually lead to greater financial security down the road. So, have fun once in a while, Clutterheads, but be smart about how you handle your finances.
Stop me if you've heard this one before: Keith Olbermann has been fired for being a pain in the butt. First it was ESPN, then MSNBC, and now it's Current TV that's throwing him out. Olbermann needs to find a format where he can deliver the news without ever having to, you know, deal with anyone. He's apparently threatening to sue over his dismissal, but really, who cares. I still haven't even figured out where Current TV is on my cable listings.
Deja vu all over again. (pic via businessinsider.com)
We've finally identified who's to blame for the hyper-partisanship in Washington these days. It's those bastards at...C-SPAN?
The GOP was right, President Obama is out to wreck our economy. Just look at the Dow and S & P 500 which just had their best first quarter of the year in over a decade. Wait, what?
A judge threw out a $105 million lawsuit that was filed by several former Huffington Post bloggers who said they were entitled to a piece of the pie when the company was sold to AOL. I can't imagine Clutter ever being for sale, but should that day come, I stand before you right now and say without hesitation that BDH and Little Buddha will share in the profits with me. That is my promise.
Congratulations to Pino's Pizza, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in Brighton next week. Anyone want to get a slice with me?
A new study says bringing your pets to your office can reduce stress in the workplace. Just the latest reason why dogs rule, right BDH? He agrees.
The Boston Red Sox would like to revisit the epic Theo Epstein-Chris Carpenter trade, now that Carpenter needs elbow surgery. The problem is that the Chicago Cubs front office is still laughing too hard to come to the phone right now.
The Red Sox can only benefit from new outfielder Cody Ross feeling like he's got something to prove.
Opening Day is five days away. Just saying.
Congratulations to 49 year old pitcher Jamie Moyer for making the Colorado Rockies' roster. The rest of us may all retire before he does.
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton appealed his one-year suspension from the NFL resulting from his team's now-infamous bounty program. Payton had to make his appeal to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the man who suspended him in the first place, so the chances of him being successful here are about .05%.
Does anyone really believe that Tim Tebow is "not sure" whether or not he'll ever been a starting quarterback again? Or did he mean he's not sure if it will happen in his first or second game with the New York Jets next season?
Sorry to hear about the arrest of former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf on theft and drug charges. Leaf has struggled with drug issues in the past and was battling a brain tumor a few years ago.
If Celine Dion's, "My Heart Will Go On," ever made you feel sick, Titanic star Kate Winslet is with you on that one.
Kate Winslet (pic via askmen.com)
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. I need to go to the gym to work off my disappointment at not winning $600+ million. It will be tough, but my heart will go on. (Damn, sorry, Kate Winslet.) In any case, let's check out this happy Purina office which allows pets at work for today's, "Clip of the Day." (All of the animals are great, but bonus points for Stella the Bulldog.) Enjoy:
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you as always. Have a good Saturday, and we'll see you back here again for more fun, randomness, and coffee, soon. Until then, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.