They say all good things must come to an end, and so must my spring training trip. I'll have much more to say about it later, but it was a great time, and I'm so glad Mom Clutter and I did it. However, it's time to wrap things up, and I will likely be on a JetBlue plane back to Boston while you are reading this. On the flip side, I am looking forward to seeing BDH, Little Buddha, Clutter Tree, and the rest of the crazy crew at Clutter Headquarters (assuming it's still standing), so I can't complain too much. Before I get on my plane, though, grab yourself a nice medium iced DD with milk and sugar, and let's clear out a little Tuesday Clutter.
Am I the only one here who didn't buy an iPad this weekend? It's probably just as well. There's no stronger predictor of technology's obsolescence than me buying it. My digital camera needs some (hopefully) minor repairs when I get home, and I figure there's a 30% chance that the store will tell me they no longer have the parts for such an "old" camera (i.e. maybe 7 years.)
I don't know, maybe it's just me, but if you lived in Arizona, wouldn't you be a little disturbed by your sheriff spending all of his time jumping up and down about alleged media conspiracies about President Obama's birth certificate? Would you feel like that was the right guy to be in charge of your safety?
Is Mitt Romney's strongest approach in today's Illinois primary really to bet that GOP voters will be convinced Rick Santorum doesn't care about the economy? That's weak, but it's probably as good as it gets for him.
Who calls Romney, "Javelin," and why? Let's hear some guesses before you check out the answer here.
Burger King gets bumped to #3 behind McDonald's and Wendy's, for the first time since at least 1972. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, it's hard to think of a business that has a less-consistent brand identity than BK. We've got big burgers, we're healthy, we're unhealthy and proud of it, we've got creepy-a## commercials featuring a predator-ish king, we have gourmet burgers. We'll be anything you want, just love us! Huh, sounds a little bit like Mittens.
We're #3! (pic via infobarrel.com)
"Tebow Time" was a fun little story last year, but its time is up if Peyton Manning finalizes his contract with the Denver Broncos. I wonder if we'll even be talking about Tebow a year from now. How excited must team executive vice president John Elway and head coach John Fox be about the idea of no longer having to be stuck trying to defend Tebow, when they both clearly thought he was awful? I hope this goes well. My gut is that it's a good match for everyone involved. My only question now is, who will get stuck with Tebow? Wait, WHAT?
Where's he going? (pic via nflgridirongab.com)
Manning's likely signing with Denver means San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has to go convince quarterback Alex Smith that San Francisco's flirtation with Peyton meant nothing, and Smith is still the one for the team.
The Miami Dolphins were turned down by Manning, and almost every other QB in the NFL, but they signed David Gerrard, so...yeah.
The New York Mets owners settled with the trustee for Bernie Madoff's victims. Of course, they still own the Mets, so this might be the only win they enjoy all year.
I never had any interest in seeing the John Carter movie, and apparently no one else did either.
Condolences to the family and friends of actor Steve Bridges, who was best known for his impersonation of former President George W. Bush. Bridges was only 48 years old.
What last-minute change is being made to the season premiere of Mad Men?
Okay, kids, I can't put it off any longer. It's time for me to close my computer and head off for the airport. Bleah. I know what might cheer me up a bit. Maybe this, "Clip of the Day," featuring a baby and puppy checking each other out might work.
Yeah, that's better. Thanks for checking in, everyone. Have a great day, and we'll meet up back at Clutter Headquarters next time, where I'm sure "the gang" will want to say hi. Until then, that's the Clutter, and we are outta here.