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Saturday Clutter: Trump, The Crown, The Last Jedi, Pearl Jam, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, have a seat.  How are you?  Everyone here is still buzzing about our new shop.  BDH and Little Buddha have been working on that for ages, and they're so excited that you finally get to see it!   It's really an early Christmas present for them to get to show off their efforts.  They're in charge of the shop going forward, but they want you to know that they're still going to be hanging out with us while we check out the news of the day.  In fact, I'm being told that they've got a fresh pot of coffee waiting for you, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Saturday Clutter.

Donald Trump claims he turned down an offer to be Time's "2017 Man of the Year."  As if there's any chance we live in a reality where the man with an insatiable need for affirmation would ever refuse an opportunity for press.  If Trump's feeling the need to lie about this now, it's more likely that someone like Robert Mueller or another Trump opponent is going to get the cover on December 6, and the Great Pumpkin wants to be able to claim it's because of his supposed rejection.

Michael Flynn's camp recently stopped cooperating with Trump's lawyers, leading to assumptions that Flynn is now officially working with Robert Mueller's investigation, or at least negotiating a deal.  We're waiting for Trump to say any time now that he doesn't remember Flynn, but in any case, here's hoping this new alliance leads to an early Christmas present for the country.

Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Rosemary Billquist, a New York woman who was shot and killed while walking her dogs because a neighbor thought he saw a deer.  We saw a family of deer on Dad Clutter's property on Wednesday night.  You know what we did?  We said, "Ohhh, those deer are pretty," and then we went back inside.  Shame on Thomas B. Jadlowski, the man who shot Billquist.  Accident or not, it was irresponsible (and illegal in New York) to be hunting after sundown.

Yes, part of us is jealous about the United Kingdom Doctor Who fans who have the chance to see this year's Christmas Special before December 25.  However, even though it's still a month away, we wouldn't really want to see it early.  First off, as excited as we are for Jodie Whittaker to take over the role, we're in no rush for Peter Capaldi's pending departure.  Second, once the show's over, we've got almost a year's wait until the next season begins, so cheers to any of you who will get to see the advance screening, but we'll wait until Christmas.

In the meantime, we're now less than two weeks away from season 2 of The Crown, staring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, so that will help pass the time.

We're pleased that CBS and Dish Network came to an agreement on a new contract after Dish stopped carrying the network for three days during the dispute.  This disagreement was threatening Dad Clutter's ability to watch the New England Patriots, and that would not have been cool.  Now we say, go, Tom Brady!

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's net worth has cracked $100 billion, thanks to Black Friday.  Personally, we're just looking to sell enough coffee mugs to buy a few more bags of coffee for all of you.  Everyone has different goals.

The adult website Pornhub opened a pop-up store in New York City, and you might be surprised to find out what is their primary product.

Here's an interesting look at the conflicts Pearl Jam went through when they recorded their Vitalogy album.  It's crazy to think we could have lost over 20 years of performances from the group if they hadn't been able to negotiate these choppy waters in 1994. 

Listen up, Star Wars fans, Mark Hamill is asking you all not to reveal spoilers online about The Last Jedi when it comes out next month.  The staff is in agreement with this, because we're probably going to wait a few days after its release to check it out, and BDH and Little Buddha want to be surprised!

Luke Skywalker November 25 2017Listen to Luke Skywalker.  (pic via telegraph.co.uk)

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Let's have Pearl Jam close things out with some, "Yellow Ledbetter," for today's, "Song of the Day."

 

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Enjoy the rest of your day, be good, maybe treat yourself to a new mug, and we'll see you back here again for more fun soon.  Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.

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