Welcome back. How are you? Ready to kill the weatherman if he dares utter the "s-word" one more time this year? I hear you. Even BDH and Little Buddha growl just a little bit when they hear it in the forecast, so you know we're reaching crisis levels here. I feel like a cranky old man complaining about winter in New England, but let's wrap this nonsense up. At least it's not pitch-black when I leave work, so I guess that's a win. Okay, that's enough complaining for now, because it's time to get to work. Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter.
The Big Papi News Desk doesn't particularly enjoy listening to David Ortiz continually talking about his desire for a new contract, but hey, if that's the the (literal) price to be paid every time he has another monster year, he's got the right to make the argument. Doesn't mean the Red Sox have to agree, but at the end of the day, we all know no one is going to pay him more than Boston does, so we do the dance again. Here's hoping this discussion wraps up quickly.
Time to get down to business. (pic via concordmonitor.com)
If you added up all of the time in my life that I wished I worked on Wall Street, it would probably come out to about six hours. This new book makes it clear that I wouldn't even have lasted that long if I had ever been hired. Give me a reasonable career (that I don't feel guilty about), a much lower salary, and the ability to invest said salary in low-cost Vanguard Index Funds over the long-term, and that will suit me just fine. Plus, I feel like you have to be able to do math on Wall Street, so that would have ruled me out from the beginning anyway.
We've got a big shake-up at The NFL Today on CBS: Retired tight end Tony Gonzalez is in, and Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe are both out.
Happy belated 50th birthday to the 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston. It's too bad he only had the role for one season, but he set a tremendous foundation for both David Tennant and Matt Smith to build upon going forward.
Listen, I like to consider myself a fairly enlightened man (some days, more than others), but you're out of your mind if you don't think I'm going to link to a story about supermodel Kate Upton shooting part of her Sports Illustrated swimsuit layout during a zero-gravity flight. Enlightenment has its limits.
Can fly wherever/however she wants. (pic via newsleader.com)
I'm too old for late-night television (a man needs his beauty rest, you know), so tell me, what's the verdict on Jimmy Fallon hosting The Tonight Show? It certainly seems like he got off to an impressive start.
What was actor Liam Neeson doing in the area yesterday? I wonder if he wanted a tour of Clutter Headquarters. That's awkward. Liam, have your people call my people/dog and buddha, and we'll make it happen.
Condolences to the family and friends of Devo guitarist Bob Casale who died suddenly on Monday. Casale was only 61 years old.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. I think we'll let Jimmy Fallon and some of his friends close things out with today's, "Clip of the Day." (My favorite is the last friend.)
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. I just saw the weather forecast, and I don't have the heart to tell BDH and Little Buddha. In any case, enjoy the rest of your day, and we'll see you back here again for more fun soon. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.