Welcome back, and a happy Monday to you all. It's a sunny day, and hopefully that's a sign of a good week to come. BDH and Little Buddha are anxious to get moving, so let's jump right in. Help yourself to a nice medium iced DD, and let's clear out some fresh Clutter.
I admit that I missed yesterday's Boston Red Sox game because I was down the street watching Monty Python's Flying Circus, but Jon Lester must have been inspired by my aura, because he shut down the Kansas City Royals as the Sox won the game 6-0 and swept the series. I'd like to see Lester stay with the Sox, but Boston management better move it if that's also their goal, because that guy's price tag is just going up with each start. Also, don't look now, but the Red Sox have won seven out of their last eight games. The season's not over yet, folks. John Lackey takes the mound tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays, as Boston tries to keep their winning ways going.
Show him the money. (pic via wpri.com)
Cheers again to President Obama for signing an executive order to prevent contractors from discriminating against the LGBTQ communities and for not including a religious exemption.
It's fascinating to watch the new Market Basket management completely lose control of the outrage over the firing of ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. With thousands protesting over the weekend, this feels like it's about much more than just the employment status of one man. The board stands accused of excessive greed in their apparent willingness to destroy a successful company in the persuit of even further riches, and I think it taps into a constantly-simmering anger and resentment amongst those who are not in the 1%. At some point, enough is enough.
Why has YouTube removed the original "RickRoll" video? What's the point? 71 million people have already seen it, so any copyright concerns are past stale now. I don't care, I know deep down that Rick Astley is never going to give us up, never going to let us down, never going to run around and desert us. He'll always be in our hearts, if not on the computer screen.
I saw this trailer for the upcoming movie Unbroken, which was directed by Angelina Jolie. It looks like it will be good, though I'm guessing it will take about two hours to decompress from it afterwards. What do you all think?
It turns out that SNL alum Bill Hader has an impressive book collection. See for yourself.
Condolences to the family and friends of Skye McCole Bartusiak, who died on Saturday. You'll remember her as Mel Gibson's daughter in The Patriot. The actress was only 21 years old.
Skye McCole Bartusiak. (pic via childstarlets.com)
"Weird Al" Yankovic has been releasing songs off his new album for the last week, and the latest one is "Mission Statement," which is what you get when you cross mind-numbing corporate jargon with Crosby Stills & Nash. Turns out, that's pretty awesome. I can't get the embedding link to work, so you'll have to click here to see for yourself.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. I still don't understand what the point of removing the Rick Astley "RickRoll" video was, but hey, I'll let it go, because we still have the original. I have no doubt that this is going to leave a number of you involuntarily singing and dancing at work for the rest of the day, and for that, I say you're welcome. Here's Mr. Astley with today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Don't forget to check out our new movie reviews here and here, and let us know what you think our next film to see should be. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.