Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all. I needed a little help waking up this morning. I don't think I heard my alarm go off for the first few minutes, but I was suddenly aware of BDH and Little Buddha by the bed telling me that it was time to get to work. Those two are the best. Anyway, they say the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's close out the week with some Clutter.
You know what's more fun than a walk-off win? Consecutive walk-off wins! The Boston Red Sox youth movement remains undefeated, following a 4-3 win in 10 innings against the Chicago White Sox yesterday. The unfortunate part was that Boston's Jon Lester was denied the win after a 7 inning/12-strikeout performance, due to Koji Uehara's second blown save of the year, but other than that, the team hung in there and found a way to bounce back. The Sox head to Houston to face the Astros for their final series before the All Star break, and it would be great if they could pick up some momentum with a series win before the hiatus.
Wait, let's take one more look at the end of yesterday's game:
Yeah, that's just awesome.
The headline to this article has it wrong: A.J. Pierzynski was released by the Boston Red Sox for being A.J. Pierzynski. The guy has a longstanding reputation for being hard to get along with, and I'm sure the Sox understood what they were getting when they made a deal with him. They were hoping he could hold down the catching spot for a year and hit a little bit while the team waited for one of their young prospects to be ready in 2015. It was a gamble that didn't pay off, and I'm glad the team moved on.
Doctor Who returns in just about six weeks, and now we've got the first inside look at Peter Capaldi in his new role. I have no idea what's going on here, but I can't wait to find out on August 23rd!
Let the adventures begin! (pic via ew.com)
I was watching TV while I was on the elliptical machine at the gym yesterday (gotta do that cardio work), when I saw what what I think was my first commercial featuring a same-sex couple. It was two men discussing how they were going to use the Hotwire travel website to get away for their anniversary, and apart from realizing it was the first time I'd seen such an ad, it was great to see how normal the commercial seemed. The usual conservatives got themselves all lathered up about it, but cheers to Hotwire for this one.
Remember former Congressman Todd Akin (R-Missouri), the fool who explained the notion of "legitimate rape" to the world? He decided he was wrong to apologize for his comments and said he was right the first time.
The vast Clutter stock portfolio consists primarily of index funds which provide for a diverse and low-cost group of holdings. There are some misconsceptions about index funds, and Vanguard tries to set the record straight on those matters here. At the end of the day, keeping costs down is critical.
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw proved that he's (somewhat human) by finally giving up a run for the first time in 41 innings last night. I can only assume he won't let this slump get to him.
I have to get this off my chest: I don't care where LeBron James is going, and it's this kind of nonsense about making another production over his free agency decision which makes me glad every time he fails on the court. Just do your damn job. Okay, I feel better now.
Robert DeNiro's documentary about his father looks like it might be interesting. It appears to be both a review of Rober DeNiro Sr.'s art, as well as his struggles with depression, his homosexuality, and his relationship with his son. I know almost nothing about the actor. Might have to check this one out.
It looks like Clutter favorite Benedict Cumberbatch isn't the only Sherlock Holmes these days. Look at who else has decided to take a crack at the famous detective.
Sylvester Stallone will star in a movie about a hitman that was written by the guy who write Goodfellas and Casino. I don't know, I might be more interested in this one if it was also directed by Martin Scorcese.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Let's have The Who close things out for us with today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, and we'll meet back here again for more fun soon. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we're alright, but we are outta here.