Welcome back. How's your week going so far? Yesterday was a little challenging, as I told a number of my coworkers that I've decided to leave. Most of them asked, "Who are you again?" but I think they were mostly kidding. Seriously, they were all very nice, and I'm happy to be able to leave on a good note. BDH and Little Buddha can't wait for this hiatus to begin. They've already ordered next month's coffee supply. Speaking of which, it's time go get to work, so help yourself to a nice medium iced DD, and let's clear out a little Wednesday Clutter.
Boston took a moment to pause yesterday to reflect on the one-year anniversary of the Marathon bombings. It's disorienting that this could have been a year ago already. In the face of incredible terror and tragedy, the city showed that it will bend, but it will not break. Not now, not ever. The 2014 Marathon will take place in five days, and it will be amazing.
We will never forget. (pic via startribune.com)
It's great to hear that both Dustin Pedroia and Koji Uehara will be avoiding the disabled list for now. Here's hoping the Red Sox stars can help get their team on the winning track soon. My first game of the year is just four days away, and I can't wait to get back to the holy ground that is Fenway Park.
It's interesting to hear Boston Celtics great Bill Russell's thoughts about gay athletes and what they remind him of.
Baseball legend Hank Aaron recently compared President Obama's opponents to the racists who sent him hate mail when he was chasing Babe Ruth's home run record. You'll never guess what that ended up getting him. That's right, it's deja vu all over again.
People of Oklahoma, were you worried that your city or town might want to help its lowest-paid residents and do something drastic like, I don't know, establish a mandatory minimum wage or sick days? Don't you worry, Governor Mary Fallin is here to make sure that doesn't happen, because...she loves freedom, or something like that.
Here's what I got from this article about Coca-Cola's latest results: Some things are good, and some things are not as good. That's some quality analysis you won't find anywhere else, Clutterheads. No siree. As with every other investment decision, we keep our eyes on the long-term picture, and this remains the one company I have full confidence in owning the individual stock. BDH and Little Buddha will inherit it when my time on the planet is up, and I have no doubt that they'll be in good condition.
Happy belated birthdays to Doctor Who stars Peter Davison and Peter Capaldi, who both celebrated over the last few days, and a happy early birthday to former Doctor David Tenant whose birthday is on Friday.
I hope the rumors of AC/DC disbanding aren't true, but man have they had a good run. The fact that they've thrived for 40 years is a tribute to the power of fundamental three-chord rock.
Clutterheads, we've discussed before how it's a much better sign when Ben Affleck is behind the camera instead of in front of it, but how do we feel about this movie where he plays the husband of a missing woman? The fact that it's a David Fincher movie has to help, right?
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. I choose to believe that AC/DC will continue on, so let's celebrate them by having them close things out today. This song goes out to every runner in next week's Boston Marathon who will prove that they, and we, will not be defeated by tragedy. That we will carry on and reach new heights, and the hell with those who would try to show otherwise. To each of the runners, we dedicate today's, "Song of the Day" to you. In fact, we salute you.
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Enjoy the rest of your day, and we'll see you back here again for more fun soon. Until next time, that is in fact today's Clutter, and you're right, we are outta here.