Welcome back. Come on in, make yourself comfortable. BDH and Little Buddha were asking me when you were going to arrive, and here you are! They tell me that the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium iced DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter.
The Boston Red Sox made it clear that they're not dead yet last night, demolishing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1. You know that any game where Stephen Drew has four RBI is going to be a good game (two home runs by David Ortiz don't hurt either). It was great to see almost the entire lineup contribute (you'll get 'em next time, Dustin Pedroia), and John Lackey breezed through seven innings, giving up only two hits and one run. Jake Peavy takes the mound tonight, and he's got to be hoping the bats saved some runs to help him earn his second win of the year, right? The Sox have now won five in a row, and they're 8-2 in their last 10 games. There's still a lot of work to be done, but the rest of the AL East should officially be nervous now.
Stephen Drew doing his best David Ortiz imitation. (pic via westport-news.com)
We're just going to quickly mention that August 23rd is a month from tomorrow. That's all we'll say about that right now.
I wish this story was from The Onion, but NYC officials have approved a new high-rise building that will have a separate entrance for the residents who live in the affordable housing units so that the wealthy residents don't need to worry about coming across the dirty common folk. I wonder if they worry that they'll lose some of their money simply by being in the same room with their lower-income neighbors. Or maybe they're afraid of catching cooties.
Here's a suggestion: If your friend ever suggests testing out a bulletproof vest, ask him if maybe he'd like to watch a baseball game instead...or maybe go for a walk...or maybe take a nap. Just a thought.
A new poll shows that 40% of Americans still think President Obama isn't an U.S. citizen, yet we still let these people vote.
Concord native Matt Bonner brought the Larry O'Brien trophy home a couple of weeks ago.
These are good times if you're a fan of The Simpsons. Good times indeed. First off, every episode will be online, in a fully searchable way, and second, the FXX network will be airing every show in a 12-day marathon. I'm thinking a lot of Clutter's friends will be hard to reach for a while, starting on August 21st.
We still haven't run into Clutter favorite Benedict Cumberbatch in Boston while he films his role in the Whitey Bulger movie. However, there's another film to look forward to in November where he plays the man who cracked Germany's secret code in World War II. Check this out:
The Monty Python reunion may be over, but you can still enjoy all of Terry Gilliam's linking animation in one place right here. No need to thank us, that's what we're here for.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. I'm in the mood for some Pearl Jam, so here's Eddie Vedder and company to 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 day, and we'll see you back here again for more fun soon. Until next time, they're BDH and Little Buddha, I'm me, we are Clearing out the Clutter, and that's all for now. Cheers.