Welcome back. I hope those of you in the greater Boston area survived yesterday's moving adventures in one piece, whether you were a participant or observer. I know people think I'm a little obsessed with it, but it's just a fascinating circus to watch, and I'm oh so grateful to once again not have to do anything besides dodge moving trucks for the day. It's really a remarkably twisted game of musical chairs, but all seems to work out in the end.
I have moved seven times in the 14 years I've lived in Boston. I'd like to take a moment to thank Mom and Dad Clutter for their help with those moves. They were always good sports about it, even though they weren't any more excited to move my couch than I was. Fortunately most of those were front-loaded, and I have no intention of leaving Clutter Headquarters again anytime soon. BDH and Little Buddha are happy about that for a number of reasons, including their lack of excitement about moving my bookcases.
Okay, enough rambling, we've got work to do. Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter.
The Red Sox dropped the final game of their series in a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in 10 innings yesterday. The Sox play the Yankees next before finally returning to Fenway Park to face the Toronto Blue Jays starting on Friday. It seems like they've been on this road trip forever. By the way, Clutter still has few extra Sox tickets left for this month, so drop us a line if you want to hang out in the bleachers or grandstand for a night. I'm not going to lie, we're pretty good company at Fenway.
New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski says he'll play in Sunday's season opener against the Miami Dolphins. That reminds me that I need to start paying attention to the NFL again. Oh, let's see, we'll set the over/under for # of games Gronk plays this year at...10.5. What's your bet, Clutterheads?
Can Gronk last a full season? (pic via cbssports.com)
Here's a shocker: A new study says that the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which wrecked campaign finance limits, helped Republicans win more elections. I'm sure Chief Justice Roberts and his cronies had no idea that would be the results.
When Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) recently told stories of colleagues who made utterly inappropriate comments about her appearance, I'm pretty sure we wrote that she should ID said individuals because their constituents have a right to know if their elected officials are harassing women. This article is making us re-think that argument. As a guy, I plead guilty to not really thinking through what would be involved for a woman to "name names" even if she's part of the most elite group in America.
The FBI is looking into the recent leak of nude photos of a number of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. Continuing on with yesterday's cynicism, what do you think the odds are of an arrest and prosecution here? There was that one guy who was busted a few years ago for posting pictures of Scarlett Johansson, but other than that, does it ever happen in these cases?
Kraft is recalling almost 7700 cases of its American cheese singles because one of the ingredients might have been stored at an improper temperature. Obviously, you shouldn't eat the singles if you've got one of the impacted cases. Maybe you shouldn't eat them even if you don't have a bad case, because those puppies are just nasty. "Pasteurized processed cheese product?" Eeesh.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. I hear the band getting ready to take us out, so 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 nonsense soon. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.