Welcome back. Come on in, make yourself comfortable. It feels like it's been forever and a day since the last time we met up. How's everyone doing? The world feels like it's going a little crazy, or crazier than usual, I should say. I can't help but think that we could resolve so much of the anger in the world if we just gave everyone a puppy. BDH and Little Buddha support me on that one. What do you think? These are crazy times my friend, but we push on, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out a little Thursday Clutter.
In case you missed it, Stephen Colbert explains what tough SOB's people from Boston are, and shows the healing power of humor, because these are times where we could use an extra loud laugh:
If you are focused on whether or not you're having more sex than your neighbors, you are reallllllllly missing the bigger picture here.
The stock market is struggling a bit, but is it a momentary response to bad news, or the beginning of a bigger slump? It's not enough of a drop yet to inspire some unscheduled purchases, but the investment desk at Clutter Headquarters is keeping an eye on it.
It was such a welcome distraction to watch the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Tuesday night. Baseball continues to be that small window where nothing else matters except the next pitch. The only disappointment was that much of the fun of seeing Terry Francona again was lost in the moment, but I'm sure Tito would understand.
We'll always be your biggest fans, Tito. (pic via news-herald.com)
When I was a kid, the Sox were still a "25 guys, 25 cabs" team. I love that things are different with this team. It's obviously great that this team is off to a better start and winning more games than they did last April, but it's also nice to be able to just like this team again.
Red Sox reliever Joel Hanrahan went on the DL since the last time we all hung out here, and it's not at all clear that he'll be the closer when he returns. I have no horse in this race, I just want the Sox to have a dependable guy in the 9th inning, be it Hanrahan or Andrew Bailey, and neither guy has filled me with confidence so far. I'll be happy for whoever wins/keeps the job and hope that the other guy handles it like a professional.
RIP, Pat Summerall. The longtime football announcer died Tuesday at age 82. It's funny, I keep hearing his voice from the Madden 2005 computer game I still have somewhere around here. Oh, I'd have such fun listening to Summerall call the action as I set the game on "beginner" and had the New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 140-3. Good times.
Similarly to the Red Sox, everyone at Clutter Headquarters is feeling even a little more appreciative than usual that a new Doctor Who episode will be here to entertain us in just two days.
This is funny, I was just thinking about Friends a few days ago and wondering where the characters would be at this point. Apparently I won't be finding out the answer any time soon.
Maybe it's tied to my mood this week, but I want to see Man of Steel, and I want to see it right now. How freaking awesome is this movie trailer?
Good luck to Ozzy Osbourne in his ongoing fight to stay sober.
Van Halen is off to Australia for their big concert this weekend, but that's not all lead singer David Lee Roth has on the schedule for this year.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Let's have The Standells close things out with today's, "Song of the Day." Boston, you're my home, and no one is going to change that.
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It really was great to see you, as always. Enjoy the rest of your day, and you know that you're welcome to come back again later today if you want. (The spare key is under the mat.) Otherwise, be good, and we'll do this all over again soon. For now, that's today's Clutter, and it's so good to be back.