Welcome back. How's everyone doing? Had a nasty little surprise yesterday morning when I woke up to see snow on the ground. No one needs that at this point. However, I decided to go into straight denial mode, which served me well for the rest of the morning, and by the time I went out on my lunch break, it was like it never happened. It was particularly weird because I remember waking up in the middle of the night and listening to a downpour.
The Clutter Tree clearly loved that rain, as its leaves are just a little bigger today. I can't wait for the tree to be in its full glory, because it looks like I live in the forest once the leaves block the windows. Anyway, that's a bit down the road, and we've got work to to take care of now, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter.
The Boston Red Sox are certainly facing their injury challenges so far. Third baseman Will Middlebrooks is on the DL with a calf issue, second basemen Dustin Pedroia and reliever Koji Uehara were battling wrist and shoulder issues respectively, and now Mike Napoli, aka "the Amish Hitman," is dealing with a dislocated finger. Napoli is day to day right now, so here's hoping he won't be lost for any significant amount of time.
The stock market is having a strong week so far. I mentioned last week that I lost some money on paper when I was moving assets around. I'm pretty sure those losses have been wiped out at this point, but who knows, maybe they'll get even worse if Wall Street tanks today for some reason. Who cares, because as we know, Clutterheads, it's all about sound investments over the long-term.
Oh god, KFC is bringing back their Double Down sandwich. What's that, you may ask? Here's a quick reminder:
The item features 540 calories of bacon, Monterey Jack cheese and some, uh, “Colonel’s sauce” bookended with two pieces of fried chicken.
Don't do it. Just...don't. (pic via wikipedia.org)
I could feel my arteries clogging up just from reading that description.
Does the signing of quarterback Josh Freeman mean the NY Giants think Eli Manning may already be over-the-hill? That's a shame.
Is the show over already? (pic via cbssports.com)
It's probably just as well that Clutter favorite Benedict Cumberbatch says he'll never appear in Doctor Who, because I'm pretty sure that would cause my melon-head to explode, which BDH and Little Buddha would have to clean up, and that would make me feel bad. Yes, it's for the best.
It's not sounding good for the future of AC/DC. I just sort of assumed the band would outlive the rest of us without issue.
Clutterheads, it's gambling time. We have a two part bet for you today: 1) Will newly-engaged couple Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy actually make it to the alter, and 2) If so, how long will the marriage last? The first bet is a straight yes/no, and we'll set the over/under on the second part at...18 months. Place your bets, kids.
For those of you who are interested in such things, Clutter has the release date for the Magic Mike sequel for you right here. We're here for whatever information you need, without (much) judgment.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. I was going to close things out today with a NKOTB clip to show that there are no hard feelings around the upcoming Wahlberg - McCarthy wedding, but I just can't do it. BDH and Little Buddha suggested I stop beating myself up over it and use a clip of some Golden Retrievers playing instead. What can I tell you, when they're right, they're right, and they're always right. See for yourself with today's, "Clip of the Day."
Yeah, that was a much better call.
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. I hope you have a great rest of your day, and we'll see you back here again for more randomness soon. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.