Welcome back. Come on in, make yourself comfortable. How's the week treating you so far? All good? We've had utility trucks outside Clutter Headquarters every day so far, which I'm guessing is tied to our spotty Internet connection, so hopefully we won't have too many delays while we check out the news. In any case, there's plenty to cover, so let's get to work. Help yourself to a nice medium iced DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter.
Red Sox pitcher Allen Webster had another nice performance last night, giving up three runs over six innings, but closer Koji Uehara gave up a run in the ninth inning, and Boston lost 4-3 to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. I'm always confused when Koji gives up a run, it seems like it goes against the natural order of things. In any case, it's nice to see Webster starting to show signs of promise. That was his third consecutive start of at least six innings since his meltdown in 2 2/3 innings against the Yankees back on August 2nd. Clay Buchholz takes the mound tonight.
That wasn't supposed to happen. (pic via csnne.com)
Absolutely horrific news out of Iraq as the militant group ISIS released a video showing the beheading of reporter James Foley. Our hearts and thoughts go out to all of Foley's family and friends.
I suppose it's possible some of you might have imagined we'd get through today's Clutter without me mentioning that Doctor Who starts in three days. I mean, almost anything is "possible..." but it would be pretty surprising:
ICYMI, David Letterman had a lovely tribute to Robin Williams on his show Tuesday night. As I was coming home last night, the woman in front of me on the T was laughing hysterically while she watched a Williams concert video on her phone. What a terrific legacy.
Clutter has seen plenty of ice bucket challenge videos to strike out ALS (and participated in our own as well), but we haven't seen anything quite like results of the Foo Fighters taking the challenge. The homage to Carrie is well-done, but we're glad they also made a point of reminding people to donate money as well.
Speaking of donating to charities, please consider making a contribution to this year's WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. Every amount helps, and no ice water is involved here.
Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of Google's IPO. Investors who got in at the ground floor have to be pretty happy with the results, since the company's stock price has gone up 1,293% since then, but surprisingly, there are 10 stocks which have done better during that time. Cheers to anyone who bought those winning lottery tickets. Clutter is sticking to our collection of low-cost and diverse index funds.
The upcoming movie, Unbroken, which was directed by Angelina Jolie, looks intense. It's the story of an Olympian named Louis Zamperini who survived two years in a Japanese POW camp during WWII. What do you think, Clutterheads?
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. BDH and Little Buddha were apparently checking out my Facebook news feed while I was out last night, and they came across this great video which they insist we post today (h/t Tiffany White). You know the rules, they call the shots, I just do the typing. If you're having a bad day, I promise that today's, "Clip of the Day" will take care of that in a flash:
Was that fantastic, or what?
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. You're all invited to come back later if you want to watch the Sox play the Angels, or if you want to challenge BDH and Little Buddha to a game of Dominoes. Otherwise, be good, and we'll see you back here again for more fun soon. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.