Welcome back. What's new? Come on in, make yourself comfortable. BDH and Little Buddha just finished making the coffee, so let's get to it. Grab a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Wednesday Clutter.
I'm impressed that Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray were able to reach agreement on a budget deal that erases a little of the harm caused by sequestration. It will be interesting to see if the House conservatives hijack this modest accomplishment in their never-ending quest to abolish the federal government. I'll also be curious to see if Paul Ryan, the supposed "rock star" of the GOP is suddenly accused of being a RINO.
Meanwhile, government regulators approved final rules barring banks from making risky bets for their own profit. Wait, is the federal government suddenly becoming productive? I'm so confused. Where am I? What's going on here?
So President Obama shook hands with Cuba's president Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. Some said they hoped this was a sign of things to come, some complained about it, and then Senator John McCain kept everything in its proper perspective by invoking Hitler. So, there's that.
Twitter now allows private pictures to be sent via direct messages? Is it too lazy a joke to ask how long it will take Anthony Weiner to mess this up? Because I'm okay with that if it is.
Former Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers returns to the Garden tonight, this time as the head honcho of the Los Angeles Clippers. I hope Celtics fans will do the right thing and give Doc a thunderous standing ovation when he's introduced. Come on, kids, show the world how classy we are, and pay an appropriate tribute to the man who had such great success here.
I think we need a caption contest. What comes to mind when you see this picture of former Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon?
(pic via deadspin.com)
Clutterheads, Christmas is right around the corner, but honestly, all I'm looking for is health and happiness for myself, BDH and Little Buddha, and my family and friends. I'm a simple man with simple needs. Having said that, I won't object to getting any of the presents on this Doctor Who gift list. But really, it's about the health and happiness.
It's hard not to feel a little cynical when new tracks by dead artists are "suddenly discovered," but you know what? Some new Johnny Cash songs are never a bad thing.
I feel like this is the 10th year in a row that Adam Sandler has been at the top of the Forbes list of "Most Overpaid Actors," but maybe that's just me. I still vaguely remember all the way back when a Sandler movie was considered a huge deal, but now he's probably made 20 movies I've already forgotten about.
On a more positive note, now that show creator Dan Harmon is back in the fold, what does the Community re-boot have in store for everyone?
That's all fine and dandy (and probably funny), but hey, where's Alison Brie?
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. I think we'll let the Man in Black close things out with one of my favorite songs of his, whether it was with The Highwaymen or as a solo artist, here he is 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 meet back up for more silliness soon. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.