Welcome back! How's your weekend going so far? BDH, Little Buddha and I have been doing our usual errands, and all I know is that it's getting cold out there. The Clutter Tree only has a few leaves left, and it's amazing how much that changes the view here. In any case, BDH tells me that the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to everyone in the Philippines who was hit by Typhoon Haiyan on Friday. It was one of the largest typhoons ever, with gusts reaching up to 170 mph when it hit land, and the radar pictures looked like something out of a bad action movie.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been filmed smoking crack and drunkenly ranting about killing someone, so yeah, taking some time for rehab would probably be a good idea.
Cheers to Hawaii, which appears to be on its way to becoming the 15th or 16th state to legalize marriage equality. The bill passed the Hawaii House this week and is expected to clear the Senate and be signed by the governor shortly thereafter. This country stands a little stronger each time the right to marry the one you love is recognized.
CBS and 60 Minutes were forced to issue an apology for their story criticizing the Obama adminstration's handling of the Benghazi tragedy when their prime witness couldn't keep his story straight about what happened that night.
Okay Clutterheads, who wants to go see Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill on Broadway? Come on now, the album's sold over 33 million copies, there's got to be an audience for this somewhere. Morissette released the following statement about the show:
"I look forward to taking the heart of Jagged Little Pill and expanding its story, fleshing it out into ever deeper layers of emotionality, specificity, humanity, power, physicality, spirit and fabulism," Morissette said in a statement. "I look forward to collaborating with Vivek and Tom and our whole inspiring team to create something greater than the sum of our parts."
I don't know what any of that means, but it sounds totally deep. I'll book the tickets.
Look out, Broadway! (pic via nydailynews.com)
It sounds like a headline from The Onion, but it's not: The news parody will stop printing in December and shift to a solely-online presence.
Before we wrap things up, just a reminder that Monday's "Classic Clutter" is an annual tradition, so if you know your Clutter, you know what it is, and if you haven't read it before, please make sure you check it out.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. I mentioned earlier this week that the first official trailer for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special is set to debut tonight. I'll be out for the evening, so I put out the call for the Internet to provide me with a peek, and the Internet responded! I've already watched this clip about 300 times so far, and it's fantastic. There's about three seconds of Matt Smith and David Tennant on-screen together, and John Hurt's Doctor does not look like a warm fuzzy kind of guy. Considering what he's responsible for, that sounds about right.
There's a rumor that the extended trailer that debuted at Comic-Con earlier this year will air tomorrow night. I don't know if that's just wild speculation, but in the meantime, here's today's, "Clip of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Enjoy the rest of your day, and make sure you come back again for more randomness soon. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.