Happy Sunday. How are you? Weekend going well so far? Mom Clutter and I saw Once yesterday, and it was a fantastic show. The songs are terrific, there are some really funny moments, and it ended up being more moving than I expected. My only regret is that I didn't think to see it on Broadway so I could see former Doctor Who star Arthur Darvill in the lead role, because I understand now how perfect he was for the part. Alas. However, we've got other things to focus on now, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter.
Hey, aren't the New England Patriots playing today? Did I make that up? Seriously, the predictions seem to be pretty evenly split, but I'll stick with my Christmas prediction: The Patriots win today and then go on to win the Super Bowl, because hey, in a world where this team even made it to the AFC Championship Game, all things are possible. I'll say Peyton Manning has two picks and gives sports pundits more ammo to talk about the number of times he's been one-and-done in the post-season, and New England wins 28-24. What's your bet?
Show time. (pic via bostonherald.com)
As far as the NFC Championship goes, I don't think I really have a horse this race. However, I just learned about Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, the first deaf offensive player in the NFL, and that's a neat story. Other than that, I expect Seattle to win the game by a touchdown, but it would be a fun upset if the San Francisco 49ers can find a way to pull off an upset in Seattle, given the huge home field advantage that stadium provides.
Oh wait, I'm going to have to DVR the Sherlock season premiere so I can see the end of the NFC game. Hmm. Fortunately it's a long weekend, so maybe I can either be a wild man and stay up a little later than usual to watch it tonight, or I can check it out at some reasonable hour tomorrow. You just never know which way I'm going to go, Clutterheads. I am out of control.
I always like the Sam Adams White Ale, so it's great to have it back again, this time as "Cold Snap." Of course it feels wrong to be drinking a spring beer in the middle of January, but I've given up on wishing for synchronicity between the seasonal beers and the actual seasons. I'll consider this the reward for having to put up with Oktoberfest being released in August.
Amazon.com is apparently getting ready to ship your orders before you even actually order them. It feels like there's the germ of a Doctor Who story in here somewhere.
If Ben Affleck won't be making his debut as Batman until 2016 now, does that mean we don't have to talk about this again for at least another year, or does it just give everyone an extra 12 months to complain about the casting decision?
Okay kids, that's going to do it. Clutterheads, you really should check out Once if you have the opportunity. On that note, I think we'll let Arthur Darvill and his costar Joanna Christie close things out with today's, "Song of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Enjoy the rest of the day, and of course you're welcome to come back later if you want to watch the football games. Just let us know so we can get some more chips and beer. Otherwise, be good, and we'll see you back here again soon. For now, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here. Go Patriots!