Welcome back. How are you? What? Yes, let's just get this out of the way. It's July 2nd, and I still haven't put the A/C unit in the window. I don't know why, it just didn't seem like it needed to be done until recently. All of the windows are open..no good? BDH and Little Buddha are unhappy with me right now. You can probably hear them yelling at me right now. Fortunately, they have their own tiny little fans, but I get it, I'll take care of that later. For now, help yourself to a nice medium iced DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter.
My friend Kate and I went to the Boston Red Sox - Chicago Cubs game last night. The weather was gorgeous, and Clay Buchholz looked pretty good, only giving up five hits and one run over 6 1/3 innings. However, say it with me, the Boston offense was utterly ineffectual, and with Koji Uehara giving up a rare run in the 9th, the Sox fell 2-1. How utterly frustrating. Brandon Workman takes the mound tonight, and here's hoping he gets anything resembling run support.
Something happened last night that I've never seen at a baseball game before. David Ortiz left the batters box to walk to first base before ball four was actually delivered. I have no idea what that was about. Clutter loves Big Papi, but there won't be much sympathy if that move gets him hit by a pitch tonight. How tacky and disrespectful. This season is not bringing out the big man's best side.
A few of my friends were at the first Monty Python's Flying Circus reunion show last night, and it sounds like they had a great time. The reviews sound slightly mixed: All of the greatest hits are there, but the comedy is dated and the men are old. I can see that, but I'm expecting to have a grea time myself when I buy tickets to see a broadcast of the show at the local movie theater.
Hey, Community is coming back after all! Alison Brie and company will return for a sixth season this fall via Yahoo. I hope this Roku device of mine will let me show the video on my TV, but if watching on the computer is the price to be paid, so be it.
Welcome back, Ms. Brie! (pic via celebsvenue.com)
I'm trying to be in a good mood today, so I'm not sure I'm fully prepared to fully vent against the out-of-control Supreme Court again, this time following their outrageous Hobby Lobby decision which ascribes religious beliefs to private corporations (seriously, what a stupid sentence to even have to write.) So what I will say is that it will be interesting to see if the far right-wing conservative majority of Justices have just launched a new push for a single-payer system of health insurance. At the end of the day, there's no reason for your insurance to be linked to your job (and now subject to the religious whims of your employer), so as the Court offers President Obama a government-focused way around their decision about contraceptives, how much further down that path will we go?
Can't say I'm particularly thrilled about Jennifer Love Hewitt joining the cast of Criminal Minds, but I'm trying to stay open-minded (no pun intended) about it. She's replacing actress Jeanne Tripplehorn, who I didn't think brought anything to the show, so maybe this will be a lateral move at worst and a slightly positive one at best.
Best wishes to Robin Williams on his stay at the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center. Hopefully the actor will get whatever he needs to maintain his sobriety.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. There's a new singer named Justin Moore who just covered Motley Crue's "Home Sweet Home" as part of an upcoming Crue country tribute album. Pretty sure I won't be buying that, but I can't resist this song, so check it out:
Now, Moore's not the first country star to cover this tune. Carrie Underwood had one a few years back, so here's another take:
I think I like that one a little better than Justin Moore's version, but at the end of the day, you just can't top the original in all of its bombastic glory. Here's Motley Crue 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 see you back here again for more fun soon. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.