Welcome back! Come on in. I'm sorry we couldn't meet up yesterday. Damn real world, getting in the way of our fun. However, we're all here now, and that's what matters. Big plans for the weekend? The Boston Marathon is on Monday, so BDH, Little Buddha and I plan on doing a lot of stretching and cardio today and tomorrow to make sure we're in peak watching condition. Speaking of those two, they just made a fresh pot of coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out a little Saturday Clutter.
RIP, Jonathan Winters. The comedic legend died yesterday at age 87. My strongest memory of him is playing the son of Robin Williams on Mork and Mindy, and I also have this recollection of his discussing his mental health issues, which was something that didn't seem to happen that often in the 1980's.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino's health woes continue. This time it's a broken leg suffered on Friday. Here's to a speedy recovery and a long period before any new challenges surface.
It's interesting to hear that Twitter is developing its own music app. Also, according to that story, Twitter has allowed music to be embedded in tweets since 2010? I don't think I've ever seen one of those, but if that's the case, I'm going to be tweeting Van Halen songs on a daily basis. My followers will love that, right?
Okay, if Kickstarter can help fund a Veronica Mars movie, what kind of project do you think Clutter could execute with it? Send me your suggestions, Clutterheads. I sense an opportunity for world domination here.
I'm sure this doesn't apply to any of you folks, but just in case you know someone who hasn't filed their taxes yet, you might want to remind them that their time is just about up.
San Diego Padres slugger Carlos Quentin only gets an eight-game suspension for breaking Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke's collarbone after being hit by a pitch? That seems weak. I know Major League Baseball can't just suspend him for as long as Greinke will be out (presumably several months), but the punishment doesn't seem to match the severity of the crime here. It will also be interesting to see how future games between the two teams play out this year, because the Dodgers are not happy about this at all.
This isn't over. (pic via foxsports.com)
Speaking of the Dodgers, I'm really looking forward to seeing 42, the new movie about Jackie Robinson, next Saturday.
Would it make me a bad person if I said I have no sympathy for Kobe Bryant if it turns out he has a ruptured Achilles tendon? Not that I'm happy he's injured, but I can't seem to get up to a place of feeling bad for him. Pretty sure it's connected to that whole him being a rapist thing.
Okay, it's Saturday, which means it's time for a new Doctor Who episode. Like I mentioned earlier this week, tonight's story was written by Mark Gatiss, who has done a good job over the years, both with The Doctor and Sherlock, so here's hoping this is a recovery from last week's miss.
Hearing that Clutter favorite David Tennant is shy just makes me like him all the more.
I should know better, but there's a pretty good chance I'll be in the theater watching The Hangover Part III when it comes out. Yeah, pretty good chance.
On the flip side, I will not be watching any horrible remake of Point Break. Come on, what's the point of that? There's no one in Hollywood today who can match the power of Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah uttering the words, "I am a FBI agent!" Add in the wonder of the late Patrick Sawyze as Zen surfer / bank robber Bodhi and Gary Busey doing his Busey thing as Keanu's partner? No way, forget it.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. I think we'll let Jonathan Winters close things out with a routine from The Jack Paar Show from 1964. After watching this bit, it's easy to see how much Robin Williams learned from him. 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 Saturday, and make sure to come back again soon. For now, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.