Welcome back, and a happy Saturday to you all. I'm sorry we missed you yesterday. The back end of Clutter was acting up all day, and so I eventually had to throw in the towel. However, the weekend is here, and BDH and Little Buddha have the coffee ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter.
I apologize for being off my game, Clutterheads. I was focused on other things and almost forgot that the NHL playoffs have started. Time to hop on the Bruins bandwagon! Speaking of the B's, they lost 1-0 in a tough Game 1 against the Detroit Red Wings last night. As I understand it, Detroit was a tough opening draw for Boston, but everyone at Clutter Headquarters thinks they'll tie things up on Sunday, so there's nothing to worry about here.
Damn it, our technical difficulties kept us from wishing a happy birthday to Clutter favorite David Tennant, who turned 43 yesterday. There are some great DT moments from Doctor Who in this article. From humor to love, sadness to anger, and everything in between, David Tennant made me see the Doctor in a more fully-formed way, for which I'll always be appreciative.
Happy birthday! (pic via walesonline.co.uk)
Clutter certainly extends best wishes to Chelsea Clinton and her husband who are expecting a baby later this year. We just can't shake the fear that discussion of the child's political career will start within a week or so. Update: Sorry, make that "within 24 hours or so."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid isn't holding back when he calls farmer Cliven Bundy's supporters, "domestic terrorists," after their recent armed standoff with the Bureau of Land Management.
I don't know much about much, but the redesigned Boston.com looks like one of the worst websites I've seen in years. The new layout makes it so hard to find stories of interest, I've already noticed that I'm not visiting the page as much, and I can't imagine that was the goal. Seriously, who thought this was a good idea?
Facebook has a new application to further reduce your privacy, but at least it's an "opt-in" situation, so I guess that's progress.
Congratulations to LinkedIn on clearing the 300 million members mark. I'd be curious to know if more than 100 of those members really know what they're doing with the site.
I'm not making light of this woman's story at all, but if I had a condition where I was allergic to being sweaty, I'd be at risk of going to the hospital every day for about 9 months out of the year. Yikes.
The Hollywood Reporter has an interesting in-depth look at John Oliver that's worth your time. Oliver's new HBO show starts a week from tomorrow.
Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson wants to be in a James Bond movie. It turns out he'd be following in his grandfather's footsteps if he did that. Check out this clip of Sean Connery vs. High Chief Peter Maivia in, "You Only Live Twice." Obviously this is the land of fairy tales, because my money would be on Maivia to beat James Bond 10 times out of 10 in the real world.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. That list of great David Tennant Doctor Who scenes is missing what is probably my most favorite of his. The story of the Doctor is one of great adventures and excitement, but it's also one of frequent loss and a look at how he continues to fight on in the face of adversity, which is one of the fundamental themes of the show. This clip takes the viewer on an emotional roller coaster and it's mostly thanks to David Tennant's performance. With that, I give you today's, "Clip of the Day."
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Have a good day, and we'll see you back here again soon. For now, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.