Welcome back. How are you? Is your week going okay? Things are fine at Clutter Headquarters, though I didn't get quite as much sleep as I would have liked last night, so I asked BDH and Little Buddha to make today's coffee a little stronger than usual. They won't tell me exactly how strong it is, but I've been assured I won't have any problems staying awake today. So, help yourself to a slightly turbo-charged medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter.
It doesn't seem to matter if the Red Sox are on their way to the world championship or bottom of the division, David Ortiz just goes out and drives in runs. Big Papi hit his 30th home run of the season last night, which is the eighth time he's done that with Boston, tying Ted Williams for the team record. That's pretty decent company, right? What a remarkable career. However, Clay Buchholz was Clay Buchholz, so the Sox lost 8-3 to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last night. I swear the man is allergic to leads. Rubby De La Rosa takes the mound tonight as the Sox try to grab at least one win out of this series.
I'd like to think that Curt Schilling's belief that he suffered from mouth cancer because of chewing tobacco, and the recent death of Tony Gwynn from salivary gland cancer would be enough to convince major league baseball players to stop using this terrible product, but I suspect that won't be the case.
Curt Schilling (pic via foxct.com)
Let's just get this out of the way now: Doctor Who returns in two days. No wonder I'm not getting enough sleep! I feel like I should get a special meal for dinner on Saturday, and by "special," I likely mean pizza.
The Missouri Republican Party executive director thinks voter registration efforts in Ferguson are "disgusting." There's nothing that goes against the American spirit like increasing participation in the political process, right? Obviously the better choice is rioting in the streets. Wait, what?
Apparently the United States tried to rescue recently-executed reporter James Foley and other hostages who are being held in Syria.
Marriage equality in Virginia hit a setback as the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to block a federal appeals court ruling which would have allowed same-sex marriages to begin in the state today. It seems pretty clear at this point that John Roberts and company are going to have to address the issue head-on in the Court's next term.
Facebook released a study demonstrating that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge started in Boston, just in case anyone tries to claim different. Cheers to the 2.4 million people who shared their videos on Facebook and more importantly especially to those who also donated to an ALS charity.
Why is Warren Buffet's company Berkshire Hathaway paying a fine of almost $900,000 to federal regulators?
Actress Meg Ryan and singer John Mellencamp have split after three years together. Raise your hand if you remembered that they were a couple.
We're just 12 days away from the Lifetime movie about Saved by the Bell. I know the excitement is killing everyone. After all, who doesn't want to see Screech punch a fan? This is going to be some award-winning television, Clutterheads.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Let's have the newly-single John Mellencamp take us 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 your day, and I hope the coffee doesn't keep you up too late tonight. Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.