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February 2010

Sunday Morning Clutter

Good morning everyone. Mrs. Clutter and I went out last night with a couple of friends of hers, and my only question is, why do the kids listen to such loud music these days? My ears are still ringing. Back in my day, we listened to soft rock at volume 3. I'm going to need some Kona coffee (black) to get going, but until then, let's clear out some Clutter. You're so vain, you probably think this blurb is about you. With all due respect to President Obama, in order to "compromise" on health care reform, you have to have... Read more →

 

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Saturday Clutter

This Clutter is pre-Kona coffee (black), so my apologies if it's cluttered (ha!) with mistakes. Andrew Koening found dead. My condolences to his family. Clay Buccholz named Jimmy Fund spokesman and is a soon-to-be father. You know, I like to go to the gym, and it's good to be disciplined about it, but I probably could have given myself Thursday off. My raincoat and umbrella were just no match for Thursday's wind and rain. By the time I got home, I looked like I had gone swimming in my suit. Seth Green is engaged. Does he now look like a... Read more →

 

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Friday Morning Clutter

Anyone else ready for this week to be over? Let's get to the Clutter, as always, brought to you by a large DD mocha coffee with milk and sugar. But first, a rant. White collar crime causes much more damage to this country than other types of crime, but seems like the only punishment is ever a fine. Somehow death and theft don't bother us as much when the criminal wears a suit. Hell that should be a tagline for a suit company: Wear our suits and commit any crime you want! What's the charge if you take an action... Read more →

 

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Idol Clutter

The title and second paragraph of this article about the "Party of No" and today's health care summit drive me nuts. Who is the GOP to have expectations? How can they say with straight faces, they don't think the Democrats "are acting in good faith?" The GOP does not want health care reform. Why can't we just say that? There is no proposal that they will accept? They haven't acted "in good faith" since this administration took over. Their entire strategy is to say no to everything and yell and scream about Socialists killing all of our grandparents with the... Read more →

 

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Thanks Mosi

I was saddened to hear today of the death of former New England Patriots fullback Mosi Tatupu. Mosi was a great and popular player for the Patriots in the 1980's, and he was the key figure in one of my strongest childhood memories that stays with me to this day. I became a baseball fan at an early age, but it took me much longer to develop an interest in football. The games just seemed to go on forever. Why did it take three hours to play what was supposed to be a one hour game? Also, the Patriots of... Read more →

 

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Wednesday Clutter

Does the fact that Charlie Sheen is still alive prove the existence or absence of God? There is no justification for not repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy immediately. Aaron "Bleeping" Boone retires to become a TV analyst. His playoff-ending home run against Tim Wakefield might have been my most painful moment ever as a Red Sox fan. The longer that game went on, the worse I felt about the chances for a win, but to have Boone, son of my all-time favorite player, Bob Boone, end it, felt like a double punch to the gut. Mike Lowell sets... Read more →

 

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Tuesday Clutter

Economists say the economic recovery has begun. I glossed over this in the last Clutter, but I do hope that Andrew Koenig is found alive and well in Vancouver. It's never good when you hear about someone battling depression. American Pie is coming back? Who thinks this is a good idea? It's been five years since Hunter S. Thompson died. I'm about 1/3rd of the way though, "The Proud Highway," and its a really interesting book. I'm only up to 1960, years before he became famous in Rolling Stone, but the imagination and wit were already clearly sharpened by that... Read more →

 

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Lunchtime Clutter

Happy Monday, one and all. Today's Clutter comes courtesy of a medium DD with milk and sugar, plus two DD donuts that a coworker was kind enough to bring to our staff meeting. Dunkin Donuts should sponsor Clearing out the Clutter. This blog would never happen without their help! I guess there was a hockey game or something last night? The oddest story of the baseball off-season comes to an end as Johnny Damon finally finds a home with the Detroit Tigers. I wish Johnny the best, now that he's no longer one of "them." A positive review for David... Read more →

 

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Sunday Afternoon Clutter

The guy who played 'Boner" on Growing Pains is the son of the guy who played "Chekov" on Star Trek? That's going to come in handy in a bar trivia game some day. Dad Clutter and I made it to the Sam Adams Brewery tour yesterday. I can't believe I've been in Boston this long and hadn't done the tour before this. In any case, it's a pretty quick tour (15 minutes?). Our tour guide, Andrew, looked and sounded like a blond Casey Affleck. He was very funny and went through the basics of how beer is made. Then we... Read more →

 

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Hooligan's Clutter

Obama Administration looking to crack down on companies who falsely label employees as "independent contractors" to avoid paying benefits. I wonder what Linda McMahon's response will be. Dad Clutter is coming down today for a belated birthday celebration. We're finally going to the Sam Adams factory! I just hope the tickets aren't all gone by the time we get there. PGA Commissioner believes Tiger Woods. Right, because what are the chances that this guy would say, "I think the biggest star my group has ever seen, who generates hundreds of millions of dollars for us every year, was lying his... Read more →

 

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