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Hi everyone,

How are you?   I'm still trying to process everything that happened yesterday.  It was something straight out of an episode of 24.  A shootout, a massive manhunt which caused a lock-down in Boston and several other cities and towns, then the suspect is found hiding in a boat and ends up being arrested and is still alive?  BDH, Little Buddha and I couldn't take our eyes off the TV all day.    I mean really, what the hell was that?  It was so nice to talk a walk around the neighborhood last night just because I could.

Now that it's all over, I'm in such awe of the job that our first responders did yesterday.  Cheers to every last one of them who worked under such stressful circumstances and got the job done.  Just amazing.  I'm also relieved that this week is finally over, because it was seeming like that was never ever going to happen.  No matter what challenges the next week may bring, it has to be better than this.  BDH and Little Buddha are so pleased that the craziness has stopped, that they've made some fresh coffee just for you.  So, help  yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out a little Saturday Clutter.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham will hide behind the Constitution when it comes to voting against gun control, but he really doesn't think the U.S. always needs to follow it.

While everyone was looking for Dzhokhor Tsarnaev, the Boy Scouts of America were debating whether or not to cut their discrimination against gays in half.  Are we to consider it a major step forward that the scouts are ready to admit gay kids, or say they still don't get it by continuing to exclude gay adults if this passes?

RIP Al Neuharth, who died yesterday.  The founder of USA Today was 89 years old.

The only individual stock that's in the massive Clutter portfolio is Coca-Cola, but for those who play this game, what do you make of Apple's historically-low price?

Among the many problems with yesterday's mess is that it forced the cancellation of the Boston Red Sox - Kansas City Royals game and prevented the city from welcoming the team (and a returning Big Papi) back, which would have been healing for all concerned.  I have no doubt that the Sox returning to Fenway Park today will be all the more emotional.  I look forward to hearing that thunderous roar when they take the field.

B strong

Who am I supposed to root for in a war of words between Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter and New York Jets coach Rex Ryan?  I guess it's almost always the guy who isn't Ryan, right? 

I gotta believe that someone will post some footage of Van Halen's performance in Australia this weekend, right?  Don't let me down, Internets.

Color me suspicious that the Doctor Who season finale won't be nearly as satisfying as I'd want it to be, but I want to watch it right now.  I thought the question of The Doctor's identity would be addressed in Matt Smith's final episode with the show, but apparently we won't have to wait that long.  Let's see what you've got to say, sir. 

Can't wait.  (pic via

Speaking of Doctor Who, happy belated birthday to David Tenant.  The Clutter favorite turned 42 on Thursday.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  I think there's one's tune that appropriately sums up this week, and here's U2 to perform it for today's, "Song of the Day."


Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Enjoy your Saturday, and hopefully things will just calm the bleep down after this.   Be excellent to each other my friends, and you know you're always welcome to come hang out whenever you like.  Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.


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