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Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  How are you?  What's new?  Big plans this weekend?  It's just gorgeous out there.  BDH and Little Buddha want me to take them for a walk, but I said we had to take care of business first.  They said that made sense to them, so help yourself to a nice medium (iced?) DD, and let's clear out some Saturday Clutter.

There are two big take-aways from yesterday's Red Sox 7-3 win over the Houston Astros.  The first is that David Ortiz continues to destroy any argument about the need for spring training.  Seriously, the big guy is batting .500, with two home runs since his return to the big leagues, without having played a day in Fort Myers this year.  Apparently we should just start with the season opener and go from there.  The second is that the Houston Astros are a very bad team.  They're 7-16, I have no idea who almost any of them are, and they look totally over-matched in every way.  I understand that they're a very young crew, but Felix Dubront and John Lackey should both consider it a significant failure if they don't beat this team tonight and tomorrow, and give the Sox the four-game sweep.

If Senator Rand Paul really doesn't understand why conservatives do so badly with minority groups, I'm sure his father can explain it to him.

What, the entire country doesn't already run on Dunkin?  What are they waiting for?

Uh oh, what was that noise?  Hold on...it looks like we had a little car accident outside.  Everyone seems to be okay, though.  Remember kids, don't clear out the Clutter while you're driving.  We want you all to stay focused on the road.

Let's be clear, Aaron Rodgers is an outstanding quarterback, but if he's going to be paid $40 million next season, he better throw 500 touchdowns and lead the Green Bay Packers to the Super Bowl following an undefeated season.

Aaron rodgers
All about reasonable expectations.  (pic via steveapps.com)

Now we've got the fire truck coming to check out the car accident...

What's the bigger question here:  Should Two and a Half Men change its name next year if that obnoxious kid isn't going to be a regular character, or why is the show coming back at all?  Who is still watching this show, and why?

Oh, I hope tonight's Doctor Who episode is a good one.  A Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS was one of my favorite fantasies as a kidA time machine with an infinite number of rooms?  How is that anything less than awesome?  So, it will be really disappointing if this story doesn't click.  They did a wonderful job with The Doctor's Wife, which finally gave a voice to this terrific character, so here's to them rising to that level (or something close to it) tonight.

 

There's the cop car for the accident...

I caught a few minutes of Walk the Line last night, and I forgot how much I liked that movie.  I mean, no one will ever mistake Joaquin Phoenix for Johnny Cash, but he does fine with his part, and Reese Witherspoon was still in the middle of her run of good movies at the time, so it all worked out just fine.

NBC won't commit to renewing Community yet, which is too bad, because this past week's episode was one of their best yet.  There was a funny part about body-switching, which Donald Glover and Danny Pudi nailed, and then it evolved into a thoughtful commentary about relationships and stepping up even when it's an uncomfortable situation.  I don't know what has to happen for this show to find a broad enough audience to secure more seasons, but it would be a shame to lose this for some sitcom that no one will remember after four episodes.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  I think we'll let "the Man in Black" close things out for us with today's, "Song of the Day."

 

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  I think we're going to head out and go spend some money on Boylston Street this afternoon, so if you find us and say you're a Clutterhead, you'll get a free medium DD, or maybe even a Sam Adams, who knows?  If we don't see you there, be good, enjoy the rest of your day, and come back soon so we can do this all over again.  For now, that's today's Clutter, and much like everyone who was just at the scene of that car accident, we are outta here.

 

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