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Hi everyone,

What a crazy week.  I was at Clutter Headquarters Monday night, just clearing out some Clutter, when suddenly I got the "Bat Signal" from my job, telling me I had to come in right away.  I saved the Clutter draft, took off like a madman, and it feels like I've been home for 30 seconds since then.  It was one big blur, but all l I can tell you is that it's good to be back with you, BDH, and Little Buddha!  I get so cranky when we all don't get to hang out.  Now, I'm going to leave in what was supposed to be posted on Tuesday, and just keep going.  I'm still a little sleep-deprived, so my apologies in advance if this is more rambling than usual.  Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's see what we've got for today's Clutter.

It's fantastic to see that Boylston Street has been reopened to the public.  I don't know if I need anything on that street, but I feel like I should find something to buy this weekend.  Won't you join me?

Glad to hear that NH Senator Kelly Ayotte is getting some heat for her outrageous vote against background checks for gun purchases.  My home state may have a "Live Free or Die" motto, but even in the Granite State, 75% of voter support these checks.

The GOP's attempt to convince voters that they're not extremists is really not going well so far.

Congratulations to the fine folks of Rhode Island, who appear to be on the verge of becoming the 10th state to legalize marriage equality.

In the never-ending battle between Joe Biden and Justin Timberlake, score this one for the VP.

RIP, Richie Havens.  The folk singer, who was so well-known for opening the Woodstock Festival, died yesterday Monday of a sudden heart attack at age 72.

The last two years have been pretty good if you're in the top 7% of the country, otherwise, not so much.

The Boston Red Sox lost their weekend series against the Kansas City Royals, but they have to be feeling good about Big Papi's return and the impressive debut of highly-touted pitching prospect Allen Webster, who gave up three runs and five hits over six innings in his first major league outing.  Red Sox fans should always feel appreciative towards the Los Angeles Dodgers just for taking Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford off our team's hands, but we'll take it up a notch if Webster turns out to be as good as it seems he might be.

Can't say I'm excited about reliever Daniel Bard rejoining the Red Sox, but I'll be thrilled if he shows any sign of returning to his once-dominant form.

Going in the opposite direction, Red Sox pitcher/head-case Alfredo Aceves has been demoted to the minor leagues.  I'm sure that will go smoothly.

What happens when Bon Jovi meets Notre Dame football?

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to The Rock, who is recovering from hernia surgery as a result of getting hurt during this year's Wrestlemania 29 main event.  All I can say is, "ouch."

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Won't be stopped.  (pic via hollywoodreporter.com)

Everything's been blurry this week, but I still know that the next Doctor Who episode is only two days away:

 

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  I think we'll let Mr.  Richie Havens take us out with a fantastic interpretation of, "Here Comes the Sun," for today's, "Song of the Day."  Enjoy:

 

Thanks for stopping by, everyone, and thank you so much for your patience this week.  I hope you all have a great day, and feel free to come back if you want to hang out later tonight.  For now, that's today's Clutter, and it's great to be back, but we are outta here.

 

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