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Hi everyone,

Welcome back.  How's your weekend going?  I had a chance to see my aunt and some of my cousins yesterday, which was a nice treat because we usually only see each other on Christmas.  I ate my weight in cheeseburgers and hot dogs, so that's a little gross, but there were so many dogs to play with, I wasn't paying attention to what I was eating.  BDH is still wondering why I didn't bring one of the pooches back to Clutter Headquarters.  Maybe next time, my friend.  For now, let's appreciate that the sun is out, help ourselves to a nice medium DD, and then get down to work with a little Monday Clutter.

It certainly looked like the Boston Red Sox were going to have to settle for a split of their weekend series with Terry Francona and the Cleveland Indians going into the final inning of yesterday's game.  However, this team continues to show its heart by battling back and pulling out a 6-5 win, thanks to Jacoby Ellsbury's walk-off double with the bases loaded.   This was Boston's 12th come-from-behind win of the season so far, and it's clear that the team has heart, which is always a good sign.   The win put Boston back into a tie for first place with the New York Yankees, and now it's time to take on the struggling Philadelphia Phillies for four games.

 I could have sworn yesterday was Clay Buchholz's turn in the Boston rotation, but Felix Dubront took the start, and now it's Alfredo Aceves filling in for Buchholz.  Fortunately, it doesn't sound like Clay will be missing for too long.

In other injury news, pitcher Franklin Morales is expected to join the team tomorrow after starting the year battling several injuries.  I like Morales, but it's too bad this move would likely send reliever Alex Wilson back to the minors.  Wilson's done a fine job since being called up from Pawtucket, but I guess having too many good pitchers to choose from is a nice problem to have.  Maybe we'll see Wilson again at some point this year.

Bob Dole says there would have been no room for him, Ronald Reagan or Richard Nixon in today's Republican Party.  Clutter certainly won't argue with him on that.  While we may not have been fans of any of those three men, they all made deals at some point with Democrats, back in "the good old days" when the word "compromise" wasn't considered treason as much as it was the fundamental element of successful government.  What will it take for for moderates and mainstream conservatives to reclaim their party? has some good advice on how to handle your 401(k) plan.  Mind you, much of this should sound familiar to regular Clutterheads, but a little reminding never hurt.

Okay, I admit, I'm slightly intruigued by the notion of Jewel playing June Carter Cash in a Lifetime movie.  Don't judge me.  I think they could have come up with a different title besides, Ring of Fire, but I'll bet June's version of both her life and time with Johnny Cash is interesting.  I better to set the DVR.  Jewel's got a tough battle ahead of her if she wants to challenge longtime Clutter favorite Reese Witherspoon for best portrayal of the same woman, but I feel like there's a chance for an upset here.

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Jewel is Cash, but is she money?  (pic via

Hulk Hogan apparently burned his hand badly while fiddling around with his car radiator.  Now, the Hulkster's not going to let a little thing like melting flesh get in his way, so he did the only thing he could do in this situation:  He tweeted some pictures of his damaged hand.  What you gonna do when Hulk Hogan shows some nasty pictures of himself to you?  Hint:  Probably get a little nauseous.  Here's hoping everything works out, because that was just straight-up nasty, brother.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Our final Memorial Day song for this year is, "One" by Metallica.  Here they are with today's, "Song of the Day."


Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  BDH, Little Buddha and I are going to go to the gym and then run some errands, but we'll be back later if you want to hang out and watch the Sox - Phillies game or something.  Otherwise, come back again for more fun soon.  Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are in fact out of here.


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