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Hi everyone,

Welcome back.  How are you?  I hope it wasn't too painful to go back to work yesterday.  My discomfort came from having to go to the dentist.  It actually wasn't that bad.  A few things that I'll have to keep an eye on, and I'm sure will cost me some money down the road, but all in all it was okay, and I got to say hi to Mustard the office dog, who I want to steal every time I have an appointment.  So that was yesterday, but now it's time to focus on today.  Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out a little Wednesday Clutter.

It's not often (at all) that I get to compliment the Boston Herald, but they did have a nice piece yesterday about people who were out at bars and restaurants when the Boston Marathon bombings happened, were rushed out in the chaos, and are now settling their tabs.  It's the right thing to do, and I hope more of these folks will step forward.

On the wild assumption that a Republican will some day sit in the White House again, are you telling me these 45 GOP senators would still want the Supreme Court to limit the ability of the president to make recess appointments?  Please.  Of course, maybe this is the GOP's way of acknowledging that they are so out of touch with mainstream values that they won't be in charge of the executive branch again.  As much as today's Republican Party claims to idolize Ronald Reagan, even he would looks at this radical crew and wonder what the hell they think they're doing.

As expected, Boston Red Sox pitcher Franklin Morales has finally joined the team after spending the beginning of the season on the disabled list.  I am pleasantly surprised that Alfredo Aceves was the pitcher sent back to the minors to make room for Morales, instead of one of the young relievers like Alex Wilson.  Don't get me wrong Aceves was solid on Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies, but his window with the Red Sox has closed, and it's time to the prospects step up.

Damn it, I spoke too soon.  Wilson is likely the one who would be demoted if Jackie Bradley Jr. gets called up today.  Well, I'm sure we haven't seen the last of Wilson.  I like that kid.

It's good to hear that Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz is expected to start on Friday against the New York Yankees after missing Monday's start against the Phillies with a minor injury.  As I think Boston.com's Chad Finn said, this seems like the kind of thing that would knocked Buchholz out of action for 4-6 weeks last year.

I didn't buy Clutter Headquarters as an investment.  I bought it because I thought it was the coolest place in town.  However, the fact that its value continues to increase isn't bad either.  Real estate is a nice compliment to stocks in a broad portfolio like Clutter's.  Diversification is the key, kids.

Sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Lewis Yocum yesterday from liver cancer.  Clutter is fond of saying that "Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Alabama" seems to be the only sports doctor you ever hear about, but Doctor Yocum was a clear #2, and had treated many baseball players, including John Lackey, Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury.  Doctor Yocum was 66 years old.

I had no idea that anyone at Victoria's Secret would be stupid enough to disparage model Kate Upton.  It's good to see that they've come to their senses.

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More, please.  (pic via starpulse.com)

I can't tell a lie, I was a little disappointed not to run into Bully Ray yesterday.  The pro wrestler was in town doing some promotional work for the upcoming TNA PPV, "Slammiversary," which takes place in Boston this coming Sunday.  Oh well, maybe next time.

Apparently you don't "need" to be a Netflix subscriber to watch the new Arrested Development episodes.  Speaking of which, how are we feeling about season 4 so far?  I haven't had a chance to watch any of the shows, but the reviews seem to be hit-or-miss.  What say you, Clutterheads?

This is cool: Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails are back.

Wait a second, show creator Dan Harmon might return to Community?  Oh this better not be some random publicity stunt by Harmon.

If you ever liked the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, click on this link.  (hat tip: Ed Prisby)

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  I think we'll let the Nine Inch Nails crew close things out for us to day.  Do any of you remember the film, The Crow?  That was one dark movie (featuring the late Jason Lee), and it had a great soundtrack, including today's, "Song of the Day."


Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.   Enjoy the rest of your day, and make sure to come back again soon.  For now, that's  today's Clutter, and we are outta here.


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