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Welcome back!  How are you?  Everyone survived last night's rain okay?  That was something else.  The Clutter Tree might have gotten enough water for the summer after that.  Okay, maye not, but I swear the leaves are several shades darker green this morning.  That's one well-hydrated tree at the moment.  I'm glad it stopped, because I'm meeting up with friends this afternoon, and I wasn't looking forward to looking like a drowned rat.  However, I might need to wear a flannel shirt, because it's cold out there.  Anyway, I'll deal with that later.  We have work to do, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out a little Saturday Clutter.

Congratulations to the Boston Bruins for taking care of business and sweeping the Pittsburgh Penguins out of the NHL playoffs last night!  The B's won 1-0, thanks to a goal from defenseman Adam McQuaid.  I'll tell you, I don't know how hardcore hockey fans do this.  I think I had at least nine heart attacks during the final two minutes of the game.  Now it's off to the Stanley Cup finals to face either the Chicago Blackhawks or the defending champion LA Kings.  

Tuukka rask

Bring it on!  (pic via usatoday.com)

Mitt Romney thinks he could have won the election if it wasn't for that damn Hurricane Sandy helping out President Obama.  I can only imagine what it's like to live with that level of hubris.

Clutter could use a lawyer to explain this:  Why can a generic version of emergency contraception be sold over-the-counter now, but Plan B still can not while the government appeals a federal ruling which allowed these sales?  Regardless, we applaud any move which increases access to contraception in a timely fashion.

The military's utter inability to address the problem of sexual assaults continues without pause, this time, with the suspension of a senior Army general for his failure to investigate and report such attacks.

Like I said earlier in the week, I don't eat donuts all that often, but I wasn't going to pass up a free one for National Donut Day yesterday, so I walked into my local DD and ordered a lemonade donut to go with my medium iced coffee.  All I can say is that my teeth finally stopped hurting about 18 hours afterward.  Holy sugar overload, Batman.  Something tells me I won't be getting another one until next year's celebration.

A co-worker and I then made a second trip later in the day to buy another colleague one of those donut breakfast sandwiches.  Oh, do those look nasty.  Said colleague wasn't in the office when we returned, and I think he ended up unwrapping it about two hours after the purchase.  Here's a hint:  The cold breakfast sandwich didn't get what you would call a "good" review.  However, after putting it in the microwave for 10 seconds, he said that it did in fact taste like "pancake and eggs."  It was something straight out of those old Life cereal commercials where the kids get Mikey to eat it because he'll eat anything.  Our coworker was a good sport for eating this thing, because we clearly took some years off his life:

Each one contains a total of 20 grams of fat, 13 grams of sugar, 720 milligrams of sodium, a host of artificial flavorings, and a total of 64 ingredients.

Not to be too morbid or anything, but is it time for someone to die on Mad Men?

Jon Stewart is out at The Daily Show (for two months) and John Oliver is in.  I'm rooting for Oliver to do well here.  First, it seems like a huge career break for him to take over the show, and second, there will be a lot of angry people if he messes it up, so...good luck with that!

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  I just watched the final two minutes of last night's Bruins game, and I'm pleased to say that only three heart attacks happened this time, and that's with knowing how it ends.  Seriously, it's goosebump-city every time the crowd roars, right until the final save by goalie Tuukka Rask.  See for yourself with today's, "Clip of the Day."

 

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Enjoy the rest of your day, and we'll see you back here again for more fun soon.  Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.

 

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