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Hi everyone,

Welcome back, and a happy Saturday to you all.  The weekend is finally here!  BDH and Little Buddha were complaining that we didn't have any food here, so I did this week's shopping first thing this morning, and it is gorgeous out there.  The two of them are off checking out the purchases, and then they're going to start the laundry for me.  In the meantime, help yourself to a nice medium iced DD, and let's kick things off with a little Clutter.

Outfielder Shane Victorino had himself a great night last night, driving in five runs as the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 10-6.  Jon Lester picked up his seventh win of the season, but there continue to be concerns about him, because a pitching line of 5 runs in 5 2/3 innings is nothing to write home about.  However, a win is a win for the Sox, however they get there.

Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals is tonight, and here's hoping that the Boston Bruins take it to the Chicago Blackhawks right from the first puck drop.  I'd love to see a relatively low-drama win tonight, but even if that doesn't happen, at least I can sleep in tomorrow, because these late games are killing me.

The saga of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez continues, and it feels like the media can not shred him to pieces fast enough.   I'm not trying to minimize the seriousness of the fact that he's being investigated in a homicide case, but first off, we don't actually know the whole story yet, and we should let that play out some more.  Second, I think football fans and the media are completely hypocritical when it comes to players.  These are large violent men who assault each other week after week.  We cheer them on and glorify them to no end, but then seem to feel that we can be judgmental when they don't turn that aggression off with the flip of a switch.  If Hernandez ends up convicted for something, I assume we'll just all let it go as soon as he says he found God, right?  I mean, it worked so well for Ray Lewis, who not here?

On a less serious note, is it just me, or did the Patriots go flying off the rails as soon as Wes Welker left?  Gronk had 100 surgeries on his arm, we have this Hernandez issue, and "He who shall not be named" is still on the roster as of this moment.  Come back, Wes!  We're sorry!

You shouldn't have let me go.  (pic via

Facebook has a security problem to deal with.  This one doesn't sound that major, but it is a reminder to be careful with what you put out there on the site, because you never know who might end up seeing it.

I put my extra money into the stock market this week, and the market's already swallowed it right up.  That's okay, though.  I'll get my payoff down the road.  The vast Clutter portfolio consists of a diversified basket of low-cost index funds, and we remain full steam ahead here.

This story about Michael Jackson going two months without "real" sleep makes me sad.  Clutter's covered this before with Charlie Sheen, but it's the same basic issues here.  Everyone stands around and enjoys the car wreck.  Meanwhile, there's a real person in trouble who clearly doesn't have a safety net, but no one around him cares because he's still making them a fortune.

Pretty sure I'll be missing, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, but here's a new trailer for those of you who think I'm out of my mind here:


Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  I should go check on the laundry, because there are many more errands to be done before Game 5 tonight.  I say we have the Bruins (and Russell Crowe) take us out with today's, "Clip of the Day."  Now mind you, this whole video is cool, but if you don't get goosebumps starting at 1:45 until the end of the clip, you're clearly dead inside.  Check it out:


How awesome was that?

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Have a great rest of your day, and you're totally welcome to come back tonight to watch the game with us if you like.  We have plenty of food now, and I'll go get some more beer.  Otherwise, be good, and we'll see you again for more fun soon.  Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.


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