Monday Clutter
Wednesday Clutter

Tuesday Clutter

Hi everyone,

Welcome back, how are you?  Everyone in Clutter Headquarters is in a state of shock.  Our whole view of the world has been shaken.  I don't know how we're going to recover from this, but we'll have to find a way to move forward and stay focused on the important things.  Make yourself comfortable, and help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out a little Tuesday Clutter.

We've discussed before how Clutter isn't really all that strong on "faith."  It largely strikes us as a rationalization / excuse for passivityHowever, I can't totally discount it since I do believe with all of my heart that a baseball game ain't over until it's over.  The Boston Red Sox could be down 12-0 with two outs in the 9th inning of a deciding post-season game, and I'd believe they could still win the game.

I also generally have faith that New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick know what they're doing when it comes to personnel moves, even if I don't understand it at the time.  Now, that generally means letting players like Adam Vinatieri or Wes Welker go, but this time, it's the acquisition of a player that I can't begin to process.  Not only do I not understand why they made this move, I'm not entirely sure I can bring myself to root for it to work.  Obviously I want the Patriots to win the Super Bowl every year, but if that involves cheering for Tim Tebow...sorry, I just threw up a little bit in my mouth from typing that name.  Why in God's name (truly) would you want to bring in a terrible quarterback who brings a media circus that goes against "the Patriots way?"  I don't understand, and it just makes me sad.

Tim+Tebow+Divisional+Playoffs+Denver+Broncos+wO5Yu_Hzw7el
Oh god.  (pic via zimbio.com)

Speaking of horrible signings by the Patriots, former wide reciever Chad Johnson is going to jail for 30 days after violating a restraining order from his ex-wife.

As the fallout from Edward Snowden's leak of information regarding the government's surveillance programs continues, I find myself struck by how many of the players named in this scandal try to defend themselves by saying that everything they're doing is legal, as if there's an inherent connection between what's legal and what's right.  The fact that any of it's legal makes the whole thing all the more offensive.  I believe that Snowden has done the country a tremendous favor by forcing a discussion of what actions the government is taking under the guise of "security," and he is to be commended for that.  I also believe that he's a brave fellow, because this likely ends with him in jail for a long time or dead under "mysterious" circumstances.

Glad to hear that the Obama administration has reversed course and finally decided to allow emergency contraception to be sold over-the-counter.  Timely access to contraception is key to preventing unintended pregnancies, and it should be available to anyone who needs it without restriction.  It's about time that public health was put before politics.

Lululemon beat earnings expectations despite their problems with their sheer yoga pants, but the controversy still cost the CEO her job.

A new study says that 40% of designated drivers don't understand what they signed up for.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is more than a feel-good story at this point.  He's a legit All Star candidate.  Red Sox Nation, show your juice and write Nava in!  You know he'd do it for you.  Seriously, you know he would.

Nava june 9
A story that just keeps getting better.  (pic via espn.com)

Tim "bleeping" Tebow? Really?

We try to avoid spoilers around here, so in case you didn't see Mad Men on Sunday, all I'll say is that it might have been the best show of the year so far.  Death, lies and sex permeated every scene, and Jon Hamm did a great job showing Don Draper just losing it during a key scene.   He's not just a ridiculously handsome man, there's an actor there too.  There are only two episodes left, and someone is clearly going to bite it before we're done.

Don draper june 9 2013
Such a mess.  (pic via collider.com)

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  After giving it some thought, the only positive that I can see about this Tim Tebow news is that it leaves me inspired to have Genesis close us out with today's, "Song of the Day."  Other than that, I've got nothing:

 

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

 

If you enjoy Clearing out the Clutter, please consider a $5 monthly donation!  You can click here or on the "Donations" category on the right-hand side of the page.

Check out our new Patreon page! 

Comments