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Hi everyone,

Welcome back.  How are you?  What's the plan for the day?  I'm off to the gym, and then I think I'll be going shopping for some work shoes.  I'm pretty sure George W. Bush was still in the White House the last time I did this, so it should be a little adventure.  It sounds like the weather should be better today than yesterday, though the Clutter Tree certainly enjoyed the rain.   However, we've got work to take care of first.  Help yourself to a nice medium iced DD because it's time to clear out some Saturday Clutter.

Can I just mention first that I watched my first CSI episode in years yesterday, and I don't think it's any coincidence that it featured two Van Halen songs ("Stay Frosty" and "Tattoo.")  The universe works in mysterious ways, my friends.

I said yesterday that I had faith in John Lackey to put the Red Sox back on the winning track.  Oops.  The Sox fell 6-0 to the Baltimore Orioles last night, which knocked Boston out of first place for the first time in two months.  There's still plenty of time to go, but with the trade deadline just four days away, it seems like the Sox need more help with the bats than the pitching, because this offense has been napping since the All Star break.  I guess we'll see what happens.

Clutter would like to wish a happy belated birthday to NESN's own Jenny Dell.  Clutter knows better than to ask a woman's age, but whatever the answer, she looks great.

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Still #`1.  (pic via

I'm still trying to think of of something that's more distinctly un-American than a war on voting, but Republicans really can't help themselves, particularly now that the Supreme Court weakened the Voting Rights Act.  I'm surprised the new bill in North Carolina doesn't just say, "No one shall be allowed to vote, unless you're a white guy who will vote for the GOP."

As much as I'm repulsed by the war on voting, I at least understand the racist motivation behind it  What I utterly fail to grasp is, who would want to vandalize the Lincoln Memorial?  That makes me as sad as it does angry.  Fortunately, they were able to remove the paint without harming the memorial, but who could have woken up and thought that was a cool thing to do, and really, what grade did they drop of out school?

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner seems to think if he goes into hiding for two weeks, we'll forget about all of the women he's harassed.

If you needed yet another reason to love the DD mothership, apparently drinking coffee may reduce your suicide there's that.

The legendary Madison Square Garden has 10 years to find a new location, due to renovations planned for Penn Station underneath it.  Fortunately, downtown Manhattan isn't that crowded, so this should go smoothly.  Apparently the Garden's management also just spent about $1 billion on renovations for the arena, so I'm sure they're thrilled about this.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he's "shocked" that his business partner Ryan Braun was using performance-enhancing drugs.  I wish I wasn't always so cynical, but reading that comment makes me think that either Rodgers is an idiot, or he thinks all of us are to believe his story.

The late James Gandolfini still has two movies left to be released, and I'm a little curious to see how he matched up as a love interest for Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

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What do you think?  (pic via

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Let's close things out with something a little different today, like say...The Daily Show's John Oliver explaining what "slash fiction" is for today's, "Clip of the Day."


 Yeah, that was different.  Maybe we should just go back to the opposite of that.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Enjoy the rest of your day, and certainly feel free to come back later if you want to watch the Red Sox play the Orioles again with us tonight.  Otherwise, be good, and we'll see you here again soon.  For now, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.


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