Monday Clutter: Boston Red Sox, Mad Men, Star Wars, and more
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Tuesday Clutter: Boston Red Sox, Texas, Bill Cosby, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, have a seat.  How are you?   Happy Cinco de Mayo, by the way.   I have to say that the garden is off to a good start, though I'm a little worried about how dry it is out there.  Don't get me wrong, I'm loving this sun, but a little rain would be nice just for a spell.  Oh, it sounds like the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter.

The Boston Red Sox continue to struggle, losing 5-1 against the Tampa Bay Rays last night.  Clay Buchholz seemed to settle down after giving up four runs in the first two innings.  He went on to pitch 6 1/3, but it was too big of a hole for the Red Sox offense to overcome.  The biggest issue, however, is that left fielder Hanley Ramirez injured his left shoulder while crashing into the wall in the first inning.  It's unclear how serious the damage is, though the Sox are hoping he can stay off of the DL.  It's going to hurt (yes, pun intended) if Boston loses his hot bat for an extended period of time.  Rick Porcello takes the mount tonight.

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John Farrell looks like he'd rather be playing golf right now.  (pic via

As runs through all of the current gossip about the upcoming season of Doctor Who, the item that stood out most to us was the hint by Steven Moffat that they'll address why the Twelfth Doctor looks like the character Caecilius from The Fires of Pompeii episode (apart from the fact that they're both played by Peter Capaldi.)

Wait a second.  You're telling me that this woman kissed a random guy while running the Boston Marathon, it turns out that the guy is married, and his wife is supposedly okay with it?  Not buying that response one little bit.

In case anyone has been waiting for this response, the Pentagon says it is not planning to take over Texas this summer.  Of course, it's not like they'd admit it ahead of time, and Chuck Norris says it's possible, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see, right?

Wait, there's a Texas high school where 1 in 15 students have chlamydia, and they have no comprehensive sex education classes?  I'm shocked.  What were the odds that this would happen if you don't give kids the information they need to keep themselves healthy and safe?  Shocking, I tell you.

In addition to keeping our costs down by focusing on index funds, Clutter takes a buy-and-hold approach to our investments.  We're not into trading, because that still seems like trying to time the market, and we know that's a fool's errand, so we focus on having a diversified portfolio of different mutual funds that we intend to hold for an extend period of time, in order to fully realize their economic potential, and not have that reduced by things like trading fees and short-term taxes.

Boston University should rescind the honorary degree they gave Bill Cosby last year, in the wake of the multitude of sexual assault allegations that have been levied against him since then.  It sends a terrible message for the school to still honor Cosby at this point.

We hope you all enjoyed yesterday's Star Wars Day.  The biggest news that came out yesterday as the rumor that the second Star Wars Anthology movie will be about bounty hunter Boba Fett.  I remember having a large Boba Fett action figure when I was a kid.  That guy was a bad ass.  The problem is that the movie won't be coming out until at least 2018, if not longer.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  This song was playing on the radio last night, and it's been stuck in my head ever since, so I figured I'd share it with you.  (I know, my generosity truly knows no bounds.)  Here to close things out for us is Seether with, "Words as Weapons," for today's, "Song of the Day."


Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Try not to get into too much trouble celebrating Cinco de Mayo.  I know what a rowdy bunch you are.  Be good, enjoy the sun (maybe keep your fingers crossed for some light rain here), and we'll meet up again for more fun and silliness soon.  Until next time, that's today's Clutter, and we are outta here.


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