Friday Clutter: Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Facebook, Craig Sager, Bob Dylan, and more
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Saturday Clutter: DuckTales, Risky Behavior, Amy Schumer, iPhones, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  How are you?  It's nice to see that you all survived that arctic blast yesterday.  Good lord.  We were reminded that technically this is still fall.  That's just insane.  BDH and Little Buddha have been watching the snow come down, but don't worry, they also made you a fresh pot of coffee.  I understand it's ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Saturday Clutter!

The Clutter staff is of the opinion that season 9 of Doctor Who was almost close to perfect, so we're not loving the hype that season 10 is a reboot.  There's obviously going to be a new dynamic since the Doctor has a new companion, but hopefully that doesn't mean the show is about to turn into a sitcom or something.

Clutter favorite David Tennant will star in the rebooted DuckTales next year as the voice of Scrooge McDuck, so apparently we have a new TV program to watch in 2017!   We understand that there are other well-known TV stars also joining the cast, but frankly, we didn't get past Tennant.  BDH and Little Buddha are particularly excited about this.  They've been asking for a cartoon to be added to the list for a while now.

David Tennant December 17 2016Best. Scrooge McDuck.  Ever.  (pic via

So, the FBI agrees with the CIA that Russia interfered with the presidential election, but Director James Comey apparently didn't think that was nearly as important as Hillary Clinton's email server.  Comey should be fired for dereliction of duty, but he'll probably somehow end up getting a reward in this bizarro world.

It turns out there may be a scientific reason why older people engage in less risky behavior than kids. We like to chalk it up to experience, but it's fascinating that it may actually have to do with the aging of a specific part of our brains.

Our resistance to change around here is well-documented, and in fact, it was the subject of the first-ever post in this space.  We've gotten a little better about it over the last seven years, but for the most part, still not a huge fan.  Take the company iPhone, for instance.  It's several generations old, which probably makes it about 100 in human years.  It's not fancy, just functional. It does almost everything we need it to, without fail.  Also, and this is a key thing, one thing it does not do is explode.  We know, we're old school, but we are still really into the non-exploding phone thing.

Nine Inch Nails has a new EP coming out on December 23.   Trent Reznor describes Not The Actual Events as, " an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make."  That sounds like fun.  NIN is also apparently reissuing all of the major titles from their back catalog, so there's something for fans to enjoy.

Does anyone watch this trailer for the movie, Snatched, starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, and think, "Oh hell yeah, that's a must-see?"  This just looks like a mistake in every way.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  We were struggling to figure out how to wrap things up today, when we stumbled across what may be the best song of the year.  It's a tune that sums up 2016 like probably nothing else could.  It might be a song that we play every day from now until 12/31.  It's Stephen Colbert, Michael Stipe, and James Franco with, "It's The End Of The Year As We Know It," and it's today's, "Song of the Day."

Perfect, just perfect.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Be careful on the roads if you need to drive today.  They could be a bit of a challenge in this weather.  Enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll meet up again for more fun soon.  Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.


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