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January 2017

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Don't know about you, but we're glad January is almost over. Granted, it sounds like February might be bringing some colder temperatures and more snow, which is unfortunate, but we'll deal. Spring training starts two weeks from today, then it's March two weeks after that, and suddenly we're talking about more sunlight and some warmer temperatures. Next thing you know, that's right, it's garden time! So yeah, let's finish January and move on. That plan of action calls for coffee. We've got a fresh pot ready to go, so help yourself to a... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? Sorry it's a bit chilly in here, but it should warm up soon. We've got some coffee ready for you, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Monday Clutter. First things first, baseball will be back soon, Clutterheads, because Boston Red Sox Truck Day is a week from today! The New England Patriots had their last practice at home yesterday before heading off to Houston for the Super Bowl later today. It sounds like the team is pleased with how this... Read more →

 

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As you might have figured out by now, the Clutter staff are huge Doctor Who fans, and we think particularly highly of the tenth Doctor, David Tennant. There's a kindness to him (which has been noticed by many others) that made his Doctor even more engaging than his previous versions. As a general rule, our suspicions are that most celebrities and athletes are people we wouldn't get along with in real life, but we'd do pretty much anything for a chance to have a pint with Tennant or Hugh Laurie. With all of the nastiness that's happened in the first... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? I'm exhausted at the moment. Not sure why, but last night's sleep was not restful. I blame it on the odd dreams I had. There's no need to get into the details here, but they were the kind of stories that have you waking up in the morning asking yourself, "Now, why would I have come up with that?" Maybe it was something I ate. Might try a nap later since there's no football on today, but for now, it's all about the coffee. We've got a... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Any big plans for the weekend? Not sure what we're going to do on this end. This is one of those black holes on the calendar where there's no football or baseball. It's disorienting. What's also throwing us off a bit is the realization that Donald Trump's only been in office for eight days. BDH and Little Buddha double-checked the math, and sure enough, it's eight. That...that doesn't seem right, but those two are sure they did the calculations correctly. In other news that makes much more sense, there's a fresh pot of... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! What a week. BDH and Little Buddha say the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter. The only positive thing we can find out of Donald Trump pressuring the National Park Service to back up his made up claims about his inauguration crowd size is that the more time he spends obsessing about this, the less time he's got to mess up issues that actually matter. Other than that, we've got nothing. How petty. What a small small man.... Read more →

 

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We heard you missed us, so we're baaaaack! The Boston Red Sox announced that they will retire David Ortiz's number in a ceremony before their game with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on June 23. A quick review of the schedule shows that the 23rd is one of our tickets this year, so for one night only, the Big Papi News Desk will re-open for business! We're going to need to do something special for this event, so email us at bitsofclutter@gmail.com with any suggestions. See you in a few months, boss! (pic via nbcsports.com) Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. Thank you all again for your kind words about yesterday's post. January can be a challenging month until I get past the 25th. Now I'm ready to go for 2017. BDH and Little Buddha made a fresh pot of coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter. Donald Trump took the next steps forward in his war with immigrants yesterday. The administration is moving forward with their godforsaken wall, as well as cutting back on the number of refugees the United States... Read more →

 

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2017 Letter to My Mom

Hi Ma, I wrote those two words about an hour ago. I've been staring at the screen wondering what to say. It's January 25 again, and now you've been gone for three years. That sounds about right. Time has blurred the edges of everything just enough for it to no longer feel like it happened yesterday. I wish you were here. We have a lot to catch up on, but I'll give you a few of the main points now. Let me get to the big news first. David Ortiz retired last year. I know, that sucks. He went out... Read more →

 

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If you’re a fraud and you know it, clap your (small) hands If you’re a fraud and you know it, clap your (small) hands If you’re a fraud and you know it, huge national protests will surely show it If you’re a fraud and you know it, clap your (small) hands If Russians helped you win, clap your (small) hands If Russians helped you win, clap your (small) hands If they track all that you do, and now they own you If Russians helped you win, clap your (small) hands If you’re an abusive thug towards women, clap your (small)... Read more →

 

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