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Saturday Clutter: Robert Mueller, Aston Martin, Talking Heads, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  What's the plan for the weekend?  I know we've got some more raking to take care of, because pick-up starts on Monday.  Of course, it may be up to a month before they actually get to us here, but they only come by once in the fall, and we don't need 10 bags of leaves sitting in the garage all winter.  Better safe than sorry, right?  Other than that, there are a few errands, the Patriots game on Sunday, and.....I think that's it for now.  BDH and Little Buddha have new books to read, so that should also keep them busy.  In any case, before that starts, let's sort through the headlines.  The guys made some coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Saturday Clutter.

Yesterday's Boston Globe had a scathing article about sexual harassment in the Massachusetts State House. 

The White House says all of the women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment are lying.  That alone is enough to assume they're all telling the truth.  Of course, we've got more than that, because there will always be this:

 

Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump - Russia collusion has reportedly led to its first formal charges, although the indictment is sealed, so we don't know who was indicted at the moment.  Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort seem to be the likely suspects.  Whoever it is, what information are they willing to trade for a better deal?   Trump's Twitter feed should be heading for another meltdown any time now.

Robert Mueller October 28 2017Robert Mueller is kicking things up a notch.  (pic via rollingstone.com)

A Wisconsin man who was locked in a convenience store's beer cooler overnight did the only thing he could:  He drank his way through the evening, because what else are you going to do in that situation?

Will John Farrell be the next manager of the Washington Nationals?  Apparently the former Red Sox skipper interviewed for the position on Friday. Not sure what Farrell would bring to that situation that the Nationals didn't already have with now-departed manager Dusty Baker, but it also probably won't take Farrell long to find another job one way or another.

The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in Game 3 of the World Series last night.  The Astros are now up 2-1 in the series, and they have yet to lose at home this postseason.  If they keep that up, this will be over in five games.

We love #12  as much as the next Patriots fan, but if you're about to drop roughly $360,000 on a Tom Brady Limited Edition Aston Martin, listen to us very carefully.  Write out the check, make it to us, and then meet us at the local DD.  Give us the check, and then check yourself into the closest mental health facility.  We promise to hold on to your money until you are cleared by the doctors and will then return your money to you, no questions asked.  Those of you who know us personally can vouch that we're trustworthy.  The rest of you would be taking a large risk, but it's still a more logical move than buying this car.

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair is being criticized for calling players "inmates" during a recent meeting.  McNair is trying to walk the statement back as fast as he can, but we applaud him for the accidental bout of honesty.  We're a little surprised he didn't use "slaves" or "hired help," but it still gives a peek at how ownership views labor in the NFL.

Apologies for being a little late on this, but we were sorry to hear about the death of Fats Domino earlier this week.  The rock & roll legend was 89 years old.

Bleacher Report has a short oral history of the night former WWE announcer Jerry "the King" Lawler had a heart attack while on the air.  It was obvious to fans pretty quickly that something was wrong, and that broadcast was increasingly uncomfortable to watch before announcer Michael Cole announced that there was an issue with Lawler that was not part of the storyline.  Thankfully, everything eventually worked out.  (You can read our take on the incident at the time here.)

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Let's see, since Halloween is right around the corner, why don't we have Talking Heads close things out with a little, "Psycho Killer," for today's, "Song of the Day."

 

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  Can't ask for a better way to kick off the weekend than to hang out with all of you.  Enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll meet back here again for more fun soon.  For now, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are not psycho killers, but we are outta here.

 

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