Sunday Clutter: New England Patriots, To Kill A Mockingbird, SNL, Stranger Things 2, Wrapped Around Your Finger, and more
Welcome back! How's your weekend going so far? I'm pretty much keeping up with raking the leaves so far, at least as much as I can right now. I don't want to rake the garden beds yet, because the ground still hasn't frozen over. Besides, it was the usual errands yesterday, and of course, there's the Patriots - Jets game this afternoon. However, before that happens, we've got headlines to look through. I'm being informed that the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter.
As we mentioned, the New England Patriots take on the New York Jets in New Jersey today. We'd like to think that the Pats will knock the Jets out of their share of first place in the AFC East (and move past the Buffalo Bills, who have a bye this week.) That's the hope, but this year's team is still a work in progress, so we'll see what happens.
Sorry to hear that Patriots linebacker Harvey Langi and his wife Cassie were in a serious car accident on Friday night. We wish both of them a full and speedy recovery.
Dave Dombrowski is reportedly meeting with Alex Cora today to discuss the Red Sox manager vacancy. Cora seems to be the hot managerial candidate of the off-season, as he's also meeting with the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, and New York Mets.
Hustler founder Larry Flynt is offering $10 million for information that leads to Donald Trump's impeachment. We don't have those kinds of resources, but we'll be happy to provide coffee for whoever steps forward.
Shame on the Mississippi school that removed To Kill a Mockingbird from an eighth grade reading list because the book made people "uncomfortable." The message of the book is to treat everyone fairly, regardless of skin color. You couldn't ask for a more timely message these days, and to censor the book because it's easier to stick one's head in the sand is cowardly.
To all of the New Hampshire Clutterheads out there, please keep an eye out for rabbits in your neighborhood.
Have you seen this rabbit? (pic via nhpr.org)
Good for Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for cutting ties with Harvey Weinstein after all of the allegations that have been made against him, but there are still a number of other current Academy members who have also faced charges of sexual misconduct. What will become of them? When you still count Bill Cosby as one of your own, there's a lot more work to do.
Of course, this week's SNL weighed in on the Weinstein story:
The stories of poor conduct in Hollywood continue to come in from all directions these days. Now George Clooney has been accused by former E.R. actress Vanessa Marquez of of helping to blacklist her after she complained about sexual harassment on the show's set. Clooney denies the claim.
The Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 2-1 in Game 2 of the ALCS last night. Justin Verlander threw a complete game for Houston, giving up the one run, with five hits, and 13 strikeouts. Houston now has a 2-0 lead over New York in the series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in Game 1 of the NLCS yesterday. As disappointing as it is that the Red Sox have been eliminated, there's something relaxing about postseason baseball when you don't have a horse in the race. Good luck to all of the remaining teams who aren't the Yankees.
We've got the final Stranger Things 2 trailer for you before the second season begins on October 27. Let the weirdness begin:
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. We don't often spotlight drummers around here, but let's close things out here with the focus firmly on Stewart Copeland, as he and the rest of The Police perform, "Wrapped Around Your Finger," for today's, "Song of the Day."
Pretty damn impressive, Mr. Copeland.
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. Enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll see you back here again for more randomness soon. Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.
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