Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How's your weekend going so far? Yesterday was fairly productive on this end. Raked some leaves and cut the garden back a little bit more. There's still one corner I haven't touched yet. I can't bring myself to do it, because the plants also still seem to be doing pretty well right now. Gonna enjoy that for as long as I can. In the meantime, we've got headlines to sort through. The coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter.
The New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Chargers in Foxborough this afternoon. How have we already reached the mid-point of this season? In any case, it says here that the Patriots win and improve to 6-2. After that, it's the bye week, and then a grueling stretch on the schedule, where they only have one more home game before playing the Buffalo Bills at home on Christmas Eve.
The Boston Globe's Bob Hohler has a tremendous article on former New England Patriots players who are suffering from brain damage because of football. It's a heart-wrenching story, and yet another reminder of how it's difficult to watch this sport without feeling dirty. We watch the Patriots every week with Dad Clutter, but fast-forward 25 years from now. It's not a matter of how many of today's players won't be in rough shape at that point, it's a question of, will any of them not be in that condition? If there was a "little Clutter" running around here, there's no way we'd let him play football.
Congratulations to Craig Kimbrel on being named the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year yesterday. There wasn't any doubt that was going to happen, after the dominating performance he put on this year. The guy averaged 16.43 strikeouts over nine innings, and had a WHIP of .068, after all. Cheers as well to Kenley Jansen of the Los Angeles Dodgers for winning the NL award.
Donald Trump's team is falling back on their default response to Robert Mueller's Russia investigation: throw as much mud as possible Hillary Clinton's way and hope his supporters fall for it once again. It makes sense, these people have been willingly gas-lit time and time again, so why not keep at it? For the rest of us living in a reality-focused dimension, speculation continues to grow about who in Trump's camp was reportedly indicted at the end of last week.
Who will be the first to go down? (pic via latimes.com)
The world has gotten to the point where even Playbill is calling out Trump lies.
Congratulations to the counter-protesters who shut down a "White Lives Matter" rally in Shelbyville, Tennessee yesterday. Looks like the white nationalist cowards get a little intimidated when they're outnumbered.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in the world, with a total worth of $90 billion. According to reports, he added $7 - $10 billion on Friday alone, when the company's stock price shot up on a strong earnings report.
The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 4 of the World Series last night, so now the series is tied at two games apiece. That's the first time the Astros have lost at home this postseason. Good for Los Angeles. World Series drama goes up a notch when it gets past a Game 5. Speaking of which, Game 5 is tonight, and then the teams head back to Los Angeles one last time. Best of luck to both of them.
In case you haven't heard, there's a new George Michael documentary. It sounds interest. Hopefully it will eventually become available somewhere else besides Showtime.
Actresses Annabella Sciorra and Darryl Hannah are the latest to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault/harassment, which makes it roughly 60 women who have come forward so far.
Variety's Maureen Ryan reminds us that the story in Hollywood isn't just about Weinstein.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. We're going to have Norway's own Leo Moracchioli close things out for us again (with some help from Rob "Don't Call Me Dolph" Lundgren, this time with a stirring cover of Survivor's, "Eye of the Tiger," for today's, "Song of the Day." (Make sure you watch the clip all the way to the end.)
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. It sounds like we've got some heavy rain and wind coming later today, so be safe out there, stay dry, and we'll see you back here again for more silliness soon. Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.
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