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Tuesday Clutter: Boston Celtics, Trump, HPV, Netflix, Black Panther, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  How are you?  I know, it's a little chilly in here at the moment, but it should warm up a bit pretty soon.  It's like it's mid-October or something.  BDH and Little Buddha say the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter.

The Boston Celtics kick off the 2017-2018 NBA season on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight.  We can't wait to see how these two revamped line-ups do against each other, and especially what kind of reception Kyrie Irving gets after forcing his way out of Cleveland.

Donald Trump is so out of his mind, he claimed with a straight face that Barack Obama and other presidents hadn't contacted families of fallen soldiers in the past.  It's a disgraceful lie, even for this idiot, and to say it with a straight face is to once again show an incredible disconnect from reality.  As important as it is for Trump's tax forms to be released, we'd actually be more interested in seeing the 71-year-old's medical records.  Correct us if we're wrong, but is there any verifiable proof that the man isn't suffering from mental deterioration?  The only statement we remember ever seeing was that insane doctor's "claim" that Trump was like, the healthiest man who ever walked the face of this planet, brother.

Donald Trump October 17 2017
A man who has lost his grip on reality.  (pic via telegraph.co.uk)

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called Trump a "soulless coward" after hearing those comments.  Coach Pop has quickly become one of our most favorite sports figures.

Here's the question:  If Donald Trump truly believes he's doing a good job, is the appropriate response to laugh hysterically or sob over the fact that the President of the United States is out of his mind?

In case there was any doubt, Donald Trump doesn't respect Mike Pence anymore than anyone else on the planet.  Trump mocks Pence, and the VP apparently just takes the abuse, waiting until his idiot boss finally gets removed from office for being a traitor.  Funny thing is, we won't put big money on Pence surviving the Russia investigation either.  Imagine taking all that crap from Trump for no reason whatsoever.  Sad.

Trump's approval rating took a hit after his abysmal failure of a response to Hurricane Maria.  Frankly, we're disgusted that 44% of the country thought he handled it well.  The President of the United States turned his back on American citizens who are struggling to recover from a natural disaster, and the only explanation for his apathy is the skin color of Puerto Rico's residents.  There is no other way to view Trump's actions at this point except as those of an enemy of the state.

A new study says about one in nine Americans has the oral version of HPV, and almost everyone will become infected with some version of it at some point, according to the CDC.  Parents, please get your kids vaccinated now.  We're not talking about encouraging sexual activity among pre-teens.  We're talking about reducing their chance of being stricken by cancer later in their lives.  There's no excuse for not taking this basic preventative health measure.

Facebook bought a new teen app as the company continues to look for ways to keep that demographic from abandoning their site.

Netflix is planning on spending up to $8 billion on original programming next year.  Our Netflix viewing has declined in recent years, and given that they're now raising subscription prices, it might be worth looking more into these shows to see if this is still worth our money.

(Side note:  We still also get DVD's from Netflix for the Northern Estate, and we just returned the most recent batch after they sat on the couch for about seven months.  Can't remember what's coming next, but it will be nice to get something in the mail besides a bill!)

We're hearing a lot of buzz about the new Black Panther trailer, so let's see what that's all about:

 

Yeah, that's just seven shades of awesome.  What are you all doing on February 16, 2018?

Chuck D and Tom Morello have a new band called "Prophets of Rage."  We'll have to check that out.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  The world's such a mess these days.  Let's close things out with an upbeat tune that's got a catchy melody and is being performed in front of a live audience who is having a great time.  We give you Jimmy Eat World with, "The Middle," for today's, "Song of the Day."

 

That should help a bit.

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 again for more fun soon.  Until then, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.

 

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