Welcome back, and a happy Wednesday to you all! How's your week going? I was just writing out a grocery list. Gonna have to stock up on some soft foods after the dentist on Friday. BDH and Little Buddha seem eager to have more yogurt in the house, so we'll probably load up on those. Otherwise, it's business as usual here at the moment. The guys say the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter.
Here's your daily reminder that Donald Trump supports a child molester. Sexual predators need to stick together, after all.
Donald Trump claims his tax cut/Christmas gift to the top 1% is needed to boost the economy. You know, the economy where the stock market is at record highs, and the holiday shopping season appears to be off to a booming start. That one. Besides, the economics are clear: You boost the economy by giving lower and middle class people more money to spend. When you give the money to the rich, the only thing that happens is that they get richer.
Keith Olbermann announced on Monday that he's retiring from political punditry. He said he's had enough of covering Trump, and that he's confident the Great Pumpkin's time in office is coming to an end. We won't disagree with him on that, but given the current world, we can't help wondering (with no evidence whatsoever, to be clear) whether Olbermann is getting in front of some type of upcoming negative headline.
Speaking of which, apparently Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC News after a complaint regarding inappropriate behavior was filed against him. No specifics yet about what the complaint alleged. Lauer had been one of the Today show anchors since 1997.
BDH and Little Buddha want to make sure you dog owners see this story: The FDA recommends not giving your pooch commercial bone treats, because they can cause all sorts of health problems, and even death in some cases.
As their 2017 tour comes to a close tonight, the question is now, what's next for Guns N' Roses? They've made way too much money to stop touring now, but asking for a new album feels like a stretch. Personally, we'd like to see the complete original line-up on stage together again, but that's also probably too much to ask for. The most likely path forward is to continue hitting the road until they've taken money from every single fan. By all accounts, they've delivered the goods, so maybe we'll catch them at some point in 2018. Who's with us? In any case, more power to them for making it this long. Our money was on the whole thing collapsing somewhere in the first five shows.
The New York Giants have fallen so far this year, they're benching Eli Manning in favor of Geno Smith this week. We're not fans of anyone in the Manning family, but it's not like Eli's been the one under-performer on that roster, and Geno Smith isn't anyone to write home about. The entire team (and head coach Ben McAdoo) should be benched. Embarrassing a player who's made 210 consecutive starts for you is yet another bad look in an abysmal year for the Giants.
A sad end to an era. (pic via usatoday.com)
Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib both had their suspensions for fighting on Sunday cut down from two games to one. The brawl was a continuation of an altercation between the two from last year, it seemed premeditated, and an official was roughed up in the melee. The whole thing deserved a two game hit for both players.
Stay tuned: The Avengers: Infinity War trailer should be out at some point today.
Actress Angela Lansbury is being criticized for her recent comments that women must share some of the blame for sexual harassment.
Who here asked for the return of Jersey Shore? We'd like to have a word with you.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. How about we have the Red Hot Chili Peppers wrap things up here with a live performance of, "By the Way," for today's, "Song of the Day." Yeah, let's do that:
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It's always a treat to hang out with all of you. Enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll catch up with you again soon. For now, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.
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