Sunday Clutter: Rudy Giuliani, Les Moonves, Twitter, Sam Adams Beer, Boston Red Sox, Star Wars, Beach Boys, and more
Tuesday Clutter: Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Ayanna Pressley, CBS, McDonald's Monopoly Game, Boston Red Sox, John Oliver, Childish Gambino, and more

Monday Clutter: Trump, Les Moonves, Billion Dollar Property, Boston Red Sox, Sabrina the Witch, Wrestler Deaths, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, have a seat.  We were just going over this week's schedule and checking the weather forecast.  How is it already the end of July?  Don't care for that.  Don't care for that at all.  Anyway, now that you're here, let's see what's going on in today's headlines.  BDH and Little Buddha made some coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Monday Clutter.

Donald Trump had a meeting with the publisher of the New York Times, and wouldn't you know it, the two of them seem to have differing recollections of how that went.  We'll go with A.G. Sulzberger's version, where he warned Trump to stop referring to the press as the "enemy of the people," since the Great Pumpkin is allergic to honesty.  You know, for a man who claims to loathe NYT, Trump still spends an awful lot of time obsessing over them and granting them interviews.  No matter how hard he tries to claim otherwise, he's always going to be the bankrupt casino operator who desperately wants the establishment's approval.

Donald Trump went on another Twitter tirade against Robert Mueller on Sunday, right before former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial begins on Tuesday.  The rest of the country sees through his tantrums, but Republicans still seem inclined to follow him right off the cliff before this fall's mid-term elections.  Hey, they got their tax cut and two Supreme Court Justices.  Why should they care that the occupant of the White House is a traitor to the country, right?

Donald Trump July 30 2018The net continues to tighten around Donald Trump and his inner circle.  (pic via

We're glad to hear that Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) has been released from the hospital, and we hope he's back in action soon.

The CBS board of directors will meet to discuss the sexual harassment allegations made against CEO Les Moonves.  It doesn't seem like things are off to a great start when the president of CBS Films already appears to be covering for Moonves.

There's a property in Beverly Hills that has an asking price of $1 billion.  We had a staff meeting to discuss whether or not to put in an offer, but no one could figure out how we'd transfer the Clutter Tree or the garden, so we're going to stay put.  However, if the eventual buyer wants to also cut us a check for $1 million, we could always use more coffee around here.

Can't believe we have to say this, but please don't pour boiling water on each other, kids.  There are other ways to make a viral YouTube video.  Seriously, who starts something like that?

The Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 yesterday.  Nathan Eovaldi was outstanding in his Boston debut, as the righty gave up just four hits and no walks over seven innings.  Not to put too much pressure on Eovaldi after just one start, but if he can consistently pitch that deep and save the bullpen, that would be a major boost for the Sox.  J.D. Martinez drove in all three runs for Boston, and Eovaldi was also helped out by some great defense from Jackie Bradley Jr. and some nice work from Blake Swihart, who played his first game at third base.  Check out JBJ's insane catch:

Next up, the Sox face the Philadelphia Phillies in a quick two-game series, and David Price takes the mound for Boston tonight.

How much longer is rookie quarterback Sam Darnold going to be a holdout?  Everyone seems to think he could be the next big thing for the New York Jets, but at the moment, he's just another distraction for a team that never seems to be lacking in those.

Netflix announced that the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will premiere on October 26.  Not sure that this is a show we'd really get into, but given that the former Sally Draper (Kiernan Shipka)  plays the lead character, and the cast also includes the brilliant Doctor Who alum Michelle Gomez, we might check out the first episode.

Speaking of Sally Draper, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has a new show called The Romanoffs, which is coming to Amazon Video on October 12, and there are a lot of familiar names in that cast.

Yesterday was a sad day for many pro wrestling fans.  First, Brian Christopher died after committing suicide in a Tennessee jail after being arrested for driving under the influence and evading arrest.  Christopher, son of Jerry "the King" Lawler, was a star in the WWE in the late 1990's.  However, he seemed to have a troubled life which included battling substance abuse problems, among other issues.  Christopher was only 46 years old.  Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

Also, Nikolai Volkoff also died yesterday.  Volkoff, (who was actually from Yugoslavia), was known by many wrestling fans in the 1980's for his tag team with the Iron Sheik.  He would sing the Russian national anthem before every match, and that would get the crowd booing before the action even began.  He was 70 years old, and we send our thoughts to his family and friend as well.

It seems like about half of the parents we know in the greater New England area took their daughters to see Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium over the weekend.  Apparently Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were there as well.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Let's have Siouxsie and the Banshees close things out with their cover of the classic Beatles tune, "Dear Prudence," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  Hanging out with you is always a great way to start off the week.  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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