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Tuesday Clutter: Trump, New York Daily News, Militarization of Sports, Boston Red Sox, Jimmy Garoppolo, Supergirl, Chris Isaak, and more

Monday Clutter: Trump, Michael Cohen, Boston Red Sox, Josh Hader, Supernatural, SHAZAM!, Family Guy, Loverboy, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, have a seat.  How are you?  Sorry to have missed you on Sunday - we were helping Dad Clutter park cars for the big NASCAR race in New Hampshire.  The rain seemed to keep a good number of people away, but we still had fun.  It's just too bad there's only one race a year now.  Speaking of the rain, it's falling right now, and it sounds like that's the forecast for a good part of the week.  Oh well, it's good for the garden and the Clutter Tree, so that's fine.  BDH and Little Buddha made some coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Monday Clutter.

It's Monday morning, and Donald Trump is threatening war with Iran on Twitter.  That's not really how you want to start a week.  The Great Pumpkin used all-caps in his rant, so you know he's serious.  Perhaps someone is feeling rattled over the fact that the country knows Vladimir Putin pulls his strings. You might think this kind of violent threat might be a violation of Twitter's terms of service, but we all learned long ago that those don't mean anything.

Of course, it could also be that orange buffoon is trying to distract everyone from the news that Michael Cohen taped a phone call he had with Donald Trump about buying the rights to a story from a Playboy playmate who claimed she had an affair with Trump.  There are so many scandals and legal problems surrounding the traitor-in-chief, it's hard to tell which one he's trying to distract us all from on any given day.

Michael Cohen July 23 2018What other problems will Michael Cohen cause for Donald Trump?  (pic via abcnews.go.com)

President threatening war to distract us from his failures...where have we seen this before?

Wag the Dog July 23 2018We knew this sounded familiar.  (pic via amazon.com)

Oh, and after flip-flopping throughout the week, Donald Trump is back to claiming that Russia never interfered in the 2016 presidential election, so that's got to make his boss happy.  The Great Pumpkin has intense loyalty to one country, but it's not the United States of America.

At least Facebook is cracking down on "fake news," right?  No?  Friends, a reminder that the lies are only going to increase as we get closer to November, so be critical of everything you read and don't just take it at face value.  Unless of course it's BDH and Little Buddha talking about how much they love when you visit us, because that's 100% legit.

The Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 9-1 yesterday. Chris Sale was dominant as usual, giving up just two hits to go with nine strikeouts.  The best part of the Boston offense was Jackie Bradley Jr. hitting a three-run home run.  No joke, Dad Clutter called a three-run shot from JBJ.  Mind you, he called it during Saturday's game, but hey, it still counts.  The Red Sox now move on to Baltimore to face the Manny Machado-less Orioles, with Rick Porcello taking the mound for Boston.

The Sox are now a remarkable 70-31, which is the best record in the majors.  While we expect a World Series championship every year, the primary thing we really ask of the Sox each season is just that they play meaningful games in September, and then we'll roll the dice after that.  Given that these guys could secure a winning record for the year by the end of the first week in August, we are well on our way to a fun final stretch.  Who knows how it will end but we're loving this season.

It sounds like Boston Red Sox fans, and baseball fans in general, will love the new PBS documentary about Ted Williams.

Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader has received nothing but love from his fans after it was revealed he sent out a bunch of racist and homophobic tweets years ago.  So, if you kneel during the national anthem, you're a son of a bitch who should be fired, but this kind of hatred is fine as long as you throw a good fastball.  Interesting.  Also, if you haven't already seen him, does anyone here need to guess Hader's skin color?  Didn't think so.  Shame on Brewers fans.

Sorry to hear that Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died suddenly yesterday at age 56.  Sparano worked for a number of teams over the course of his career, but we remember him best when he took over the Miami Dolphins, and all we heard was "Tony Soprano" jokes.  Our condolences to his family and friends.

Season 14 of Supernatural sounds like it might be an interesting run.  This year includes the show's 300th episode, and we have no details on that at the moment, but we really enjoyed #200 and trust that the crew has something fun in store for this milestone.

There's a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot coming?  Sure, why not?

The first SHAZAM! movie trailer dropped at Comic Con last week.  We remember those comics back in the day, and you know what?  This looks like it might be fun.  DC Comics finally showing a sense of humor...who saw that coming?  Check it out:

Comic Con also saw the release of the trailer for Season 17 of Family Guy.  After recovering from an early cancellation, this show just keeps plugging along:

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  The band Loverboy (remember them?) performed at the big race yesterday, and we could hear them as clearly as if we'd bought a ticket to the show, so we're going to have them close things out with, "Notorious," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Just like that, it's 1987 again.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Enjoy the rest of your day, stay dry, and we'll see you back here again for more coffee soon.  Until then, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.

 

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