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Tuesday Clutter: Manafort Trial, David Tennant, BBC vs. Microsoft, Facebook and Banks, Boston Red Sox, Serena Williams, Wayward Sisters, Hey There Delilah, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  How are you?  We were just looking at the to-do list to see if anything requires a car, because the Clutter Car has a maintenance appointment tomorrow.  Hopefully that won't be anything too major.  This heat has just been brutal on our sleep around here, but thankfully, BDH and Little Buddha made some coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter.

The Paul Manafort trail is off to a fascinating start, as Rick Gates revealed that he and Manafort committed a wide variety of financial crimes, including having 15 foreign accounts that they didn't report to the federal government.  While they were ripping off taxpayers, Gates was also stealing from Manafort, so apparently there really is no honor among thieves.  Manafort's attorney will now try to paint Gates as a lair who is just trying to save his own skin, but really, no one looks good here.  This may not be a trial about the Trump campaign's collusion with Russia, but you can see how it's the first step to showing that Trump insiders knew people connected to Russian interests. 

Paul Manafort Rick Gates August 7 2018First up - it's Manafort v. Gates.  Is Donald Trump Jr. next?  (pic via

Anyone here think Donald Trump will listen to advice to stop tweeting about the 2016 meeting at Trump Tower?  Didn't think so.

Clutter favorite David Tennant had some things to say about Donald Trump recently.  This is just the latest in a long list of reasons why we love the former Doctor Who star.

Speaking of the Doctor, the BBC is going after Microsoft to try to find out who leaked footage from the upcoming season 11 of Doctor Who.  We saw that footage before it was yanked from the Internet.  While it was a rough cut, it left us excited about what Jodie Whittaker will bring to the table this fall as the 13th Doctor, so thanks to the leaker, and good luck hiding from the BBC.

The FCC has been called out for lying about claims it was hacked in May last year during the debate over net neutrality.  Want to take a guess who FCC chairman Ajit Pai is blaming?  That's right, say it with us, all together now:  Barack Obama.

Facebook is reportedly talking to a number of banks about partnering up for customer service.  The idea of letting Facebook anywhere near our financial information is a non-starter.  We'll stick the Clutter savings account under the mattress, with BDH and Little Buddha guarding it, before that happens.

Here's just another reminder that social media doesn't depict "real" life.  Also, a new study says that having high-speed internet access can negatively impact your sleep, so turn the phone off and get some shut-eye, kids.

In case we haven't mentioned it before, it turns out that this year's Boston Red Sox team is pretty good.  The Sox had yesterday off, and they start a series in Toronto against the Blue Jays tonight, with Drew Pomeranz on the bound for Boston.

Good for Serena Williams for talking about her battle with postpartum depression. 

We're not impressed with the CW's rationale for not picking up Wayward Sisters, which was an all-female spin-off from Supernatural.  All we're hearing is that CW President Mark Pedowitz decided that a spin-off can't work simply because it doesn't have Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.  Wayward Sisters had a built-in fan base ready to go right from the start,  so why not give it a chance?  Anyway, we'll move on while we wait for Supernatural to return on October 11.

Warner Brothers and DC Comics are reportedly working on a Supergirl movie.  That could be great, we just hope Supergirl doesn't become the latest dark and brooding character in this universe.  Someone involved must have a sense of humor, right?

In a scene straight out of This is Spinal Tap, Britney Spears recently forgot where she was performing.  Her fans seem to have forgiven her for it.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Let's have Plain White T's close things out with, "Hey There Delilah," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  It's going to be another hot one out there today, so stay cool and hydrated, be good, and we'll catch up with you again for more fun soon.  Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.



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