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Sunday Clutter: Christine Blasey Ford, Ted Cruz, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Kenan Thompson, Tom Petty,and more

Friday Clutter: Trump, Michael Cohen, Ford-Kavanaugh, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Browns, Doctor Who, Supernatural, the Eurythmics, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all!  Sorry we're running late today.  It was a typical morning at Clutter Headquarters, and then our Internet went out for no reason.  Thankfully, our crack IT team (i.e. BDH and Little Buddha) managed to fix it so we could still meet up with you.  Those two are the true brains behind this operation.  Yours truly just handles the typing.  The guys say the coffee is ready (because they really do take care of everything), so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Friday Clutter.

Donald Trump can't be happy to hear that Michael Cohen has reportedly spent hours talking with Robert Mueller's investigators over the last month.  Apparently Cohen has been talking in-depth about Trump's dealings with Russia and whether or not Trump offered his former "fixer" a pardon.  Cohen is also working with New York investigators who are looking into the Trump Foundation.

Michael Cohen Donald Trump September 21 2018Can't wait to hear what Michael Cohen has to say.  (pic via express.co.uk)

One thing that might make Trump angrier than the Cohen news is to find out that a RNC poll says Nancy Pelosi is more popular than he is.

Christine Blasey Ford indicated that she would be willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her accusation that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her in high school, but not on Monday.  Ford's attorney still wants to hash out the terms of her testimony.  Are Senate Republicans so afraid of what else will come out about Kavanaugh that they can't wait a few days past their completely arbitrary deadline?  We'll have to wait and see.

Conservatives yell their heads off about Brett Kavanaugh being falsely accused of sexual assault, so how do they back up their arguments?  By falsely accusing another man instead.  There's a clear choice here: be a good person, or be a conservative.  Pick one.

The stock market is reaching new highs again, so everything should be fine for a while, unless something unexpected happens, and it all takes a nosedive tomorrow.  Aren't you glad we cleared that up?  As long as you're invested with a long-term perspective, it doesn't really matter that much either way.

The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 11-6 yesterday to clinch their third straight AL East title!  The game was just over four hours long, but it felt like eight.  However, it was all worth it to get to that result.  Things got off to a choppy start on Thursday night.  The Red Sox were up 4-2 after three innings, but Eduardo Rodriguez couldn't find his control all night, walking seven batters in 3 2/3 innings before finally leaving with the bases loaded.  Heath Hembree came in to try to clean up the mess and promptly surrendered a grand slam to Giancarlo Stanton.  Not exactly what you want to see in that situation.

However, the Red Sox offense finally woke up after a sleepy few weeks in September, with home runs from Brock Holt, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts (along with some help from some poor defense by the Yankees) to storm back to take the lead.   Steven Wright shut down the Yankees with three innings of scoreless relief, and Craig Kimbrel sealed the win, and division title, in the 9th.  You don't get to 104 wins for the season without being able to come back from a deficit now and again, right?  This is just the first step in the process, but now the Sox have about 10 days to get their ducks in a row before the playoffs begin.  Next up, Chris Sale continues his rehab process as he's expected to pitch 4-5 innings tonight against the Cleveland Indians, as the Sox try to tie their regular-season record of 105 wins.

In other exciting sports news, the Cleveland Browns won a game for the first time in almost two years!  The Browns beat the New York Jets 21-17 last night,  (their first win since December 24, 2016), and Cleveland fans have reason to be excited about the dawn of the Baker Mayfield era.  Good for them, they're long overdue for some good news there.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick finally acknowledged that Josh Gordon is now on the team, so that's a start.

The new season of Doctor Who is now less than two weeks away (October 7!), and a new Doctor calls for new monsters.  That's great, because all of the "standards" could use a break.  We can't wait to see what new foes showrunner Chris Chibnall has in store for Jodie Whittaker.

Call us cynical (although that hurts our feelings a bit), but we're preeeety sure Dean Winchester doesn't die in the new season of Supernatural.  Pretty pretty sure.  The show returns on October 11.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  We just saw something reminding us that this tune is now 35 years old, which is a little jarring.  In any case, here are the Eurythmics to close things out with a live performance of, "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Still a classic.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  BDH and Little Buddha invite you to come back later to watch the Red Sox game with us, but we're out of snacks, so would you mind bringing some chips?  Otherwise, 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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