Friday Clutter: Trump, Michael Cohen, Ford-Kavanaugh, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Browns, Doctor Who, Supernatural, the Eurythmics, and more
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Sunday Clutter: Christine Blasey Ford, Ted Cruz, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Kenan Thompson, Tom Petty,and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  How's your weekend going?  I spent most of yesterday helping Dad Clutter move office furniture, so I'm pretty sure I can skip the gym next week.  We have more to do today, so I've asked BDH and Little Buddha to find the ibuprofen.  Oh, here they are.  Thanks, guys!  They also brought all of you coffee, because, say it with me, they're awesome.  Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter.

It appears that Christine Blasey Ford will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee this coming Thursday, although many details remain to be ironed out.  Forget having any sense of basic decency, as we listen to conservatives defend a man accused of sexual assault with a claim of, "every 17-year-old boy does that," and show how irritated they are to have to listen to a woman, it's almost as if Republicans have forgotten women have the ability to vote.  The growing gender gap could very well end up being large enough to put the Senate in play in November.

By the way, it shouldn't need to be said, but not every 17-year-old does that.  It's horrifying that adults would be sending that message to kids, and you know these are the same people who invoke "family values" at every turn.

On a related note, Senate Judiciary Committee spokesman Garrett Ventry was forced to quit after it was revealed he's been accused of sexual harassment in the past.

If you're on Twitter and haven't already done so, you should check out #WhyIDidn'tReport.   The odds are stacked against sexual assault survivors, and we need to fix that, rather than rationalizing attacks as, "boys will be boys," "men can't control themselves," and suggestions that the women involved must have done something to bring it on.

It was very kind of Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to run an ad on behalf of his challenger Beto O'Rourke.

The Boston Red Sox lost 5-4 to the Cleveland Indians in 11 innings last night, so the pursuit of the team-record 106th win will have to wait another day.   Rick Porcello didn't have a great outing, giving up eight hits and four runs (three earned) over just five innings, but the bullpen kept Cleveland in check long enough for Andrew Benintendi to tie the game with a two-run double in the 8th inning.  Unfortunately, Drew Pomeranz was Drew Pomeranz and gave up a walk-off single to Michael Brantley in the 11th inning for the loss.  Hector Velazquez takes the mound for Boston as they try to grab win #106 tonight and secure home-field advantage in the playoffs.

The New York Yankees are officially in the playoffs after beating the Baltimore Orioles yesterday.  The only issue now is whether their Wild Card game against the Oakland A's on October 3 is played in New York or Oakland.  Would be a real shame if the Yankees had to travel all the way across the country for just one game.  Real shame.

Congratulations to Victor Martinez, who played his last major league baseball game yesterday.  We enjoyed Martinez's time with the Red Sox, and he always seemed like a classy professional who just went out and did his job day in and day out for 16 years.  Cheers.

The New England Patriots take on old friend Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions tonight, which means we're going to need a nap this afternoon. Of course, Josh Gordon is the player we're most interested in watching tonight (and for the rest of the season, if he lasts that long.)   He could be a huge asset to the team if they can keep him on track.  On the other side of the ball, New England's defense looked atrocious against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, but we're expecting enough adjustments to be made to stop whatever Matt Patricia and Matt Stafford have in mind.  It says here that New England wins the game, and hopefully it doesn't cause much stress that late at night.

Is Kenan Thompson leaving Saturday Night Live after a remarkable 16 years on the show?  There are reports that NBC is developing a sitcom for the talented comedian, and he'll be off if it's picked up.  Thompson's certainly earned the shot to star in his own vehicle, so best of luck if that's what happens.

Kenan Thompson September 23 2018Kenan Thompson is reportedly ready to make a big leap.  (pic via

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  Let's close things out today with the latest new track from the upcoming Tom Petty box set, "An American Classic."  Here's, "Gainesville," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll see you back here 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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