Monday Clutter: More Kavanaugh Accusations, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Jimmy Garoppolo, Tiger Woods, Mary Poppins Returns, Prince, and more
Wednesday Clutter: Kavanaugh Hearing, Trump Mocked by World Leaders, Bill Cosby, Dunkin' Name Change, Barstool Sports, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more

Tuesday Clutter: Brett Kavanaugh Interview, Bill Cosby, Instagram, Boston Red Sox, Mel Gibson, Inside the Actors Studio, Magnum P.I., Metallica, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, have a seat.  How are you?  BDH and Little Buddha were just telling me that it's supposed to rain for a good part of the day, so they're planning on reading one of their books this afternoon.  They take turns reading to each other, and it's the cutest thing, especially when Buddha helps BDH with some of the words.  I suppose that means I'm in charge of cleaning today.  Fair enough, since I'm the only one tall enough to handle the broom.  First things first, let's check out today's headlines.  The guys made the coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Tuesday Clutter.

Brett Kavanaugh tried to save his Supreme Court nomination by doing an interview on Fox News last night.  That's both unprecedented and beneath the dignity of the Supreme Court, which is not supposed to be seen as political.  Of course, ever since the GOP stole Merrick Garland's seat, that reputation is going up in flames, and Kavanaugh's actions add to the fire.  Kavanaugh tried to portray himself as a victim during the interview and repeatedly claimed he respects women, despite the ever-growing historical record which shows the exact opposite.  Between the sexual misconduct allegations and his perjury during his nomination hearing, forget the Supreme Court, this guy should be thrown off the bench.

Brett and Ashely Kavanaugh September 25 2018Brett Kavanaugh hoping his wife can save him during their interview.  (pic via

Meanwhile, Kavanaugh's college roommate says he believes Deborah Ramirez is being honest about her claim that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her without consent at a Yale frat party.

Bill Cosby finds out today if/how long he's going to jail for after being convicted on three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault.  That would have meant a maximum stint of 30 years, but apparently he'll only be sentenced for one count, so he's looking at 1 - 10 years.  The 81-year-old Cosby hasn't shown the slightest bit of remorse for his actions, and hopefully the court will remember that when they hand down his sentence.

Instagram's co-founders are leaving the company, and it's unclear who is going to replace them.  Is that a major problem for Facebook (which owns the app), or just a bump in the road?

The number of dead squirrels in New Hampshire this year is trauma-inducing.  There are stretches of highways where you can easily pass 50+ in a matter of minutes.  Even this year's bike rides became increasingly challenging as we had to avoid riding over the corpses that litter the roads.  So many corpses.  Let's move on...

Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox who beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 last night for their new team-record 106th win of the year.  The victory also secures home-field advantage throughout the playoffs for Boston.  Nathan Eovaldi pitched out of his mind, giving up one run and four hits, with a career record-tying 10 strikeouts over five innings.  Granted, it was against the 45-111 Orioles, but he clearly wanted to show he deserves to start in the playoffs.  Mookie Betts led the offense with a 2 for 5 night that included his 32nd home run, and Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts, Brock Holt, and Christian Vazquez also drove in runs.  David Price takes the mound for Boston tonight as they look for win #107.   Wherever they fit in the "greatest Sox team of all time" debate, this group has played at a high level all year, and it's made for an incredibly entertaining season.  Here's hoping it has a good ending.

The San Francisco 49ers need a quarterback now that Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL in his right knee, but apparently the 49ers will consider anyone who ever threw a football as a replacement, except for Colin Kaepernick.

Mel Gibson is back again, this time to co-write and direct a remake of The Wild Bunch.  Gibson has a history of domestic violence, bigoted and sexist rants, and other inappropriate behavior, but there's no end to the number of second chances when you're a guy who makes Hollywood money.  Of course, if you're a woman who is labeled "difficult" because  you objected to being treated like trash, your career is finished.

It's the end of an era, as James Lipton is leaving Inside the Actors Studio, as the program moves from Bravo to Ovation TV.  Lipton had been the host of the show since its debut in 1994, and no new permanent replacement has been named.  The part that floors us is that he's 92 years old.  We probably would have guessed 80 at most.  Let's take a look back at one of the show's more memorable interviews.

Hold on, that may have been a Saturday Night Live skit.  In any case, the show is almost always interesting.  Here's to a long run on Ovation TV and a happy retirement for Lipton.

Did anyone here watch the premiere Magnum P.I. reboot?  Does the show work without Tom Selleck in the lead role? 

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  This is feeling like it could become a sleepy Tuesday, so let's give things a jolt and have Metallica close things out with this live performance of, "Blackened," for today's, "Song of the Day."

That's better.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  BDH and Little Buddha say they're happy to read to you if you want to come back later.  Otherwise, 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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