Friday Clutter: Kavanaugh, Facebook, Elon Musk, Dunkin' Beer, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Daredevil, Whiskey in the Jar, and more
Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! What are you up to this weekend? I've got a lot of yard work to take care of, and Doctor Who returns on Sunday, which is like a holiday around here. BDH and Little Buddha can't wait for Jodie Whittaker make her debut as the 13th Doctor. They're excited to see her in action, and they think that anyone who is angry she's in the role is a silly person who isn't worth their time. No argument here. For now, let's see what's going on in the world. The guys made coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Clutter.
On the eve of the vote on his nomination to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh tried to show he's non-partisan by writing a defensive op-ed for the stridently conservative Wall Street Journal. It's the move of a candidate for elected office, not one for the highest court in the country. Completely inappropriate, and yet another reason, in addition to the sexual assault accusations, and the multiple lies and unhinged behavior during his confirmation hearing, that this man has no business being a judge. Republicans know this, and they just don't care. Here's your reminder that November 6 is 32 days away.
Retired Justice John Paul Stevens said that Kavanaugh's behavior during his confirmation hearing should disqualify him from being on the Supreme Court.
Facebook was making it hard for users with a lot of posts to delete their accounts. The company said the problem was a bug which has since been resolved. If you plan on keeping your account, maybe take a look at the Clutter Facebook page and consider liking it? You'd make BDH and Little Buddha smile all weekend, but no pressure or anything.
Elon Musk is setting off warning bells again. The Tesla CEO thought it would be a good idea to send a tweet mocking the SEC after working out a deal to resolve his fraudulent tweet about taking the company private earlier this year. First, someone should remind Musk that a judge still needs to approve the deal, and if that doesn't happen, he'll have to negotiate with the SEC again. Second, even if that all works out, Tesla investors have to be concerned about Musk's increasingly erratic behavior. This could all end badly if the company doesn't install a support system for him, and if it does all implode, no one can say they didn't see it coming.
It's unanimous: This story of a doctor repairing his patient's teddy bear is the Clutter staff's favorite article of 2018. Cheers to Dr. Daniel McNeely on what looks like a successful procedure.
Wait, there's another addition to this weekend's to-do list: We need to find the new Dunkin' Donuts - Harpoon beer! The store closest to Clutter Headquarters doesn't have it, but there are a few other places to check in the neighborhood. Don't worry, we'll have a review for you if we snag a six-pack. Purely for your informational purposes, of course. We're here to do whatever we can to make your day better.
Of course, it wouldn't hurt if we could find that beer before the Boston Red Sox face the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the ALDS tonight. Chris Sale takes the mound for Boston against J.A. Happ and New York. Nothing we've heard about Sale's rehab work since his last start has been exciting, but hopefully Sox manager Alex Cora is just downplaying it, because the Sox need their ace to take care of business at home tonight. October baseball against the Yankees - it doesn't get much better than that.
The New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts 38-24 last night to improve to 3-2 on the season. Tom Brady went 34 -44 for 341 yards and 3 touchdowns. The last TD was the 500th of his career, and we're not great at math, but that seems pretty good, yes? The Patriots were up 24-3 at halftime. They let Indianapolis back into the game for a spell in the 2nd half. It was 24-17 going into the 4th quarter before the New England offense got back on track and put them away. (It also helped that the Colts had multiple drops on catches that should have been made.) This shouldn't have felt like such a close game at any point, but a win is a win, and now the Pats have 10 days to tighten things up before they face the 4-0 Kansas City Chiefs.
Tom Brady seems pretty good at football. (pic via timesunion.com)
Kyrie Irving thrilled Boston Celtics fans yesterday by announcing that he plans to sign a new contract with the team after his current one expires at the end of this season. The only people in the area who can't be happy about this are the Boston sports radio talk shows who planned on spending many more months talking about whether or not Irving would move on to the New York Knicks. Those guys are clever, though. They'll find some way to argue that Irving's comments don't mean anything.
Chris Evans says he's officially done playing Captain America, now that he's wrapped on Avengers 4. Talk to us, Marvel fans, what comes next? Is there any chance another actor would play the role, or would another character take the name instead?
In other Marvel news, here's the trailer for the new season of Daredevil (which comes out on Netflix on October 19), and it looks pretty awesome:
The new Tom Petty box set, An American Treasure, sounds like a good gift for any Petty fan. It's hard to believe it's already been a little over a year since he died.
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Let's have Gary Moore and friends close things out with this terrific cover of the Thin Lizzy classic, "Whiskey in the Jar," 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 catch up again soon. Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.