Monday Clutter: Trump, Jared Kushner, Ben & Jerry's, Boston Red Sox, Matt Damon and Christian Bale, OITNB, Duran Duran, and more
Welcome back! How are you? The rain showed up as promised yesterday, so the garden got a solid soaking, which is great. BDH and Little Buddha say we've got sunshine in the forecast for today, which is also nice, because I need to run a few errands. By the way, how did it become June already? We'll save that discussion for another time. The guys just put a fresh pot of coffee on the counter, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Monday Clutter.
Donald Trump is in the United Kingdom and he's already embarrassed this country. What's he going to do next, announce tariffs against the U.K. because he doesn't like London Mayor Sadiq Khan?
This isn't going well. (pic via wsbtv.com)
White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett will soon become the latest in a long line of high level staff to leave the White House. No word yet on the reason for Hassett's departure. Perhaps he doesn't believe using tariffs as a political weapon to try to hold off an indictment makes for sound economic policy.
Jared Kushner tried to defend his father-in-law Donald Trump in a recent TV interview, and it...did not go well. This also seems like a good time to point out again that Kushner is a security risk who has no business being in the White House.
A new study says you could have 25 cups of coffee a day without giving yourself heart issues. Maybe that's true, but you also won't sleep for a week, so that seems like a mixed bag. We're all about enjoying our coffee around here, but that's a little over-the-top.
On the other hand, Ben & Jerry's plans on making a CBD-infused ice cream as soon as it gets permission to do so from the FDA. An ice cream that might help with anxiety and depression? We're all over that, especially if it comes in a coffee and Heath Bar crunch flavor.
The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 8-5 last night. It was a must-win game for the Sox, as much as there can be such a game at the start of June. The Sox avoided being swept by the Yankees and falling to 10 1/2 games back in the AL East. They also got back above .500 (30-29), and they have to be feeling good about David Price finally beating the Yankees in New York for the first time since coming to Boston. Price had a good outing, giving up just two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings, which is considerably better than the 9.73 ERA he had at Yankee Stadium as a member of the Red Sox before last night.
The Red Sox offense added some extra runs in the later innings, thanks in large part to multiple errors by Yankees right fielder Clint Frazier, who looked like he wanted to will himself invisible when it was all over. Sox reliever Matt Barnes had a rough eighth inning. He gave up three runs as he struggled with a heavy rain and deteriorating mound conditions, but Boston hung on for the win. Next up, the Sox play the 19-40 Kansas City Royals, so hopefully Eduardo Rodriguez can help get his team started on a winning streak on Tuesday.
Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel may finally find jobs soon, now that signing them wouldn't cost their new teams a draft pick. We know, it's hard to feel sympathy for guys who make so much money, but there's something off about a marketplace that allows owners to freeze out qualified labor for extended periods like this.
The Golden State Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors 109-104 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals last night to tie up their series, so apparently a Toronto sweep is off the table.
Matt Damon and Christian Bale in a race car movie? We could get into that. Check out the first trailer for Ford v. Ferrari and let us know what you think:
Just to be clear, Rocketman isn't a documentary about Elton John's life, so the film doesn't match the historical record in multiple spots.
Here's a little reminder that the final season of Orange is the New Black comes out on Netflix on July 26:
Okay kids, that's going to do it for now. Let's get this week going with Duran Duran and a live performance of, "Hungry Like the Wolf," for today's, "Song of the Day."
Yeah, we'll be humming that all day.
Thanks for stopping by, everyone. It was great to see you, as always. BDH and Little Buddha say you're all welcome to come back tonight to watch Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals if you want. We're just going to need to take a nap first, because those games keep us up past our bedtime. Otherwise, enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll catch up with you again soon. Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.
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