(Review) Good Omens
Monday Clutter: Trump, Jared Kushner, Ben & Jerry's, Boston Red Sox, Matt Damon and Christian Bale, OITNB, Duran Duran, and more

Sunday Clutter: Trump, Warren Buffett, Apple Killing iTunes, Boston Red Sox and Bruins, Good Omens, Luther, Talking Heads, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  Come on in, have a seat.  How are you?  It's looking a little dreary here this morning, but BDH and Little Buddha tell me I should still have enough time for a bike ride before the rain starts.  We'll see if that rain actually shows up, or if it's just cloudy all day.  I'd be good with the rain (after the ride), because I'm sure the garden wouldn't mind a solid soaking, but we'll see.  First, let's check out today's headlines.  The guys say the coffee is ready, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Sunday Clutter.

The Navy confirmed that the White House asked them to hide the USS John S. McCain during Donald Trump's recent trip to Japan.  There isn't much left that the Great Pumpkin can do to surprise us, but the pettiness involved here is mind-boggling.  Trump's inferiority complex knows no bounds.

Is anyone shocked to hear that Donald Trump says the U.K. should sue the EU and walk away from the $50 billion fee it will owe because of Brexit?  That's his approach to every business deal.  Meanwhile, London Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote an op-ed saying it's "un-British" for the United Kingdom to welcome Trump in the first place.

She's heard it from people across the country, and now House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is hearing directly from Democrats in her home state that she needs to move forward with impeachment hearings.

Shame on Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin for tweeting that Catholics shouldn't celebrate Pride Month, writing,  "(The events) promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals...They are especially harmful for children.”  There isn't a member of the clergy on this planet who should be lecturing anyone about being harmful to kids.

On the one hand, it's tempting to say that anyone who can afford to spend $4.57 million to have a private lunch with Warren Buffett probably doesn't need investing advice.  On the other hand, these lunches have raised over $34 million for the Glide Foundation, a charity in San Francisco that serves the poor, homeless, and those dealing with addiction issues, so more power to the "Oracle of Omaha." 

Apple is reportedly shutting down iTunes in favor of separate apps for music, TV, and podcasts. In some ways, it's the end of an era, as iTunes revolutionized digital music in the early 2000's.  It's not that we necessarily object to this change, but what happens to pre-existing music libraries?  Will they still work after this move?  We're just glad we saved our CD's after uploading them so many years ago.

Everyone seems to be excited about the pending arrival of 5G service in the United States, but as far as we can tell, it's not going to speed up our texting at all.  Wait, we're going to need a 5G-compatable phone in order to benefit from this, right?  By the time we make that upgrade, providers will probably be talking about 7G or higher.  Well, someone drop us a line at [email protected] and let us know what you think of the new speed.

A new study says eating blueberries can help your heart health. Our understanding is that blueberries can do all sorts of wonderful things for our health, so it was an easy call to pick some up at the supermarket yesterday.

Cheers to everyone who was involved in the rescue of some trapped baby ducks in Concord, New Hampshire last Thursday.

The Boston Red Sox lost 5-3 to the New York Yankees last night. The Sox have now fallen back to .500 (29-29), they're 9 1/2 games behind the Yankees in the AL East, and they're trending in the wrong direction (4-6 in their last 10 games.)  This is the point where we have to mention that there are still 104 games left in the regular season, but this team needs a jump-start before the season really does get away from them.  David Price takes the mound tonight as the Sox try to avoid being swept.

In much more entertaining news, the Boston Bruins smacked the St. Louis Blues around with a 7-2 win in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals last night.  Boston's "perfection line" led the charge, as the B's shook off the lethargy that plagued them in Game 2.  That included the Bruins going 4 for 4 on power play chances and eventually forcing Blues goalie Jordan Binnington out of the game in the second period after giving up five goals.  One of the big questions now will be if Binnington can bounce back from that embarrassment, or if the Bruins are now living rent-free in his head.   It didn't seem like Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was challenged all that much, but he was solid all night.   Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but we may now have reached the point where Boston's playoff experience advantage becomes a significant factor.  We'll see when the puck drops for Game 4 on Monday night.

Sean Kuraly June 2 2019Sean Kuraly and the Bruins dominated the Blues on Saturday.  (pic via timesunion.com)

We know a lot of you have been waiting for this, so we engaged in some solid binge watching of Good Omens on Friday.  (We're here for you, Clutterheads!)   Was it worth it in order to see David Tennant and Michael Sheen team up to save the world?  You can read the review here to find out!

Hey Sopranos fans, you can buy Tony Soprano's house for a bargain price of $3.4 million.

What's the verdict on the long-awaited Deadwood movie?

We can think of a number of people who are happy that Idris Elba returns in Luther for the next four weeks, starting tonight.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.   Here are the Talking Heads to close things out with their cover of, "Take Me to the River," 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, stay dry, and we'll catch up with you 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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