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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. The day is off to a rainy start, but that's okay. It's good for the plants, and I think it's supposed to end later this morning anyway. Speaking of the plants, I got a couple of hours in the garden yesterday, which was terrific. In addition to the plants beginning to return, this is also the greenest the yard has looked in a while, so that's a bonus. Anyway, let's check out today's headlines. BDH and Little Buddha made some coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's... Read more →

Cecile Richards has spent most of her life as a "troublemaker," whether it's organizing labor groups across the country to unionize and improve their economic situations, or leading the defense of reproductive health services. The daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards and a civil rights attorney, Cecile Richards understands that activism is a critical component of our democracy, and it is not a spectator sport. She, along with co-author Lauren Peterson, lays out the story of her life, and tells of the incredible courage of so many women (and a few good men) she's known, in her book, Make... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? The sleeping adventures continue this week. Something woke me up at 3:00 this morning. The details don't matter, but everything was resolved somewhere around 3:30. However, I was wide awake and kept staring at the clock. You know those times where you sleep for say, 15 minutes, but it feels like you were awake the whole time? Well, that happened to me for the rest of the night. I must have woken up 10 times between 4:00 and 5:30, so that was a bit of a drag.... Read more →

"With the lights out, it's less dangerous Here we are now, entertain us I feel stupid and contagious Here we are now, entertain us" With those simple words, Kurt Cobain and his Nirvana bandmates exploded onto the national music scene in 1991. They ended the "hair metal"/cock-rock era seemingly overnight, as they immediately reset musical tastes across the country with their combination of punk rock mentality and a strong pop base. Cobain and company were the modern-day Beatles with their immediate and revolutionary impact, but unfortunately, their rise came to a screeching halt with Cobain's self-inflicted death in 1994. However,... Read more →

Lane Moore is a woman of many talents. She's written for The Onion and been the Sex and Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan. She is also the singer for Is It Romance, as well as a stand-up comedian known for her Tinder Live shows. Now, Moore is also the author of a new best-selling book: How To Be Alone: If You Want To and Even If You Don't. It's a combination autobiography, discussion of how we deal with each other, and a reassurance that loneliness is not some type of personal failure. The book is funny in spots, hard to read... Read more →

Gianni Russo is best known by many people for his role in The Godfather as Carlo Rizzi, Connie Corleone's abusive husband who sets up Sonny Corleone to be murdered. (Sorry if we gave away a spoiler there.) However, it turns out that appearing in that classic film is only one of the many fascinating stories Russo has to tell, and he shares the others in his new book: Hollywood Godfather: My Life In The Movies And The Mob. (Release date: March 12, 2019) Russo grew up in a challenging home situation in Little Italy in the 1950's. A chance encounter... Read more →

We're not big fans of winter around here. All that dark and cold. Don't care for it. Bring us increased sunlight and warmer temperatures, thank you very much. The spring brings the promise of all sorts of the potential apocalypse? Mind you, we don't really want the world to end. That's why we're so excited to get this look at the first full trailer for the upcoming mini- series Good Omens, based on the wonderful novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett. You've got the pairing of David Tennant as a demon named Crowley, and Michael Sheen... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back, and happy March 1 to you all! BDH and Little Buddha were just looking at the long-range weather forecast. There's still some cold and snow predicted over the next week (including a potential storm tomorrow), but then the temperatures start rising. Hopefully it won't be too much longer before we see some buds on the Clutter Tree! The guys are already looking forward to more tree watching this year. In the meantime, we've got plenty of headlines to sort through, so let's have at it. We've got a fresh pot of coffee, so grab yourself a... Read more →

Those of us who grew up as fans of the hair metal era in the 1980's will always have a soft spot in our hearts for Motley Crue. Their hair was high, the look androgynous at times, and the music was catchy and over-the-top rock. The band was "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" taken to the extreme, but their songs have staying power. Even some 34 years after it was released, "Home Sweet Home" evokes strong memories of the time as you sing along. The same is true for "Kickstart My Heart," which came out in 1989. In addition... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We're still doing a little birthday celebrating for BDH here, which has been fun. He and Little Buddha do so much around Clutter Headquarters, it's a treat to be able to celebrate them now and again. It's also nice to have a party to help power through this point in the winter. We even had a few birds return from down south to join the festivities! Of course, once these festivities wrap up, we still have Little Buddha's birthday to celebrate at the end of August. Besides all of the hardcore raging, it's... Read more →