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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? BDH and Little Buddha just said that the likely start of today's snow has been pushed back a few hours, so we might need to re-adjust today's schedule accordingly. That's fine, I've got a few errands to run, and it would be nice to not have to deal with all of that. How is it already February 12th? I know February's missing a few days at the end, but it still seems to go by particularly quickly. It's probably because of the excitement about BDH's birthday on the 14th. There's still time to... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I know I said yesterday that we probably wouldn't be able to meet up today. However, we're running ahead of schedule, and there isn't much left to do besides wait for the Super Bowl to get here, so BDH and Little Buddha decided we should say hi. They made a second pot of coffee in case any of you need a refill, so help yourself to another nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter. It's been revealed that Donald Trump asked Deutsche Bank for a loan during the 2016 presidential... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Everyone here is fine at the moment. It's a good thing we were able to take care of the shoveling yesterday, because that was the heavy wet stuff that could have been a real problem if it froze, particularly the stretch where it came crashing off the roof. BDH and Little Buddha said I did a great job, and they were more than happy to cheer me on while they watched out the window. It doesn't appear that snow should be an issue again for a few days, although the forecast for the... Read more →


Monty Python's Flying Circus first aired on the BBC in 1969, and comedy would never be the same again. Five Brits from Cambridge and Oxford teamed up with one American to break all the rules and create their own distinctly intelligent, surreal, and silly skits linked together by Terry Gilliam's offbeat animation pieces. This group created an underground television hit in the United Kingdom before eventually bringing their antics to the big screen and the United States, where they maintain a devoted following some 50 years later. There's no one better qualified to discuss Monty Python than the group members... Read more →


This may come as a shock, but it's been 20 years since the world met Tony Soprano. That's right, the New Jersey crime boss/befuddled family man first walked into psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi's office on January 10, 1999, and television would never be the same again. Once you've recovered from that news, we take great pleasure in informing you that you can celebrate the anniversary of the series premiere by grabbing a copy of The Sopranos Sessions, by Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall (with a forward by Laura Lippman.) (Release date: January 8, 2019) This book is a delight, and... Read more →


Hi everyone, 2018 was another terrific year for the crew at Clutter Headquarters. We loved hanging out with all of you every day. BDH and Little Buddha ran the numbers, and we had visitors from all 50 states and a total of 117 countries. No wonder we bought so much coffee! It's our honor, as always, to grab a few minutes of your time, and we thank you so much for being part of our crazy group. We've once again gone through the files to try to find our best work from this year. It's hard to choose, because we... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! What's the plan for this weekend? I don't think we're up to anything crazy here. Hopefully just finishing up our Christmas shopping and making some progress on the wrapping. BDH and Little Buddha are trying to figure out what kind of cookies they want to make for Santa. I told them he'll love whatever they make. In the meantime, they also made some coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter. If memory serves correctly, Donald Trump once claimed he didn't know... Read more →


Author Neil Gaiman has written some of our all-time favorite stories, including Sandman, Good Omens, American Gods, and The Doctor's Wife. He's got a wonderfully creative mind which has led us into worlds of darkness, fantasy, and whimsy, and he strikes a chord for us in a way that is distinctly Gaiman-esque. We consider him a creative role model in many ways, so that's why we were excited to check out his new book: Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World. (Release date: November 20, 2018.) The book is a collection of four previous Gaiman essays, which are... Read more →


Professional wrestling has always seemed like like an over-the-top circus (fittingly, given the industry's roots.) Loud overgrown men vowing to defeat their opponents, putting on an entertaining physical show in front of cheering audiences, and then packing up and moving on to do it all over again in the next city. The travel is intense, and the job security is temporary, but these guys (we're only focusing on male wrestlers here) grind away at it day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. The audience might sometimes forget that these performers are real people with real... Read more →


Friends is one of the all-time great TV versions of comfort food. Just saying, "Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey," can trigger a sensation similar to the idea of sitting down to a plate of mac and cheese. The show stopped airing new episodes in 2004, but it doesn't feel like this group ever left us. That's largely because you can find multi-hour blocks of reruns airing every weekday on various cable stations. What is it about Friends that's given it such staying power? Kelsey Miller takes a look at that question, as well as the rest of the... Read more →