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Colin Moore
Boston, MA
I'm the only child of two liberal mental health professionals from NH.
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? BDH and Little Buddha were just telling me that it's supposed to rain for a good part of the day, so they're planning on reading one of their books this afternoon. They take turns reading to each other, and it's the cutest thing, especially when Buddha helps BDH with some of the words. I suppose that means I'm in charge of cleaning today. Fair enough, since I'm the only one tall enough to handle the broom. First things first, let's check out today's headlines. The guys made... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How was your weekend? I finished helping Dad Clutter move office furniture yesterday, so that's good. Moving a little slowly today, but fortunately nothing on the to-do list has to be done quickly. Oh, before I forget again, BDH, Little Buddha, and I wish you all a happy autumn! Still not sure where summer went, but it's time to break out the sweatshirts for the guys. Before we do that, let's see what's going on in today's headlines. There's a fresh pot of coffee on the counter, so help yourself... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How's your weekend going? I spent most of yesterday helping Dad Clutter move office furniture, so I'm pretty sure I can skip the gym next week. We have more to do today, so I've asked BDH and Little Buddha to find the ibuprofen. Oh, here they are. Thanks, guys! They also brought all of you coffee, because, say it with me, they're awesome. Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter. It appears that Christine Blasey Ford will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee this coming Thursday, although many details... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! Sorry we're running late today. It was a typical morning at Clutter Headquarters, and then our Internet went out for no reason. Thankfully, our crack IT team (i.e. BDH and Little Buddha) managed to fix it so we could still meet up with you. Those two are the true brains behind this operation. Yours truly just handles the typing. The guys say the coffee is ready (because they really do take care of everything), so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Friday Clutter.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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New York Times Magazine Chief National Correspondent Mark Leibovich was looking for a distraction from his regular job covering politics so he decided to examine something far less controversial: the National Football League. (Wait, that doesn't sound right.) Leibovich dove head-first into the saga that is the NFL over a period of four years and came out on the other end with his new book, Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times. (Release date: September 4, 2018.) The author doesn't hide the fact that he's a lifelong New England Patriots fan. In fact, he fully embraces it. Whether you think... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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The Clearing out the Clutter staff is finally starting to come to terms with the fact that summer is over. That means we now have time to properly focus on the important things in life, like the fact that the new season of Doctor Who is right around the corner! (It's all about priorities, you know.) The BBC just released the second trailer for the 13th Doctor, so let's have a look: Quick Thoughts: In this time of well-publicized change, it's nice to know one thing about the show remains the same: There's a lot of running. Again, the visuals... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Wednesday is the craziest day of the week around here. There's always a lot of running around to do, and it feels like I wake up, say hi to BDH and Little Buddha, blink my eyes twice, and then it's time to say goodnight to BDH and Little Buddha. Next thing I know, it's Thursday morning, and we're back here with you guys, so it all works out in the end. The guys think I'm rambling a bit here, so they just put a coffee cup in front of me. I can take... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? BDH, Little Buddha, and I were just hanging out and talking about the book they're reading (with hopefully a review to come next week), as well as reviewing what's still left on this week's to-do list. I picked off most of the low-hanging fruit already, so we'll see how the rest of it goes. We're still also adjusting to it being dark in the morning. I assumed I still had plenty of time to sleep when I woke up today, but it was only 10 minutes before my alarm was supposed to go... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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CNN just released a new trailer for the final season of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, and we're telling you right now that it's about to get dusty in here. Comedian and TV host W. Kamau Bell discusses what it was like to travel to Kenya with Bourdain earlier this year. We see a few clips of their time together, but it's not enough. Not nearly enough. Parts Unknown premieres on September 23 at 9:00 PM on CNN. This story ended too soon. (pic via variety.com) Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Longtime fans remember well the dramatic transformation that hit the pro wrestling landscape in the mid-1980's. A longstanding collection of regional wrestling territories were challenged by Vince McMahon as he sought to turn his father's Northeast-based (then) WWF into a national company. McMahon upended tradition with sweeping talent raids, aggressive use of the emerging cable television industry, maximizing the new pay-per-view universe, and providing a more cartoonish form of wrestling aimed towards children. The other promoters tried a variety of ways to block McMahon's plans. One by one they fell, and wrestling would never be the same. It's a fascinating... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We were just watching the rain. Guess there's no need for me to water the garden today. BDH and Little Buddha were also talking about how we're back to waking up in the dark, so they need to remember to turn on the kitchen light before they make the coffee. Yeah, things will definitely go smoother if they can see what they're doing, right guys? Right. Fortunately, they remembered this morning, and there's a fresh pot on the counter, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. Anywhere you like is fine. BDH, Little Buddha, and I were just looking at today's to-do list. It's a little longer than I expected. The guys say we're supposed to get a good amount of rain tomorrow (the remnants of Hurricane Florence), so maybe I should focus on whatever needs to be done outside today and then tackle the rest of the list tomorrow. They're so smart, I don't know where I'd be without them. Of course, the first thing we need to do is check out today's headlines. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? BDH and Little Buddha are fascinated by the heavy fog outside this morning. It's supposed to burn off in a few hours, so that's long enough to keep those two entertained for a while. Other than that, there isn't too much to report on this end right now, so let's see what's going on in the world. The guys tore themselves away from the window long enough to make the coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Sunday Clutter. The Trump administration will send... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Bob Woodward's latest book, Fear: Trump in the White House, has been all over the news for the last few weeks, and with good reason. The veteran political reporter provides a harrowing look into the inner workings of Donald Trump's administration, and it's alarming. It's not that the book reveals another side of Trump, it's that it demonstrates his known failings are even more extensive and dangerous than have been reported. Fear shows that the biggest daily task his staff and cabinet face is not carrying out his agenda (not that he has a defined one in the first place.)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! Do you have any big plans for the weekend? I was supposed to help Dad Clutter with something, but apparently that's been postponed, so BDH and Little Buddha asked if they could have more reading time. Can't say no to that. Right now, let's sort through today's headlines. The guys made coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Clutter. Donald Trump denies that 3000 people died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria, and he claims that the "inflated" number... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? BDH, Little Buddha, and I were just talking about how the sunrise is starting later each morning these days. My body clock is pretty much linked to sunlight, so it's easy to get up when it's light out at 5:30 in the morning, but it becomes more of a challenge when it's still pitch black outside. BDH and Little Buddha promised to do whatever they can to get me going, so that I'm awake when you guys get here. ( I think part of that is because... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? BDH, Little Buddha, and I were just talking about last night's Red Sox game. I thought for sure it was going to be rained out, but we had nice weather, and the Sox won, which always makes the lack of sleep easier to handle. Of course, the guys making coffee also helps. They just brought in a fresh pot, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter. Here's a picture of Donald Trump, that great arbiter of what it means to be patriotic, on his way to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back. Come on in, have a seat. How are you? It's good to see that the temperatures are moving back into a more normal range for this time of year. We got plenty of rain last night, so the garden is all set for this week. There's supposed to be more coming today, but now it's not expected until this evening, which is nice, because I don't love driving in the rain. I just don't generally trust that other drivers know what they're doing. Anyway, it's September 11, so BDH, Little Buddha, and I have been talking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We hope you all had a good weekend. It's still a little unseasonably chilly around here, but temperatures are supposed to go back to a more normal range tomorrow. There's also some rain in the forecast this afternoon and evening, so we'll see if I need to water the garden. BDH and Little Buddha say the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Monday Clutter. Here's another reminder that Hurricane Florence is on her way to the East Coast, so be prepared. We want... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Quick question - what happened to the warm weather? I mean, it's September and all, but it's currently 46 degrees. That's not right. It seems like we were just living in a carefully positioned network of fans here, and now I have to find sweatshirts for BDH and Little Buddha. I know, I sound like Goldilocks, but life is best lived in a range of 60-75 degrees. Even the plants agree, but now I have to start cutting back the garden, and that's a whole other story. Anyway, let's see what's going on in today's headlines.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Clearing out the Clutter
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The latest Doctor Who trailer has a message. It is not subtle in the least, as the female Doctor shatters a glass ceiling, and the unapologetic attitude is awesome. The visuals are also tremendous, which has been a consistent trend in all of the promos so far. We can't wait for the adventures to begin on October 7! It's about time. (pic via digitalspy.com) Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Clearing out the Clutter
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The Clutter staff are big fans of Chuck Klosterman. The social critic brings a cutting sense of humor and unique perspective to his subjects, which makes his writing a consistently engaging read. (Check out our review of Kloserman's recent essay collection, X, here.) We've also been fans of Van Halen for more than 30 years, so we were thrilled to find out that Klosterman has reviewed all 131 songs in the Van Halen catalog and ranked them from worst to best. That's right, Klosterman covers everything from David Lee Roth, to Sammy Hagar, and Gary Cherone, then back to Roth,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I was just telling BDH and Little Buddha about my evening last night. I went out for my annual dinner with a friend. We don't keep in touch much during the year, so it's one big catch-up session for a few hours, and then that's it for another 12 months. Not entirely sure how this started, but we've been doing it for a number of years now, and it's always fun. However, it meant I was up past my bedtime, so the guys already promised to keep the coffee coming, and here it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. We were just looking at the weather forecast. It appears the heat could be a little rough in the mid-afternoon. There's a chance of thunderstorms later in the day, and then it looks like fall comes after that. It would be nice to finally give some of the office fans a rest. We're a little worried about the Clutter Tree. It lost a lot of leaves pretty quickly in August, and we can't figure out if the ones that are left look like they're okay. BDH and Little Buddha are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Mark your calendars, ladies and gentlemen: After all of the waiting, we have the official premiere date for the 13th Doctor! The BBC announced that series 11 will debut on Sunday, October 7. That's right, Doctor Who is launching its new era on a new night for the first time in the show's history. (We're still waiting to hear about the specific air time.) The first episode is called, "The Woman Who Fell to Earth," and it was written by new showrunner Chris Chibnall. We can't wait for the return of our favorite Time Lord and the greatest blue box... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Clearing out the Clutter