Tondar's Daily Rant

Prepare yourself for the writings of Tondar the Destroyer, Baron of Atlanta, Rightful Heir to the Throne of Spain, from whom all babies come. As his will be blogged, so let it be done.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

PIC OF THE DAY


Saturday's a good day for whitey to sit out by the pool and blind people with the glare. Posted by Picasa
WHAT ABOUT UM BASKETBALL

While we wait on Seth and his UM football preview, check out ESPN's UM basketball preview. They seem to be big on the Wolverines this year considering last last year and all the injuries and missed games they had. Hopefully they will get the show back on the road so I can start participating in office pools again.

Friday, August 12, 2005

DIDN'T LEARN THAT IN PUBLIC SCHOOL

Check out this story of a couple of teenage Cannucks that took it upon themselves to operate on a dead cat. Turned out they actually did a pretty good job for being 15 and 13.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

SO LET IT BE WRITTEN

This is the one benefit of a monarchy. One wise man (in this case David Stern) makes all the legally binding decisions...

"I also do not mean to suggest that, in preventing the trade, Mr. Belkin has done anything wrong or has acted improperly in any way. The test for removal under paragraph 5.1(k) is not founded upon misconduct; it is based solely on the Governor taking action in connection with a material matter that "legally binds" the team but is at odds with the wishes of the majority of the Board of Managers.

Given that standard, it is my view that by blocking the trade of Joe Johnson, Mr. Belkin has acted to legally bind the Hawks within the meaning of paragraph 5.1(k) of the LLC Agreement, and therefore is subject to removal as NBA Governor by the Board of Managers."


And with that, Belkin's failure to act has itself been ruled an action worthy of removal by the rest of the Hawks owners. So let it be written. So let it be done.

At least they had a working toilet! Posted by Picasa
LIBERTA!

And with that triumphal word I cleared the cilantro obstruction in my toilet. Not sure why exactly, but the moment inspired me to sing a bit of Verdi's Aidi in a not so bad tenor...

"Gloria ad Iside! Gloria! Gloria!
Gloria ad Iside! Gloria! Gloria!
Gloria ad Iside! Gloria! Gloria!"

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

TRAINWRECKIN' THE HAWKS

Check out the latest over the Atlanta Hawks and their ownership dispute as they attempt to trade and sign free agent Joe Johnson. Judging from the pic, it looks like its gonna take more than a few beers before Steve Belkin and Billy Knight are friends again. But what can you expect from the Hawks considering their pitiful history.
PIC OF THE DAY


Belkin: Hey my brother, how goes it?
Knight: You touch me and I'll beat your white-ass blue. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

ROBBIE WILLIAMS LYRIC OF THE DAY

Come and hold my hand
I wanna contact the living
Not sure I understand
This role I've been given
I sit and talk to God
And he just laughs at my plans
My head speaks a language
I don't understand
PIC OF THE DAY


Yes, sometimes even the ladies drink too much Posted by Picasa
JUST LIKE FRESHMAN YEAR

From Reuters...

"A South Korean man who played computer games for 50 hours almost non-stop died of heart failure minutes after finishing his mammoth session in an Internet cafe, authorities said on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old man, identified only by his family name Lee, had been playing on-line battle simulation games at the cybercafe in the southeastern city of Taegu, police said.

Lee had planted himself in front of a computer monitor to play on-line games on August 3. He only left the spot over the next three days to go to the toilet and take brief naps on a makeshift bed, they said.

"We presume the cause of death was heart failure stemming from exhaustion," a Taegu provincial police official said by telephone.

Lee had recently quit his job to spend more time playing games, the daily JoongAng Ilbo reported after interviewing former work colleagues and staff at the Internet cafe.

After he failed to return home, Lee's mother asked his former colleagues to find him. When they reached the cafe, Lee said he would finish the game and then go home, the paper reported.

He died a few minutes later, it said.

South Korea, one of the most wired countries in the world, has a large and highly developed game industry.


Just like those engineers back in 1998 that got caught up playing on-line text based RPGs. I remember one kid that missed class, finals, and even his plane home because he was so caught up in his digital world of pretend.
PIC OF THE DAY


Somebody wasn't pretending tonight! Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 08, 2005

NOT EXACTLY A CULINARY ABORTION

Over the last week while eating my balti butter chicken for lunch, I realized something. It actually wasn't that bad. The addition of the tortellini certainly changed the nature of the dish away from the Indian treat I was expecting. However, in no way can I justly consider the meal ruined. After I boiled off the water. I could simply add plain yogurt and a bit of sour cream and that created the consistency that I had originally intended. Honestly, now that I have made the investment in Indian spices I am looking forward to another culinary adventure, Tondar Style.
IF YOU ABUSE THE TOILET YOU WON'T HAVE IT

Speaking of Indian Food, I ended up with some week old cilantro the other day. So needing a place to toss it while keeping the bugs away, I put it in the toilet and gave her a good ole flush. Well now it's 24 hours later and my toilet is hopelessly clogged. After 4 hours of plunging and snaking I have decided to simply abandon my home toilet. I figure between work and the bathroom at the pool I honestly don't need my VERY own toilet. Plus, I feel that time is on my side in this battle and that the cilantro will eventually rot and give way. Already the water level decreases from the lip of the bowl much quicker than it did just 6 hours ago. I figure at this rate everything should be back in business in 2 or 3 days. In the meantime, I just hope Michael Jackson, nor his sister stop by to use my bathroom.

And in conclusion, let this be a lesson to you kids: You, Pabst, the Dook, and the Arch-Dook can drop alotta things in the toilet. But straight up - cilantro ain't for flushin'.
BILLY MARTIN'S HAT TRICK

From Ernie Harwell...

"Saturday marks the anniversary of manager Billy Martin's famous hat trick in 1972, a unique event in Tiger history. That was the day Detroit broke a losing streak with a lineup picked out of the manager's hat.

The Tigers had lost four straight and 10 of the last 13 games, dropping from first place to second in the American League East.

Martin -- always full of surprises -- came into the Tiger Stadium clubhouse and said, "All right, guys, today we do it different. The batting order is in my cap. You pick a slip of paper and that's your place in the lineup."


Seth passed along this li'l gem. And actually tried a random drawing from his lunchbowl. Here are the results:

Here's the lineup for tonight 8.8.05
1. Magglio Ordonez, RF
2. Ivan Rodriguez, C
3. Brandon Inge, 3B
4. Craig Monroe, LF
5. Carlos Guillen, SS
6. Nook Logan, CF
7. Rondell White, DH
8. Placido Polanco, 2B
9. Chris Shelton, 1B

However, it turns out they didn't need his help afterall as the Tigers snapped their 3 game losing streak 9-8 in 12 innings.
TONDAR GOT STALKED

So, surprise surprise...I open my e-mail and it seems good ole Ken sent me a message...

"If you are Tondar, hello. This is Ken.

My web tracker (a device that conventiently tracks people that come to my site) listed an obscure blog page. When I clicked on it, I found not only the mention of my name, but a rather fetching picture of my rather dashing self.

You and I never talked much, but hey. Thanks for helping me remember all the good times I had out there in Ann Arbor."


So what is this stalking program and can I use it on ex-girlfriends and enemies?
PIC OF THE DAY


I wouldn't mind rolling through Tulum about now. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 07, 2005

WORD OF THE DAY

Pork:

10. pork
(1) to have sex
(2) more specific def'n of (1) in which a woman lies on the bed, and a man takes a running start (at least 10 meters), jumps in the air, and (hopefully) lands with his cock in her cunt
CONSPIRACY CORNER

I wonder if Seth is going to find a way to blame the death of Peter Jennings on Carl Rove and the RAM (Republican Attack Machine).