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 20, 2005

I KNEW IT WAS GAY!

Speaking of Tres, I was on the phone with that Clown-haired bastard at Media Play today making sure everything got delivered properly. While on my way to the checkout I asked Tres if buying "The Classical Wedding Album" makes me gay. I will certainly admit that is a very gay name. However, the CD includes songs by Wagner, Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Mozart that I don't own. Tres assured me that as long as the CD didn't contain any Michael Bolton or I was going home to work on my "Dream-Wedding Scrapbook," I was in the clear.

I get off the phone, and the first thing out of the snaggled tooth mouth of the checkout girl was, "Awwww, are ya gettin' mar-eeed?" I just played Tondar too-cool and mumbled "no" while looking bored. But for cryin' out-cryin' out, I should have known better. That album is gay. And Tres set me up!

Friday, August 19, 2005

BOOYAKASHA!

James claims to have stumbled upon the real reason Tondar is in Atlanta...

"The city and its suburbs have, in recent years, become a mecca for black gays and lesbians. The region now is home to the biggest concentration of black same-sex couples in the South, with nearly as many as the Chicago area, which has more than four times as many blacks."
MY SMALL WEAK VOCABULARY

Brado sent along this thorough list of racial slurs and their origins. I have to admit it is pretty complete since it even contains all of the obscure words I learned in Europe (why is it that when you learn a foreign language from a native speaker they teach you the dirty words first?). Until now I hadn't heard of half of these. But anyways, Brad put it best, so I will use his disclaimer...

Just thought it was kind of interesting (not in a racist way) just the origins of the terms. Does contain some offensive language, might want to check out at home


With that said here are some of my favs...

Whopper - Denmark, an American tourist - usually overweight, called after the popular hamburger

Vichy - U.K. Commonwealth & U.S., a term of derision for the French (based on the term Vichy France - for Nazi Occupied France in WWII - noted for quick defeat & later collaboration with the Nazis)

Lewinsky - U.S., a promiscuous Jewish woman - usually overweight and/or unattractive (also a term for fellatio)

Corn Guzzler - U.S., a rural southerner or appalachian (from drinking illegal corn liquor)
A LI'L PERSPECTIVE FOR Y'ALL

Recently the folks were lookin' into getting a piece of lake side property back in Michigan. However, with ole Tondar working in real estate, I had to seriously warn against this idea unless it was a sure thing-great deal with a low interest rate. Well it seems Tondar is not the only one talking about the bursting of the real estate bubble. Check out this piece that compares our current national economic state with the oil shock days of the 1970's. I hate to say it, but how many of you know what stagflation is?
GRAMMER WATCH

"Five years ago they used to come to my granny house constantly and looking for me for things I didn't even do." Mcswain says now he won't even drive through East Grand Rapids, "It's the reason I don't go up there no more. I isn't been up there in two years because of the police issue."


It's not the fact that the kid can't speak, it's that his quotes were printed verbatum. I don't know if they are direct quotes from the TV News story, but it's certainly an interesting journalistic decision.

hat-tip to Pigpen for the link.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

PIC OF THE DAY


Where's Tondar been? Posted by Picasa
McDIETING: SETH'S HATIN IT

From Seth...

"The fun thing about being on the PR wire is all the interesting people you get to meet...

Like, for example, someone who lost 30 pounds eating McDonalds for 30 days...

Now, if we had actually covered the Supersize Me story, in the interest of good journalism, I would have had to actually call these people and see if there was a real article here (rather than, as I imagine, McDonalds sending out press releases). But since we didn't, I just get to make fun...

***Media Availability***
McDieters Profiled in Associated Press Story Available for Interviews

WASHINGTON - Associated Press reporter Valerie Bauman filed a story on August 11 about "McDieters"-individuals who responded to Morgan Spurlock and Supersize Me by eating McDonald's for 30 days and losing weight! Tech Central Station has taken issue with the premise of Supersize Me since its release and is making one of the dieters and a doctor available to speak on the highly-publicized 30-day McDonald's diet.

Soso Whaley, who lost 36 pounds living on only McDonald's for 30 days, and Dr. Ruth Kava, director of nutrition, at the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) are available for media interviews.

Soso Whaley, a 30 Day Dieter from Kensington, NH, made her own independent film "Me and Mickey D," about dieting at McDonald's. In her film Soso spends three 30-day periods on the diet. She dropped 36 pounds eating 2,000 calories-a-day at McDonald's.
BUMFIGHTS

Two homeless men were attacked with baseball bats and one of them critically injured, allegedly by teens inspired by videos of homeless people brawling that have sold hundreds of thousands of copies over the Internet.

The alleged attackers told officers they had recently seen the DVD "Bumfights" and wanted to do some "bum bashing" of their own, police Officer Jason Lee said.


After reading that I had to see what all the fuss was about. So while I DL some "Bumfights," be sure to check out the depravity it is inspiring.

Monday, August 15, 2005

PIC OF THE DAY


Sorry for being a bit MIA lately. It seems I've gotten caught up in a world of cooking, cleaning, working, churching and video gaming. Hopefully will be back with the rant soon. Posted by Picasa