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, January 07, 2006


I'm back baby, and I brought the rant with me! Posted by Picasa

I know I've been out of touch for a while thanks to Dark Lord Denise and the delightful Miss Allison. And since the question was raised, I feel I should answer. If I die before my time, I am not giving the Tondar liquor cabinet to anyone. It will be consumed at my funeral. The doors will be locked, all fire hazzards be damned. In addition, every last one of you have to help consume the remaining liquor.

So let it be blogged.
So let it be done.

From Brado...

I can't believe this a real story, but as Seth knows anything that comes from Fox News is not only Fair & Balanced but completely unquestionable.
Chuck Norris can touch MC Hammer

Pigpen has put us all on notice: Chuck Norris is a man with whom you should not mess. Why...

3. Chuck Norris ordered a Big Mac at Burger King, and got one.

2. Chuck Norris once ate three 72 oz. steaks in one hour. He spent the first 45 minutes having sex with his waitress.

1. Chuck Norris likes to knit sweaters in his free time. And by "knit", I mean "kick", and by "sweaters", I mean "babies".

I don't know if the Pistons can win 72 games this year. However, I am very optimistic about their chances. In a way they remind me of the old teams of destiny we used to watch in the 1990s before parity took over every sport. Remember those years where you just knew the Dallas Cowboys or Chicago Bulls were going to roll to the championship? Doesn't this Pistons team have the same feel?

Well Mark Stein is starting to get the same feel as well. Plus he provides good reason not to worry about the starting 5 getting tuckered out over 82 games...

Yet for all the concern about how draining it'll be for its fearsome starting five to make the push for 70 wins or more, Dumars is probably happiest to talk about this little nugget.

"Our starters," he reminds, "are playing fewer minutes than they did last season."

Add it all up -- and factor in the distinct lack of quality teams these days to inflict losses -- and it sounds like this is the best team Detroit has seen since its back-to-back Bad Boys.

Better than the previous two teams, no matter where they finish win-wise.

"I can't say that [compared] to the championship year yet, because I don't know how this season is going to turn out," Billups said. "But if I can say one thing about our other two teams, our offense was our [weak spot]. We were too predictable. We only scored 80, 85 points a game. Now we don't have that problem any more."

On top of that it seems that everybody is hopping on this Pistons bandwagon as SI's boozemeister Jack McCallum puts it...

"5. After four dozen stories about how Chauncey Billups won't be named MVP even though he is deserving, the Pistons point guard will, in fact, get the award.

Why? For the best of reasons: he deserves it. The media screws up a lot of things, but, in general, they do well on the MVP vote. By the end of the season, Cleveland's LeBron James, Dallas's Dirk Nowitzki, Iverson, Miami's Dwyane Wade, San Antonio's Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, the Clippers' Elton Brand and '05 winner Steve Nash of Phoenix will all be worthy candidates. But Mr. Big Shot will be the best player and leader of a 68-win team, and he will get the nod."

Like Tondar, Congress is back to work as well. For the few days I have left before Paris I will be commenting on the Alito hearings. It looks like Drudge has the first scoop on the Democrats plan to smear/sink Alito...

"Dujack now says: "Judge Alito will have to explain to the Senate Judiciary Committee why he paid dues to an outfit... that was overtly racist and sexist for its entire 14-year existence — at times passionately so, too."

It's good to see that Democrats haven't forgotten how to play the race-card. However, it will be interesting to see if they can drum up enough support. Tondar sees this as a rather insolent and apathetic time of year so I doubt the Democrats will be able to get America to tune in and listen. Afterall, we've got the NFL playoffs to worry about. Plus, it looks like Republicans have a few talking points of their own regarding this Dujack character...

"It’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. The reason CAP was formed was to protest against people like Drujack who think killing chickens is similar to what happened at Auschwitz. I don’t understand how what a guy named Foote wrote in some magazine has anything to do with Alito.”

It will be interesting to see how this turns out. I'm a bit disapointed these hearings couldn't be a bit more substantive but that doesn't really appeal to the typical Hannibot or Abortionette.