December 2011 - Rants

A Bill Maher New Rule We Especially Like (as published in the NY Times) Posted by: AdminBRW

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New Rule: If you were a Republican in 2011, and you liked Donald Trump, and then you liked Michele Bachmann, and then you liked Rick Perry, and then you liked Herman Cain, and then you liked Newt Gingrich ... you can still hate Mitt Romney, but you can’t say it’s because he’s always changing his mind.

See all at: http://www.nytimes.com

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Tomorrow Only at Joseph A. Bank!! Posted by: VoxFerus

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How crazy do you have to be to buy anything at full price at Joseph A. Bank?!

The better question is, how fake are their tagged prices if everything is always reduced or sold 2 for 1? And, if they so obviously post false prices for inflated (deflated?) markdowns, why would you shop there in the first place?

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CONGRATULATIONS AXB227! Posted by: AdminBRW

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Judge Hugh Tellem has selected axb227's rant "All I Want For Christmas" as the second weekly prizewinner in the December RantFest. The Judge would also welcome a new Christmas song for the season. Something New. Something! It's sad that real musical innovation for seasonal singing is left to a barking dog belting out Jingle Bells. Actually, the Judge loves the old standards - sung the standard way - but yearns for something new to add to the repertoire. How much wo view more..

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Wilpon To The Minors Posted by: VoxFerus

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Why can't Fred Wilpon be demoted to AA ball where he'd have a better chance to compete? Meanwhile, stuck with Wilpon at the major league level, the Mets languish with a below-average lineup, no ability to invest in real talent, and they're out of the running before Spring Training even begins. What's a fan to do? Major League Baseball won't lend them any more money, they've cashed out their line of credit at commercial banks, and left a prospective monied invest view more..

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Rick Santelli, Shut Up!! Posted by: VoxFerus

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Why the hell does anyone listen to this guy? He shows up a couple of times an hour on CNBC, shouts indecipherable jargon at the camera for 15 seconds and sneers at any positive economic development; all the while suggesting he could run the U.S., European and Asian economies while curing the world's ills if everyone would just listen to him. A shallow Wall Street hack and blowhard. Just shut up!

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The Reindeer Car Posted by: my two cents

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To all of you people, overly-obsessed with Christmas time, driving around in your cars that have antlers on the sides and a big red nose on the front, WHAT"S WRONG WITH YOU!?

Do you really think this is a good look? The answer is no, it's not a good look at all; it's a horrible look and your Reindeer car doesn't deserve to be on the road with the rest of us.

One can reasonably gather that if you're driving, you're over the age of 16, yes? At what ag view more..

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East in a Whole New Direction Posted by: VoxFerus

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So SMU, Boise State, Houston and San Diego State are joining the Big East athletic conference. Obviously these colleges need to beef up their Geography departments.

It's another example of the hypocrisy of the NCAA as protector of the "student athlete" and the falsehood that big time collegiate athletics have anything at all to do with college. Young athletes are exploited for the sake of television revenues, corporate sponsorships and multi-million dolla view more..

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CONGRATULATIONS MY TWO CENTS!! Posted by: AdminBRW

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Judge Hugh Tellem has determined the first weekly winner in the December RantFest, and a prize of $20, goes to My Two Cents for his rant "It's Beautiful . . BUT." The Judge thoroughly enjoyed reading about the joys and tribulations of personal Christmas tree harvesting. A welcome smile for the holiday season.

The Judge also notes the insightful rant "Epic Struggle" by axb227. The Judge agrees that over-used hyperbole is sucking the power from our language and view more..

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All I Want For Christmas... Posted by: axb227

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Would it be at all possible for someone to right a new Christmas carol. Adele? Bono? Bruno Mars? Christ even Adam Levine! ANYONE! My entire life I've heard the same 20 songs every year from the beginning of December through New Year's and, in the name of Christmas, I can't take it!

Oh and a different version of the same old song doesn't count. Winter Wonderland on the steel drums is STILL Winter Wonderland. And if no one is going to help me out by writi view more..

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No Mouth/Mind Connection Posted by: VoxFerus

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Do these folks even think for a second about the contradictions they utter? MItt Romney's new TV ad refers to his long-held beliefs and Mormon faith as evidence of his level-headed consistency. Of course he spent two years knocking on doors as a Missionary in France trying to get other people to change their beliefs.

With regard to taxes, Michelle Bachmann says that every dollar you earn you should keep. That was a week before she said that everyone shoul view more..

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Not Fighting Words Posted by: Flo

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If you say "Merry Christmas" to me I'll say thank you and wish you the same. Now, Christmas is not my holiday but what the hell, you you were giving me good wishes so I'll take it in that spirit.

You don't have to call it a holiday tree; it isn't, it's a Christmas tree and calling it by another name won't change that. If you're going to put a Christmas tree in every public building and square in America then just call it what it is. You can't pretend th view more..

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Less Than XMplary Posted by: VoxFerus

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There's a line item on my XM bill for "Invoice Fee". They're charging me to bill me!!

Next I expect an "Invoice Folding Fee", an "Envelope Stuffing Fee" and a "Now That We Got Through The Merger We Can Do Anything We Want" Surcharge.

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Epic Struggle Posted by: axb227

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Like when Master Yoda notices a disturbing trend in The Force, I am noticing (yet another) disturbing trend in the seemingly never ending plot to destroy our language. I recently saw a Pizza Hut commercial that promotes a new very large box that's filled with two kinds of pizza, breadsticks, and wings (rant on how cheesy breadsticks with marinara dipping sauce is EXACTLY the same thing as pizza coming another time). They describe this box as "epic."
Epic? R view more..

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It's Beautiful...BUT Posted by: my two cents

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I think we can all agree that one of the nicest parts of the holiday season is being able to look around at the beautifully decorated Christmas trees. No matter what your religious beliefs or magnitude of "holiday spirit", the colorful lights, shiny ornaments, and fresh scent of an X-Mas tree can put a smile anyones face.

I've always loved this part of December and habitually wanted one of my own--that is until I got engaged, and married into this tradition. N view more..

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He's Back Posted by: VoxFerus

Donald Trump is making new noises about running for President. Of course it probably has nothing to do with his new book coming out. Anyway, it seemed an opportune time to revisit Seth Meyer's skewering at last year's White House Correspondents Dinner

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White House Apprentice Posted by: VoxFerus

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Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dumber

Has it come to this? Can we no longer separate serious political pursuit from publicity seeking entertainment hounds.

We have Herman Cain pursuing a national book tour in the name of a presidential campaign, Sarah Palin flitting about the country in a bus pretending to be a serious statesperson while misinforming America's youth, Rick Perry hoping to pull a "C" in eighth grade civics and a spot on "Welcome Back Kotter." view more..

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December RantFest Underway! Posted by: AdminBRW

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We've upped the ante for December! Best Rant of the Week Wins $20! Overall Best Rant of December Wins $100!

What's on your mind? Have at it - Register and Rant Away!

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Congratulations Classydesk! Posted by: AdminBRW

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Classydesk's rant on ABC Family's Marathon struck a chord with Judge Hugh Tellem. The lunacy of the marathon to the marathon is a bit of absurdity that's hard to bear. And the glossing over of Thanksgiving, the truly American holiday that is the Judge's favorite day of the year, sealed the deal. We love Thanksgiving, even if ABC chooses to ignore it in favor of their own commercialization of Christmas. Thanks for pointing this out, Classydesk. And congratulations - view more..

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