Tuesday, October 28, 2008

tuesday rant - 8th edition... sorta

I admit it, this Tuesday finds me a calm Dad-theDude. It doesn't happen often, it might have something to do with being a little hung over from the weekend.

Other than banging my head on the wall trying to prepare for this years holiday season (I work in retail) and a few normal things.. like thinking about playing dominoes with the cones and barrels they use to shut off a lane in rush hour traffic on I-35 going towards my work and dying a little inside each time someone says "....hey, you got a minute....", my mind is a cold dark place today.

So, I need you. I need my own version of a stimulus package, I need rant topics.

Provide them in the comments below and next Tuesday not only will I rant and shake the walls... I'll give a huge shout out to the topic I pick.

ps - I hope you noticed that I said "...I need a stimulus package" with a straight face. That was tough. In truth I was chuckling as I wrote that... damn 14 year old mind.


13 comments:

PlancksPost said...

We put a man on the moon, we have lasers that can correct your vision, we have computers that can out think any human on Earth and we can't figure out how to get drunk off our ass without waking up with a headache and the shits the next day....what the hell is that all about? Where's the Nobel prize for that?

Heinous said...

Squirrels man, it's gotta be about the squirrel menace.

dadthedude said...

man, I could so rant about squirrels with hangovers!

Keep 'em coming!

ReformingGeek said...

And let's keep the "lane closed" signs up when there isn't a DAMN lane closed and let's have a cop pull somebody over so everybody in every lane slows down......Wait a minute, this is your rant day. Sorry about that.

Hum...rant topics.....have you got a minute? Just kidding but if that's followed by "let's go to my office", you know you're in for it.

Deb said...

Corks on cheap champagne bottles. WHY???? I've got an $8 bottle of Barefoot Bubbly and a corkscrew that costs as much as the damned bottle. Damn wine snobs and their corks.

Deb said...

Wait. This is better:

Alex Trabek.

Can you make a rant against a person?

Colleen said...

De-lurking here...

To get to my office from my house, I have to drive through a "retirement community". My rant would be these rich retirees from Minnesota that own BMW's and Mercedes but have NO CLUE where the gas pedal is on them! Actually, the brand of car has nothing to do with it... They do the same with Hyundai's, but I'd much rather say to the guy driving the BMW "If you're not going to drive that thing, can I?".

dadthedude said...

@ reforming geek - oh man, a rant about cops pulling people over and everyone stopping to see if there will be a shootout. I love it.

@ deb - you are cracking me up. You know when your life is going where you want it when your utensil cost more than the thing it's used on.

And yes, you can rant about a person and Alex (he said I can call him Alex) would be perfect. I especially love the look on his face when he gets the chance to talk French. It's like he has a verbal orgasm.

@ colleen - this is a red letter day. It's like you are uncloaking, we should have a coming out party for you!

We have those same people in Texas. I swear I can see them laughing in their $800 rearview mirror. Ever notice it used to the huge SUV's that cruised everywhere at 80mph and now it's the same ones doing 20 to save gas?

PlancksPost said...

Alex wouldn't be so damn smart if he didn't have the answers in his hands!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

okay, what's up with the bozo kids who wear their baggy pants falling off their butts? I heard there was a law in some town that kids cant do that or else get arrested. Did you already post on this?....

Or how about those damn Nintendo DS games. They are everywhere. I saw a kid playing one while being pushed in an umbrella stroller. AN UMBRELLA STROLLER. the kid was, like, 4. What does a 4-year-old need with a hand held video game? And you know I saw a kid walking around the mall with one. I get so pissed. Just interact with humans, for God's sake. Is it so hard????

Colleen said...

I like this place... You post, you get a party!

PlancksPost said...

Interesting Fact of the Day for Texan Mama...
Did you know that wearing your pants low, allowing your underwear to show is called "sagging". It is used in prison to let other inmates know that you are open to being their butt buddy...how many kids would continue to do that if they really knew what if meant?

Colleen said...

Can I add another? When people say "I could care less." - it's couldn't care less people! Saying you could care less implies that you at least care some.
Oh, and people calling it a telecom instead of a telecon... Last I checked, you're invited to participate in a teleconference, not a telecomference.
I feel better now, thanks.