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    A Christmas Message…

     Posted in The Blog at 9:51 on Thursday, December 25th, 2008 by Mr. Rant

    Two-Thousand and Eight is nearly over.  This year has brought many a challenge for people to cope with, the economic downturn being one of the most difficult.  For normal everyday people the credit crunch has been above anything we have has to cope with in recent years, but alas we have seen it all before in various forms.  For years the banks and credit agencies have been open with their wallets and people have been allowed to run riot.

    For one year, The Rantastic has been broadcasting messages of quality and discussion on topics (ish), close to every bodies hearts, and long may it continue.  I have been face with such great topics to talk about and for this I honour and thank all the idiots in the world which without your help The Rantastic would not exist.  Remember when you fall down the stairs or make a comment that you shouldn’t be making or when Alistair Darling takes away vat but makes charges elsewhere; remember its all ammunition for this blog and I’ll be using it in the best way to make you laugh, raise a smile or shock you.

    So, thank you retard for being there and giving me something to talk about!

    And last but not least, Merry Christmas, I hope you all have a wonderful day, and don’t worry I’ll be grumpy tomorrow.


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    It’s now less than two weeks…

     Posted in Anger Level 4 at 23:56 on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 by Mr. Rant

    Until Christmas.  That’s something which is infallibly clear.  It’s approaching at a rapid rate of knots and won’t be long till it’s over.  I must confess that I still have presents to buy and things to do before the infernal day takes hold.

    The spirit is most definitely not in me.  On Monday I went to do some shopping at Westfield Merry Hill and I have to say this was hell.  Even at eleven Am the place was jammed and you couldn’t move around for all the retards carelessly wondering around the place.  I mean, do you people not make a list? Not know what you want and where you’re going to get it from?  Is it just me who meticulously plans their shopping outing to make sure it’s completed in the shortest time?

    Seemingly so.

    If you're in this picture, I'm sorry that you're mentally troubled.

    If you are in this picture I'm sorry that you're mentally challenged...

    Merry Hill or Merry Hell as it’s affectionately known is one of those shopping centres which is essentially timeless, not in the sense that it’s magical or exciting but in the sense that once you enter you don’t know what time it is, you loose all sense of logic and time and could be marooned in there for hours without knowing it.

    Of course Merry Hell has all the normal shops which you’d see in one of these malls; to quote an Americanism. Almost all of them expelling some kind of music or auditory annoyance into the air, Christmas songs or the like which make your blood boil.  If I have to hear; “Lonely this Christmas” or “Stop the Cavalry” one more time this Christmas I will surely commit homicide, or suicide, or both.

    I may be bleak willed at this time of year but it really does wind me up and drive me completely barmy.  It’s bad enough at the best of times that I’m continuously subject to the retardation of humanity, but at Christmas this degradation is amplified.

    Please can someone speed the next two weeks up so we can get back to kind of normality?


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    It’s that time of year again… nearly…

     Posted in Thoughts on Things... at 0:07 on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 by Mr. Rant

    Since this blog was started in December last year with some posts about Christmas, and thus we’ve come full circle and its that time of year again… well nearly.

    Even this weekend I ventured into town, a necessity rather than pleasure of course.  Birmingham city centre is rammed to the rafters already and it’s not even that close to Christmas yet.  It’s worrying that eleven days into November the decorations are up and the deals have started in the shops, it’s only going to get worse.

    Christmas, the season of goodwill, starts earlier every year,  and by logic alone we can expect it to be a year round event by sometime in 2012.

    At least one good thing about Christmas is that I can be drunk and have a fag in the centre of Birmingham without getting arrested.  It’s fantastic that Birmingham embrace their connection with it’s twin city Frankfurt, in the form of a splendid market, which is widely accepted as the largest authentic German Christmas Market outside of Germany.

    I expect that in the next few days my blood pressure will rise, and my heart rate increase as I battle my way through imbeciles buying presents for their family and knocking me over with their shopping bags, wankers.


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    I think I’m getting old…

     Posted in An Objective Opinion & Thoughts on Things... at 1:02 on Monday, October 20th, 2008 by Mr. Rant

    There comes a point when you have the stark realisation that you are getting older; sometimes this might be that you need glasses, or that you find it harder and harder to get up in the morning (a problem I’ve always had).

    Today I was perusing a magazine, you know the type you get free in The Sun; promoting some kind of essential product to help you live your life better, one such product always stuck in my mind, it just so happened that this was a magazine based for the older people in society and the product was a monument cleaner.  The inscription clearly read:

    “Monuments look lovely when their new, but over time they degrade and begin to loose their sparkle, with our fantastic monument cleaner you can give your relatives or departed the end they’ll like”

    I think I might buy some, wait what am I saying nobody should want that.  However some of the products in such magazines are indifferent, this being the case with the monument cleaner a stupendously obsurd product which is gauranteed to be a best seller, I think you must be mad to want it, but somehow you do.  Thats the selling point of these articles.

    The magazine I was leisurely flicking through was one which was entirely about Christmas, and dare I say it, we all know its not that far away now.  As you may well know, I for one am not that overly enthused about christmas infact most of the time I’m thoroughly sick of it, but there is a certain excitement that comes from knowing its just around the corner and that you can once again enjoy the frivolities that are a kin to the season.

    For me this manifests itself in the knowledge that Birmingham Franfurter Market is a mere few weeks away, this year starting on November 13th.  I’ve always loved the German Market, it’s a culture change for Birmingham and lets you see how other countries celebrate Christmas.  Look it’s not that I dislike Christmas, well it is, but that’s not the point, its the culture of it in this country that gets my goat.

    Yes, you can celebrate it how you want but at least spend some time and effort into the things you buy for others, in the magazine there were such things as; a CD player with a faux mohogony finish or a personalised ironing board cover, enough to warm the cockles or anyones heart.  These items are tacky, yes they may be cheaper than other things but who really wants a paper from the day they were born.

    Me, that’s who, so please dear reader before I buy one for myself get me one, and then shall my life be truly complete.


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    Seventy-Two days…

     Posted in Anger Level 3 & Gripes & Annoyances & Public Information at 17:18 on Friday, October 17th, 2008 by Mobile Rant

    Worrying as it is, there’s only seventy-two days until the dreaded day, more worrying is that I’ve been offered an overtime shift for December it really isn’t that long away.


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