Saturday, December 27, 2008

Rant of The Week

This video rant is the epitome of the type of rants which will be featured on this blog, and for this reason is the first "Rant of the Week"

It is known as the "Pachelbel Rant" and was performed by comedian Rob Paravonian at Penn State in 2006.

Paravonian is extremely specific with the subject of his rant, playing "Pachelbel's Canon" in D on the Cello. He starts off with a personal story, then builds into pop culture references. He maintains a growing angry "rant" tone as he builds into an explosion of energy about the piece.

At the same time as accomplishing his goal of being funny, Parovinian also communicates well his true rage about the piece, and leaves you thinking, "wow... it is in everything."

"The Rant of the Week" will be posted each saturday. Between these saturdays I will post a personal rant. Possible ideas for readers to send me rants about. And post a rant sent by any of the blog followers. I hope that this blog can evolve and become the internet home of rants.

Please don't hesitate to send me comments and any of your own ideas for how I can make this blog accomplish my goal!

And please, send me your favorite rants! and your own rants!

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Beauty of The Rant: Initiation of the Blog

Rants are beautiful.

There is an incredible power behind a "rant." It is a spilling of emotion about a single subject. A monologue that expresses a deep contempt or frustration for any given thing that the world has to offer.

The purpose of this blog is to explore "Rants" in their entirety. The rants that I consider to be fantastic rants, and which will be featured by this blog are not the rants that use curse words between every single word. Rather, rants which contain true substance, which scream "I Hate _____ with a passion and this is why..." will be this blog's focus.

Rants on religion, music, politics, education, parents, children, animals, and even toasters are all potential subjects of this blog. I will do my best to keep this blog as an objective source for the best rants, rather than featuring rants which support my personal views.

I hope that anyone who is interested in this blog will send me links to the best rants which they have seen: the most funny, true, interesting, absurd, etc.

I also would like to receive personal rants - in the form of a document, video, or any other medium - from the followers of this blog. I will post a "Rant of the Week" from here on out, and hope that some of these will be from followers and readers of this blog. Don't hesitate to send me a rant on anything, I would love to read it. I want to see what people rant about, what makes people tick, and see if there are any consistancies among how people go about formulating their rants.