Thursday, May 22, 2014

People Who Use the Phrase, 'At The End Of The Day', Should Be Waterboarded

 I HAVE TO GET THIS OFF MY CHEST....


It has reached crisis proportions. It has caused me to be a real mental case and keep in mind I was already a mental case before so it's getting worse and worser by the day--to wit:


At the end of the day --the most heinous, outrageous, lazy, misused, overused, rampant piece of shit cliche ever concocted.


It has GOT TO STOP!
Yesterday.


The worst thing about the At-the-end-of-the-day crappola is that everyone is in on it--politicians, athletes, (the ones who really can't talk and say nothing anyway are the worst abusers), media people, talk-show hosts, you name it, they're saying it and every time I hear it I scream and yell and act like the mental case.


Mark Jackson was a fine coach for the Warriors, love the guy, but he was king of ATEOTD...Gary Radnich is a top-tier abuser too. Oh, watch the Sunday talk shows and regurgitate every time a politician utters ATEOTD --then even you goody-goody types will become mental cases.


I say we all have a moratorium on this verbal virus --I know this is never gonna happen but I'm so SICK and TIRED of hearing ATEOTD --AARG!!!


People who use the phrase, "At the end of the day", should be tortured. Waterboarded. Punched in the face. Spit on. Have to listen to the KNBR Morning Show with Murph and Mac.


OK, I feel better.


Sorry, back to your keyboard.


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57 comments:

  1. I use it all the time.

    Come on out to Danville and punch me in the face. Leave a note with next of kin.

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    1. No need to punch you in the face. If you talk like that, you are already punch drunk.

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    2. And while you're out there have a burger at Bridges. Best burgers and fries in the Bay Area.

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    3. I just ordered one, have to pick it up. Later!

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  2. "Mark Jackson was a fine coach for the Warriors..."

    At the end of the day, Jackson repeatedly made poor in-game adjustments, relied heavily on iso and was incapable of Xs and Os offense.

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    1. and that's what ended his day!

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  3. Yeah right, annoying sayings. Like when my wife says, “Your bunions make my hemorrhoids look like pebbles”. Or is it the other way around? Anyway, let’s shift gears. Cause at the end of the day it doesn’t make a difference. Cause if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. Honestly, just saying. Let me tell you something. I’m sorry that I’m not sorry. It will soon be Friday light. So no worries. Just chill and give it a 110 percent. And most of all, remember to do what you love.

    Burrrrrrrrrrp, Oh I’m so over the drama. Feel me?

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  4. People also have to stop using the phrase, 'Where is Veronica De La Cruz"
    I spoke with her 10 minutes ago and she is doing fine and she knows where she is at.

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    1. You don't use "at" at the end of a sentence, your surreal dickhead. I spoke with Christine Craft 10 minutes ago and she is putting on her Jimmy Choos and doesn't have a clue where she's "at." She will, however, so beat you until you throw up in your mouth a little.

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  5. At the end of the day, it is what it is. If you will.

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  6. I also think people use the term surreal too much. They need to learn some other words.

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    1. At the end of the day, they probably will have.

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    2. OK, how about "Karel is a surreal gay person"?

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  7. Personally, I'm in lockstop with Gustavo Vasquez.

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  8. At the end of the day they deserved to win the basketball game. Their playmakers stepped up, they got better looks and they rebounded the basketball better than we did, down the stretch.

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  9. The Masked PosterMay 22, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    And, at the end of the day, I hope we'll still have Chris Craft to kick around.

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    1. That's the overalled Christine to you, Pal. Chris is only used by her dogs. You're starting to piss me off.

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    2. When my father died at age 92, I ditched all my overalls. They were so great when he had his first prostate cancer surgery and subsequently. I did all his direct caretaking for 14 years, after I moved him up here from Santa Barbara when my mother died.
      Overalls are great. They are comfortable and have lots of pockets for things like catheters, wipes, rubber gloves, to name just a few. I didn't have to abandon him to go search for these things. This helped so much with the tasks of caring for a dying senior.
      In any event, I tossed them when he died, one chapter done, traded for lawyer attire as I then went to work for a great firm. I think I"ll get some again, you know, the short kind to put on over my speedo! Stay cool!
      btw...no one who knows me calls me "chris". It's not my name. Also, doggies smile, but they don't speak english, really.

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    3. In the frustration you so frequently bring here, Christine, your last two posts have been wonderful. As one who disagrees with you on many things, the unconditional love and care -- overalls and all -- is most compelling. Your dad was blessed to have your care and your heart is a lot more than you are given credit. It broke your heart to see such a strong man go into eternal life in the way he did. Thank you.

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  10. Another one: Were into the home stretch. Often said by folks who have not Baseballed in decades, if ever.

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    1. Horse racing.

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    2. That would be "we're" please. Not "were." You have been warned by the word police of Christine Craft's Academy de English.

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    3. 11;24 AM, you're correct of course. However, using apostrophes on a cell phone are usually next to impossible with my wide and knobby Man fingers. Sometimes, Ya just Let It Go.

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    4. As a Black person living in the Bay Area, I am SICK of that old phrase; "It's All Good" I started hearing it around 1997. I don't know what started it, probably some rap song or movie I'd never see. I don't hear this phrase quite as often these days. It's All Good, along with 'Whatever!" are fading, YAY!

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    5. What is up with names, and people who change their name, it is done all the time in show biz, and yes radio is part of show biz. So Ronn changed his name, so did Savage. So what? Christine obviously wants to be called her full name, not Chris, it is her name so call her what is her rightfully name and what she prefers. I hate how Americans take perfectly nice names and butcher them (I'm Scandinavian) William, turns into Bill, Richard to Dick etc. People should be called the name they want to be called it is a very personal subject, after all. After being divorced for a number of years I took back my maiden name, made sense, and gave me back my identity as a single women.

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  11. It is, what it is!

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    1. How about -- "There's no there, there"

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  12. Yes indeed your last suggestion would fit the definition of cruel and unusual.

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  13. "It will be interesting to see......." is also very annoying (Kate Scott) to here on radio. We know it will be interesting to see already, tell us your opinion. That's why we listen.

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    1. That would be "hear" on radio 10:31. I work the late shift for school marm Christine Craft who, of course, is perfect in all things. She will tell you so. Use the correct wording, please. You have been warned. Next time, you will be waterboarded. Thank you.

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    2. Touché! Did you like my cliche 1120?

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    3. I do 3:58. Thank you!

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  14. "Of late".

    Whatever happened to "lately"?

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  15. The only thing that can make hearing ATEOTD even worse, is to hear it rolling off the pus-dripping lips of that ditzy grade-school dropout who voices the ads for truecar.com. Of course, I don't think it would matter what that bimbo says... whether it's ATEOTD or not, hearing her voice is like fingernails on a blackboard to me! She ought to go back to her previous profession of doing women's fingernails, where her seventh grade presence would fit in better. Undoubtedly, the least professional voice talent that I've ever heard on radio. In her case, "voice talent" is an oxymoron. She can't even pronounce C-A-R correctly.

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  16. I hate the term "trending". What's wrong with "becoming popular"? Or "gaining popularity" or a dozen or so other phrases that have served us well for decades or longer. "Hatin' , hater" that's another one. Although not used by educated civilized people I still hear it too often. I can go on but it's too aggravating.

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    1. Oh, God, "Hater" is one of the worst offenses when it comes to these types of terms and phrases.

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    2. The term "tending" was borrowed/stolen from the original Twitter followers (pre-2010). A story/subject was trending, you could follow it. Once all the news organizations figured out they want to be "Trending" they jumped on board and started to make sure their stories were trending. It's honestly past its prime and many long time Twitter people have chosen to ignore it because it's become so manufactured.

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    3. Cuts it down to just one word, which is easier for the boys and girls to understand, plus, if said enough, could manage to get an entire story added!

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  17. That's right, Rich.
    At the end of the day, experts say here's what YOU should do...to avoid this alleged horrible tragedy.

    The details...tonight at 11.

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  18. At the end of the day, chateau basque ain't free...

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  19. Thanks Rich. For bringing this topic up you've moved the board up a notch, advancing to the next level. You're really on your game. Neat.

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  20. I agree. I feel almost as strongly about people who call we announcer types "tonsils..." I mean who says that?

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    1. And what bothers me is people, especially those who talk for a living, who do not know the correct usage of subjects and direct objects, i.e. the proper time to use 'us' and not 'we', or 'me' and not 'I'. Nowadays the usage is more often wrong than right.

      Didn't you learn that if you take away the extra words, in this case announcer, you would never say ''call we...'' but should say ''call us...''?

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    2. "Developing...." too.

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    3. Um, Rich does? "Breaking ..."

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  21. At the end of the day Stan isn't such a bad guy.

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    1. You, of course, would be horribly wrong. "Stay Tuned."

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  22. "Benefactor" instead of "beneficiary". Mike Krukow, I'm looking at you...

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    1. One I detest: "Brian Copeland TALKING." No shit, Sherlock. "Speaking" would suffice. The worst, however is the flaming "I AM KAREL!" And is "I'll give you the answer after this," into four minutes of commercials and by the time they get back, he's forgotten the answer and moves on to another 7 minute topic.

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  23. The KNBR morning crew has a host who often asks "What's your guys's take on this?"
    And then we have "It is what it is." Really? There's "I hear you, but..." Some new writers state a fact and then "...but a state legislator is trying to change all that." News stories which cover a proposed tax increase "will have consumers/tax payers digging deeper into their pockets."
    And on The Sports Leader, you'll hear the "sports update." Did they change the score of last night's game, because the fact that the local team won or lost 12 or 18 hours ago isn't much of an update.
    How about a bulls-eye for those who say an issue "centers around"? Are you sure? Because the center is in the middle of the circle, not around the edge of the circle, so perhaps saying it "centers on" would be more proper.
    Another annoyance is "What can I say? That's just Pablo being Pablo."

    So at the end of the day, alls I can say is "been there, done that."

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  24. Molly...I stand corrected. Though I still don't like that use of tonsil. I suppose it does open the door to references to Cumulus or Clear Channel performing major tonsillectomies.....

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  25. Speaking of, "at the end of the day ..." it should be realized and remembered by most here, that Cumulus went to this goofball News / Weekend Talk hybrid just five days after they blew up the talk format of years and decades, while firing the talk tonsils.

    So, what's the holdup? It only took a week for them to change from oldies to news / talk in Atlanta, too, at WYAY, which they moved closer to Atlanta from out in the 'burbs years before. So, whats-a-goin'-on?

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    1. Hey, David Weintraub - you've been in Italy for three weeks on your honeymoon and just got bet. Heard you are "jetlagged." Before you left three weeks ago, you were just a strugglng talk show wannabee trying to make his mark at KGO. Now, you know all according to your near 30 minute rant on 415 Media right out of the box at midnight.

      You failed to mention that you've been a troll here for the few months (very few months) you've been on the air midnight to two a.m. twice a week.

      Bring it on, asshole. Come here and share with us like you did on air. Grow a set of balls and let's see your real credibility. Talk about "wreckless and irresponsible." Come on DW, nothing stopped you before from commenting how you were "trying to do the best talk" you could, so, let's see what's eating your ass. Afraid that you won't be one of the cuts maybe? You say "No way there will be an announcement at the All Star Debate in San Jose like some think they will be." How you and Karel got invited (for free) is beyond sense.

      You've sold how many tickets? What, less than 25, if that?

      You twerp.

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  26. johnny bom bonneyMay 23, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    You're right, very annoying, but, the one that really does it for me is 'wait for it'...hated even to type it just now

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  27. Speaking of Cumulus...hot rumor that they're finally bringing Nash FM to the Bay Area. Supposedly bought KSJO.

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    1. Hopefully, NASH FM will offer a streaming option that allows a listener to play a chosen musical selection backward. That way, we'll get to listen to songs about guys' wives leaving their 18-year-old lover and coming home, the guys' pickup trucks suddenly starting to run again, their old coon hounds returning from the dead and getting younger, and the guys getting straight-faced and sober on Friday nights.

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