Today marks the end of our first year with the Tom Nardone Show. Yvonne and I discuss likes and dislikes about Christmas , our memories and revisit our favorite show memory. Thanks to all our listeners you are all amazing people.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is probably one of the most famous Christmas stories in the world. I find that sad. I cannot for the life of me, understand what it is about this story that any parent would like their child to learn.Christmas stories like that typically have an underlying message that teach kids some life lesson or help them to understand things about the world. Rudolph is no exception to that rule. It’s just the wrong lesson. Let me explain.
For those of you who have not heard the story. A beautiful reindeer is born, but he is a little different. He is not like the other reindeer. He had a shiny red nose that glows. It, through most of the story, causes him nothing but grief and bullshit; much like anybody who,God Forbid, is different than others and the world just can’t seem to grasp this. With the exception of Rudolph’s mother, the entire town was on his ass for something he could not help, and something he could not change. He wasn’t like everyone else, so all the other asshole reindeer decide that they don’t like Rudolph because of this shiny red nose.
They laughed at him and they called him names. Rudolph’s father even covers his nose with a fake black one so that Santa Clause will find him acceptable. Yes, Santa. There is a scene where Santa, wobbles his jolly fat ass right into the shop where Rudolph’s dad was putting the finishing touches on his new black nose. Rudolph’s dad informs him that he has the nose problems well under control. He explains to Santa that it won’t be a problem, and that is son won’t embarrass him.
Rudolph had no friends, no family, and no support system. He for no reason was made to feel bad about himself. His own father and that White bearded, bag-toting, ho ho ho shouting, sack of shit who is loved across the globe, could not see the beauty in what was different about this gentle meek child reindeer.
Sometime later, a storm came in. It was a storm that could have halted Christmas. Santa was very concerned. (so he claimed) He was worried that all the poor little children in the world would have to go without the toys that his slave colony of elves has been working on all year. Yes, he was screwed. Santa did not have a clue, and he did not have a plan. he stood outside and watched the storm roll in with nothing, but his dick in his hand.
Then all of a sudden, Santa remembers Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. He thinks to himself “Yeah Rudolph! That is the reindeer whose balls I have been busting all year. He is the one that has no friends and whose life I have been ruining for the glorification of my ego.”
So now that Santa’s plans are shit side up, he thinks of Rudolph. Santa realizes that Rudolph’s shiny red nose can be of service to him and to the rest of the bastards who ostracized him and shut him out. Their lives can now be easier with Rudolph’s nose.
So Santa, and Rudolph’s father, and all the other Shit-bag reindeer went to Rudolph, humble for the first time. Santa looking at the ground says “Hey Rudolph, as you know there is a storm coming and we are all really up shit creek here. Would you mind using your nose so that we can all see where in the Hell we are going tonight?”
Rudolph proudly agrees, to escort these son’s of bitches. He just tucked his tail and bailed these assholes out. This basically the story of Rudolph.
I would like to apologize on behalf of Director: Larry Roemer, and Writers: Robert May, Romeo Muller. Literarily speaking they have corn-holed us all. All these years you have had to know the story as it is and it is all because of these three assholes
Well your pain ends today. I, Tom Nardone, and I would like to present a more proper ending to this story. I now present the Tom Nardone ending.
“Hey Rudolph, as you know there is a storm coming and we are all really up shit creek here. Would you mind using your nose so that we can all see where in the Hell we are going tonight?” Rudolph agrees. (Now stay with me) So on the night they leave, the reindeer get harnessed up, and they all take to the air from the North Pole. Santa is relieved; he could not believe that his gelatinous ass was finally airborne, and everything would work out okay, or so it seemed.
Presenting: Rudolph the Rad-Nosed Reindeer.
Rudolph was at the head of the pack leading the way to spread Christmas cheer to the whole world. About twenty minutes into the flight, they were clear of land. Then Rudolph, seeing, that they were now flying over the ocean, breaks a sinister grin. He detaches himself from his harness and flies around alongside the sleigh and says to Santa and all the reindeer.
Rudolph’s nose increased its brightness casting a fiery red aura around himself as he spoke:
“ALL I WANTED WAS TO BE TREATED LIKE ANY OTHER REINDEER, BUT ALL OF YOU CHOSE TO SHIT ON ME! SO YOU PRICKS THINK ABOUT THAT ON YOUR WAY TO HELL. I THIRST FOR THE TEARS YOU WILL SHED AS YOU CRASH THIS PIECE OF SHIT SLEIGH INTO THE OCEAN, WHILE TRYING TO FLY THIS MOTHER-F#CKER BLIND!! BEFORE YOU DIE. KNOW THIS!!
I AM GOING BACK TO CHRISTMAS TOWN, AND I’M GONNA BURN THAT MOTHERFU#KER TO THE GROUND WHILE THE WHOLE TOWN SLEEPS!!! I WILL DRINK YAGER FROM THE SKULL OF AN ELF, AND EAT VENISON AS I STAND IN THE CREMATORY THAT YOU ASSHOLES ONCE CALLED HOME, I WILL WAIT FOR THE WHOLE TOWN TO BURN. WHEN IT IS COMPLETE I WILL GATHER THE ASHES AND THEM IM GONNA BURN THE F#CKING ASHES.
YOU DOUCHE-BAGS DENIED ME A MERRY CHRISTMAS, SO I WILL JUST MAKE MY OWN HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
SO MERRY CHRISTMAS ASSHOLES, MERRY FU@%ING CHRISTMAS.
Rudolph then flew away leaving Santa and the other reindeer without any hope of survival.
Yvonne and are back home safely from the CHADD conference, and We have stories to tell. Please join us as we shameless drop names of some of the biggest and certainly most interesting names in the ADHD Community.
It was a rough start but the day was saved and we are looking forward to a fantastic weekend with all of our friends
My realization that I had no right to be angry with my wife had a very profound effect on the outcome of this show. Yvonne and I discuss the different types of anger and how we manifested them. This was a one of my favorite shows. I also learned that I have the greatest wife in the world.
A pleasure today to have Oz du Soleil of Datascopic.net on the show. Oz is one of few people who have earned the MVP Award from Microsoft for his expertise in Excel. Oz is a published author and is working on his second book. Oz is a brilliant man and he has a heart of gold. It has been and is a pleasure to call him my friend. I loved OZ the first time I ever met him and I hope you will too.
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Margit Crane of Gifted with ADD is our guest and we discuss public transportation among other things as usual. Margit is an ADHD coach and Blogger who primarily works with families more so than individuals with ADHD.
Life Beyond The Couch
Today my world took a sudden turn When out of the blue, my wife said to me. Hey Tom, let's go play Tennis. Ughhh. We I had a choice to get up and leave the house or feel guilty all day. I am glad I went.
Sadly Yvonne was unable to do the Show BUT,
I am so pleased to have my very good friend Andrew Wilcox of Eat Live Dream ADHD. I have been reading Andrews Blog since he began and I will say he is one of the most sincere writers i have ever read.
It is for that reason and also his great sense of humor and status as a valued friend I asked him to join me as we discuss the may ways we have and do disappointed people and the ways in which they continue to be a source of disappoint to the both of us.
The Tom Nardone Show welcomes its third guest ever. Alan Brown, along with Tom & Yvonne Nardone, discuss Alan's latest endevor. Crussher TV. Learn what is purpose and goals are and how it could be of bennefit to you. Alan also gets into the show in the usual Tom Nardone Show fassion and discuss some of his thoughts on motivation and sucess. Not the usual show for Alan Brown.
Alan was a fantastic guest and did not miss a beat as the three of us went from sense to nonsense.
We love you Alan Brown. You are a Hero.
Tom and Yvonne have completely different ideas on what a vacation should be. Tom makes some valid points. Can Yvonne withstand Tom's double dose of truth?
Special Thanks to Doug Harris for the intro bumper
I am without a doubt a cheap bastard. Listen as Yvonne and I discuss The length to which I will go to pinch a penny.
I would rather have a fishhook in my ass then to go out and eat. Learn of some of the reasons why an episode 36 of Tom Nardone Show
Tom and Yvonne discuss the proper etiquette and give for tips for a happy bathroom visit.
Rather than depend on our fans and listeners to write in questions we thought we would save the time and trouble by having Yvonne come up with her list of things she wanted to know and things she thought you might want to know. This actually turned out to be a fantastic show. We hope you enjoy it.
Yvonne and Tom discuss the torcherous ordeal of having to listen to other people speak. Just because you have the right to speak does not mean you should.
The Talcum Fist of Mother Nature has made it a bad day to be Tom Nardone as a giant tree has fallen across his front yard. Join Tom and his wife as they discuss the seven stages grief and how they correspond Tom not wishing to get off his ass and deal with the problem.
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Tom and Yvonne for the first time on their ADHD Podcast decide to actually talk about ADHD.
Tom has decided to take on a coach. He and his wife discuss Toms future with his good friend Eric Tivers who will have the monumental task of helping Tom get some of his stuff together.
This show is not particular designed to be funny but is very inspirational hearing of Tom finally making an effort to improve upon his awesomeness
This is a compilation of shows I have Done with Justine Ruotolo on the Miss ADD Show. Justine was one of the people whio encouraged me and I am forever in her debt. I think this is a fantastic compilation.
This is only because Yvonne is on third shift this month and we should be back on a reguar rotation next week.
I procrastinate. Yvonne and I have had the show notes for this show for over 3 months and we finally today got around to doing the show. We procrastinated about our procrastination show. There is a certain beauty to that.
This was also our first show that we broadcasted live on periscope. If you dont have the periscope app, it is pretty awesome.
Some jobs reqire or ask that from time to time you work the third shift for one reason or another. Home Depot is no exeption to this and Yvonne has completed her first week of four in a row. It got me thinking that there are a lot of adjustments to a person's life that must result when they or a spouse works third shift.
I of course being a model of consideration and Yvonne is far less than that. We will debate and discuss our behaviour and why.
Blah blah blah blah blah enjoy the show
My buddy Eric Tivers and I hash out fears and failures and other things in regard to our own ADHD. I really dont feel like typing anything else and I am not sure anyone ever reads this shit anyway. Please enjoy the show.
Brody Bricker was one of my best friends growing up. He lived to cause trouble. He would do anything to get a reaction out of someone. He had absolutely no conscience, and the only time I ever saw him smile, was after causing any kind of mayhem.
In this Episode we discuss why I would have been friends with such an incredibly bad kid. The things he did defy reason. I did not want to spend the time it would take to tell all the stories so dependng on the strength of this show, perhaps there will be a second and a third show to finish his resume of terror.
I have changed his name, the names of his victims, and the names of any businesses that might have suffered at the expense of his campaign of terror. I dont condone his actions but in a dark way I really still think much of it is funny.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of my book, Chasing Kites (click here)
I cannot believe this is our 25th show. My book was just released and we drove down to Atlanta to see my mother and the rest of my family. Without fail there were issues as there always are and Yvonne or I seem to always be the cause or get caught it the middle of them.