Nathan TimmelThe Blog
An Annual Rant
I know I cannot be alone in being frustrated by the fact Christmas decorations go up earlier and earlier every year…
The Delicate Hands of Hawkeye Pierce
Some people panic when confronted with reality. Others confront evil through mockery and laughter. I am someone who does the latter…
It’s an honor to perform for American troops stationed far from home. Sometimes you learn just how much so.
An Easily Influenced Mind
My beautiful wife likes to put into practice things she reads in informative magazines. Sometimes I am affected by her schemes.
With their new immigration laws, Alabama and Arizona are trying their collective best to make being Mexican illegal. If they succeed, they will do so where both the Spaniards and God failed…
An Internal Thunder
You have moments in life that reach the core of who you are supposed to be and how you are supposed to think, and then they fade…
The Lion’s Share
Who determines gender roles in society, and how are these evolving from 1950s stereotypes to 2011 modern times?
What Else Should I Be? (All Apologies)
I think that the older I grow, the less honest I become.
Where Evil Thoughts Linger
No one likes fragility in their life; the idea we are not in control of our own destiny is mind-numbingly frightening. Example: though flying is inherently the safest form of travel, people on the whole feel more comfortable driving their own car. Sitting on a plane...
Did John Hughes Teach Us Nothing?
One constant in many John Hughes movies is the out-of-touch parent or adult. Authority figures are often presented as being clueless to the world around them, either blissfully unaware of what it’s like to be a teenager or outright hostile towards the situation. Think...
He Gives Me “Kisses” With the Same Tongue
As a comedian, I drive quite often; January-to-April 2011 saw me put over 12,000 miles on my car. Sometimes I get two oil changes in one month. (And I drive a Toyota, which recommends oil changes every 5,000 miles) On occasion, my travels take me through Madison,...
A Trifecta of Failure
My Mrs. has been going through a fairly stressful few weeks, with one event enough to send my mind wandering down a path of confused questioning: why are morally superior people usually anything but? In most situations, the arrogant person has an unjust ego feeding their self-esteem, using a belief or skill that has been inflated to idiotic levels. I will cite three examples from my dumb life in explanation.