Nathan TimmelThe Blog
My Awkward Reaction to Your Compliment
I've never known how to take a compliment. Insults I'm fine with; they can come at me all day long. But compliments? Compliments set off weird emotions in me. Whenever I'm praised, I either change the subject or throw out a self-deprecating comment; I do anything I...
Facebook: A Fascist Site Gets Worse
Facebook has always been a site ruled capriciously and with a heavy hand, but lately it has been getting worse.
The Unfortunate Truth About Belief
There are facts, and there are beliefs. Sometimes the two match up, but when they are at odds, belief will always win.
Comedy and the Art of Lying
Is comedy better when it’s honest, or is it OK to lie from the stage for a laugh? Everyone has their thoughts; I’m curious to hear them.
The Nostalgia Delusion
Nostalgia is a lie, but it’s one we often fall prey to. What happens when reality bumps up against our memories?
The Fear of Abandonment
Is the fear of being abandoned something that we’re born with, or something instilled in us? I hope it’s the latter, so I can combat it.
What Little I Can
I may not be able to donate much money to charity, but when asked, I can provide laughter. It might not solve problems, but it helps.
The Unbearable Hypocrisy of Being
Would Jerry Falwell Jr. be in such hot water right now if he’d just lived and let live, instead of being a lying hypocrite?
Goodbye, Betty Latimer
I probably only met Betty Latimer a handful of times, and that was when I was a young child, but once is enough when meeting a person of character.
A Pillar of Strength
You never know what you’re capable of until you’re staring something down. My wife is a pillar of strength, not salt. Suck it, Lot.
I Lost a Friend to Joe Rogan
The Joe Rogan Experience is the most popular podcast. Naturally, this makes it the biggest target. Truth is, there is good, bad, and ugly in everything.
Inside the Comedian Mind, Part Three: What’s Taken to the Stage
When someone meets a comedian, they always assume they’re going to end up as part of the act; that jokes about them will be told on stage.