Month: May 2009

  • Just to let the world know

    I’m just writing to let the world know that while sitting down before my computer browser and pouring myself a glass of soda, I accidentally poured a cupful into my lap. I’ll be posting a lot of cool stuff soon.

  • Anti-abortionism is easy; why not have a opinion requiring real moral courage?

    About 15 years ago I was active in my Catholic church on social issues. I served on AIDS care teams, a homeless shelter and issue advocacy.  One thing I did was to start a petition drive at my church to support universal health care.  It was an issue where  Catholic views of charity coincided with…

  • Booby Naked Story #3: Look for the White Dots!

    Texas storyteller Robert Nagle describes what he learned from working as a film projectionist.

  • Book Review: Practical Plone 3

    With the proliferation of content management system (CMS) software, a need has arisen for good manuals. When a CMS starts out, user forums are usually the main place for help;  then someone will start a wiki, and a few people will write tutorials on their blogs. But if the user base for a CMS grows…

  • Booby Naked Story #2: Not a Messy Person

    (I told this story at a local storytelling event a few years ago. This comes from my Booby Naked collection of personal stories). My name is Robert Nagle, and I am not a messy person. People say that, but they’re wrong; it’s all one big misunderstanding. Recently I filled out a thingie for an online…

  • No more Duckface! Specialty Humor Blogs

    I love how single gags can become the basis for a blog and even international fame. See Antiduckface and This is why you’re fat.

  • Climate Chaos & Human Accelerated Warming

    It’s official. I will no longer use the terms “global warming” or “climate change.” Instead I will use the terms “climate chaos” and “human accelerated warming.” Joseph Romm leads a great discussion about how climate change can be discussed as a political issue: We are engaged in a multi-year messaging struggle here.  The planet is…

  • Unexpected Occurrences

    It is 2:44 AM at night; I am downstairs in my 2 floor apartment catching up on blogs. Suddenly, I hear a shuffling noise lasting about 3-5 seconds coming from my stairs. Turns out that a package of toilet paper has decided of its own volition to tumble from an upper step to the bottom…

  • Funny Thinks I’ve Stumbled Upon

    If you are looking for humor to be entertained by, I suggest joining stumbleupon, downloading the browser toolbar  and selecting a category relevant to you: (I use “adult humor”). Fun for hours! Robert Lanham’s Internet-Age Writing Syllabus and Course Overview . Fabulous. Atheist Sees Image of Big Bang in Piece of Toast Onion Video: Scientists…