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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Global Warming. by tucsonmike on 30 May 2008 2:19pm
My "protoge" in my home Toastmasters club was doing a project for TV Toastmasters last night. He had to lead a panel discussion on Global Warming.
If you did not see the beginning of the show and did not watch TV Toastmasters regularly, you would have thought the three of us who acted as Panelists were real experts debating.
The other two panelists are both engineers (one electrical, the other nuquler).
I was more like the Python Gumby characters. All I needed were the boots and the overalls.
I started out with, Global Warming, bah humbug! Polar Bears, who cares?
I had trouble not making it Pythonesqe and treating my protoge as the Eric Idle character game show head.

I am waiting for the nasty phone calls to Access Tucson. Hey, one of our panelists got a 25 minute talk show. (For the benefit of people outside the U.S., legally cable companies have to provide an access station where any citizen getting the training can have a show). Some of the shows are downright silly (and a bit suspect).

I used to laugh. Who watches Access Tucson? Then, one of my coworkers told me when I first started @ Chamberlain he watches. Now, a whole bunch from my job watch.

My fellow Toastmaster's show will take call ins. He is on, during my home Toastmaster clubs meeting. One night, as a stunt, we may call in from the meeting.

At this point Graham Chapman shows up in uniform ending the sketch, decrying it silly just silly!
Re: Global Warming. by geordiegirl on 30 May 2008 5:42pm
Wish I'd seen it, Mike (no, I most likely can't access it from this machine)- but yes, it IS surprising about very-local 'access' TV: the number of people who tune in.

My oth3er half runs a blog for the North London Organic Gardening Club - you wouldn't think it came more obscure than that - he gets enquiries from all over UK.
Re: Global Warming. by tucsonmike on 30 May 2008 7:28pm
On a blog, I am not surprised, Linda. People hit the right keywords and there you go.
A women's musical group hit on mine, because I had written something about Vienna. Go figure.
Re: Global Warming. by Ken Dunn on 30 May 2008 11:02pm
A local councillor of ours once said that with global warming we are preventing the next ice age.

I also once said that with global warming you should be able to grow more tomatoes!
Re: Global Warming. by mrsthing on 31 May 2008 8:50pm
Maybe--but plants need clouds as well as sun. We had a gloriously sunny summer a few years back--not a drop of rain or a cloudy day for 8 solid weeks. Despite watering my veggies daily, they were all stunted or just died altogether. The guy at the garden store said that too much sun stresses plants--they need the "rest" that the cloudy days bring.

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