VIEW from the BLEACHERS

My personal search for signs of intelligent life in the universe and in my neighborhood

A humor blog

by Tim Jones, BA, JD, MBA, ESQ, FAQ, INC, LOL, WTF, UBU, IDK, ETC

Stories from the Cat House

Stories from the Cat House

My wife and I run a cat house. Oh, no, I didn’t mean a brothel. Trust me, my wife would never let me try running that kind of business again. I mean, we foster kittens. It’s a ton of fun – especially if you love scooping up kitten poop six times a day.
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Experts Debate: Is Trump a Lunatic or Just an Idiot?

Experts Debate: Is Trump a Lunatic or Just an Idiot?

In recent months, as many of the Trump administration’s senior officials have resigned or been fired, experts have become increasingly concerned that “with the guard rails off”, Trump, without any close adviser to steer him away from disaster, might feel emboldened to act on his worst impulses. Check out these alarming examples.
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Hey, Your Trees are Blocking My View (of Trees)

Hey, Your Trees are Blocking My View (of Trees)

In a decision I have long regretted, a while back, a neighbor conned me, I mean convinced me, to join the Covenants Committee of our local homeowner association. My job, essentially, is to ask difficult people if they would be willing to “be a good neighbor” and clean up their property or lower the height of their trees. Their job is to tell me to kiss off and leave them alone. Or just ignore me altogether. That seems to be very effective too.
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Thank You for Losing My Luggage

Thank You for Losing My Luggage

This is my deeply heartfelt letter of appreciation I sent to a major airline after they lost my luggage not once but at least twice by re-routing it multiple times to the wrong destination. By this was totally my fault for listening to their request to check my luggage instead of carrying it on the plane with me.
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In Defense of Facebook – by Barney Likezitt

In Defense of Facebook – by Barney Likezitt

A lot of nasty people like to take shots at Facebook users like me. They’ll say things like “Facebook is a waste of time” and “Are you listening? It’s a complete waste of time” and “Will you please get off your f*cking phone for a minute and do something productive?” Facebook detractors use very foul language. I’m here to defend Facebook – just as soon as I check out this post with the headline “Ten things about Trump that will shock you.”
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