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

Surviving Christmas Dinner with Relatives

Surviving Christmas Dinner with Relatives

Christmas is a time of great joy and togetherness. Sometimes, a little too much togetherness. Especially when your annoying conspiracy-theory-loving Uncle joins the dinner – with his new girlfriend – even when they weren’t invited. Still, I’m confident everything will go just fine. Well, at least hopeful. Good luck.

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Mister Rogers is My Hero

Mister Rogers is My Hero

I never watched his show when I was a kid. I thought he was a dweeb and weird and boring. But as I have grown, I have come to appreciate the wisdom, if not the genius, of this incredible human being. And that’s why I consider Fred Rogers a hero.

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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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I Am So Sick of White Guys

A bitingly hilarious political satire coloring book — the perfect gift to infuriate that special Trump supporter in your life.

YOU'RE GROUNDED FOR LIFE

You're Grounded For Life book

Read this hysterically funny book about Tim Jones’s many parenting failures — Sure to make you feel like Parent of the Year by comparison.

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