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
I don’t know why, but I can’t seem to resist pranking pushy solicitors who want to take my money or my time. Something just goes off in my brain that says, “Time to have a little fun with this annoying intruder.” Let me explain why it’s so much fun to mess with them.
Recently, my wife complained that I watch way too much football on TV instead of spending the time with her. So we decided to seek out a marriage counselor to work through this issue. This is a play-by-play transcript of how our first session went. I think we made excellent progress.
Once every generation, an entirely new product category comes along that is so powerful, so game-changing that it literally redefines how we live our lives. Radio, then television, followed by the personal computer, the Internet and even smart phones. And now, another game changer – the amazing, incredible MIRACLE BOX.
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.
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.
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.