Author Archives: Tim Bayer

Tim Bayer, Webmaster, and Assistant Editor of Weekly Hubris, was born and brought up in Webster, New York. He attended St. Bonaventure University, earning a BS in Computer Science, and then worked in the hi-tech world. In 2002 he turned his creative energies to product development and video production with the release of his first independently produced products. When the demand for web site design (TBayer.com) and freelance writing increased, he once again switched skill sets . . . to writing and web work. An avid or, to be more accurate, rabid, disc golfer, he may often be found chasing plastic while in pursuit of the perfect round on a disc golf course, or designing and developing disc golf products for Demogrid.com. He says he “tries to find the humor hidden in everyday experiences, because life is too important to be taken seriously.” (Author photo by Tim Bayer)

Intergenerational Pas de Deux

Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—November 2017—Grandparents can connect with grandchildren on some topics but are often worlds apart on others. Dancing is not typically one of the arenas where the generational gap is bridged. However, I have found a video where a grandpa dances across the gap with his […]

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Running Headlong Into Danger

Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer Those injured and those helping after the Boston Marathon bombing. Note: This essay first appeared in Weekly Hubris in 2013. BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—March 2017—The first bomb explodes and then a second. There are hundreds of people running. Most are running away from the danger, but there are […]

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Finally, A Xmas Montage Worth Watching

Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—December 19, 2016—Christmas music  reappears every December. Well, every October, in fact. What doesn’t pop up often is a truly creative interpretation of the holiday songbook that I (or anyone) might find entertaining. Though a bit of a rarity, this year I found just that […]

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Defying Gravity & Time

Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—December 2016—While other Contributors have submitted columns on point with the monthly theme provided by our editor, “Masks,” I’ve been granted the latitude to wander off into the Internet’s visual weeds to see what I might find. In the process, I’ve come upon two videos that […]

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The Opposite of Evil in Action

Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—November 2016—Our editor, Elizabeth Boleman-Herring (who works astonishingly hard and is amazingly effective at keeping Weekly Hubris afloat and moving, icebergs notwithstanding) has challenged us to produce columns on the theme of “evil.” I accepted the challenge . . . by going AWOL (“Run away! Run […]

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The Only Home We’ve Ever Known

Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer Note: This column originally posted on 5/19/2014. BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—7/4/2016—As the resident technology and science geek here at Weekly Hubris, I have assumed a cosmic perspective on July’s topic: Home. Perhaps no one has so powerfully and succinctly described our minuscule place in the universe as Carl Sagan, […]

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Robotic Humor: Impressive & Funny

Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—4/4/2016—I have two related videos for you this week, best viewed in sequence. The first is footage of a technically impressive bipedal robot; the second provides a very funny perspective on the first. (If you want to check out my last post before watching this […]

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Dances With Wind

Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—2/1/2016—In the video here, the apparatus in use looks like it might be some sort of zero-gravity tube. Actually, it’s a vertical wind tunnel that can be used for indoor skydiving. At the Wind Games (yes there is a competition called the Wind Games) this […]

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A New Planet! Really?

Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—1/25/2016—Maybe you’ve heard: there’s a new planet in our solar system. But wait: a new planet in our solar system hasn’t really been been discovered, yet. What has happened is that a new planet has been . . . predicted. More precisely, observations of the orbits […]

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James Veitch’s Solid Gold Giant Gummy Lizard

Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—1/18/2016—The email exchange between James Veitch and Solomon-the-Scammer is exceedingly funny. While relating his tale, via a TedTalk, Veitch presents a novel perspective on handling would-be con-men. If all of us took a couple of minutes to engage scammers—using our bespoke junk email addresses, of […]

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