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)

Not an Emily

“It took 20 years and a series of chance events. Adjacent cubicles. Adjacent streets. An overheard comment. Then, 20 years passed me by, unaware that Cupid had targeted me. Sometimes you just get lucky. Serendipity. For me, it was an Emily.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer Editor’s Note: This love letter to […]

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I Didn’t Know Who Was Watching

“I knew that I would get the car back on the road. What I did not know was that,  for this good deed, I would be closely watched by an unexpected observer.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—February 2020—Though there were a number of other vehicles in the turn-out, […]

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Face-off with a Formidable, if Invisible, Foe

“I admire determination. Here’s an instance where determination is both impressive . . . and funny.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—December 2019—The wind had blown the empty trash-toter to the neighbors’ house. The steps for reinstating the status quo seemed simple enough: 1) Grab the toter; 2) Roll […]

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Marbles, Magnets & Tchaikovsky

“I need something to help me calm down. Maybe a well crafted video with a Tchaikovsky soundtrack will help.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—October 2019—I need something to help me calm down! Maybe a well-crafted video with a Tchaikovsky soundtrack will help. Brief sidebar: perhaps, like me, the […]

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Maybe Drunk People See What We Can’t

“Perhaps it’s possible that those who are drunk are able to see things invisible to the sober.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—June 2019—I have a speculative explanation for the video I’m sharing with you this month: perhaps it’s possible that those who are drunk may be able to […]

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My GBO Moment. It’s Disc Golf. It’s a Thing.

“On one morning, I happened to be on the same card with a professional disc golfer who was ranked No. 9 in the world. I was playing well. I was in the lead. This was my GBO moment.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—April  2019—In 2016, I was relatively […]

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Engineer, Check. Geek? Nerd?

“If you don’t know the difference between a geek and a nerd, or know how an engineer views the world, there’s a video that may help.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—February 2019—If you have seen a number of my posts, you probably understand why I describe myself as […]

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Porch Pirate Payback

“Your package was delivered . . . and then stolen. If you are Mark Rober, this demands an ingenious engineering response. It’s time for porch pirate payback (and fart spray). YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—January 2019—The tracking lists your package as delivered. However, there is nothing waiting by […]

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Fretting About the Upcoming Robot Takeover?

“For those of you currently living in fear of inhabiting a dystopian future dominated by artificial-intelligence-fueled robot overlords . . . fret not: for they can be entertaining!”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer BRIGHTON New York—(Weekly Hubris)—November 2018—For those of you currently living in fear of inhabiting a dystopian future dominated by […]

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An Impressive Collection of Bones

“The sequel is often not as entertaining as the original; the son not quite so stellar as his father. (This is especially true in regards to movies.) But, for whatever reason, there seem to be a number of musical sequels that are as enjoyable as the originals.”—Tim Bayer Won Over By Reality By Tim Bayer […]

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