Hilarious Dave Barry, Humorist - 'The Solar Eclipse', and More

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by hangininthere, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Say, that Dick Berry is pretty funny. He should think about writing a column or somethin'.

    Ha Ha! I've been a DB fan for many decades. In my not so humble opinion, he is
    America's greatest and most prolific humorist. Used to correspond with him. He told me I
    had a "cool name". (I believe at the time I was using "Robert Redford".)

    Dave is 7 years younger than I, but looks much younger. Some experts believe it improves
    your looks if you are actually are younger; also more successful and a multi millionaire. But
    what do they know? Anyhoo, thanks for the great post.

    Rock
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    rockgor Well-Known Member

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  5. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of the list I've recently started of actual news headlines that don't sound quite right - funny on purpose or by accident.


    Deli worker speaks out after violent avocado assault

    Man who robs bank to get away from wife is sentenced to home confinement

    Giant drug-slinging catapult used to shoot pot into the United States

    A Man is at Fred Martin Motorcars claiming to be Jesus Christ and wants to purchase a red Dodge Challenger
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  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi DB fans

    Here's the URL for a column from the 1990s about the tobacco industry settlement.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/dave-barry/article169416037.html

    Dave is versatile. He writes columns, humorous books, fiction and children's books.
    His friend and former coworker at the Miami Herald Carl Hiaasen also writes columns,
    comic novels set in Florida and children's books. You can tell Carl has Scandinavian
    ancestry by the double "a" in his name.

    Rock
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  7. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    LOLOLOLOL
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  8. jkennedy

    jkennedy Member

    @rockgor, I love Dave Barry, too. He wrote the 2 books about turning 40 and 50. I wish he had written a book about turning 60, which I will turn this year.
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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Jkennedy, whey you were a kid and down in the dumps did you Mom say, "Now
    don't be a blue jay?"

    I have thought Dave's turning 40 and 50 books were his best for a long time. They
    are part autobiography and part history of our country and part humor. I read some
    years ago that he would not be writing about turning 60 since that was not a funny subject.

    I suspect if Dave wrote a grocery list it would be funny.

    Rock
  10. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

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  12. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Hahahahaha! Barry's such a hoot!

    Patti
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