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2012-12-29 11:55:34 PM
Dave Barry hasn't been funny since the look on Dave's father's face when he impregnated Dave's mother.

amidoinitrite?
 
2012-12-29 11:56:03 PM
I thought he retired.
 
2012-12-30 12:02:21 AM
Also, I like how they get three page clicks out of the first five months, then dump the rest of the year on the third page.
 
2012-12-30 12:51:03 AM

jaylectricity: Also, I like how they get three page clicks out of the first five months, then dump the rest of the year on the third page.


Click the little button that says "Print" near the top of TFA. Or the little printer icon near the bottom. Or the link near the bottom that says "Full story".

Get it all on one page.
 
2012-12-30 12:52:24 AM
poor Dave Barry. Before the internet he could say all the mildly witty things we were thinking but couldnt express to a wide audience. Now that we have forums and fb we can make our own wry comments about daily life and be just as funny.
 
2012-12-30 01:11:49 AM

quickdraw: poor Dave Barry. Before the internet he could say all the mildly witty things we were thinking but couldnt express to a wide audience. Now that we have forums and fb we can make our own wry comments about daily life and be just as funny.


He still cracks me up

/Ok... so I'm easily amused
//I demonstrate that here daily
 
2012-12-30 01:37:02 AM

fusillade762: jaylectricity: Also, I like how they get three page clicks out of the first five months, then dump the rest of the year on the third page.

Click the little button that says "Print" near the top of TFA. Or the little printer icon near the bottom. Or the link near the bottom that says "Full story".

Get it all on one page.


Oh, I don't care. I'll click whatever if I feel like reading a story or column (unlike slideshows which contain little content per page). I just couldn't believe how long the last page was compared to the first two.
 
2012-12-30 04:50:48 AM
Dave Berry is one of my few claims to fame.

My last name is unusual and he printed it in response to an article I mailed him years ago.  Google me and his column comes up.  I love him for that and the column is hysterical.  The other time I pop up is when I was on  Doogie Howser, M.D.  NPH was cool and, thanks to him, I have a Bacon Number of two.
 
2012-12-30 06:02:07 AM
This made me chuckle, even after the November Democaplypse:
The emerging front runner is Mitt Romney, who combines a strong resume of executive experience with the easygoing natural human warmth of a parking meter. Still in contention, however, is Newt Gingrich, whose popularity surges briefly, only to wane when voters begin to grasp the fact that he is Newt Gingrich. This opens the door for Rick Santorum, whose strong suit is that he has a normal first name, and who apparently at one point was a senator or governor of Pennsylvania or possibly Vermont.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/29/v-fullstory/3160638/dave-barrys - year-in-review.html#storylink=cpy
 
2012-12-30 06:11:27 AM
Who is this guy and why would anyone under 35 give a shiat?
 
2012-12-30 06:11:52 AM
He's still alive?
 
2012-12-30 06:18:02 AM
Ahh, Dave Barry...without your columns to reference how could grandparents think they're being "hip?"
 
2012-12-30 06:24:32 AM
I sold Dave Barry a Panasonic notebook, 286/16 with a 30 meg hard drive.

Long time ago, yeah.
 
2012-12-30 06:36:34 AM
Dave Barry is alive?
 
2012-12-30 06:41:32 AM
I don't get all the dislike for Barry, is it an American or a political thing?

I've always found his writing to be quite amusing, non-offensive and occasionally quote poignant.
 
2012-12-30 06:43:00 AM
* quite poignant.
 
2012-12-30 06:45:57 AM
Dave Barry (and I am not making this up) sucks, and has since his (and I am not making this up) second column.
 
2012-12-30 06:46:53 AM
The younger crowd doesn't think he's hep.
 
2012-12-30 06:49:57 AM

Let's go ahead and get the ball rolling, shall we?


RIP Barry White
 
2012-12-30 07:03:29 AM

Smoked: The younger crowd doesn't think he's hep.


As part of the older crowd, I like him a lot less now than when I was younger. I think I just acquired better taste in satire.
 
2012-12-30 07:42:18 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: quickdraw: poor Dave Barry. Before the internet he could say all the mildly witty things we were thinking but couldnt express to a wide audience. Now that we have forums and fb we can make our own wry comments about daily life and be just as funny.

He still cracks me up

/Ok... so I'm easily amused
//I demonstrate that here daily


slackist: I don't get all the dislike for Barry, is it an American or a political thing?

I've always found his writing to be quite amusing, non-offensive and occasionally quote poignant.


I still enjoy Dave Barry. I also enjoy Dane Cook, in small doses.
 
2012-12-30 07:44:00 AM

swahnhennessy: Smoked: The younger crowd doesn't think he's hep.

As part of the older crowd, I like him a lot less now than when I was younger. I think I just acquired better taste in satire.


Same. You can't do satire if you're not willing to offend - and his stuff is all middle of the road non-offensive.
 
2012-12-30 08:04:38 AM
Eh, the election stuff was ok, the NFL jokes were good, the unmanned drone jokes were stupid and the greek/spain economic stuff should have been aborted by a minigun.

All in all, like 2012, it was "meh".
 
2012-12-30 08:04:41 AM
He and Rick Reilly need to take an endless golf trip together
 
2012-12-30 08:08:20 AM

TwistedFark: swahnhennessy: Smoked: The younger crowd doesn't think he's hep.

As part of the older crowd, I like him a lot less now than when I was younger. I think I just acquired better taste in satire.

Same. You can't do satire if you're not willing to offend - and his stuff is all middle of the road non-offensive.


He writes for a newspaper in Florida. It's satire for the belt-onion crowd.
 
2012-12-30 08:11:10 AM
Seems to be more or less accurate.
 
2012-12-30 08:11:45 AM
dave who?
 
2012-12-30 08:13:27 AM
"Speaking of consumer danger: In the largest product recall ever, the Food and Drug Administration orders supermarkets to pull 148 million of the new Iranian-made Twinkies off the shelves after one of them explodes, obliterating most of Cleveland."

If only.
 
2012-12-30 08:17:44 AM
Has someone pointed out that was not funny yet?
 
2012-12-30 08:20:56 AM
He's sort of funny, just not nearly as funny as he thinks he is.
 
2012-12-30 08:25:54 AM
With a year as batshiat insane as 2012 was, it's probably pretty hard for any humorist to come up with anything about it that's outrageous or silly enough to be funny. Most of Dave's other "Years In Review" made me laugh, or at least chuckle. This year's; all I thought was that he's 90% spot-on.
 
2012-12-30 08:32:48 AM
As a member of the older crowd I was prepared to be entertained by Mr. Barry. Eh. I smiled a couple of times.
 
2012-12-30 08:33:17 AM

TwistedFark: swahnhennessy: Smoked: The younger crowd doesn't think he's hep.

As part of the older crowd, I like him a lot less now than when I was younger. I think I just acquired better taste in satire.

Same. You can't do satire if you're not willing to offend - and his stuff is all middle of the road non-offensive.


Marquette University disagrees.
 
2012-12-30 08:39:20 AM
I enjoyed Dave Barry in his prime, but that article was written by a high school journalist.

He doesn't even try to be original any more.
 
2012-12-30 08:43:00 AM
There was a sitcom based on him with Judge Reinhold from Night Court. I had the biggest crush on the mom for some reason.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-30 08:47:31 AM
Mugato: I had the biggest crush on the mom for some reason.

I claim crush priority because I remember her from the earlier, short lived sitcom "FM".
 
2012-12-30 09:04:07 AM
I always look forward to Dave Barry's Year In Review. I also look forward to all the Dave Barry hate on Fark whenever his name comes up. I find both of these things amusing.
 
2012-12-30 09:15:52 AM

quickdraw: poor Dave Barry. Before the internet he could say all the mildly witty things we were thinking but couldnt express to a wide audience. Now that we have forums and fb we can make our own wry comments about daily life and be just as funny.


This is very true. I am at my parents' house looking over at a row of Barry books on the shelf that I used to read to pieces. But he doesn't hold up for me in the least. I think it's because I go to Fark or Reddit for this sort of trifling snark anymore. I'm sure I changed too, but not that much. I am still pretty immature.
 
2012-12-30 09:32:07 AM
He's mildly funny, but he's no Carl Hiaasen, who is the Founding Father of the FARK Florida tag
 
2012-12-30 09:41:13 AM
WHAP?
 
2012-12-30 09:48:26 AM

L.D. Ablo: Dave Berry is one of my few claims to fame.

My last name is unusual and he printed it in response to an article I mailed him years ago.  Google me and his column comes up.  I love him for that and the column is hysterical.  The other time I pop up is when I was on  Doogie Howser, M.D.  NPH was cool and, thanks to him, I have a Bacon Number of two.


Dave Barry printed my submission to his Christmas list a few years back, so my name googled also pops up his column. My typing teacher was the mother of the actress that played the nurse on Doogie Houser. We are practically twins.

or something.
 
2012-12-30 09:49:05 AM

DrD'isInfotainment: He's mildly funny, but he's no Carl Hiaasen, who is the Founding Father of the FARK Florida tag


Which is really amusing given how good friends they are. I think they've collaborated on at least two books.

Dave Barry has always been amusing; I think the problem is that he should have retired from the newspaper business, where he's no longer very funny, about ten years ago.

What we're witnessing here is what we would be witnessing if Bill Watterson or Gary Larson were still writing cartoons... someone who has become repetitive in his original art form, and needs to move on to something else.
 
2012-12-30 09:49:47 AM
"Same. You can't do satire if you're not willing to offend - and his stuff is all middle of the road non-offensive."

What kind of Fark nonsense is this? Just because everything he writes doesn't supposedly step on someone's toes doesn't mean it isn't satire. And anyways I doubt you read his article since he does go after many stupid things that happened over the year.

And his stuff is "middle of the road"? No shiat, he isn't writing for the Village Voice. For a column it was funny but I sorry that you expected him to come right out and just call people "assholes".
 
2012-12-30 09:55:18 AM
Who?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-30 10:00:20 AM
LazarusLong42

He has been mostly retired for nearly 10 years. He writes a few times per year instead of weekly.
 
2012-12-30 10:06:35 AM
I read some of the article and then just scanned through the rest.....found myself wishing that the oft-repeated unmanned Predator drone would have targeted the story.
 
2012-12-30 10:08:39 AM
So much hate. Yall're acting like an unmanned Predator drone forced you to read the whole article.
 
2012-12-30 10:27:21 AM
I laughed. I grew up reading his books and columns.
 
2012-12-30 10:30:16 AM
Dave Barry may be past his prime, but what is worse IMO is that every local newspaper seems to have spawned a wannabe. Where I used to live in NYS, the paper has a guy named Dave something who tries to do the same shtick with a Jewish twist, and a woman with a column named "Lisa's Laws" which is the same tripe regurgitated over and over again, only she has an Italian uncle named Tony and a snowflake named Bella. I just don't get the love for this type of newspaper column. Maybe every so often, but not every week and not the same stuff over again. If I had read one more column from Lisa about how her NYCity friends don't understand living in the wilds of upstate NY, I'd have blown my brains out.

Luckily, I was smart enough to stop reading/cancel my subscription/move away from that hellhole.


/slashies in mid sentence, just to piss you off
 
2012-12-30 10:32:28 AM
Dave Barry is about as funny as a Garfield comic strip.
 
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