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(Miami Herald)   Dave Barry's Year In Review   (miamiherald.com) divider line 30
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2012-12-30 03:54:18 PM
3 votes:
Wow. talk about superiority complexes... I bet you're all a riot at parties. Must you ruin everything for me?
I used to be passionate about politics. After too much Fark, I really just hate everyone. Now you're deconstructing and demeaning the shiat out of a newspaper humor columnist who has managed to somehow not be depressingly condescending and nasty while making jokes, something that must infuriate some of you bitter titty-giblets.

Just because you might be more intelligent than the average bear, doesn't mean you have to absolutely shiat all over everything, This is like slightly more sophisticated YouTube commenting.

Don't do this to a childhood favorite of mine. Fark all of the e-critics. You're like Red Sox fans: inflated self images, obnoxious, and haughty basement dwelling trollops who... holy crap I'm acting like you now.

Thanks, dicks.
The internet sucks.
2012-12-30 03:06:47 PM
3 votes:
The article was amusing. It just wasn't mean and nasty enough for most farkers.
2012-12-30 10:33:54 AM
3 votes:
Well, I for one, think Dave Barry is funny. And he is funny with out saying f*ck, c*nt, shiat or g*d d*mn. I find that it is possible to find the writers on fark.com funny the writers on cracked.com funny and even old comedians funny.
2012-12-30 06:41:32 AM
3 votes:
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 01:11:49 AM
3 votes:

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 12:52:24 AM
3 votes:
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 12:36:19 PM
2 votes:
You'd think a site full of people who say things would make an excellent name for a rock band would give Dave Barry a little more credit.
2012-12-30 11:35:40 AM
2 votes:

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.


He is to writing what Jeff Dunham is to comedy.
2012-12-30 10:32:28 AM
2 votes:
Dave Barry is about as funny as a Garfield comic strip.
2012-12-30 10:27:21 AM
2 votes:
I laughed. I grew up reading his books and columns.
2012-12-30 09:32:07 AM
2 votes:
He's mildly funny, but he's no Carl Hiaasen, who is the Founding Father of the FARK Florida tag
2012-12-30 08:20:56 AM
2 votes:
He's sort of funny, just not nearly as funny as he thinks he is.
2012-12-29 11:55:34 PM
2 votes:
Dave Barry hasn't been funny since the look on Dave's father's face when he impregnated Dave's mother.

amidoinitrite?
2012-12-30 04:09:27 PM
1 votes:

Mugato: He's sort of funny, just not nearly as funny as he thinks he is.


I know a girl who says more than once, every time I see her, "I'm so funny!! Oh my gawd, aren't I hilarious?!?" And she's serious. She really is the funniest person she knows.

Dave Barry doesn't strike me as that type. I feel like he thinks he's silly and that people are intermittently grinning while reading his stuff. She truly believes she's the funniest person anyone could possibly know in real life, though.

In conclusion, everyone stop hatin on Dave Barry. Hate the girl I know instead.
2012-12-30 03:52:37 PM
1 votes:

drjekel_mrhyde: Who is this guy and why would anyone under 35 give a shiat?



Who gives a crap what anyone under 35 thinks? Go back to your coffee shop in your skinny jeans and ironic t-shirts and read youtube comments for your education in humor.
2012-12-30 03:30:50 PM
1 votes:

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.


Please don't give such confusing and complicated instructions. Remember, this is Fark.
2012-12-30 02:52:53 PM
1 votes:
I miss Mike Royko.

/get off my lawn./
2012-12-30 01:12:15 PM
1 votes:
Dave Barry has probably lost a step, but the public's tastes have changed as well. We have become a meaner, more sarcastic and jaded audience. Plus this is Fark, where trampling on others* is considered proper etiquette.

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*Kids! Don't try this at home! All stunts performed by professionals on a closed course.
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2012-12-30 12:11:27 PM
1 votes:
tl;dr
2012-12-30 11:27:41 AM
1 votes:

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


It's a Fark Hipster holiday tradition.  Pay it no mind.
2012-12-30 11:24:57 AM
1 votes:
I liked Dave Barry back when I was a little kid and printed newspapers were still a thing.  I still have a place in my heart for all the laughter he's given me, but I can find much more absurd, funnier things on the internet now.

Sorry, Dave.
2012-12-30 10:38:00 AM
1 votes:

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.


He's not Stewart or Colbert, so his political humor is by definition not funny.

/every time Colbert takes a shiat he names each of his turds after a Republican politician, and like everything else he says that's the god dam funniest thing in the history of humor, no exceptions.
2012-12-30 10:30:16 AM
1 votes:
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 09:15:52 AM
1 votes:

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 09:04:07 AM
1 votes:
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 08:39:20 AM
1 votes:
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 08:32:48 AM
1 votes:
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 08:17:44 AM
1 votes:
Has someone pointed out that was not funny yet?
2012-12-30 06:49:57 AM
1 votes:

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


RIP Barry White
2012-12-30 06:11:27 AM
1 votes:
Who is this guy and why would anyone under 35 give a shiat?
 
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