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***Dave Barry's extremely addictive blog
. ~ I defy you to look over the entry titles and not click on one!
. ~ Many of the comments his fans make are just as funny as his writing!
***A most informative Wikipedia entry
. ~ Check out the titles of the books he wrote!
. ~ Was elected 1965 class clown at Pleasantville High School in in Armonk, New York
. ~ Barry once picked up his son Rob from Junior High School while driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
. ~ Rockin' Barry:
...several authors, including Barry, formed a band for charity: The Rock Bottom Remainders ("remainder" is a publishing term for a book that doesn't sell). The members of the band, which has at various times included Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson, Mitch Albom, Kathy Goldmark, Roy Blount Jr., Barbara Kingsolver, and Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons and Futurama), "are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud," according to Barry.Dave Barry is something of a great brain—a strange thing to say about a man who enjoys covering exploding livestock.
"Dave had astonishingly high SAT scores," says Gene Weingarten, the editor of Miami Herald's Sunday magazine, Tropic. "His humor is informed by an astounding intellect."
One week, when Tropic converted itself into a kind of Devil's Dictionary, Weingarten instructed Barry to come up with a definition for "sense of humor." Barry disappeared from the office for a few days. He came back with this:
"A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge."
Then he promptly went back to writing about exploding livestock.