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Old 07-29-2006, 04:15 AM
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I suppose, given it all, there was likely to be one or two other Barry fans around. What would you say are your favorite of his columns?
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Yeah, I keep hearing people say that you need twelve hours to tell LOTR properly. My question is: why? Who says we need the 100% complete Tolkein experience?
You don't, necessarily. You don't necessarily need four hours for Jane Eyre either, but I like that version (BBC miniseries) much better than the shorter ones. There are shorter versions of the LOTR trilogy (animated and such) which you could also watch.


I used to read Dave Barry every week, but he started getting tired in the late '90's and repackaging old columns with a few sentences changed and not admitting it was a rerun. I enjoy his style of humor, but he hasn't had anything new to say in a long time. That Two Towers column is from 2003.
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I used to read Dave Barry every week, but he started getting tired in the late '90's and repackaging old columns with a few sentences changed and not admitting it was a rerun. I enjoy his style of humor, but he hasn't had anything new to say in a long time. That Two Towers column is from 2003.
That's pretty close to my feelings as well. I'll read his column if I have a paper and nothing to do, but without a subscription anymore, those times don't occur much.
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Old 07-29-2006, 05:56 PM
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About the same here. I used to find Dave Barry quite funny 15 or 20 years ago, or whenever it was that he first came to my attention, but I don't think I've read a new column of his in quite some time. It did seem to me that in more recent years, as was pointed out above, he's had a tendency to recycle or to just plain phone it in.
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Well, I still find him funny, but I guess that's because I really haven't read that many of his columns as they were in the papers. I read his books and own the vast majority of them. My local papers didn't publish his columns back when he wrote them regularly, so I rely on the books, which are of much higher quality. It reminds me of Erma Bombeck. I got to know her by her books first, and by the time I read some of her columns I could tell where she'd stolen the jokes from to make her books.
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Dave Barry spoke at my commencement address. The Rock was there as well.
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Okay, there's a juxtaposition for you.
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Oh, it was quite intentional. Because Dave Barry rocks and The Rock buries his competition.

What?
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:42 PM
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Okay, backing away slowly...

Oh, and I hope everyone enjoys the new avatar. I don't think I've used it before, have I?
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Dave Barry spoke at my commencement address. The Rock was there as well.
I got a local author and a local senator. Both of them droned on and on and on for far too long, and so did the people introducing them.

I was starting to feel like an afterthough.
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:03 AM
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Okay, there's a juxtaposition for you.
Unless you happen to have been in the vicinity of Miami.
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Indeed. Miami is the largest city (and seat of government) of Juxtaposition County.
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*watches Nate's head begin to smoke*

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Juxtaposition in terms of they're two entirely different personalities.
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I tried that once. I kept forgetting which I was suposed to be, though, and eventually the doctors twigged and threw me out.
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Well, I saw Spaceballs 2 on the Hollywood Stock Exchange.

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