Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dave Barry, How We've Missed You

For years my husband and I had a weekend tradition. On Saturday morning, we would read James Kilpatrick's column, The Writer's Art. On Sunday morning, we would enjoy a laugh courtesy of Dave Barry. Jimbo has since died, and Dave Barry quit his weekly column a few years back. Our weekends have yet to recover.

Today I stumbled on this and instantly was reminded of how blasted funny this man is. Among the gems:

1. On the economy:

The economic outlook is also brighter in Washington, where Congressional leaders, still working night and day to find a solution to the problem of the federal government spending insanely more money than it actually has, announce that they have a bold new plan: They will form another committee. But this one will be even better than the Supercommittee, because it will be a SuperDUPERcommittee, and it will possess what House and Senate leaders describe, in a joint statement, as “magical powers.”

2. File this under Yes, I'm the Mother of three boys:

In Egypt, demonstrators take to the streets to protest the three-decade regime of President Hosni Mubarak following revelations that “Hosni Mubarak” can be rearranged to spell “A Bum Honks Air.”

3. And more on Europe:

… the European economic crisis worsens still further as Moody’s downgrades its credit rating for Spain following the discovery that the Spanish government, having run completely out of money, secretly sold the Pyrenees to China and is now separated from France only by traffic cones.

Dave, thanks for the laugh.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I remember Dave Barry! You've pulled out some great quotes - my favourite being the third one. Thanks for the laugh.