Dave Barry


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in Armonk, New York, The United States
July 03, 1947

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Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened.
Dave has also written a total of 30 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information. Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom "Dave's World," in which Harry Anderson played a much taller version of Dave.
Dave plays lead guitar in a literary rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose other members include Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson and Mitch Albom. They are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud. Dave has also
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THURSDAY NIGHT OPEN THREAD

Dave - I think "What's the strangest thing you've ever witnessed, in person?" is an interesting thread topic, n'est pas?


By the way, AutoCorrect wanted to change "n'est pas" to "messy pad". Not sure what that's implying. I'm no Felix Unger, but...


Take care, Dave,


-Kent, aka, "Stixnstonz"


We can think of many candidates, but certainly a strong one was watching the mayor of Grand Forks,

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