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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WE ASSUME THEY'LL STICK ONE ON THE HEADSTONE

Spencer Silver, the chemist who gave Post-it Notes their signature stick, dies at 80


(Thanks to the Perts, who note that "computers wouldn't work without them.")

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