History Creator / DaveBarry

27th Dec '16 6:38:02 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Examined in more detail in ''Best State Ever''; he notes that most of the famous "Florida Man" incidents don't actually involve Florida natives. His theory is that many people of all types visit Florida, but the stupid ones can't figure out how to leave. That, and that an unknown cosmic force adds a random "weirdness factor" to otherwise normal events.
22nd Nov '16 7:38:21 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** And Your Brother Raoul from the ''Travel Guide''.

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** And The Fish of Your Brother Raoul from the ''Travel Guide''.
15th Nov '16 7:41:53 AM NateTheGreat
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*** The same book also has an article in which he talks about when his son was hospitalized after being in a car accident. He even lampshades it in the end: "I'm sorry. This was supposed to be a hilarious column about how Beth and I were getting ready to go our for a nice dinner at 6 P.M. and wound up eating lukewarm cheeseburgers at 11 P.M. on a table in the Miami Children's Hospital emergency room; and how Rob, after politely thanking a very nice nurse for helping him sit up, threw up on her; and other comical events. But this is how the column turned out. Next week I promise to return to Booger Journalism."

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*** The same book also has an article in which he talks about when his son was hospitalized after being in a car accident. He even lampshades it in the end: "I'm end:
-->''I'm
sorry. This was supposed to be a hilarious column about how Beth and I were getting ready to go our for a nice dinner at 6 P.M. and wound up eating lukewarm cheeseburgers at 11 P.M. on a table in the Miami Children's Hospital emergency room; and how Rob, after politely thanking a very nice nurse for helping him sit up, threw up on her; and other comical events. But this is how the column turned out. Next week I promise to return to Booger Journalism."''



--> The most moving exhibits, for me, are videos in which survivors describe, matter-of-factly, what was done to them solely because they were Jews. After two hours I walk out into the bright sunlight with tears streaming down my face, holding tight to my daughter.
--> My Jewish daughter.

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--> The -->''The most moving exhibits, for me, are videos in which survivors describe, matter-of-factly, what was done to them solely because they were Jews. After two hours I walk out into the bright sunlight with tears streaming down my face, holding tight to my daughter.
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daughter. My Jewish daughter.''
28th Oct '16 1:24:58 PM nombretomado
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: A recurring trope. He once described 1963 and 1968 as "A Long String of Bummers," starting with [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Kennedy's assassination]], followed by the election of goofy-looking UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson, the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar and its associated controversies, more assassinations and riots, and GilligansIsland being cancelled.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: A recurring trope. He once described 1963 and 1968 as "A Long String of Bummers," starting with [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Kennedy's assassination]], followed by the election of goofy-looking UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson, the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar and its associated controversies, more assassinations and riots, and GilligansIsland ''Series/GilligansIsland'' being cancelled.
17th Oct '16 3:31:05 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland'' (2016)
11th Sep '16 7:42:44 PM NWolfman
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** In his essay "My Hollywood Career," theorizes that the only reason so many bad movies get made is because so many ''worse'' movies get pitched, therefore making the slightly less awful movies look better by comparison. He supports this theory by describing a pitch session for [[Film/HowardTheDuck a movie about anthropomorphic duck from another dimension who comes to earth, works in a sauna, defeats a cigarette lighter-powered monster and ends up managing a rock back]]... before clarifying that this is the plot of a real movie.
11th Aug '16 12:41:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* CityOfAdventure: {{Miami}}, in both his books and columns. Of course, Miami and South Florida are both factual examples in RealLife.

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* CityOfAdventure: {{Miami}}, UsefulNotes/{{Miami}}, in both his books and columns. Of course, Miami and South Florida are both factual examples in RealLife.
14th Apr '16 7:38:55 PM DarkHunter
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** His article on visiting Hong Kong before England returned it to China (as well as the guided tour he took through China itself) is mostly a funny story about his vacation. That doesn't stop him from mentioning that, in just 5 years, Hong Kong will be returned to [[SarcasmMode those happy people who gave us all the Tianemen Square Masacre.]] The article itself, even, starts off as a pretty much straight (albeit poetic) description of the feeling in the air.

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** His article on visiting Hong Kong before England returned it to China (as well as the guided tour he took through China itself) is mostly a funny story about his vacation. That doesn't stop him from mentioning that, in just 5 years, Hong Kong will be returned to [[SarcasmMode those happy people who gave us all the Tianemen Tiananmen Square Masacre.Massacre.]] The article itself, even, starts off as a pretty much straight (albeit poetic) description of the feeling in the air.


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** His articles written on 9/11 were very poignant, talking about the tragedy and the heroism on display in a very un-joking manner. In response to this, several people mailed Barry saying they appreciated his tone and outlook and hoped he would write about more serious topics more often. Barry responded that, on the contrary, he hopes that he doesn't have to, since he only writes that way when something terrible has happened.
5th Feb '16 10:35:54 AM BugsFan17
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* The 2015 Year in Review had Tom Brady winning everything from actual football games to the Kentucky Derby [[BlatantLies (with his coach having a different excuse every time).]]
27th Nov '15 10:49:26 AM nombretomado
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--> "On several occasions, ''SaturdayNightLive'' was funny."

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--> "On several occasions, ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' was funny."
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