History Creator / DaveBarry

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."
2nd Nov '15 10:37:30 AM bt8257
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* AuthorCatchPhrase:
** "I am not making this up" (This is usually a lie) and AGoodNameForARockBand.

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AuthorCatchphrase: "I am not making this up" (This is usually a lie) and AGoodNameForARockBand.
13th Sep '15 7:46:58 AM Morgenthaler
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->''Dave Barry was described in ''The New York Times'' as "the funniest man in America," a claim he has been quick to disavow, [[NoExceptYes except for the plaque on the front door.]]''

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->''Dave Barry was described in ''The New York Times'' as "the funniest man in America," a claim he has been quick to disavow, [[NoExceptYes except for the plaque on the front door.]]''''
13th Sep '15 7:46:16 AM Morgenthaler
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David "Dave" Barry (born 1947) is an American humor columnist, his weekly column in ''The Miami Herald'' was also syndicated nationwide. Despite the national attention, many of his columns had a quirky, OnlyInFlorida vibe to them. In addition to his status as a journalist, Barry is also a bestselling author. The majority of his books are humorous nonfiction or compilations of his columns, but he's also written several novels. The three stand-alones are ''Literature/BigTrouble'' (which was made into a movie), ''Literature/TrickyBusiness'' and ''Literature/InsaneCity'', as well as co-authoring a novel called ''Literature/{{Lunatics}}'' with Alan Zweivel. He also co-authored a series of PeterPan inspired novels with Ridley Pearson, beginning with ''PeterAndTheStarcatchers''.

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David "Dave" Barry (born 1947) is an American humor columnist, his weekly column in ''The Miami Herald'' was also syndicated nationwide. Despite the national attention, many of his columns had a quirky, OnlyInFlorida vibe to them. In addition to his status as a journalist, Barry is also a bestselling author. The majority of his books are humorous nonfiction or compilations of his columns, but he's also written several novels. The three stand-alones are ''Literature/BigTrouble'' (which was made into a movie), ''Literature/TrickyBusiness'' and ''Literature/InsaneCity'', as well as co-authoring a novel called ''Literature/{{Lunatics}}'' with Alan Zweivel. He also co-authored a series of PeterPan inspired novels with Ridley Pearson, beginning with ''PeterAndTheStarcatchers''.
''Literature/PeterAndTheStarcatchers''.
24th Aug '15 11:55:53 AM Twentington
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** Similarly to the Japan example, he recounts in ''Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster)'' of the time that he and Ridley Pearson went to Russia as part of a U.S. government program that sent American authors to Russia. He concludes the essay by noting that his experiences with Russia were very positive, and that he thinks that "if left to ourselves, ordinary Americans and Russians would get along just fine. In fact, we ''were'' getting along fine until our governments started bumping chests again."



* TalkAboutTheWeather
24th Aug '15 11:47:55 AM Twentington
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* ''Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster)'' (2015)
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