Trivia / Dave Barry

  • Old Shame: Dave Barry in Cyberspace recounts an embarrassing incident involving Usenet; on March 17, 1994, he wrote a jocularly profane message to a reporter who wanted to interview him and accidentally posted it to the Usenet group instead of sending it by private e-mail. This became legendary around the Internet as the "Chuckletrousers" post. Several days later, the reporter, Michael Bywater, posted to the same newsgroup complaining that he had been forwarded 2,038 copies of the message and didn't want any more.
  • What Could Have Been: His essay "My Hollywood Career: The Big Dumpster" goes into detail his sole attempt at screenwriting.