• Dec 28, 2008
2008 is at an end, and while the editorial pages of some newspapers spend the final days of December focusing on ways to further burden taxpayers and foment interstate hostility, the Washington Post Magazine has, thankfully, handed several pages over to Dave Barry who, as usual, makes the events of the past year actually seem funny. This includes car-related stuff like the farcical Detroit bailout proceedings, which often bordered on satire. Fortunately, Barry knows exactly how to handle that sort of thing, and does so much in the same way David Ortiz handles a hanging curveball with runners in scoring position. Hilarity ensues on many fronts, except maybe inside the executive boardrooms of GM and Chrysler, the latter of which earns mention in Dave's June summary with, "In economic news, Chrysler announces a plan to lay off workers who have not been born yet." This year-end recap is best appreciated as a whole, however, so if you're in a mood to lighten things up this afternoon, head over to the WaPo and just read the whole thing.
[Source: The Washington Post]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Dave Barry is the funniest man that nobody knows about. Comedic genius. I miss his syndicated columns.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Make sure you pick up Big Trouble and Tricky Business. They're a pair of wacky crime novels he wrote that are laugh-out-loud funny. Big Trouble became a Tim Allen movie that really didn't do the book justice.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Plenty of people know about him. Sadly, I haven't enjoyed his work since I was in elementary school (probably the last time I regularly read the Washington Post). His work has been on the decline for years as he has become even more out of touch with current trends.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sounds like he is a hack. Boooooooooo
        • 6 Years Ago
        Jake,

        you would have been better off just typing "FIRST!!!"
        • 6 Years Ago
        You horrible, horrible person. He's no Mark Twain, but Dave Barry is easily the funniest man whose work still appears in newspapers.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great stuff throughout. Kudos to the man's imagination.