Monday, January 4, 2010

God Do I Miss Dave Barry's Weekly Columns

While reading the Boston Globe's Sunday magazine yesterday, I found myself laughing out loud until tears leaked out of my eyes as I read Dave Barry's 2009 year-in-review column. He's able to put the year into such perfect perspective.

Best two observations:

About the swine flu:

"The big health story in April is the rapid spread of swine flu, a dangerous new virus strain developed by the makers of Purell. Public anxiety over the flu increases when Vice President Joe Biden, demonstrating his gift for emitting statements, declares on the Today show that he would not recommend traveling by commercial airplane or subway. A short while later, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs assures reporters that he is 'not aware of any 'Vice President Joe Biden.''"

About the White House State Dinner party crashers:

". . . in a Washington couple, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, penetrate heavy security and enter the White House, a feat that Joe Biden has yet to manage. As details of the incident emerge, an embarrassed Secret Service is forced to admit that not only did the couple crash a state dinner, but they also had met and shaken hands with the president, and they 'may have served briefly in the Cabinet.'"

Made me wish that Dave Barry was still writing his weekly, syndicated columns. No one has been able to fill his shoes. Not yet anyway.

Image credit: Jesse Lefkowitz/Boston Globe.

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