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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:48 AM

Must read: Dave Barry's Year in Review 2012


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By Dave Barry, Published: December 30

It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.

Example: This year the “reality” show “Jersey Shore,” which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument in favor of a major Earth-asteroid collision, finally got canceled, and we dared to wonder if maybe, just maybe, we, as a society, were becoming slightly less stupid.

But then, WHAP, we were slapped in our national face by the cold hard frozen mackerel of reality in the form of the hugely popular new “reality” show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” which, in terms of intellectual content, makes “Jersey Shore” look like “Hamlet.”



MUCH more : http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/dave-barrys-year-in-review-2012/2012/12/18/8aaa4dd2-3f37-11e2-bca3-aadc9b7e29c5_story.html?hpid=z1

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:51 AM

1. Thank you!

I love Dave Barry!
I recommend all of his books, but especially Dave Barry Does Japan - funny no matter what, but if you have ever worked in Japan, or visited for a while, it is hysterically - but nicely - on point.

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:39 AM

2. Thanks!

Love this- Dave Barry is the best.

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:24 PM

3. Whap!

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:38 PM

4. Fuck Honey Boo Boo and her horrible, disgusting, enormous hambeast of a mother.

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:39 PM

5. I have always loved Dave Barry.

My aunt was his neighbor when he lived in Pennsylvania. When I was working at a magazine in Miami, one of our editors went to an interview with him. I begged to go, but was not able to.

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 09:40 PM

6. thanks!

"On a more troubling note, NASA scientists announce that their analysis of data transmitted back to Houston by the Curiosity Waco rover shows conclusively that Earth is uninhabitable."

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