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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:21 PM

Dave Barry on man-vs.-snake Everglades smackdown

Would you like to make some extra money, and at the same time run the risk of being eaten by a carnivorous reptile the size of a war canoe?

If your answer is “yes,” I have an exciting opportunity for you. It’s called the Python Challenge, and I am not making it up. It’s a real event that was dreamed up by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which apparently was concerned that Florida does not seem insane enough to people in normal states.

The Python Challenge is a month-long contest; its purpose, according to the official website (pythonchallenge.org) is “to raise public awareness about Burmese pythons.”

Q. What do they mean by “raise public awareness about?”

A. They mean “kill.”

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2013/01/14/4350294/dave-barry-on-man-vs-snake-everglades.html#storylink=cpy

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:42 PM

1. Dave Barry is my favorite ever columnist.

Did you read his 2012 review in the Washington Post. Really good.

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Response to alfie (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:02 PM

2. I'll have to look for that.

Dave Barry is a gift to us all!

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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:11 PM

3. Dave Barry is about as funny as a diagnosis of lung cancer.

Unbelievably stupid, ham-fisted excuse for a humorist.

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