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Dave Barry's Greatest Hits

By Dave Barry

Whilst DAVE BARRY IS at the unfastened, not anyone IS SAFE!

What Dave Barry did for the men's flow in his whole consultant to men and for international family while he did Japan he now does for . . . every thing in the US. The rapacious observer of Tupperware women and relaxation proposal salesmen sounds off on:

Football--Football is greater than only a video game. it's a strength chance to work out a stay individual mendacity at the floor with a bone protruding of his leg, whereas the fanatics, to teach their appreciation, practice "the wave."

Sailing--There's not anything rather like getting out at the open sea, the place you could ignore the hassles and concerns of existence on land, and focus on the hassles and concerns of lifestyles at the sea, corresponding to dying by way of squid.

Gambling--Off-Track having a bet parlors are the types of locations the place you by no means see symptoms that say, "Thank You for now not Smoking." the easiest you could desire for is, "Thank You for now not Spitting items of Your Cigar on My Neck."

"The excellent news: he is humorous as ever. The undesirable information: the e-book is just 304 pages."
--Los Angeles day-by-day information

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I by no means considered that,” acknowledged the president. He frowned on the names arising out of the ground and drifting towards the ceiling so the viewers might understand who had performed what elements. “Hey,” the president acknowledged. “These names are backwards. ” A RASH idea in recent times i've been pondering much in regards to the safeguard of Western Europe. It retains my brain off this rash in my correct armpit. whilst i believe approximately it, I succeed in the purpose the place all i would like to do is surrender my activity and circulate to an remoted cave so i will dedicate complete time to scratching myself. ultimately it reached the purpose the place I threw warning to the winds and went to a precise pores and skin health care provider. i used to be hoping he’d provide me a kind of hand held backyard implements with the 3 sharp prongs. I disregard what you name them, and say: “Dave, i need you to rake this enforce throughout your rash each 10 seconds or as wanted. ” yet no, he gave me a few wimpy little white drugs and got here up with a extraordinary remedy application below which—this is the truth—I used to be presupposed to try and develop a brand new rash. particularly. He thinks my rash is brought on by a rash-causing chemical that giant enterprises installed deodorants, it appears out of sheer hatred for the shopper, and to check this concept he desires me to rub a few of this exact same chemical onto my arm and notice if I strengthen a brand new rash. I’m unlikely to do it, after all, simply because (a) I don’t even wish the rash I introduced him within the first position, not to mention a brand new one, and (b) if he thinks I’m silly sufficient to intentionally rub rash-causing chemical substances on myself, his subsequent flow may be to invite me to rub them on my friends and family. occasionally you might want to ask yourself what’s taking place to the scientific occupation. a contemporary variation of the Weekly international information, which i believe is definitely one of the most sensible newspaper your cash should buy in a grocery store, carried a narrative headlined “HUMAN HEAD TRANSPLANT. ” the tale issues an operation played by means of medical professionals in Communist China who received carry of this unlucky guy with a wide mind tumor, they usually taken care of him through amputating his head and changing it with one they bought from somebody who had misplaced his physique in a manufacturing facility coincidence and for that reason died. i might greatly prefer to know the way the medical professionals defined this operation to the sufferer (“The in simple terms attainable facet impact we will be able to foresee, bathroom lavatory Ping, could be a few neck stiffness, plus the truth that you've the pinnacle of a lifeless manufacturing unit employee. ”) after all you've a wholly assorted set of difficulties to confront if you happen to speak about protecting Western Europe. the most one is that it's packed with Western Europeans, who're now not in the slightest degree bit drawn to protecting themselves. they've got came across, over the last thousand years or so, that each time they get army, they finally end up having a long and very complex struggle during which a number of the nations have large hassle remembering whose facet they’re on: BRITISH SOLDIER: flavor my sword, French individual! FRENCH SOLDIER: No! Wait! we're allies! this is often international warfare I! BRITISH SOLDIER: I’m extraordinarily sorry! i assumed it used to be the Hundred Years warfare!

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