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Okay, I'm not trying to play like I'm all old skool and cooler than everyone else, but let's get a couple of things straight here:

1. I don't know about you, but I got my love for using CAPITAL LETTERS as EMPHASIS from a one Mr. Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, NOT from Abescott.

2. Additionally, the first hundred times I saw "(!)" used as a "holy shit" device were in books and columns penned by the same Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist.

The first time I ever read Dave Barry was purely by chance. I happened upon his column in my Sunday newspaper, and laughed the whole way through. I tried to read it to my family that night, but I couldn't, because I would keep laughing hysterically and couldn't get the words out. It was about suits. About how not to wear brown suits. He mentioned Ronald Reagan and cigars in it. That's all I can remember.

So I don't mean to say that the itnernet doesn't own (!!) now -- just that Stephen Hawking reads Dave Barry. And so should you.


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Jul. 12th, 2001 01:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking that- I remember, my first exposure to the illustrious Mr Barry was through my friend Marc Villano, who'd taken a copy of Dave Barry Slept Here: a Sort of History of the United States. I had exactly the same experience as you in regard to attempting to read it to my family, but failing; there was a passage about the thundering of the "buffalo, or bison(1)", with the footnote reading, "meaning buffalo." I just couldn't get the words out, without laughing.

Damn, that cracked me up. I've been looking for a place to say "I am not making this up," in my livejournal, but haven't found an opportunity... yet. Ps- I would have done awful things for a chance to read his clomun in the paper. I had to get the collections out of the library.
Jul. 12th, 2001 01:08 pm (UTC)
Wow, Kerry just laid me out. FTW!!
Jul. 12th, 2001 02:38 pm (UTC)
At least I never had a crappy TV show made about my life.
Jul. 13th, 2001 06:48 am (UTC)
Harry Anderson would SO rule as you.
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