Tag Archive | Dave Barry

“ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS” (A True Story)

In 1997, I began a three year stint as a pianist for Carnival Cruise lines, and tho it started off roughly, I had some very memorable and wonderful moments. The story I am about to tell here was not one of them (Tho it is rather humorous in retrospect) I was performing an instrumental set […]

“CLASSIC SLANG TERMS FROM THE MID-LATE 20TH CENTURY”

I was just thinking about how much slang/ sayings we no longer hear anymore. For example, we never hear anyone say “Tooootallllly” anymore when they agree with you, or “No duohy Ralph” when you state the obvious. Another one we don’t hear anymore: “Smooth move—EX Laaaaaax” That one was said when you did something clumsy […]

“THE AMA REACTS TO THE NEW TRUMP HEALTH CARE PROPOSAL”

Ever since the new administration has proposed a replacement to the “Affordable Health Care Act” many groups in The American Medical Association have started to comment on it, and many seem to have grave reservations about this new plan. As to be expected,their opinions were as diverse as their areas of expertise. 1) The American […]

“CRAZY QUESTIONS NO ONE ASKS” (Pt. 1)

Every day I notice things that make no sense to me, and it occurred to me that I am sure most of you have also noticed these things and wondered like me if “anyone else had noticed this?” So here, for your communal enjoyment is a short list of things I’ve noticed that should be […]

BREAKING NEWS! TRUMP TO BUILD A MALL, NOT A WALL ON THE MEXICAN BORDER!

BREAKING “Bri TV” NEWS: PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCES USA WILL BUILD A MALL, NOT “A WALL” ON THE MEXICAN BORDER!   In a breaking news story today, President Donald Trump mentioned today that he was excited to get started on “Building a Mall on our Southern Border.”   Naturally this story was met by loud groans […]

“TWAS THE DAY OF THE SUPER BOWL”

“Twas the day of the Superbowl and all thru the towns, The people gathered in their living rooms to all sit and chow down, They came and they gathered to watch the men wearing tights, To see who would finally be the big winner that night   As players came out there were boos and […]

“REFLECTIONS ON A LIFETIME OF DUBIOUS ACHIEVEMENT”

Recently I was looking back and reflecting on my life and I have to be honest: I was impressed.So impressed that I thought I’d share some of my achievements and awards with my FB friends—-not to brag, but to show you all that(Makes mildly condescending face) if I can do it, so can you. 1) […]