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"It is a good idea to "shop around" before you settle on a doctor. Ask about the condition of his Mercedes. Ask about the competence of his mechanic. Don't be shy! After all, you're paying for it." Dave Barry 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"Talking about golf is always boring. (Playing golf can be interesting, but not the part where you try to hit the little ball; only the part where you drive the cart.)" Dave Barry 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl." Dave Barry 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"The major parties could conduct live human sacrifices on their podiums during prime time, and I doubt that anybody would notice." Dave Barry, Politics 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail." Dave Barry 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"I realise that I'm making gender-based generalizations here, but my feeling is that if God did not want us to make gender-based generalizations, She would not have given us genders." Dave Barry 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"Childbirth, as a strictly physical phenomenon, is comparable to driving a United Parcel truck through an inner tube." Dave Barry 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"On the Japanese news, if the announcers had happy faces and perky voices, I knew that meant good news, such as that Japanese scientists had discovered a way to make VCR's even more difficult for Americans to program; whereas if the announcers had serious voices and frowny faces, it meant bad news, such as the worsening eel shortage." Dave Barry 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"Stuffwise we are not a lean operation. We're the kind of people who, if we were deciding what absolute minimum essential items we'd need to carry in our backpacks for the final, treacherous ascent to the summit of Mount Everest, would take along aquarium filters, just in case." Dave Barry 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me." Debate 4.5 avg (11 votes)
"My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M's and a chocolate cake. I feel better already." Dave Barry 4.4 avg (7 votes)
"I assume you are on the Internet. If you are not, then pardon my French, but vous �tes un big loser. Today EVERYBODY is on the Internet, including the primitive Mud People of the Amazon rain forest. In the old days, when the Mud People needed food, they had to manually throw spears at wild boars; whereas today they simply get on the Internet, go to and click their mouse a few times (the Mud People use actual mice). Within three business days, a large box is delivered to them by a UPS driver, whom they eat." Dave Barry, Internet 4.4 avg (27 votes)
"Because of the level of my chess game, I was able - even against a weak opponent, such as my younger brothers or the dog - to get myself checkmated in under three minutes. I challenge any computer to do it faster." Dave Barry 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"Experts tell us that if the Millennium Bug is not fixed, when the year 2000 arrives, our financial records will be inaccurate, our telephone system will be unreliable, our government will be paralyzed and airline flights will be canceled without warning. In other words, things will be pretty much the same as they are now." Dave Barry 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth's gravitational pull has become since 1990." Dave Barry 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough." Dave Barry 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?" Dave Barry 4.3 avg (6 votes)
"It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate." Dave Barry 4.3 avg (3 votes)
"MEGAHERTZ: This is a really, really big hertz." Dave Barry 4.3 avg (3 votes)
"Back in the old days, most families were close-knit. Grown children and their parents continued to live together, under the same roof, sometimes in the same small, crowded room, year in and year out, until they died, frequently by strangulation." Dave Barry 4.3 avg (9 votes)

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