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Dave Barry

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"Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business." Dave Barry 4.0 avg (5 votes)
"If you were to open up a baby's head -- and I am not for a moment suggesting that you should -- you would find nothing but an enormous drool gland." Dave Barry 4.0 avg (6 votes)
"In fact, just about all the major natural attractions you find in the West -- the Grand Canyon, the Badlands, the Goodlands, the Mediocrelands, the Rocky Mountains and Robert Redford -- were caused by erosion." Dave Barry 4.0 avg (3 votes)
"Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance." Dancing, Dave Barry 4.0 avg (5 votes)
"It is never okay to throw away veteran underwear. A real guy checks the garbage regularly in case somebody - and we are not naming names but this would be his wife - is quietly trying to discard his underwear, which she is frankly jealous of, because the guy seems to have a more intimate relationship with it than with her." Dave Barry 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"Tokyo is huge. Something like 15 million people live there, and my estimate is that at any given moment, 14.7 million of them are lost. This is because the Tokyo street system holds the world outdoor record for randomness. A map of Tokyo looks like a tub of hyperactive bait. There is virtually no street that goes directly from anywhere to anywhere." Dave Barry 4.0 avg (3 votes)
"A guy could have one major limb lying on the ground a full ten feet from the rest of his body, and he'd claim it was 'just a sprain'." Dave Barry 3.9 avg (16 votes)
"There are many silly superstitions about lightning, and as a result many people - maybe even you - are terrified of it. You shouldn't worry. Thanks to modern science we now know that lightning is nothing more than huge chunks of electricity that can come out of the sky, anytime, anywhere, and kill you." Dave Barry 3.9 avg (9 votes)
"If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry." Dave Barry 3.8 avg (6 votes)
"Cooking was invented in prehistoric times, when a primitive tribe had a lucky accident. The tribe had killed an animal and was going to eat it raw, when a tribe member named Woog tripped and dropped it into the fire. At first the other tribe members were angry at Woog, but then, as the aroma of burning meat filled the air, they had an idea. So they ate Woog raw." Dave Barry 3.8 avg (12 votes)
"Scientists tell us that the fastest animal on earth, with a top speed of 120 ft/sec, is a cow that has been dropped out of a helicopter." Dave Barry 3.8 avg (8 votes)
"If God had wanted us to spend our time fretting about the problems of home ownership, He would never have invented beer." Dave Barry 3.8 avg (4 votes)
"The function of RAM is to give us guys a way of deciding whose computer has the biggest, studliest, most tumescent MEMORY. This is important, because with today's complex software, the more memory a computer has, the faster it can produce error messages. So the bottom line is, if you're a guy, you cannot have enough RAM." Dave Barry 3.7 avg (10 votes)
"You should never pick up a newspaper when you're feeling good, because every newspaper has a special department, called the Bummer Desk, which is responsible for digging up depressing front-page stories with headlines like DOORBELL USE LINKED TO LEUKEMIA and OZONE LAYER COMPLETELY GONE DIRECTLY OVER YOUR HOUSE." Dave Barry 3.6 avg (11 votes)
"The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number." Dave Barry 3.5 avg (2 votes)
"The Internet: Transforming Society and Shaping the Future Through Chat." Dave Barry, Internet 3.5 avg (6 votes)
"My mother used to say to me: "Son, it's better to be rich and healthy than poor and sick." I think that still makes a heck of a lot of sense, even in these troubles times." Dave Barry 3.5 avg (6 votes)
"The only flaw in the Hinckley trial is that it left a lot of people with the impression that psychiatrists are just a bunch of bearded voodoo doctors who espouse confusing and wildly contradictory theories that have nothing to do with common sense. This is totally unfair. Many psychiatrists are clean-shaven." Dave Barry 3.5 avg (4 votes)
"The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes." Dave Barry 3.3 avg (7 votes)
"Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes." Dave Barry, Politics 3.0 avg (9 votes)

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