January 03, 2005
Dave Barry takes a break

Dave Barry is signing off for a year or more as the Miami Herald's weekly humor columnist. Whether you think he "used to be funnier" or not - personally, I think his material is a bit familiar, but he himself is about as funny as ever - he has certainly earned the break. I hope he'll pop up from time to time during his sabbatical when the muse strikes him - it appears that his blog is still active - because he really is one of the best writers around. But if this is his swan song, then all I can say is "We who laugh at exploding toilets and falling cows salute you". Thanks to Matt for the reminder.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 03, 2005 to Other punditry | TrackBack

Anyone that can write classic essays such as "The Men's Guide to Buying Gifts For Women" will be sorely missed. Then again, I still miss Mike Royko.

Posted by: William Hughes on January 3, 2005 7:49 PM

I really liked Dave Barry a lot, until he got all wrapped up in the deep suffering of affluent libertarians.

Maybe he''ll get some perspective while he's gone.

Posted by: julia on January 3, 2005 9:12 PM