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 Post subject: What a coincidence
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:50 pm 
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This Dave Barry column was such a riot that Jim Shea of the Hartford Courant (again?) just couldn't resist. <p>*** "It's not plagiarism!" No, it isn't. "It's an obvious idea!" Then why write it? Dave Barry has a long history of writing strained takes on the obvious, but, although he has a Pulitzer Prize, there's no reason to copy him.***


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 Post subject: Re: What a coincidence
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:51 pm 
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I have always believed that if Dave Barry deserved a Pulitzer, so did Erma Bombeck.


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 Post subject: Re: What a coincidence
PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 2:56 pm 
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I refuse to believe anyone actually reads Dave Barry. I figure papers just run him because they don't know any better.


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 Post subject: Re: What a coincidence
PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 10:30 pm 
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Guys, he's popular because a lot of people, less sophisticated than us, I'm sure, find him funny.


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 Post subject: Re: What a coincidence
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 12:13 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by jjmoney62:
Guys, he's popular because a lot of people, less sophisticated than us, I'm sure, find him funny.<hr></blockquote><p>Thank you, Man of the People.


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 Post subject: Re: What a coincidence
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:53 am 
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Sigh. I guess those who say the "media" are out-of-touch elitists must be onto something.


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 Post subject: Re: What a coincidence
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You're both welcome.


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 Post subject: Re: What a coincidence
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 1:15 pm 
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To be fair, I will admit that a smile began to form on my lips in response to this Dave Barry column. But it was early in my day.


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