Dave Barry in Cyberspace

Dave Barry in Cyberspace

"VERY FUNNY . . . After a day spent staring at a computer monitor, think of the book as a kind of screen saver for your brain." --New York Times Book Review

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307758682

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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"RELENTLESSLY FUNNY . . . BARRY SHINES." --People A self-professed computer geek who actually does Windows 95, bestselling humorist Dave Barry takes us on a hilarious hard drive via the information superhighway--and into the very heart of cyberspace, asking the provocative question: If God had wanted us to be concise, why give us so many fonts? Inside you'll find juicy bytes on How to Buy and Set Up a Computer; Step One: Get Valium Nerdstock in the Desert; Or: Bill Gates Is Elvis Software: Making Your Computer Come Alive So It Can Attack You Word Processing: How to Press an Enormous Number of Keys Without Ever Actually Writing Anything Selected Web Sites, including Cursing in Swedish, Deformed Frog Pictures, and The Toilets of Melbourne, Australia And much, much more! "VERY FUNNY . . . After a day spent staring at a computer monitor, think of the book as a kind of screen saver for your brain." --New York Times Book Review
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry Turns Fifty

Dave Barry Turns Fifty

DAVE BARRY IN CYBERSPACE A self-professed computer geek who actually does Windows, Dave Barry takes us on a hilarious hard drive via the information Superhighway—and into the very heart of cyberspace. Inside you'll find juicy bytes on: ...

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307778048

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes a celebration of the aging process. Not just Dave's, but that of the whole Baby Boom Generation--those millions of us who set a standard for whining self-absorption that will never be equaled, and who gave birth to such stunning accomplishments as Saturday Night Live!, the New Age movement, and call waiting. Here Dave pinpoints the glaring signs that you've passed the half-century mark: - You are suddenly unable to read anything written in letters smaller than Marlon Brando. - You have accepted the fact that you can't possibly be hip. You don't even know if "hip" is the right word for hip anymore, and you don't care. - You remember nuclear-attack drills at school wherein you practiced protecting yourself by crouching under your desk, which was apparently made out of some kind of atomic-bomb-proof wood. - You can't name the secretary of defense, but you can still sing the Mister Clean song. So pop open a can of Geritol®, kick back in that recliner, grab those reading glasses, and let the good times roll--before they roll right over you!
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry s Only Travel Guide You ll Ever Need

Dave Barry s Only Travel Guide You ll Ever Need

DAVE. BARRY. IN. CYBERSPACE. “Never read the instructions.” Beginning with this most important computer tip of all, fasten your seat belts for a pothole-studded trip down the information highway with Dave Barry.

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307758767

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 625

TAKE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FROM DAVE BARRY, A GUY WHO IS REALLY GONE! Complete with maps, histories, quaint local facts (France's National Underwear Changing Day is March 12), song lyrics, helpful hints on how to get through Customs (all insects must be spayed), and tidbits from Dave Barry's own fond vacation nightmares, DAVE BARRY'S ONLY TRAVEL GUIDE YOU'LL EVER NEED is just that. You'll find everything you need to know in this incredibly comprehensive reference, including: - Air Travel (Or: Why Birds Never Look Truly Relaxed) - Traveling as a Family (Or: No, We Are NOT There Yet) - Traveling in Europe ("Excuse me! Where is the Big Mona Lisa?") - Camping: Nature's Way of Promoting the Motel Industry
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry s History of the Millennium So Far

Dave Barry s History of the Millennium  So Far

Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs Dave Barry in Cyberspace Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys Dave Barry's Gift Guide to End All Gift Guides Dave Barry Is NOT Making This Up Dave Barry Does Japan Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever ...

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101207239

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 913

A brilliantly funny look at the tumultuous recent past from the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist. Remember when everything was going to go to hell when Y2K struck? That didn't happen. Right? But what did happen? To provide a little perspective on a really messed-up millennium (so far), the one and only Dave Barry slips into his historian's robe (it's plush terrycloth) and revisits the defining moments in our country's recent history, from the Bush years to-jeez, it's still the Bush years! As an added bonus, Barry quickly "we're busy here" tosses in the complete history of the last millennium, covering crucial turning points such as the invention of the pizza by Leonardo da Vinci and the computer by Charles Babbage (who died in 1871 still waiting to talk to tech support). Fellow Americans, the time has come to bone up with Barry as he puts the hysterical in history.
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry s Greatest Hits

Dave Barry s Greatest Hits

By Dave Barry: DAVE BARRY'S GUIDE TO MARRIAGE AND/OR SEX CLAW YOUR WAY TO THE TOP STAY FIT & HEALTHY UNTIL YOU'RE DEAD ... OTHER BLACKHOLES* DAVE BARRY'S GREATEST HITS* DAVE BARRY'S COMPLETE GUIDE TO GUYS* DAVE BARRY IN CYBERSPACE* DAVE ...

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307758750

Category: Humor

Page: 304

View: 115

When Dave Barry is on the loose, no one is safe! What Dave Barry did for the men’s movement in his Complete Guide to Guys and for foreign relations when he did Japan he now does for . . . everything in America. The rapacious observer of Tupperware ladies and leisure concept salesmen sounds off on: Football—Football is more than just a game. It is a potential opportunity to see a live person lying on the ground with a bone sticking out of his leg, while the fans, to show their appreciation, perform “the wave.” Sailing—There’s nothing quite like getting out on the open sea, where you can forget about the hassles and worries of life on land, and concentrate on the hassles and worries of life on the sea, such as death by squid. Gambling—Off-Track Betting parlors are the kinds of places where you never see signs that say, “Thank You for Not Smoking.” The best you can hope for is, “Thank You for Not Spitting Pieces of Your Cigar on My Neck.” “The good news: he’s funny as ever. The bad news: the book is only 304 pages.”—Los Angeles Daily News
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry Slept Here

Dave Barry Slept Here

ALSO BY DAVE BARRY The Taming of the Screw Babies and Other Hazards of Sex Stay Fit and Healthy Until You're Dead Claw. ... Dave Barry's Gift Guide to End All Gift Guides Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys Dave Barry in Cyberspace Dave ...

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307758712

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 106

“What caused the American Revolution? This is indeed a rhetorical question that for many years historians have begun chapters with. As well they should. For the American Revolution is without a doubt the single most important historical event to occur in this nation except of course for Super Bowl III (Jets 16. Colts 7. This historian won $35).” So goes the skewed sensibility, the muddied mind, the bent pen of one of America's funniest writers, Dave Barry. This time his subject is U.S. history, the way it's never been told before. Every single momentous event and crucial moment is covered, including . . . • The Birthing Contractions of a Nation • Kicking Some British Butt • Barging Westward • The Forging of a Large, Wasteful Bureaucracy • Deep Economic Doo-doo • The Fifties: Peace, Prosperity, Brain Death . . . and right up through the scintillating Reagan-Bush years, during which, Mr. Barry notes, America is steadfastly Napping Toward Glory. If you love to laugh, if you love your country, if you are unaware that “the Sixth Amendment states that if you are accused of a crime, you have a right to a trial before a jury of people too stupid to get out of jury duty,” Dave Barry Slept Here is the book you've been waiting for since 1776. Or at least since Super Bowl III. Praise for Dave Barry Slept Here “A dazzling performance . . . Barry is brilliant.”—The Washington Post Book World “[Dave] Barry turns his formidable wit to the subject of American history, with a result reminiscent of the Reduced Shakespeare Company: The better you know the original, the funnier it gets.”—Los Angeles Times “I fear that Mr. Barry's dream of making millions of dollars through mass sales of his book to a captive audience of innocent schoolchildren will not be realized, and he will have to be content with making readers laugh a lot, as this one did.”—The New York Times Book Review
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry Does Japan

Dave Barry Does Japan

ALSO BY DAVE BARRY The Taming of the Screw Babies and Other Hazards of Sex Stay Fit and Healthy Until Y0u're Dead ... Up Dave Barry's Gift Guide to End All Gift Guides Dave Barrys Complete Guide to Guys Dave Barry in Cyberspace Dave ...

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307758675

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 820

"One of the funniest peole ever to tap tap on a PC." PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER Not since George Bush's memorable dinner with the Japanese prime minister has the Land of the Rising Sun seen the likes of a goodwill ambassador like Dave Barry. Join him as he belts out oldies in a karaoke bar, marries a geriatric geisha girl, takes his first bath in public, bows to just about everyone, and explores culture shock in all its numerous humorous forms, including: Failing to Learn Japanese in Only Five Minutes (Or: "Very Much Good Morning, Sir!") ; Humor in Japan (Take My Tofu, Please!); Sports in Japan ("Yo, Batter! Loudly Make it Fly!"), and more.
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry Turns Forty

Dave Barry Turns Forty

ALSO BY DAVE BARRY The Taming of the Screw Babies and Other Hazards of Sex Stay Fit and Healthy Until You 're Dead ... Up Dave Barry 's Gift Guide to End All Gift Guides Dave Barry 's Complete Guide to Guys Dave Barry in Cyberspace Dave ...

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307758736

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 148

"Just the ticket for the '90s." SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE If you're too young for a nursing home yet too old to be a rock star, if your marriage is as exciting as scraping grass off the lawnmower blades, then this hilarious book by Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist and author is for you. Put on your protective eyewear and take a probing look inside your increasingly Spam-like body at: The Midlife (Yawn) Marriage; Wise Financial Planning for Irresponsible Scum Such as Yourself; Sex After 40 (or, Sex? After 40?), and other harsh, but amusing realities that leave you laughing, crying and drooling.
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry s Money Secrets

Dave Barry s Money Secrets

Also by Dave Barry The Taming of the Screw Babies and Other Hazards of Sex Stay Fit and Healthy Until You're Dead ... Up Dave Barry's Gift Guide to End All Gift Guides Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys Dave Barry in Cyberspace Dave ...

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307345370

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 307

Did you ever wish that you really understood money? Well, Dave Barry wishes that he did, too. But that hasn’t stopped him from writing this book. In it, Dave explores (as only he can) such topics as: • How the U.S. economy works, including the often overlooked role of Adam Sandler • Why it is not a good idea to use squirrels for money • Strategies that will give you the confidence you need to try for a good job, even though you are—let’s be honest—a no-talent loser • How corporate executives, simply by walking into their offices, immediately become much stupider • An absolutely foolproof system for making money in the stock market, requiring only a little effort (and access to time travel) • Surefire tips for buying and selling real estate, the key being: Never buy—or, for that matter, sell—real estate • How to minimize your federal taxes, safely and legally, by cheating • Why good colleges cost so much, and how to make sure your child does not get into one • How to reduce the cost of your medical care by basically not getting any • Estate planning, especially the financial benefits of an early death • And many, many pictures of Suze Orman But that’s only the beginning! Dave has also included in this book all of the important points from a book written by Donald Trump, so you don’t have to read it yourself. Plus he explains how to tip, how to negotiate for everything (including bridge tolls), how to argue with your spouse about money, and how much allowance to give your children (three dollars is plenty). He also presents, for the first time in print anywhere, the Car Dealership Code of Ethics (“Ethic Seven: The customer is an idiot”). Also, there are many gratuitous references to Angelina Jolie naked. You can’t afford not to buy this book! Probably you need several copies. What kind of financial shape are you in right now? This scientific quiz will show you. Be honest in your answers: If you lie, you’ll only be lying to yourself! The place to lie is on your federal tax return. What is your annual income? 1. More than $50,000. 2. Less than $50,000. 3. However much I get when I return these empties. Not counting your mortgage, how much money do you currently owe? 1. Less than $10,000. 2. More than $10,000. 3. Men are threatening to cut off my thumbs. How would you describe your portfolio? 1. Conservative, mainly bonds and blue-chip equities. 2. Aggressive, mainly options and speculative stocks. 3. My what? When analyzing an investment, what do you consider to be the most important factor? 1. The amount of return. 2. The degree of risk. 3. The name of the jockey. How do you plan to finance your retirement? 1. Savings. 2. Social security. 3. Sale of kidneys. —from the Introduction: “Why You Need This Book” Also available as a Crown eBook.
Categories: Humor

Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up

Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up

By Dave Barry: DAVE BARRY'S GUIDE TO MARRIAGE AND/ OR SEX CLAW YOUR WAY TO THE TOP STAY FIT & HEALTHY UNTIL YOU'RE ... HOLES* DAVE BARRY'S GREATEST HITS* DAVE BARRY'S COMPLETE GUIDE TO GUYS* R R > DAVE BARRY IN CYBERSPACE* DAVE BARRY IS ...

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307758699

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 643

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • You can't make this stuff up. Dave Barry wouldn't lie—and here are the real life, laugh-out-loud stories from across America to prove it. Get up-close with Dave as he examines UFO thrillseekers and Elvis-worshippers, plays lead guitar with a horrifying rock band that includes Stephen King, and swears to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth in stories like these: • a U.S. Supreme Court justice shares his remedy for preventing gas ("I had not realized that this was a matter of concern in the highest levels of government") • a newspaper headline in Ohio announces the combustibility of strawberry Pop-Tarts ("A story that can really help you gain a better understanding of how you can be killed by breakfast snack food") • a frightening fact that snakes have mastered the pipelines leading directly to your toilet—and they're not shy ("Many women might view this as a fair punishment for all the billions of times that guys have left the seat up"). "Barry is at his best." —The Baltimore Sun "He zaps the funny bone." —The Cincinnati Post
Categories: Humor