Friday, February 12, 2016

All truths are equal, but some are more equal than others

Some guy named William Faulkner once said, "The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past."

I agree.

That being said, I just discovered today, 43 days into this new year, Dave Barry's 2015 Year In Review. I recommend it highly for your reading edification and pleasure because not only has Dave Barry already won a Pulitzer Prize, he is probably on somebody-or-other's short list to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

I jest.

But I do hope you will read and enjoy his take on 2015 because (a) it proves that sarcasm is alive and well, (b) we ought to be able to laugh at ourselves, and (c) some other guy named George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Some guy named George Orwell once said something sort of similar to the title of this post.


  1. Thank you for Dave Barry's take on the world.
    There were several snickers as I read. Not genetically modified snickers either.

  2. I have read every word in the Dave Barry link. I wonder how 2016 will measure up in comparison.

  3. I can’t read him—I can’t, I can’t, I can’t. I used to enjoy him, but then I discovered an instance of plagiarism in which he claimed an old and obscure bit of humor as his own, and that one thing ruined him for me forever. Even in humorists, I expect integrity, and what could be a greater moral failure in a writer than to claim that which isn’t his own?

  4. Wonderful stuff. I have made a note in my diary to see what he has to say about 2016.