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Dave Barry is not making this up

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Humor columnist Dave Barry has a characteristically witty and satirical take on the everyday occurrences of life. Collected here are a variety of his most-loved columns, performed with aplomb by Arte Johnson.
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  • 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
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    subject_facet American wit and humor
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