Monday, January 17, 2005

What the NY Times needs is more booger jokes!

Speaking of William Safire, Bryan Curtis, writing in Slate, says that Dave Barry should replace William Safire at the New York Times.

As soon as William Safire shuffles off to the Old Columnists' Home, put Barry smack dab in the middle of the Times editorial page. Barry confessed a few years ago that he's a raving libertarian—just the kind of dyspeptic crank who would take pleasure in thumbing Washington in the eye. Give him 14 inches twice a week and let him write whatever he wants. Why settle for another graying libertarian when you can have a libertarian who makes booger jokes?

Well why not? The New York Times could use a healthy dose of absurdist humor in the same way that Garrison Keillor could use a two by four to the noggin. Dave Barry would be like the jester in the Gray Lady's court, keeping her from taking herself so seriously, and slyly whispering "tempus fugit" in her ear before scrawling another madcap graffito across her pages.


At 9:08 PM, Blogger Jib said...

Congrats on your "Large Mammal" status!


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