Dave Barry

1947 -

A Quote by Dave Barry on achievement, adaptability, america, company, day, design, electricity, inventions, simplicity, and time

Edison's greatest achievement came in 1879, when he invented the electric company. Edison's design was a brilliant adaptation of the simple electrical circuit: the electric company sends electricity through a wire to a customer, then immediately gets the electricity back through another wire, then (this is the brilliant part) sends it right back to the customer again. This means that an electric company can sell a customer the same batch of electricity thousands of times a day and never get caught...the last year any new electricity was generated in the United States was 1937; the electric companies have been merely re-selling it ever since, which is why they have so much free time to apply for rate increases.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

Source: “What is Electricity?”

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A Quote by Dave Barry on inventions

The greatest Electrical Pioneer of them all was Thomas Edison. . . . Edison's first major invention, in 1877, was the phonograph, which could soon be found in thousands of American homes, where it basically sat until 1923, when the record was invented.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

Source: “What is Electricity?”

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A Quote by Dave Barry on guidance, needs, peace, television, truth, wisdom, and world

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth and fresher breath.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

Source: Kids Today, They Don't Know Dum Diddly Do

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A Quote by Dave Barry on life, men, and women

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering there are men on base.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

Source: Miami Herald

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A Quote by Dave Barry on garden, justice, plants, and trouble

The trouble is, you cannot grow just one zucchini. Minutes after you plant a single seed, hundreds of zucchini will barge out of the ground and sprawl around the garden, menacing the other vegetables. At night, you will be able to hear the ground quake as more and more zucchinis erupt.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

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A Quote by Dave Barry on cinema, history, people, and world

Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

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A Quote by Dave Barry on death

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What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

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A Quote by Dave Barry on emotion, flaws, love, practice, and theory

Most married couples, even though they love each other very much in theory, tend to view each other in practice as large teeming flaw colonies, the result of being that they get on each other's nerves and regularly erupt into vicious emotional shouting matches over such issues as toaster settings.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

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A Quote by Dave Barry on computers and purpose

I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

Source: 1994 in Miami Herald

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A Quote by Dave Barry on computers, intelligence, internet, life, mind, people, and television

The Internet is a giant international network of intelligent, informed computer enthusiasts, by which I mean, "people without lives." We don't care. We have each other.... While you are destroying your mind watching the worthless, brain-rotting drivel on TV, we on the Internet are exchanging, freely and openly, the most settings, uninhibited, intimate and, yes, shocking details about our "CONFIG.SYS."

Dave Barry (1947 -)

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