Dave Barry has got to be one of my favorite authors. When he's "ON", he's very very funny and when he's "OFF" his articles can be kinda...well eh. The one time of year that he tends to be his funniest is during his The Year in Review article. It's a long read, so you may want to bookmark it and go back to it when you have time. Between the election and the economy (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and gas prices were a favorite target), he had enough fodder to fill several pages.