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August 20, 2018


For personal reasons I won’t be blogging for a while.


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Sir, my very best wishes to you. Hope to see you back soon.


OK. Take care my friend.

Uh-oh. I'm not liking the way that sounds. Wishing you the best and hoping that all is well.

Take whatever time you need!


Hope all is well.

P:PS Unless you say otherwise sending prayers and positive energy for your health and happiness!

Take care of needful things. We are all wishing you the best and most of all: We care!

Hope whatever it is isn't serious. Wishing you all the best!

Take care, Dave. Hope everything works out OK.

Wishing you the best and keeping you in our thoughts.

Hope all is well.

Hope all will be well.

Good luck.

We'll be here waiting for your next post.

Wishing you the very best.

This is 10 times worse than when "24" ended. Recharge and come back stronger !

Maybe you should fire judi. That always makes you feel better.

Have fun delivering Sophie to college!

Dave, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

*smacks padraig*

I really hope everything is okay. No matter how long it takes, we'll be here waiting for you.

What everybody said. Hope everyone there is OK.


Wishing you well...

Ditto. We'll miss you and look forward to your return.

In the words of the Fabulous Farquarh, My Eggs Don't Taste the Same without You.

You gotta do what you gotta do.
Wishing you the best.

Take care Dave

Most of us don't some much visit as "Camp out". But yea.

Thanks for letting us know that you need a break from us. I hear that a lot personally, myself, but in any event, take as much time as you need, and we'll be keeping you in our prayers.

All of the above.

Love and prayers, Dave.

We just hope Barry Manilow is not involved.

Here's hoping you feel the love Dave and those "reasons" resolve in a good way.

Sending my very best wishes and thoughts your way.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

We all love you. Take care.

Best Wishes Dave. I hope all turns out well.

Thoughts and prayers and come back soon.

It's the squirrels, isn't it? They've taken you hostage?

Prayers and positive thoughts on your behalf.

Hoping all is well! Noticing that there are no Judi postings since July 12, so firing her appears not to be an option. Looking forward to you being back in the (blog) saddle soon!

What they said ^^^^^

Uh-oh. As much as I'd like to think it's just a delayed reaction to the beer in Zitaly, it doesn't sound like that. Take care, Dave.


Keeping you in my thoughts and hoping to see you back soon.

Best wishes to you and yours.

In sympathy or competition with Gene?

Despite a complete lack of evidence, I blame the Russians.

But seriously, hope all is well.

Hang in there.

Dave, you have improved the lives of everyone who reads or comments on your blog. We all hope that everyone is well and that the crisis passes quickly.

Take care Dave. And thank you for many years of great entertainment.

Well, this is not a blessed event.
Hopefully, this is just the Zitalian quick step, or the squirrels chewing through your cable and you will be able to resume your abnormal activities soon. Take care and be healthy.

Hang in there & take care, Dave! You are loved...

Take care Dave. We miss you and hope that you will be alright.

Blessings, Matey. Arrrgh !

A lot of lurkers suddenly come out of the closet to wish you well, Dave. Hope you're back soon.

Be well. If you need testimony at any type of parole hearing we will be there for you.

Well, damn. I hope all is well. If not, I hope all gets better very soon. You know your fans "love" you and want only the best for you and your family. Shalom.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery and return to the best blog on the planet.

My best, Dave.

Dave, much of the laughter Mrs. PirateBoy and I have we owe to you. If there is anything we can do for you, let us all know?


Best wishes.

Wait... This is a BLOG?!? !?$&@! I thought these conversations were all in my head.
So maybe I'm not nuts after all...?

Dave - Hope your issues are resolved for the best... And soon!

I'm with Wiredog

It doesn't mean the experience doesn't need our thoughts and prayers. I'm currently trying to figure out how to pack food, water, oxygen and Internet for five years for a similar sojourn.

"Can we at least pack the same iron and ironing board that his older brother never used?" might not have been received well by Mrs. NMUA

The only thing that really unites us snarky blogits is a sincere hope that all is well with you and yours. Take care, man. See ya when we see ya.

We (my wife and I)love you, Dave. Hopefully you will be back soon. We will say prayers for you.

Wishing you happy thoughts, for selfish reasons! This blog is a big part of my daily routine. Get it together mister! I need you!

Seriously, your blog and books have always meant a lot to me and I can't wait until you are back, until then I'm wishing you the best!

All the best Dave, looking forward to your return!

(Administers bro-love cyber shoulder-punch to Dave). We've all got your back, dude. Take care, don't take any wooden nickels, and we'll save a seat at Chuck-E-Cheese for you at ringside.

Undercover work, huh?

Take care sir, you are in our thoughts...

Hang in there and take care Dave!

Chloe is working on those schematics, Dave. Let us know if you need anyone's thigh shot: we have connections.

The entire Guin family hopes that you and your family are going to be okay, Dave.

Let us know if we can send Cheez-its and/or beer.

Dave, you definitely have back up here.

On one side you have MOTW, speaking with a mafia voice, saying "we have connections."

On the other side you have nursecindy with her fully loaded *SMACKS*

Dave, you're covered.

To you, who gives the gift of your unique humor to so many, from all of us in the Death Row Doc household, go all our good thoughts, prayers and well wishes. You are respected, admired, and loved by all of us, Whether we read and contribute here, or just do a daily lurk for a laugh!

Anyone else keep checking back here to see if he's changed his mind?
When I was still working as a nurse I realized that you could give a patient the best medicine that was ordered by the best doctor and they would eventually feel better. But, if you gave them a smile or a laugh, they'd feel just a little bit better immediately.
Several years ago I went through a very rough time with my health and I don't know what I would have done without Dave's books. I sat down one night and started reading "Dave Barry's Guide To Guys" and found myself laughing for the first time in months. I can't even tell you how much better I felt.
If you find you're going through "Dave withdrawal" come visit us on the Dave Barry Fan Facebook page. SuzieQ Wacvet and I are the administrators and it's a great site about Dave. There's also another one called Blogits on FB. We don't get paid for doing the Fan or Blogits page. At least I don't. Sue always changes the subject when I ask her if she gets paid. Just kidding, Sue!
One more thing. *SMACKS* Slim Chance.

*raises hand to nursecindy*

I'm also becoming concerned that my sudden increase in productivity will raise questions here at work.

NC, I've been checking back here at least three times a day -- mainly to read everyone else's comments, since I don't expect to hear from Dave for a while. I don't do Facebook, so I'll have to grit my teeth and deal with the cold turkey withdrawal.

Dave, if it's a medical issue and you're reading this, I hope you take your own advice and be sure you don't get the ABBA version of the treatment.

Dave, you bring happiness to the world. I’ll re-read your books until you return blogging.

Snork at Rudolph. The same thought crossed my mind as well.

nursecindy: Thanks, I needed that.

We may need your professional skills for this. To quote our beloved Dave:
"What could possibly go wrong?"


nursecindy, I check back several times a day but mostly to read the comments. I hope he changes his mind and soon but, since we don't know the background, I don't have high hopes.

You are also right about the healing powers of laughter even though Blue Cross still refuses to reimburse me for my Dave Barry collection.

When Dave returns he'll be pleased to know that Chuck-E-Cheese now delivers:


Personally I just want his take on the Herald endorsing the candidate who thinks she was abducted by aliens. :P

Love and prayers to you Dave from Maryann and John. We can't thank you enough for the daily laughter you bring into our lives. We're worried. God bless you.

Dave --- we love you and hope you hurry back, safely & in good health.


Don't tell me - you got hired to drive the Wienermobile for a while!

Seriously, Dave, praying all is well with you and all your family and loved ones. We'll miss you. Well, except nursecindy. She's a crack shot. ;)

Best wishes, hope all will be well.

is the URL for the Dave page/group on Facebook.

Much love, Mr. Barry. Hope all is well, or becomes well. Prayers for you and yours.

NC - I just joined the FB page. Thanks for the heads-up!

P.s. - Do I get a free tote bag, car air freshener, or collector's oven mitt (plus shipping and handling) just for joining?

Welcome Stixnstonz! Your first month is free for joining today! Just kidding. How about I give you a laurel and hearty handshake? If anyone else is wondering I do look at your public FB page view. If you look semi-normal, you're in! Right now we have almost 500 members.

I recommend " Dave Barry Does Japan ", particularly if you know anything about Japan. Lots of laughs.

I hope everything is ok. Please let us know if you can.

Take care, Dave. Much love.

Many years ago Dave went to the hospital (or clinic?) for a colonoscopy. The result was what many call the funnest column of all time (FCOAT). I'm hoping not just for the best, whatever may be going on, but for a new FCOAT.

Dave - I hope thing are going well for you.

Gang - https://phys.org/news/2018-08-evolution-favor-survival-laziest.html

Dave this doesn't sound good. I hope that things work out for you. Think positive no matter what. I hope that you are back soon.
Take Care

@Stixnstonz: No tote bag, but for ordering now they doubled the offer! Just pay a separate fee.

Thanks NC and Wanderer! I'll act now, while operators are standing by.

I'm hoping Dave is just visiting Flathead County, where the police blotter is dependable, but the Wi-Fi isn't.

Thank you for the link Suzie Q., some of us at the back of the geezer bus struggle with "The Facebook."

*nervously awaits nursecindy's blessing*

Hope all is well and wishing you only the best!

As you can see you are terribly missed! get better soon!

is well and wishing where the police blotter is dependable for ordering now they doubled.

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