Dave Barry caught by the long arm of the law.
March 29, 2001 7:08 PM   Subscribe

Dave Barry caught by the long arm of the law. The Pulitzer-winning humorist, who every year around this time puts out a column bemoaning income taxes, just found out he's being audited. Coincidence?
posted by OneBallJay (9 comments total)
I think Dave Barry is one of the most entertaining writers of the past 40 years. Every Thursday I head over to the Miami Herald and read the new column. This one caught me off guard, because it dealt with my line of work.

Of course, being audited hardly means being caught doing something wrong. It's also possible that he's making this up (see the article's date), but I doubt it. He probably just won the audit lottery (everybody's got around a 1% chance, nowadays).
posted by OneBallJay at 7:12 PM on March 29, 2001

Here's last years tax column, somehow I missed putting it in the original post.
posted by OneBallJay at 7:30 PM on March 29, 2001

Dave Barry rules. Especially this book.
posted by owillis at 10:30 PM on March 29, 2001

Not a coincidence. We all bemoan income taxes this time of year but we don't all get audited. It's like blaming drowning on swimming. That guy was swimming when he drowned so that musta been the cause of it. ..or something. Don't mind me. I'm going through withdrawl.
posted by ZachsMind at 12:28 AM on March 30, 2001

Dave Barry is funny? Now that is news.
posted by Outlawyr at 4:41 AM on March 30, 2001

I got audited. I never bad mouthed IRS. I am not funny. I am not wealthy or a commie. Perhaps my ex girlfriend......
posted by Postroad at 4:55 AM on March 30, 2001

Outlawyr, 'news'?
posted by tomplus2 at 7:03 AM on March 30, 2001

I'm with accountingboy and owillis. Dave Barry is the funniest man in the known universe.
posted by mac at 7:35 AM on March 30, 2001

I actually thought that drowning was the result of a lack of swimming. At least effective swimming...

Obligatory thread comment: I think like Dave Barry, so why can't I write like him... ....
posted by fooljay at 1:02 PM on March 30, 2001

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