Dave Barry Pens Final Column ... Maybe


Monday, January 3rd 2005, 11:22 am
By: News On 6


MIAMI (AP) _ Popular humorist Dave Barry said Sunday's column for The Miami Herald was his last _ maybe. Barry, who has written humor columns for three decades, including 22 years at the Herald, says he's holding out the possibility of a return.

But for now, he says, ``I want to stop before I join the horde of people who think I used to be funnier. And I want to work on some other stuff.''

Barry says he will write occasional pieces, weighing in ``from time to time if something really important happens, such as a cow exploding in a boat toilet.''

In the column, Barry thanks his editors and readers.

``You've given me the most wonderful career an English major could hope to have,'' he writes. ``I am very grateful. And I'm not making that up.''