The reason I bring it up is that William Safire is pulling stakes, too. He's not retiring, he's only 70 for God's sake. He has decided to change careers mid-waterfall and finally pursue something he likes. Good for him. That whole "Respected Op-Ed Genious" gig was just grinding him down.
Oh yeah, the reason I'm bringing it all up. Right. In the Dave Barry article, Curtis coughs out the tantalizing suggestion that maybe Barry would rather find himself writing something a little headier than exploding bovine ruminations. Like, say, New York Times Op-Ed pieces, perhaps. It's not out of the realm of possibility.
This would be awesome. Seriously.
And while we're dreaming, how about when Dan Rather departs - uh, resigns - then Jon Stewart and team can deftly bring us the CBS Daily News at dinnertime, or something like it. Cuz you know, Jon's funnier than a cat caught in the whipporwhills during a Texas drizzle.
Oh, and you have to love how I used the word "ruminations" in the same breath as "exploding bovine". (Look it up if you have to, dammit.)