Dave Barry wrote a humor column for the Miami Herald between 1983 and 2005 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1988. He is the only columnist who has written extensively about toilets ever to do so. Not funny but amazing fact: In 25 years he never missed a deadline. As a syndicated columnist Barry’s work appeared in more than 500 newspapers around the world. He has written dozens of books of columns and fiction. Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom Dave’s World. In 1994 Dave Barry set a pair of underwear on fire with David Letterman. The humor columnist has run for president several times, without success. He’d cringe if he heard anyone say it, but the man is a national treasure whose retirement left a gaping toilet-sized whole in the world of American humor writing.