A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 27, 2014
“Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting”

"Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting” was written by syndicated newspaper columnist and humorist Dave Barry for a column on November 19, 1994. The one-liner about fishing has been frequently reprinted.


Wikipedia: Dave Barry
David McAlister “Dave” Barry (born July 3, 1947) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. He has also written numerous books of humor and parody, as well as comedic novels.

19 November 1994, The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA), “Boring people have this way of going on and on and on and ...” by Dave Barry, Accent sec., pg. 10, col. 5:
Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.

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Fish Fights:
A Hall of Fame Quest

By Bob Rich
Guilford, CT: Lyons Press
2001
Pg. 185:
“Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.”

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The Fishing Fanatic:
Quotes and Brags from Experts and Wags

Edited by Damian R. Rubino
Guilford, CT: Lyons Press
2007
Pg. 382:
Fishing is boring unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting. -DAVE BARRY, HUMORIST

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Tweet This Book:
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Edited by Sayre Van Young and Marin Van Young
Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press
2011
Pg. ?:
Fishing
Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actualfish, and then it is disgusting.
Dave Barry

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The 2,548 Wittiest Things Anybody Ever Said
By Robert Byrne
New York, NY: Touchstone
2012
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Fishing is boring until you catch a fish, when it becomes disgusting. —Dave Barry

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