2017 poorly re­viewed

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I was ut­terly turned off by Dave Barry’s un­funny, ju­ve­nile re­view of 2017 [“The year of liv­ing deliri­ously,” Wash­ing­ton Post Mag­a­zine, Dec. 31].

I couldn’t get past March. His year in re­view was akin to 10 ele­phants with di­ar­rhea and pos­si­bly worse than read­ing Pres­i­dent Trump’s tweets. I love good hu­mor and strong sar­casm. Barry dis­played nei­ther in this of­fer­ing. His worst of­fense, other than be­ing un­funny, was his ob­ses­sion with den­i­grat­ing the re­ac­tion to Rus­sian in­ter­fer­ence in the U.S. elec­tion. The le­git­i­mate out­rage and sub­se­quent in­ves­ti­ga­tion are not hu­mor­ous. Per­haps Barry is vy­ing to re­place White House press sec­re­tary Sarah Huck­abee Sanders.

There were more than a few hu­mor­ous twists and turns in 2017. There were also many se­ri­ous oc­cur­rences, which Barry cav­a­lierly men­tioned. Barry is about as funny as a bar­ium milk­shake from Ch­er­nobyl. An­drew Boller, Basel, Switzer­land

Af­ter a dent was made this past year into sex­ual ha­rass­ment and the dam­age it has caused, why pub­lish the first sen­tence of Dave Barry’s year in re­view? He wrote, “Look­ing back on 2017 is like wak­ing up af­ter a party where you made some poor de­ci­sions, such as drink­ing te­quila squeezed from the un­der­pants of a per­son you do not re­ally know.”

The im­pli­ca­tion was dis­gust­ing. He could do bet­ter — and so could The Post. Meg McGowan-Tut­tle, Port­land, Ore.

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