I am Gene Weingarten, humor columnist and feature writer for The Washington Post.
My short bio: I write funny stuff and serious stuff for The Washington Post. I have written screenplays with David Simon and (separately) with Dave Barry, and am co-creator, with my son, Dan, of “Barney & Clyde,” a semi-successful newspaper daily comic strip. Some of my serious articles have been widely talked about, for better or worse, such as this:
and this, my favorite:
I am working on a book based on the premise that there is no such thing as an "ordinary day." To do this, I chose one day at random, by picking numbers out of a hat. Turns out to be Dec. 28, 1986. I'm drilling deep into that one day. I've got plenty of things that made the news on that day, but I'm on serious lookout for interesting true stories from ordinary lives. That's where you all come in, I hope.
But I'm also here for anything you want. Okay, AMA.