Dave Barry at the Olympics

The Miami Herald columnist has always been hilarious, but now he is hilarious from Beijing.

He's even blogging. But this is from a recent column you should really read about being a passenger in a Beijing taxi:

I've found the taxi drivers to be friendly, although usually they speak very little English. Here's a transcript of the longest conversation I've had with a driver:

DRIVER: America?

ME: Yes.

DRIVER: Michael Jordan! Number One!

ME: Well, he . . .


ME: Yes. Shaq.


ME: Yao Ming?

DRIVER: Yao Ming! China!

ME: Yes.

DRIVER: Baseball!

ME: Basketball?

DRIVER: Baseball.