Dave Barry Vs. Ballet

Dave Barry knows that saying he doesn’t like ballet is wrong – way wrong. But he doesn’t care. “My problem – and it’s MY problem, NOT ballet’s problem – is that, because I am culturally unsophisticated, all ballet looks to me like — even though I know there is MUCH more to it – a troupe of mincing mimes. Whatever the ballet plot is about – love, hate, joy, sorrow, the Russian Revolution, measles – the reaction of the dancers is: ‘It’s MINCING time’!”