Patrick Jake "P. J." O'Rourke (born November 14, 1947) is an American political satirist, journalist, writer, and author. O'Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, The American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard, and frequent panelist on National Public Radio's game show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!. In the United Kingdom, he is known as the face of a long-running series of television advertisements for British Airways in the 1990s.

He is the author of 17 books, of which his latest, Holidays in Heck, was released November 1, 2011. This was preceded on September 21, 2010, by Don't Vote!-It Just Encourages the Bastards, and on September 1, 2009, Driving Like Crazy with a reprint edition published on May 11, 2010. According to a 60 Minutes profile, he is also the most quoted living man in The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations.

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Patrick Jake O'Rourke Quotes

Automobiles are free of egotism, passion, prejudice and stupid ideas about where to have dinner. They are, literally, selfless. A world designed for automobiles instead of people would have wider streets, larger dining rooms, fewer stairs to climb and no smelly, dangerous subway stations.
P.J. (Patrick Jake) O'Rourke (b. 1947), U.S. journalist. "An Argument in Favor of Automobiles vs. Pedestrians," Give War a Chance (1992).
Seriousness is stupidity sent to college.
P.J. (Patrick Jake) O'Rourke (b. 1947), U.S. journalist. "A Serious Problem," Give War A Chance (1992).
Maybe a nation that consumes as much booze and dope as we do and has our kind of divorce statistics should pipe down about "character issues." Either that or just go ahead and determine the presidency with three-legged races and pie-eating contests. It would make better TV.
P.J. (Patrick Jake) O'Rourke (b. 1947), U.S. journalist. "Attack of the Midget Vote Suckers," Parliament of Whores (1991).

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