Education: College dropout from NYU. For some reason they awarded me their Alumni Achievement Award in 2010, even though I am not technically an alumnus, and have not achieved anything. I am old and cranky. I write “Below the Beltway,” a weekly humor column that is nationally syndicated. With my son Dan and David Clarke, I write the daily newspaper comic strip Barney & Clyde, about a friendship between a billionaire and a bum.