Andy Rooney… He Will Be Missed

As a lunatic who struggles to express his madness through words, one of my greatest frustrations has been my inability to write in a way that allows you, the reader, to “hear” the words the way I do in my head. You see, many of the thoughts that bring a big smile to my face, though original to me, actually play out in my mind in voices other than my own. While the difference is usually just a matter of accent or dialect, there are many many occasions where it actually plays out in the voice of a favored personality. And among those, the most common by far, is the voice of Andy Rooney.

Well Andy Rooney died last night at the ripe old age of 92, and to say that he lived those years to the fullest would one of the most monumental understatements of all time. But all his accomplishments aside, the thing that I liked the most about Andy was the very thing that got him painted as a “curmudgeon” – his simple desire to do his thing and be left alone. And while I’ve never been much of a believer in the whole “after life” thing, if there actually is one, I’m betting he’ll find himself just as pestered by fawning fans there as he was here. Regardless, Andy’s voice, living on in my head, is all but guaranteed!

Here’s what 60 Minutes posted this morning, as well as a video of his final commentary:


Via Andy Rooney dead at 92 – CBS News Video


Via Andy’s Last Commentary – 60 Minutes – CBS News

For more, our friend Pied Type did a very nice post at Andy Rooney dies at 92.

I want ice water.

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22 thoughts on “Andy Rooney… He Will Be Missed

  1. Thanks for the mention. I didn’t even think to check CBS; of course they would do an outstanding job. “60 Minutes” tomorrow night should be worth watching. I’ll be disappointed if they don’t do a big segment, or maybe the whole show, about Rooney. (He’d hate that, wouldn’t he?)

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  2. I can just hear him now: “I don’t know what the fuss is all about!” ๐Ÿ˜€

    You know I started out just wanting to post his final commentary, but all the Youtube videos had embedding disabled. I only ended up at CBS because I wanted to include a link to 60 minutes. Thank goodness that provide embed codes! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • “An American Fixture” is so right! I didn’t know myself until I saw Pied Type’s post, but I have seen plenty of news reports on it since. What a loss for us all…

      Thanks for your comment!

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  3. Im sure he will be pestered in the ‘After-Life’ he sounds as if he had one Great Life and has gained much respect… I hadnt heard of this Fine Gentleman.. but Im sure the world is more empty with out him.. (And I can honestly say IzaakMak… as you will see from some of my post.. that the ‘After-life’ is real… I think its this reality that is the night-mare.. ..
    Wishing you a realxing trouble pc free Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

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