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RIP Andy Rooney by Loretto on 8 November 2011 5:42pm
He was an old curmudgeon at times but he was also direct, honest and often very funny. Here's one of my favorite pieces of Rooney's writings.


Being 42 now, I appreciate it even more.

Just in case you might think the link isn't worth reading, here's a small snippet of why I liked the old curmudgeon:

"Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over forty for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of forty-plus, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some twenty-two-year-old waitress.

Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free,” here’s an update for you. Now 80 percent of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage."

I LOVE THE LAST LINE! Tears rolling down my face every time I read it.

Re: RIP Andy Rooney by tucsonmike on 12 November 2011 11:13pm
I miss him.
Re: RIP Andy Rooney by Loretto on 13 November 2011 12:16am
Me too! :-(
What a way to go though, he died 4 weeks after he retired. I suspect he knew something. He was 92!
Re: RIP Andy Rooney by Lounge Trekker on 13 November 2011 8:31am
No apologies necessary from where I am...I'm only 43 years from where Andy is now...yeeesh!

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