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Andy Rooney's ode to newspapers

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Simon_Cowbell, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Thanks, old, brilliant man.

  2. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    I needed that today
  3. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Thanks, Andy.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    TSP coming along to trash Rooney in 5...4...3
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Rooney gained my support when he stuck up for the striking writers back in the late '80s by refusing to appear on 60 Minutes.
  6. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    That was pretty cool.

    It was interesting how he kept taking shots at TV journalism.
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it was nice and all, but Andy Rooney makes my skin crawl.

    "You know what I've never understood? How come they don't put those kids' faces on milk cartons anymore? I just don't get that. It seemed to work in the 70s. And what is this computer thingy?"

    That guy is so disconnected with reality, it's not even funny.
  8. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Yeah, I get the feeling that having an old white curmudgeon blather on about how important newspapers are does us no service whatsoever. Hell, you might even take it as another death knell: "Oh, great, now Rooney's sticking up for us. We really must be screwed."

    I also got the feeling after watching it that he really didn't say anything.
  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    As usual.
  10. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    ding, ding, ding!
  11. Thank goodness other people share my view of Andy Rooney. The most annoying trait in any person, not to mention a television commentator, is when they say absolutely nothing whatsoever but communicate in a tone that indicates otherwise, as if their words are awe-inspiring and completely original.
  12. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Because the endorsement of Grandpa Simpson is going to be an energizing shot in the arm to a moribund industry.....
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