Posts tagged "Andy Rooney"

Heaven Recently Got A Little More Andy Rooney

Sad news, guys: Andy Rooney died over the weekend. An American treasure! Not sarcastic! For as much as it was so easy to poke fun at his rants, he was still a venerable institution, and in their own bizarre, crotchety way, those rants were a delight. The New York Times obituary captured them perfectly:… More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / November 7, 2011

The Week In GIFs

I have to admit, the "Week In GIFs" has gotten a bit more exciting for me now that our stories are back on TV. They produce so many amazing GIFs! I almost feel sorry for the shows we loved in the years before GIFs were very popular. I bet they would've produced some classic GIF… More »

By: Kelly Conaboy / September 30, 2011

R.I.P. Andy Rooney’s News Segment

Many Americans have their own story about discovering the brilliance of Andy Rooney. Mine came a few years ago when he did an essay about how there were three can openers in his kitchen and I think the end of the CUTTING and INCISIVE essay said something like "what are we gonna do with all… More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / September 28, 2011

Andy Rooney Continues To Be Old

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By: Gabe Delahaye / November 8, 2010

Duh Aficionado Magazine: Andy Rooney Is A Big Old Fatso

Obesity is a very serious health crisis that's threatening major repercussions for the American economy and health system. It's endemic and seemingly intractable due to the fact that over-consumption is pretty directly tied into the "American Dream," which is what it is all supposed to be about. For more on this important issue, please Google… More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / October 12, 2010

Duh Aficionado Magazine: Andy Rooney Is So Old

Goodbye, Betty White. Hello, Andy Rooney! In this week's episode of 60 Minutes, Andy reminded us, as if we needed reminding, that he is so, SO old, with an essay about how he doesn't know who Lady Gaga is: Oh, Andy Rooney. The thing that separates you from the "average" American isn't not knowing who… More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / May 10, 2010

Have A Great Summer And Stay Sweet, You Guys!

Dear You Guys, So for the past 15 months I've gotten to help plan and launch a totally unique new website, working with a team made up entirely of people who were already my friends on an idea so crazy it just did work. I got to write about almost anything I wanted and share… More »

By: Lindsay Robertson / June 26, 2009

Andy Rooney Accidentally Plagiarizes 1981 SNL Parody Of Himself

Andy Rooney's always-entertaining commentary on last night's 60 Minutes was about shoes. Why don't they design better ones, why don't they fit, why does everyone have so many, and then a weird nostalgic story at the end just to make sure it didn't make too much sense. Anyway, I'm not suggesting that this is the… More »

By: Lindsay Robertson / June 15, 2009

Andy Rooney And The “Big Awkward Boy”

Andy Rooney's monologue last night started out innocently enough: it's graduation season, which is a great time of year, Andy himself didn't graduate because he was fighting in WWII, but he once sat for several hours at a college graduation, watching over 500 kids get their diplomas...and then that's where the underminer part of ole'… More »

By: Lindsay Robertson / May 11, 2009

Andy Rooney Did That Thing Again

Sigh. We all love Andy Rooney, but these "Must fill two minutes with random sentences tenuously connected by a common word" columns are ridiculous. This one isn't quite as bizarre as 3/01/09, but close: "Because I've been counting I know that today is President Obama's 104th day in office." Doesn't Andy Rooney watch the… More »

By: Lindsay Robertson / May 4, 2009

Andy Rooney Made A Little Bit Of Sense Last Night!

Andy Rooney, who we all LURVE, did his complaint column, "a few minutes with Andy Rooney," about taxes on 60 Minutes last night. He has an idea for solving all of American's tax angst: Pretty solid! Other than the fact that it would never happen or work. But these days this is the most… More »

By: Lindsay Robertson / April 20, 2009

LeBron James’s Amazing Shot Makes 60 Minutes Briefly Cool To The Kids

The internet is buzzing about this amazing shot (that's what the internet is calling it, they pretty much all look amazing to me) that LeBron James casually made without really trying during an interview with Steve Kroft that will air on 60 Minutes this Sunday: And if they like that, just wait until the kid… More »

By: Lindsay Robertson / March 26, 2009

3/01/09: The Day Andy Rooney Ran Out Of Things To Complain About

We all love Andy Rooney. That's a given. And we've all watched and noted, in recent years, that Andy Rooney seems to have, either due to advanced age or simply a dearth of annoying things in the world, begun to phone it in (no doubt on one of those new-fangled tiny phones). He's very old,… More »

By: Lindsay Robertson / March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney turns 90 years old today. That is so many years old. That's almost all of the years. It was like big bang, then dinosaurs, then Andy Rooney crawled out of the ocean. You know how they say that if Earth's history was one year, then human history would be 20 minutes, or something? More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / January 14, 2009

Andy Rooney Gets His Hair Brushed

Being Andy Rooney isn't all glitz, glamor, and poorly-designed umbrellas. Before the last ungraciously mocked fan gift is laid out on Andy's desk, he's forced to have his hair brushed by someone forced to brush his hair: It isn't the music I'd pick (Mozart's Requiem) but it'll do. (Via Joe Mande, creator of the… More »

By: Lindsay Robertson / December 16, 2008

Anderson Cooper In A Bathing Suit.

Last night, Anderson Cooper interviewed Michael Phelps for 60 Minutes, catching up with the 23-year-old phenom, who won a bunch of medals and -- BLAH BLAH BLAH Anderson Cooper in a bathing suit!: Now if it had been Andy Rooney instead of Andy Cooper, then we'd all be surprised, but a Thanksgiving weekend miracle all… More »

By: Lindsay Robertson / December 1, 2008

The Andy Rooney Of China’s Funny Observations Are Not About Umbrella Proliferation

Andy Rooney's 60 Minutes segment is the funniest five minutes on TV each week, and his legions of younger (because we're all younger) fans will love that Andy's finally big enough to have gotten The Onion News Network treatment this week: (Or, possibly, China is now big enough.) Another great Andy Rooney joke: TheMore »

By: Lindsay Robertson / November 20, 2008

The Andy Rooney Game Is Back

Joe Mande's Andy Rooney Game -- where he takes out all but the first and last sentences of Andy's bemusedly tolerated 60 Minutes segments, is back with an edited version of Andy's Vice Presidential screed from last night. Andy just does not get the appropriate amount of attention from the internet, so here it… More »

By: Lindsay Robertson / September 29, 2008

Andy Rooney Says What No One Else Is Ever Thinking

Have you ever noticed how Andy Rooney is old and kind of nonsensical. I do love his powerful essay about how he has four different cheese cutters in his kitchen because his wife keeps buying cheese cutters, a topic that is on the minds of all Americans, and who doesn't love his impressivelyMore »

By: Gabe Delahaye / April 25, 2008