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Split personality. Liking the arts, especially opera, and hockey and Los Toros. I know, I know THAT one is non pc currently. But I can't help it saw some in Spain and got hooked, but good. But on the other hand right now opera and hockey are in the forefront!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

The last "Satirist" dies.

Yes, it is true..
in my mind at least, Andy Rooney was the last GOOD satirist.
He spoke his mind in a world in which we are constantly adjured to 'CYA'.
To be PC at all times.
To never touch, never hug because it may, nay WILL, be misinterpreted.
I sure did like his ready wit and, yes, his grousing, about all and sundry things.

He may have - I say - may have offended some. 
People with thin skins.
People who always seem to take everything personally.
Who may have a chip on their shoulder.
Are easily offended by what they perceive to be criticism or slur.
And force a confrontation. Force apologies.
Yet, are usually first in line to protest loudly THEIR right to free speech!
Methinks, they protest too much, eh, :-)!

He died at 92 just last Friday: here is more.

HE made "60 Minutes" worth while watching.
A "60 Minutes" without Andy Rooney is not THE "60 Minutes" I enjoyed for so many years.
So, ANDY ROONEY, you will be missed.

You brought a breath of original fresh air to the'serious' (they hope) media.
You groused indiscriminately about what bugged you.
And what many of us, admitting to it or not, did as well.
I respect your speaking unvarnished truths, with a tongue-in-cheek flavor.
Especially that tongue-in-cheek flavor :-)!
YOU made me smile, more often, laugh out loud.
In my mind YOU were, are still, The Curmudgeon par excellence,
a sharp wit leavened with a great sense of humor.

For all that  "Thank you, Andy Rooney".

1 comment:

ICEVET said...

"The Curmudgeon Par Excellence".....well said!!!

His iconic, salt-of-the-earth, "weekly chats" always reminded us that we could maintain our civility by not taking ourselves seriously.