On Tuesday, CBS announced that the legendary Andy Rooney would be making his last regular appearance on 60 Minutes this upcoming Sunday. Rooney, who is now 92, has spent 33 years with the venerable newsmagazine.
Rooney has held the time slot at the end of 60 Minutes since 1979. There, he has made a name for himself with his musings on life and the changing times. He is known by many for his sometimes strange delivery and odd choice of topics.
And while some of his rants have seemed ridiculous over the years, Rooney is a powerful figure in American journalism. He has been producing TV essays since 1964 and has written 16 books in his career. He has also won four Emmy awards and various Writers Guild awards.
But to most, he will always be remembered as the Andy Rooney of the last two minutes of 60 Minutes. And while occupying that time slot, Rooney has given us some real masterpiece rants.
I've decided to compile a Greatest Hits playlist with the help of YouTube - in no particular order.
Andy Rooney doesn't know who Lady Gaga is -
Andy Rooney hates Bill Gates and Windows -
Andy Rooney can sleep everywhere -
Andy Rooney is a "know-nothing boob" who hates modern art -
Andy Rooney on Christmas catalogs (one of my favorites) -
Andy Rooney Hates Numbers -
Andy Rooney Talks Tools (staple removers are better than staples) -
Andy Rooney talks fashion magazines -
Andy Rooney on the months of the year -