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Rooney, the legendary "60 Minutes" commentator, offers wry observations on everything from big business and politics to the frustrations of everyday life.
Andy Rooney Samples
The following things are true about money. There is no evidence that people with a lot of money are any happier than people who don't have much.
May seems early for graduation ceremonies, but a lot of colleges are having them this weekend. I've just stopped to check the difference between "graduation" and "commencement."
Our house is full. My clothes closets are hanger to hanger with no room in between to squeeze in so much as a necktie. My dresser drawers are full of clean shirts from the laundry and frayed shirts to wear Saturdays.
Considering how much time we spend doing it, little has been written about lying in bed. It seems like a waste of time to spend seven or eight of every 24 of our hours in bed, but that's what we need. Naps are one of the best things in life.
Thinking about government abstractly, Americans are pretty much all in favor of democracy. Our leaders should be the smartest Americans, but pursuing politics as a career doesn't usually interest those people.
Our government is collecting something like 2 trillion dollars from us in taxes this year. I don't object to that figure except I know darn well Congress ends up spilling about a quarter of the money.
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