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Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney


Write to Andy Rooney at Tribune Media Services,2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Food for thought
By Andy Rooney

FOOD DOESN’T exactly rule our lives, but we spend an awful lot of time thinking about it, buying it, preparing it, eating it, and dreaming about it. Some food cravings have followed me all my life.
I must have been very young when my mother gave me a dinner of macaroni and cheese, but I remember loving the taste and it’s something I never got over.
My father was successful, making over $10,000 a year during the Great Depression, but he

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:34 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:37 PM )
 
This columnist likes newspaper every day
By Andy Rooney

EVERY ONCE in a while, it amuses me to check into the number of newspapers that run this column. The last time I looked, there were about 110 of them, and I like that a lot, but I’d be kidding myself if I thought everyone who reads those papers reads the column. It would be in the millions, and that would make me nervous.
In my office, I get eight different newspapers every day. I look at all of them for stories that

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:25 PM
 
You can count on me to complain

IF YOU’VE been reading my columns for the last 30 years, you know I earn my living by complaining and commenting on things that bother me. These days, there are quite a few situations that annoy me. Here’s just a sampling:
Often, when I’m in a store, I end up in the checkout line that takes the longest. Someone in front of me is paying with a check that has to be validated by the store manager. The manager is nowhere to be found. The other people in line start looking at each other in disgust. This happens

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:58 PM
 
My trip to the cafeteria
By Andy Rooney

I WENT to the cafeteria in my office building today to buy lunch. They don’t really call it a cafeteria, but The Station Break Cafe. Clever, right? I call it a cafeteria and always will. Since I sometimes try to watch my weight, I thought I’d better have a salad because I’ve had two bowls of ice cream this week. The cafe has a salad bar, where you can choose from a selection of vegetables, cheeses and meats.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011 12:21 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 05, 2011 12:28 PM )
 
It's becoming too expensive to fly

IF THE MAJOR airlines don’t stop nickel-and-diming the public with all sorts of new fees and fare increases, potential passengers may consider using other modes of transportation. Air travel has become quite an unpleasant experience for a number of reasons. I’m not going to mention any names of airlines; they know who they are.
It’s almost impossible for the average person to figure out how much they’ll actually have to pay

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 12:31 PM
 
Japanese earthquake brings back memories

I THOUGHT I would write about Japan today because, like most people in the world, my heart goes out to all its citizens. The world hopes that the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami will subside. We also hope that damage to the nuclear power plants can soon be brought under control so the Japanese people, with help from the world, can begin the process of rebuilding their great nation, again.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 1:04 PM
 
The headlines don't grab me

WHEN I PICK up my newspapers every morning, I always gaze at the headlines first. I’m looking for the headlines I find interesting, as well as those that don’t interest me. I’m always interested in any headlines about the television business. Those stories are always good to read. The headlines that don’t interest me are usually those in the business section. They always seem confusing to me. Editors who write the business headlines and stories must be smarter than I am because, frankly, I often fail to understand what they’re talking about.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 12:19 PM
 
The case for good food and bread

LAST NIGHT, I couldn’t get to sleep and, looking for something easy to think about while I was lying there, I got thinking about food. I enjoy thinking about food because I enjoy eating.
Our tastes change, of course, over time. I remember as a kid loving peanut butter and grape jelly on bread. I like good bread, I like peanut butter and I like grape jelly, but I wouldn’t eat peanut butter and jelly on a slice of bread now even if I was starving.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011 2:55 PM
 
Minor friends never fight

Old friends may be the best friends, but new friends you don’t know very well are good, too. They’re not only good, but they can also be less trouble than old friends. You know how it is with old friends.
New friends, by which I mean friends with whom you have no serious relationship, make life pleasant. These people are passing-on-the-street friends, elevator friends, small business friends

Tuesday, March 01, 2011 2:31 PM
 
Looking at America

(Andy Rooney is taking the day off. In his absence, we are reprinting a classic column originally published April 26, 1993.)

Fourth on my list of things I’d like to do, but doubt I ever will, is to drive across the United States and back. I want to do it right. I don’t want to get anywhere. I just want to look at America . . . out of the city.
While I’m dreaming, I’d like to do it in a car that’s bigger and more luxurious than ours. I’ve never been in a Rolls-Royce. That would be nice. We’ll have a big cooler with ice in back.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:03 PM
 
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