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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. .

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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