Monday, October 03, 2011
All This and Andy Rooney
As a kid I never really liked watching news shows. To this day, I'm not much of a news watcher. Mostly I don't like the bad news. And it seems like that's most of what the news is. But for the last few years, I've become interested in some of the shows that come on CBS on Sunday evenings. Mostly, these consist of The Amazing Race and Big Brother. So, much of the time, I'll catch the end of 60 Minutes. Usually, I'll catch enough of the news magazine to see whatever Andy Rooney has to say that week.
And last night was the end of that particular era. Andy Rooney delivered his final last word for 60 Minutes. They showed a lot of clips of the things he's discussed over the years. And the more I've watched of his commentaries, the more I've realized, I could totally do that.
Think about it, most of what he does is give his opinion about random stuff. Occasionally he'll delve into a serious topic, but most of the time it seems like random thoughts about random occurrences. It's as if he's been writing a blog similar to this, and then just reading them out loud on camera.
So, CBS, if you're looking for a replacement for Andy Rooney, I formally submit myself. Just take a look at some of the things I've written on this blog and imagine someone reading them out loud with a mostly sarcastic kind of tone. Yeah, I could do that.