Andy Rooney interviewed by Ali G.
A good coda for the end of Andy Rooney’s curmudgeonly career, in which he offers to loan Ali G one of his 50 books on the English language.
I’m not retiring. Writers don’t retire, and I’ll always be a writer.Andy Rooney • In his final “A few minutes with Andy Rooney” moment on “60 Minutes.” Nice to see he didn’t smooth off the edges even as he was sad about leaving his job.
In honor of Andy Rooney’s pending retirement from being the full-time resident complainer on “60 Minutes,” our favorite clip from the curmudgeonly icon of complaining about things he doesn’t understand. In this case, eBooks. Rooney will reportedly make occasional appearances, which is the television way of saying, “we like you, but you’re too old.” (Larry King made a similar exit from CNN under this pretense last year.) Rooney is a youthful 92 years old.