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Did You Ever Wonder What's On The Other Side, RIP Andy Rooney

 
 
djjd62
 
Reply Sat 5 Nov, 2011 05:51 am
Andy Rooney, Former ‘60 Minutes’ Commentator, Dies At 92

By Associated Press,

NEW YORK — CBS says former “60 Minutes” humorist Andy Rooney has died just a month after his final commentary aired.

He was 92. CBS says he died Friday night in New York.

Rooney spent more than 30 years wryly talking about the oddities of life for “60 Minutes.” He would rail about how unpleasant air travel has become, question why banks have important-sounding names or just talk about the old clothes in his closet.

He joined CBS in 1949 and wrote for numerous shows and stars over the years. He teamed up with newsman Harry Reasoner in the 1960s, and they collaborated on several news specials. One was an Emmy-winning report on misrepresentations of blacks in movies and history books.

Rooney and his late wife, Marguerite, had four children.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 5 Nov, 2011 07:33 am
I sometimes tuned in just to hear what Andy said. Rarely watched the rest of the program. Rest in peace, Andy. You done good.
Reyn
 
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Reply Sat 5 Nov, 2011 07:44 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

I sometimes tuned in just to hear what Andy said.

Yup, me, too.

At 92 though, he did good.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 5 Nov, 2011 09:32 am
@Reyn,
i'm glad he decided to retire and was able to say his goodbyes to the audience
Ceili
 
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Reply Sat 5 Nov, 2011 11:16 pm
@djjd62,
Me too. I loved how he made being curmudgeonly a good thing. RIP Mr. Rooney. Last of an era...
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 5 Nov, 2011 11:22 pm

I have noticed that guys have a disproportionate tendency
to perish very soon after thay retire. I wonder Y that IS !??

Maybe some of them retire because thay r at death 's door.

He seemed OK when he said goodbye on TV.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 5 Nov, 2011 11:26 pm
@djjd62,
Quote:
Did You Ever Wonder What's On The Other Side
Some people who have returned from death have discussed it. www.IANDS.org

Here are 2 medical doctors, 1 of whom is a cardiac surgeon
discussing returns from death. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=JL1oDuvQR08
It takes a few minutes and it gets interesting about maybe 3 minutes in.





David
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 6 Nov, 2011 06:12 am
@OmSigDAVID,
i didn't see his last appearance but i heard it on the radio, with out the visual element his breathing trouble was very evident, he seemed to be struggling for every breath, i wasn't sure if this was illness or just the fact that he was 92 ,i'm guessing now it was the former
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 6 Nov, 2011 06:16 am
@OmSigDAVID,
i love Coast to Coast AM, a radio show dedicated to the strange and mysterious, i subscribe to a podcast so i don't have to stay up all night and can listen to it any time i like, the only shows i skip are NDE topics and spiritual healing stuff

i have no fear of death, in fact i rather fear some sort of everlasting life

as near as i can tell, i didn't exist before i was here, i have no problem ceasing to exist when i'm gone
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 6 Nov, 2011 11:56 am
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:
i didn't see his last appearance but i heard it on the radio, with out the visual element his breathing trouble was very evident, he seemed to be struggling for every breath, i wasn't sure if this was illness or just the fact that he was 92, i'm guessing now it was the former
Understood.
I DID see it. I made it a point to see his last appearance.
With the visual element, he seemed to be OK, the same as always.

I 'm thinking of a guy with whom I was slightly acquainted
who retired in the 1980s and was dead about maybe 2 weeks later.
There have been others.
My dead friend Neil, worked for a railroad for 27 years.
He told me of many guys who retired after many decades
on the job n died b4 getting their first pension checks.

Retirement sits well with me.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 6 Nov, 2011 12:05 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:
i love Coast to Coast AM, a radio show dedicated to the strange and mysterious,
Yeah my friend, Joan, has recommended it.
I used to listen to Long John Nebel, in the 1960s on WOR Radio.
His show was like that; it was fun.




djjd62 wrote:
i subscribe to a podcast so i don't have to stay up all night and can listen to it any time i like,
the only shows i skip are NDE topics and spiritual healing stuff

i have no fear of death, in fact i rather fear some sort of everlasting life
I hope that u 'll excuse my pessimism,
but I think that u r stuck with everlasting intense joy n beauty,
maybe with occasional interruptions for humanity.

djjd62 wrote:
as near as i can tell, i didn't exist before i was here,
I have a hunch that u existed for what 'd be deemed eons
in this dimension b4 now n b4 the first dinosaur hatched.




djjd62 wrote:
i have no problem ceasing to exist when i'm gone
Good Luck!





David

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