Andy Rooney: Writers Don’t Retire

Andy Rooney made his last appearance as a regular commenter on "60 Minutes" last night but says he's not retiring because "writers don't retire."

Andy Rooney made his last appearance as a regular commenter on “60 Minutes” last night but says he’s not retiring because “writers don’t retire.”

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At 92, though, he’s earned the right to slow down a mite. And to eat his dinner in peace.




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  1. samwide says:

    You ever see the special, “Mr. Rooney Dines Out”?

    Two things I remember especially:

    “If you’re in a restaurant that has red tassels on the menu, add 10 bucks to the price of the same meal someplace else.”

    “If I’d wanted home cooking, I’d have stayed at home.”

  2. David says:

    Love him or hate him, he was always a fun watch.