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Author Topic: "Do you know what I hate? Dying."  (Read 662 times)

Styyna

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"Do you know what I hate? Dying."
« on: November 05, 2011, 10:53:34 AM »
Good night, Andy Rooney.

Thanks for putting into words so many of our thoughts. Thanks for making Sunday evening a little more interesting and lighter as I prepared for Mondays over the years.
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To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness. - Mary Stuart

makinalist

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Re: "Do you know what I hate? Dying."
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 02:19:35 PM »
Look at the words being used to describe him: crusty, cranky, crabby, curmudgeonly, gruff, and rumpled.  He was all of those things, I suppose, but most of all he made us think about everything and anything as if for the first time.

I hope there is a special to revisit some of his little TV essays.  I will watch it if there is.  (Are you listening, 60 Minutes?)  Maybe I need one of his books instead...
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Styyna

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Re: "Do you know what I hate? Dying."
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 09:53:24 PM »
He was all those things and I appreciated him for being who he was. I didn't always agree with him but that was part of his appeal to me.

Exposure to some of the most profound ideas in my life come from people just like him - a little untidy and unkempt, often opinionated but thoughtful about it. He shared just enough of my points of view so that I trusted him. Not blindly, but enough that when he put forth an idea with which I totally disagreed I tended to stop and think about his idea more than I would if his ideas were always in sharp contrast to my own. I always felt like I could sit down and have an interesting discussion with him about any of the topics he presented and that real communication could take place. I don't often have that feeling about media personalities.

In his brief moments at the end of 60 Minutes I often took away more to think about than from any of the excellent, professional segments presented during the bulk of the show.
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