Elliott Kalan likes to complain about things. The Daily Show writer can go on forever (or at least one whole minute) on his irritation with gum, fancy pork-pie hat stores in your neighborhood, pre-made sandwiches, and generic movie titles.
So now that Andy Rooney has officially stepped down from his role as “old cranky guy” on 60 Minutes, Mr. Kalan would like to humbly submit his application for the job of professional complainer.
“You get to know someone pretty well in a war,” said Andy Rooney.
It was 2:20 p.m. on the afternoon of Thursday, July 23, and Mr. Rooney, TV news’s most celebrated curmudgeon, was standing with a microphone at the front of St. Bartholomew’s Church, on Park Avenue between 50th and 51st streets.
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On Thursday evening, near a window in a banquet hall overlooking the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Times Square, Andy Rooney sidled up to a makeshift bar and asked for a bourbon.
No bourbon, explained the bartender. Wine?
Mr. Rooney shook his head no, furled his massive white eyebrows, and shuffled off Read More
LAURIE: Having recently tried on my (red) wedding dress for the first time since July, I am happy to report that it still fits, perhaps even better than it fit on the day that I bought it. This is a huge relief, although now it means that I have to buckle down and deal with Read More
Andy Rooney has a new book out, so he was happy to receive a visitor at his West 57th Street offices, located across the street from the rest of his colleagues at CBS’s 60 Minutes. There were four rooms, two employees, and it was quiet.
“We got our own little world here,” said the 83-year-old Read More
On the evening of Nov. 27, a small, stately crowd that included the entire 60 Minutes gang assembled at the Museum of Television & Radio to celebrate “An Evening with Andy Rooney.” The soirée kicked off with a subdued cocktail hour up in the Edward and Patricia McLaughlin Library, where the party-goers’ venerable visages were Read More