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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Andy Rooney's Writing Style

Well....how's this year going for YOU?   It went in the dumper a loooooooooong time ago for ME....Today I have to take the geezer's mom to a doctor an hour from here and I'm sure it's going to be a doozie of a day..Only bright side of THAT IS...Kim is going WITH me......THEN I have to go back to the Water Logged Compound of Deer Lick Place....oh fun fun fun....zippity doo dah...So today I'm going to re-post a blog I did right after Andy Rooney passed away....If you've read this one there are another 1300 plus to pick from....HOPEFULLY tomorrow...we'll get back to a little on the normal side.....shall we pray...


Andy Rooney's Replacement

I was just reading the other day that CBS and 60 Minutes are considering whether or not to find a replacement for Andy Rooney...I absolutely loved Andy Rooney...although I rarely saw him...because I was always at church when he came on...I can remember years ago...recording 60 Minutes while I was gone to church...just so I could see Andy's wrap up at the end of the show....And if I missed buying one of his books...it was an accident...I'm almost sure...I have them all...He was 'my kind'...of old geezer...

But I'm thinking I may just throw caution to the wind and go way out on a limb and just apply to be his replacement....what do YOU think?  They said Andy had the unique ability to tap into people's everyday annoyances and absurdities and that he took bold stands on certain major issues and while it may be easy to find someone that could fill 'those' shoes...they just kind of feel that it was his rumpled look with that frequent twinkle in his eye that was so endearing to most and they just weren't sure...they could find someone with ALL of those qualities...
"YES YOU CAN!!!  HERE I AM...!!!  I'M GRANNY GOOSE...BLUNT AND CONTROVERSIAL PROBLOGGER ...WITH A RUMPLED LOOK AND A BIG DOLLOP OF WARM AND FUZZY...RIGHT HERE IN ROUND KNOB CANYON...HIDDY HO...YOO HOO...I not only have the frumpy rumpled look...I'm blunt...I talk about everyday annoyances...I have a take me or leave me attitude...I'm often controversial...People often don't know if they love me or hate me......I CAN DO THIS!!!" 
They said his writing style was so simple but yet so appealing...but it was his 'tell it like it is' stories that put him and kept him at the top.....That's weird...isn't it?  Because "I" get death threats for 'tellin' it like it is'...hahaha   But I'm sure he's had a few threats of his own...In fact in one of his books he talks about all the hate mail he gets...so we DO have a lot in common....

I could start off my first segment on 60 Minutes .. talking about Facebook...and I'd say in keeping with Andy's tone......"Who cares about facebook anyway?  Who 'cares' about what you people are doing or thinking?  Do you think WE care?  We're busy with our OWN lives for goodness sakes....Who cares who's doing their laundry and who has it finished now and is running to the grocery?  Who 'cares' that you got a new car...WE bought a new car 14 years ago...and it's still doin' just fine...thank you very much...and if WE needed a new car...WE'D go get one TOO...you spend thrift...And do we really need to know where you're going today and when you'll be home?  That's just telling all the thieves that are monitoring your facebook that no one is going to be 'home' at your house from 10 to 2 today...Now do you 'reeeally think that's wise?"....And when you check in at Hickory Pit Steaks And More...ALL YOU'RE DOING...is making us hungry... and we don't appreciate that as we set at the table with yesterdays left overs of cold meatloaf in front of us......

All facebook is good for...is so you can aggravate the dickens out of the rest of us and try to make us think you have it better than we do...and that's just not soooooooo....If you ask me....I just think facebook could be put to better use ...  Why don't you use your facebook page to lift folks up or make them laugh...why does it always have to be about you and what 'you're' doing? Don't you realize....we just don't 'care'?"    

Well I think that's kind of what Andy would have said about facebook...who knows...and WHAT a loss....I absolutely loved...Andy Rooney. 

He said once that he loved mail from his readers/fans...but he liked the complimentary comments a lot better than the hate mail....Boy I know how THAT is....He said he got so many that just told him to hang up his typewriter and go back to his cave....And he'd get letters from people needing money...and from prisoners that 'didn't do it' and were wanting his help....hahaha  So I guess ...as bad as some of my mail gets from 'annonymous' I have a ways to go...before my mail gets as bad as his....He did NOT mention...ever being threatened by BIKERS...that I could find....and I wonder if he ever was....I may be one up on him...on that one....

I just saw that article and thought we'd just talk about Andy Rooney a few minutes this morning.....He was quite a writer.....He made you feel like you could walk out your door and see him moving in...right next door to ya.....He was almost like most of us...but with a sharp edge....hahahahaha

I've gotta get going....Hope you all have a super duper....grand and groovy day....

I hope you all have a grand and groovy day today......

Peace and love from Round Knob Canyon...I love you all...thanks so much..for stopping