Andy Rooney hospitalized..serious condition..who saw this coming???

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I did..place your bets.
CBS: Andy Rooney hospitalized in serious condition
Oct. 25, 2011, 5:08 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) -- Andy Rooney, who delivered his last essay on "60 Minutes" three weeks ago, was in the hospital Tuesday after developing serious complications following minor surgery.
CBS said the 92-year-old writer's condition was stable and, at the request of his family, offered no other information about his medical problems or where he was hospitalized.
The three-time Emmy-winner was a regular presence on television's most popular newsmagazine. Since 1978, "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney" wrapped up the Sunday night program, often with a look at the absurdities of life and language.
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Ever notice the end of your life?
 

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Doncha hate it when God needs a washed up commentator?
 

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What's the deal with surgeons? They don't have increased energy, and if they do, they're not putting it on anything!
 

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Did ya ever wonder why the undertaker comes to measure you before surgery at age 92?

And what's with hospital food?
 

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You ever notice the grim reaper?
 

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Did ya ever notice how some people just die after they quit their jobs?

When you make that your entire life it happens all the time. That is why I think JoePa doesnt want to retire, he will look like he aged very quickly and probably wont live that long. I dont think I will have that problem with any job I have
 

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Didja ever notice the hospital chaplain giving you looks like he knows something you dont?
 

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When you make that your entire life it happens all the time. That is why I think JoePa doesnt want to retire, he will look like he aged very quickly and probably wont live that long. I dont think I will have that problem with any job I have
Did ya ever notice that there's always one guy that doesn't get the joke?
 

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Ever notice when someone steps down they don't live long afterwords? Take Steve Jobs for example.


But seriously I always like Andy Rooney, Hope for the best.
 

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"D'ya ever notice your family asking the doctors to up your morphine dose 'to help you along'?"
 

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Did ya ever notice how different this thread is from the Patrice thread?
It reminds me that these things happen in threes, or so I'm told. If the run is on fat opinionated has beens I suspect Axles number must be near. Looks like I have to go seems someone left a light on.
 

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UPDATE: He's dead!

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Rooney had announced on Oct. 2, 2011 in his 1097th essay for "60 Minutes" that he would no longer appear regularly.

There is no better way to celebrate Andy Rooney's work than to let Andy do the talking

Rooney wrote for television since its birth, spending more than 60 years at CBS, 30 of them behind the camera as a writer and producer, first for entertainment and then news programming, before becoming a television personality - a role he said he was never comfortable in. He preferred to be known as a writer and was the author of best-selling books and a national newspaper column, in addition to his "60 Minutes" essays.

But it is his television role as the inquisitive and cranky commentator on "60 Minutes" that made him a cultural icon. For over 30 years, Rooney had the last word on the most watched television program in history. Ratings for the broadcast rose steadily over its time period, peeking at a few minutes before the end of the hour, precisely when he delivered his essays - which could generate thousands of response letters.

Each Sunday, Rooney delivered one of his "60 Minutes" essays from behind a desk that he, an expert woodworker, hewed himself. The topics ranged from the contents of that desk's drawer to whether God existed. He often weighed in on major news topics. In an early "60 Minutes" essay that won him the third of his four Emmy Awards, his compromise to the grain embargo against the Soviet Union was to sell them cereal. "Are they going to take us seriously as an enemy if they think we eat Cap'n Crunch for breakfast?" deadpanned Rooney.

Mainly, his essays struck a cord in viewers by pointing out life's unspoken truths or more often complaining about its subtle lies, earning him the "curmudgeon" status he wore like a uniform. "I obviously have a knack for getting on paper what a lot of people have thought and didn't realize they thought," Rooney told the Associated Press in 1998. In typical themes, Rooney questioned labels on packages, products that didn't seem to work and why people didn't talk in elevators.

Rooney asked thousands of questions in his essays over the years, none, however, began with "Did you ever...?" a phrase often associated with him. Comedian Joe Piscopo used it in a 1981 impersonation of him on "Saturday Night Live" and, from then on, it was erroneously linked to Rooney.

Rooney was also mistakenly connected to racism when a politically charged essay highly insensitive to minorities was written in his style and passed off as his on the internet in 2003.

Over the next few years, it found its way into the e-mail boxes of untold thousands, causing Rooney to refute it in a 2005 "60 Minutes" essay, and again, as it continued to proliferate, in a Associated Press article a year later.

Many assumed he wrote the screed because Rooney's longtime habit of writing or speaking plainly on sensitive topics had left him open to attacks in the past by activist groups. The racist essay was one of the many false Rooney quotes and essays bouncing around the Internet. The racism charge angered and hurt Rooney deeply, especially because as a young soldier in the early 1940s, he got himself arrested in Florida for refusing to leave the seat he had chosen among blacks in the back of an Army bus.

At the height of the AIDS crisis, Rooney had his biggest run-in with a group and it had dire consequences. In February 1990, the gay magazine The Advocate interviewed him after he associated the human choices of drugs, tobacco and gay sex with death in a CBS News special, "A Year With Andy Rooney: 1989." The magazine printed racist remarks attributed to him from the interview, which he vehemently denied making. A torrent of negative publicity followed, after which then-CBS News President David Burke suspended him for three months. The outcry for his return was deafening. Burke reinstated him after only three weeks, saying Rooney was not a man "who holds prejudice in his heart and mind." The ratings for "60 Minutes," CBS' only top-10 hit that season, dropped while Rooney was off the air.

But the negative publicity and suspension exacted a toll. Rooney said publicly he was "chilled" and admitted the new sensitivity led him to spike a later essay regarding the United Negro College Fund.
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