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My Dad Was A Ball Turret Gunner In World War II

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 11.11.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I wasn't the brightest kid. I grew up believing the tale my father told me -- that I had spent World War II being toted around on his back. It wasn't until I was about 9-years-old that I realized the impossibility.

The Night I Slept With Kurt Vonnegut

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 12.30.2014 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

Neither one of us had planned on this sudden intimacy. He crouched reluctantly into the cramped quarters and nuzzled in for the night. We never spoke, and I tried not to breathe on him.

How Science Just Proved That Life Sucks

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.16.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Debate aside, we have to ask: Who needed a rocket scientist to tell them that Justin Bieber sucks?

I Am a Dog

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 06.15.2014 | Media
Maggie Van Ostrand

I am Cejas Van Ostrand. I am a dog. I am a writer, too. I am the only dog in history ever admitted into the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. ...

Thank You, Andy Rooney

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.04.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

You know how in horror movies, there is that one room that the overnight guest has been warned not to enter and how the guest, sensing that something terrible is beyond that door, is helplessly drawn to opening it anyway?

What Andy Rooney Thought Of Women Over 40

Girlfriendology | Posted 02.16.2012 | Women

Wine isn't the only thing that gets better with age. Andy Rooney thinks that women do. And, we may be biased, but think he may be right! Andy passe...

Joe Paterno Death Joins Trend Of Legends Dying Shortly After Retirement | Posted 01.24.2012 | Fifty

Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's death at 85 -- a mere two months after he was fired -- marks another example of a legendary figure passing short...

Memorial Held For Andy Rooney

TVNewser | Chris Ariens | Posted 01.12.2012 | Media

Friends and colleagues from across the TV spectrum joined Andy Rooney‘s four children this morning at Rose Hall, bidding farewell to the CBS News es...

My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year we turn to the Democrats to find the winner of Destined For Political Stardom. If Elizabeth Warren manages to wrest Teddy Kennedy's old Senate seat away from the Republican usurper, she will indeed be on the road to Democratic stardom.

Andy Rooney's College Roommate Nearly Dies At His Memorial

Posted 01.09.2012 | Media

Note: this post has been updated to reflect TMZ'S correction of its reporting. Andy Rooney's college roommate and lifelong friend had a heart attac...

Andy Rooney Goes to Baghdad

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Andy Rooney, who we'll all admit became kind of a pain in the neck at the end, died this past weekend. He did write something interesting: Having got...

Andy Rooney Returns to CBS for Segment on What a Pain in the Ass it Is to Be Dead

James Napoli | Posted 01.08.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

"One minute, you're standing behind some scofflaw trying to get eleven items through the ten times or less line; next thing, you're the main character in one of those jokes where the representatives of three different social classes are being asked a leading question by St. Peter."

MannersWatch: Andy Rooney: Is It Wrong to Speak Ill of the Dead?

Steven Petrow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Petrow

If there's been a mainstay of high manners when it comes to the dearly departed, it is "speak no ill of them." But as the remembrances of Andy Rooney come pouring forth, there's been much debate about pointing out Rooney's various homophobic comments.

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney

Dan Dubno | Posted 01.07.2012 | Media
Dan Dubno

For many years, I inhabited a tiny cubicle just a few feet away from Andy Rooney's office in the Broadcast Center at CBS News in New York.

WATCH: Mika Gets Emotional Over Andy Rooney

Posted 01.07.2012 | Media

Mika Brzezinski got a little emotional on Monday when she remembered her former CBS colleague Andy Rooney. Rooney died on Saturday after complicati...

In Memoriam: Andy Rooney On Sports

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.05.2012 | Sports

For more than 30 years, viewers of "60 Minutes" were invited to spend "A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney" each week, until he retired from the CBS progra...

The Lasting Legacy of Andy Rooney

Dan McDermott | Posted 01.05.2012 | Media
Dan McDermott

Aside from the fact that he was classy, smart and a great writer, what really made Andy special to me was that he was one of the last of the people who were part of the beginning of television.

'60 Minute Man': A Playlist For The Late Great Andy Rooney

David Wild | Posted 01.05.2012 | Media
David Wild

More than a decade ago, I interviewed Andy Rooney for Rolling Stone, and in person, the man did not disappoint. He struck me as quick witted, wonderfully grouchy and magnificently himself.

WATCH: A Series Of Quintessentially 'Rooneyesque' Essays

Posted 12.26.2011 | Media

CBS announced on Tuesday that Andy Rooney, the legendary "60 Minutes" broadcaster remained in the hospital following complications from surgery he und...

Andy Rooney Hospitalized

Posted 12.25.2011 | Media

Andy Rooney, the legendary "60 Minutes" essayist who recently stepped down from his post, has been hospitalized, the network announced Tuesday. The...

The BEST Late Night Clips Of The Week

Matt Wilstein | Posted 12.08.2011 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

This week Rick Perry found himself in a battle with Hank Williams Jr. for who could be more bizarrely offensive. Then came the prolonged ending of Ch...

Andy Rooney Signs Off, TV Giant's Real Memory Lane: It's Complicated

Shelley Ross | Posted 12.04.2011 | Media
Shelley Ross

Like the newly-released tapes of Jaqueline Kennedy, Andy Rooney's 47 years of broadcasts must be interpreted through the prism of the time capsules in which they exist.

WATCH: Andy Rooney Isn't Quite Finished Complaining

Posted 12.04.2011 | Comedy

Look, we're all sad that Andy Rooney will no longer add his colorful gripes to the end of "60 Minutes." He was simply unbeatable as a voice of the peo...

WATCH: Andy Rooney On The 'Idiots' Who Love Him

Posted 12.03.2011 | Media

"60 Minutes" turned its lens on one of its own Sunday night, profiling longtime professional essayist and grump Andy Rooney as he stepped down from hi...

A Few Minutes About Andy Rooney

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.01.2011 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

Andy Rooney has been the voice of America for thirty-three years. He once described himself as, "a dead center normal average American." But the always modest Rooney is so much more.