Have You Ever Noticed…

This question will probably make me sound ageist and grumpy. In my preemptive defense, let me say:

1) I’ve been tossing AARP’s annoying magazine for years; and

2) I am grumpy.

So here’s my question: Have you ever noticed that Andy Rooney isn’t funny anymore?

I used to be a fan and would never turn 60 Minutes off until Rooney’s monologue was over. I even owned one of his humor collections. But I can’t remember the last time Andy Rooney made me laugh … or even giggle. These days his commentaries make me cringe.

Now to those who may argue that I’m not funny either, I say:

CBS doesn’t pay me a gazillion bucks a year to not be funny!

And no, this limerick isn’t funny either:

Have You Ever Noticed…
By Madeleine Begun Kane

At the risk of incurring some ire:
Andy Rooney should really retire.
It’s not that he’s old,
And I don’t mean to scold,
But he’s funny no more, and it’s dire.

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5 Responses to “Have You Ever Noticed…”

  1. Tumblewords says:

    You’re far kinder than I. But then I’ve been wishing I could write a limerick about Larry King who hasn’t been funny or even kinda good for lo’ these many years. And then there’s Babwa Wottos and now I’m on a rant. LOL
    Cool, cool limerick!

  2. Elisson says:

    That ancient newsman, Andy Rooney
    (Still employed, though increasingly pruney)
    Has no plans to take leave,
    Causing viewers to grieve
    And bemoan all his wrackey and ruiney.

  3. madkane says:

    Thanks Tumblewords and Elisson! And here I was bracing to be attacked. :)

  4. scott says:

    Yes, Rooney’s shtick is quite lame,
    There is heat but no light in his flame.
    We are left with no doubt,
    that the clock has run out,
    on Andy’s 60 Minutes of fame

  5. madkane says:

    Love the punchline, scott!