...Why you listened to Andy Rooney even when you thought he was fulla malarkey?
He's gone now, passed away just the other day. And he will be missed. His was one of the voices in the back of your head, the one that spoke up when you encountered some insane-but-taken-for-granted part of daily life and suddenly realized how goofy it was. Most of us ignore that voice -- at least half the time, it's a little crazy not to* -- but Andy Rooney never did.
Not even once.
Ave, improbable pundit.
* Tam, on hearing the news: "He'd gone more than a little Jimmy-Carter, the last few years." True, but a lot more entertainingly.
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