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The Andy Rooney Game
October 17, 2009 9:49 AM   Subscribe

Youtube user totallyjk has been posting a series of videos titled the "Andy Rooney game", in which everything but the first and last lines of an Andy Rooney segment from 60 Minutes is removed, often with amusing or touching results. A few other YouTubers have videos of the game, too.
posted by LSK (35 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
(Yes, this is a repost, but significant amounts of content have been added since it was last posted and other users started posting videos, too.)
posted by LSK at 9:50 AM on October 17, 2009


this is far funnier than it has any right to be. Andy Rooney is great for the daily dose of "yes grandpa, things sure are cockamamie".

and a great death pool choice.
posted by Betty_effn_White at 9:57 AM on October 17, 2009


The bit on junk mail is good.
posted by uni verse at 9:57 AM on October 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yeah, I agree. This concept didn't seem like it would work but it's pretty fucking funny.
posted by josher71 at 9:58 AM on October 17, 2009


Andy Rooney will seat you now: I don't like prisms, either, and I don't particularly trust refracted light.
posted by The White Hat at 10:11 AM on October 17, 2009 [10 favorites]


My favorite for today.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:14 AM on October 17, 2009 [8 favorites]


My favorite 60 minutes moment.
posted by ZaneJ. at 10:15 AM on October 17, 2009 [11 favorites]


Youtube-grade humor.
posted by Zambrano at 10:15 AM on October 17, 2009


If ever there was a man who wanted you to get off his lawn...
posted by Sailormom at 10:16 AM on October 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Andy Rooney Will Seat You Now is hilarious. And the videos are pretty damn funny too. Junk Mail had me rolling.
posted by nooneyouknow at 10:20 AM on October 17, 2009


I don't think we should make fun of the man's age-related madness.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:23 AM on October 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


The suit.
posted by uni verse at 10:33 AM on October 17, 2009


"Youtube-grade humor."

accessible tools for manipulation and dissemination in the age of digital media enabling rule-based generation of theatre of the absurd.
posted by sloe at 10:43 AM on October 17, 2009 [4 favorites]


The Pope one is pretty good.
posted by ArgentCorvid at 10:45 AM on October 17, 2009


The desk one is still my favorite
posted by burnmp3s at 10:48 AM on October 17, 2009


Does it work on other people? I'd like to see this meme expanded.
posted by mccarty.tim at 10:54 AM on October 17, 2009


Most of these make sense, and are actually somewhat witty in a spartan way. He's like an unintentional Ollie William.
posted by mccarty.tim at 10:57 AM on October 17, 2009


This one sounds kind of teabaggerish, but it's way more clever than what we saw on any of their posters. The problem is that this would probably be more of a nationalization argument, which the right hates even more than stimulating corporations too big to fail.
posted by mccarty.tim at 10:59 AM on October 17, 2009


I just hope my shoes don't eat my fudge.
posted by griphus at 11:12 AM on October 17, 2009 [8 favorites]


My crush on Leslie Stahl remains as fervent as ever.
posted by jbickers at 11:14 AM on October 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Let's try it with Peggy Noonan columns from WSJ.com:

On Afghanistan: All in. All out. Double down. Withdraw. The language of the Afghanistan debate is stark, as seem the choices. And all of those things would help spur decisions that spring from a thing badly needed, consensus.

On the Nobel Prize: It is absurd and it is embarrassing. It would even be infuriating if it were not such a declaration of emptiness. This might to some degree redeem this wicked and ignorant award, this mischievous honor.

Healthcare: Looking back, this must have been the White House health-care strategy: He'll have a Republican congress soon enough.

On Obama: Don't strain the system. I don't think we are.

On FDR [Pardon Peggy's run-ons]: If Franklin Delano Roosevelt, president of the United States through the Great Depression and World War II—if FDR, that canny old political operator, that shrewd judger of men, that merry spinner ("First thing we do is deny we were in Philadelphia!") that cold calculator (he put in Joe Kennedy to head the first Securities and Exchange Commission, setting the fox among the foxes), that patient and knowing waiter-outer of events—if FDR were advising President Obama right now, what would he say? "Let me tell you, doughnut eaters are the largest growing demographic in America. Don't get crossways with them!"
posted by mccarty.tim at 11:25 AM on October 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


amusing

That's pretty fantastic.
posted by flatluigi at 12:10 PM on October 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Andy Rooney is a constant source of inspiration.

If that old fucker can meander on for two or three minutes every Sunday night, not make a damn bit of sense, and still get paid? Anything's possible!
posted by graventy at 1:08 PM on October 17, 2009


I prefer his Twitter feed
posted by IndigoJones at 1:25 PM on October 17, 2009


Sarcastic comment about what a brilliant work of parody that is.

interesting.
posted by dhartung at 1:36 PM on October 17, 2009


I'm your huckleberry.
posted by erniepan at 3:23 PM on October 17, 2009


Someone needs to do this with old Paul Harvey bits.
posted by drezdn at 4:41 PM on October 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


The twitter feed confirms beyond all doubt that he is indeed the most irrelevant person on television.
posted by sinical at 4:50 PM on October 17, 2009


Youtube-grade humor.
posted by Zambrano


Youtube-quality comment.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:20 PM on October 17, 2009 [7 favorites]


"Hi, I'm Lesley Stahl and I hate hate hate my job."
posted by kittyprecious at 5:50 PM on October 17, 2009


You know how when you were eight or nine and stuck on a family vacation, you'd read any book that you could find in the rental? I think I read three Andy Rooney books that way. I remember an essay on Chairs and wondering if it was funny to adults, or what.
posted by salvia at 9:30 PM on October 17, 2009


Why do people think it's funny to edit things wrong?

tick tick tick...
posted by rokusan at 9:45 PM on October 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Previously.
posted by archagon at 11:23 PM on October 17, 2009


and a great death pool choice.
posted by Betty_effn_White

Eponysterical?
posted by schleppo at 8:58 AM on October 19, 2009


sloe: ... rule-based generation of theatre of the absurd.

Isn't that kind of a contradiction?
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:25 PM on October 19, 2009


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