Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
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Claim: List compiles Andy Rooney's observations on what he'd learned.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, October 2007]
Origins: Andy Rooney, the curmudgeonly commentator who closed every Sunday broadcast of television's
We first encountered this list in 2000; at various times since then, it has resurfaced with the following coda appended to it:
To all of you.... Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.This collection of supposed Andy Rooneyisms did not originate with the veteran
It's National Friendship Week. Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND, even if it means sending it back to the person who sent it to you. If it comes back to you, then you'll know you have a circle of friends. HAPPY FRIENDSHIP WEEK TO YOU!!!!!! YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND I AM HONORED! Now send this to every friend you have!! And to your family. This was sent to me.
In fact, the entries in this list are not the work of any one person — they're statements gathered from dozens of different people (aged 5 to 95), many of which were collected in the 1995 book, Live and Learn and Pass It On,
On 4 November 2011, Andy Rooney passed away at the age of 92.
Last updated: 5 November 2011
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