Andy Rooney died at the age of 92 on Friday. After recently having surgery, complications got the better of him while in the hospital.
60 Minutes just a couple of weeks ago aired his last segments and said it’s goodbye, as did Andy.
I personally was fascinated by the fact the guy never trimmed his eyebrows. Purposefully. It was his “bit”.
While supposedly being know for witty commentary and outlook on little things in life, really, almost subliminally, we all were really focused on that facial hair that had to be impeding his line of site. “I try to look nice. I comb my hair, I tie my tie, I put on a jacket, but I draw the line when it comes to trimming my eyebrows. You work with what you got” Rooney was quoted about his eyebrows.
How a guy goes thru 92 years of life and thinks to himself, “Yeah, I think growing those out as big, bushy and visually bizarre as they can get”. And after 92 years they got about as big as two loofa sponges on his face. Was it a “fuck you!” thing? Did he think it was a good look? Did Mrs Rooney have a eyebrow fetish? And more importantly, was that 92 actual years worth of growth, or did he at some point in his youth trim them and then later decide to stop, like at the age of 37?
Any chance his family will trim off little pieces, with hedge clippers of course, and keep them in their wallets or purses?
I have pretty bushy eyebrows. I have to trim them. Maybe I should take up that mantle.
Goodbye Andy. It was a good bit.
- Andy Rooney dead at 92 – CBS News (news.google.com)
- Andy Rooney, Former ’60 Minutes’ Commentator, Has Died (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Andy Rooney Dead: Former ’60 Minutes’ Commentator Dies At 92 Years Old (huffingtonpost.com)
- CBS commentator Andy Rooney dies at 92 (cnn.com)