Common Nonsense by Andy Rooney PDF

By Andy Rooney

ISBN-10: 0585482039

ISBN-13: 9780585482033

ISBN-10: 1586482009

ISBN-13: 9781586482008

A brand new York instances, united states this present day and BOOKSENSE bestseller, now in paperback in time for the vacations. Andy Rooney's Sunday night observations on 60 mins are an American establishment. With hundreds of thousands of audience tuning in a week, Rooney shapes the way in which humans see every thing from espresso percolators to the nation of the country. Rooney's fanatics get a deal with for the vacations: The paperback variation of his damage bestseller universal Nonsense. this is Andy Rooney at his best--acerbic, teasing, witty, insightful, and clever. each one element of the ebook is dedicated to an issue on the subject of his heart--food, activities, politics, overall healthiness, domestic and paintings existence. the result's a hilarious and perceptive examine the rustic Rooney loves...enough to criticize.

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Fall has acquired a bad name because it's associated with the end of things. Flowers die, trees lose their leaves. My dictionary calls it "The time of year between summer and winter. " That's not a very positive definition. It's about where I am in life and I don't want to be reminded of it. " Walter Huston didn't do fall any good with his sad rendition of September Song. In a haunting and mournful tone, he sang "Oh, it's a long while from May to December ... but the days grow short when you reach September.

We can all sit home at night after dinner and enjoy deciding what to do with our upcoming vacation—without actually having to go to all the trouble and expense of going on one yet. Vacations are often better anticipated than taken. A lot of the good things about June are negative. Taxes aren't due, we don't have to buy Christmas presents, there are no parades blocking the main street and no major holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas or the Fourth of July. The almanac says June loth is Children's Day but it is no longer celebrated as it was in the iSoos.

They provide a roof overhead for everything a farmer can't take into his farmhouse. A barn covers cows in winter, horses if a farmer has them, hay, machinery and, on a rainy day, the kids who play in it. Barns are bigger than farmhouses and very often, better looking. A well-built barn is a thing of beauty. An 8 by 8 inch oak beam 14 feet long dovetailed into another is practically immortal and exceeds in beauty any picture ever hung on a wall. The bad news is, wooden barns, like farmers, are disappearing.

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