Andy Rooney on Prisoners.
Did you know that it costs forty-thousand dollars a year to house each prisoner? Jeez, for forty-thousand bucks apiece I'll take a few prisoners into my house. I live in Los Angeles. I already have bars on the windows. I don't think we should give free room and board to criminals. I think they should have to run twelve hours a day on a tread mill and generate electricity. And, if they don't want to run, they can rest in the chair that's hooked up to the generator.
Andy Rooney on Fabric Softeners.
My wife uses fabric softener. I never knew what that stuff was for.Then I noticed women coming up to me, sniffing, then saying under their breath, "Married!" and walking away. Fabric softeners are how wives mark their territory. We can take off the ring. But, it's hard to get that April Fresh scent out of your clothes.
Andy Rooney on morning differences.
Men and women are different in the morning. We men wake up aroused in the morning. We can't help it. We just wake up and we want you. And women are thinking, "How can he want me the way I look in the morning?" It's because we can't see you. We have no blood anywhere near our optic nerve.
Andy Rooney on cripes.
My wife's from the Midwest. Very nice people there. Very wholesome.They use words like 'Cripes' 'For Cripes sake.' Who would that be: Jesus Cripes? The son of 'Gosh' of the church of 'Holy Moly'? I'm not making fun of it; You think I wanna burn in 'Heck'?
Andy Rooney on Grandmas.
My grandmother has a bumper sticker that says, 'Sexy Senior Citizen.' You don't want to think of your grandmother that way, do you? Out entering wet shawl contests. Makes you wonder where she got that dollar she gave you for your birthday.
Andy Rooney on answering machines.
Did you ever hear one of these corny positive messages on someone's answering machine? "Hi, it's a great day and I'm out enjoying it right now. I hope you are,too. The thought for the day is: "Share the love." BEEP "Uh, yeah. . .this is the VD clinic calling . . . Speaking of being positive, your test results are back. Stop sharing the love.."
Andy Rooney on Monica.
Can you believe it? Monica turned 28 this week. It seems like only yesterday that she was crawling round the White House on her hands and knees.