Saturday, November 05, 2011

Have You Ever Noticed How Long the Line Is at the Pearly Gates? And Why Do They Call Them "Pearly" Anyway?

If you picked almost one month to the day in the over-under on how long Andy Rooney would last after signing off from 60 Minutes, congratulations, you win.

The New York Times: Andy Rooney Dead at 92/11.5.11

No, I'm not going to trample on the man's grave -- but that being said, you know the old joke about how awful heaven must be because of all the boring people who you just know are there? Well, hell is looking even better this morning.


pea said...

Oy. Between him and the Mormons, I'd rather be in hell, even if Hitler is painting roses.

Matt Osborne said...

I saw the headline in the Banter widget and thought, "gee, I bet that's Chez reacting to the timely death of Andy Rooney with his usual acerbic, dark wit." So I clicked it and was not disappointed.

CNNfan said...

We also just lost, John McCarthy, 84, the creator of Lisp, the 2nd oldest computer programming language from the late 1950s, still widely used today for Artificial Intelligence.

John McCarthy, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence held the first computer chess game between the USA and the USSR, transmitting the chess moves by telegraph.


Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

Um, don't know what to think.

Tyler said...

Neither do i.