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As Andy Rooney steps down from '60 Minutes,' a look back ...

September 27, 2011 |  3:57 pm

Veteran commentator Andy Rooney will end his tenure at "60 Minutes," where he's been a mainstay since 1978. He'll make his last regular appearance on the newsmagazine during Sunday's telecast.

His departure leaves a void of his signature commentary, grumpiness and outspokenness. What better time than now to relive some of those moments (and, hey, if you'll miss him that much, consider following in his footsteps with these tips:

-- Gasp! The 92-year-old is not a Little Monster. Rooney confessed to the world he had no idea who Lady Gaga is, but dog gone it, the man likes ice cream!

--Wordsmith? Here, Rooney offers less-than-PC remarks during a segment on Don Imus' radio show.

--Rooney doesn't want to be kind to Bill Gates — he messed up the way those darn computers work! Shut down the computer, Rooney!  Shut it down.

 --We're sure all this extra time will let him participate in his favorite pasttime more often.


— Yvonne Villarreal


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Photo: '60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney. Credit: Stephen Chernin / Associated Press.