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November 5, 2011       7:12 a.m.

Andy Rooney so dreaded the day he had to end his signature “60 Minutes”
commentaries about life’s large and small absurdities that he kept going until
he was 92 years old.

Even then, he said he wasn’t retiring. Writers never
retire. But his life after the end of “A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney” was
short: He died Friday night, according to CBS, only a month after delivering his
1,097th and final televised commentary.

Rooney had gone to the hospital
for an undisclosed surgery, but major complications developed and he never recovered.

“Andy always said he wanted to work until the day he died, and
he managed to do it, save the last few weeks in the hospital,” said his “60
Minutes” colleague, correspondent Steve Kroft.

Rooney talked on “60 Minutes” about what was in the news, and his opinions occasionally got him in
trouble. But he was just as likely to discuss the old clothes in his closet, why
air travel had become unpleasant and why banks needed to have important-sounding

Rooney won one of his four Emmy Awards for a piece on whether
there was a real Mrs. Smith who made Mrs. Smith’s Pies. As it turned out, there
was no Mrs. Smith.

“I obviously have a knack for getting on paper what a
lot of people have thought and didn’t realize they thought,” Rooney once said.
“And they say, `Hey, yeah!’ And they like that.”

Looking for something
new to punctuate its weekly broadcast, “60 Minutes” aired its first Rooney
commentary on July 2, 1978. He complained about people who keep track of how
many people die in car accidents on holiday weekends. In fact, he said, the
Fourth of July is “one of the safest weekends of the year to be going

More than three decades later, he was railing about how
unpleasant air travel had become. “Let’s make a statement to the airlines just
to get their attention,” he said. “We’ll pick a week next year and we’ll all
agree not to go anywhere for seven days.”

In early 2009, as he was about
to turn 90, Rooney looked ahead to President Barack Obama’s upcoming
inauguration with a look at past inaugurations. He told viewers that Calvin
Coolidge’s 1925 swearing-in was the first to be broadcast on radio, adding,
“That may have been the most interesting thing Coolidge ever did.”

“Words cannot adequately express Andy’s contribution to the world of journalism and the
impact he made — as a colleague and a friend — upon everybody at CBS,” said
Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp. president and CEO.

Jeff Fager, CBS News chairman and “60 Minutes” executive producer, said “it’s hard to imagine not
having Andy around. He loved his life and he lived it on his own terms. We will
miss him very much.”

For his final essay, Rooney said that he’d live a life luckier than most.

“I wish I could do this forever. I can’t, though,” he said.

He said he probably hadn’t said anything on “60
Minutes” that most of his viewers didn’t already know or hadn’t thought. “That’s
what a writer does,” he said. “A writer’s job is to tell the truth.”

True to his occasional crotchety nature, though, he complained about being famous or
bothered by fans. His last wish from fans: If you see him in a restaurant, just
let him eat his dinner.

Rooney was a freelance writer in 1949 when he
encountered CBS radio star Arthur Godfrey in an elevator and — with the
bluntness millions of people learned about later — told him his show could use
better writing. Godfrey hired him and by 1953, when he moved to TV, Rooney was
his only writer.

He wrote for CBS’ Garry Moore during the early 1960s
before settling into a partnership with Harry Reasoner at CBS News. Given a
challenge to write on any topic, he wrote “An Essay on Doors” in 1964, and
continued with contemplations on bridges, chairs and women.

“The best work I ever did,” Rooney said. “But nobody knows I can do it or ever did it.
Nobody knows that I’m a writer and producer. They think I’m this guy on



using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z


A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9



Andy Rooney

1547 966557      55


his path of destiny / how he learned what he was here to learn = 55 = Insightful.  Brilliant.  Writer.  Having a way with words.


Andy Rooney was born on January 14th, 1919 according to

January 14th, 1919

January 14th

1 + 14 +2+0+1+1 = 19 = his personal year (from January 14th, 2011 to January 13th, 2012) = Proud of his hard earned success.

19 year + 10 (October) = 29 = his personal month (from October 14th, 2011 to November 13th, 2011) = Skilled.  Talented.

29 month + 4 (4th of the month on Friday November 4th, 2011) = 33 = his personal day = He loved his life and he lived it on his own terms.




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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walks...

Friday, Jul 29, 2011   1:57 PM EDT

While N.J. Gov. Chris Christie told the press Friday that he’s feeling “fabulous” after an asthma attack sent him to the hospital Thursday, the staggering amount of bad wishes from the public in response to his health scare could make anyone feel a bit sick.

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter were dripping with venom from comments following news stories and alerts about the governor being rushed to a hospital for tests after having difficulty breathing.

And while the commenters may have been motivated by opposition to Christie’s politics and budget cuts, few addressed his policies. Most addressed his weight and some were giddy for the possibility that the governor could stop breathing completely.

On NBC Philadelphia’s article and Facebook pages there were more than 100 comments of this nature.

“Woot woot yayyyyyyyyyyyyy choke on his lunch maybe,” Lynne Michele Joesphine Walsh wrote on NBC Philadelphia’s Facebook page.

“Good maybe [he’ll] stop breathing,” writes Antoine Yarbrough.

“Allergies my butt, he had a fat attack,” Chuck Cobb wrote on NBC Philadelphia’s article.

NBC Philadelphia Twitter follower @tzammetti responded to an article about Christie’s tests coming back normal: “Yeah, normal for Jabba the Hutt.”

@RealMattThomas tweeted us, “I was hoping that article would just say “he’s really fat!” in all caps.”

Only a few commenters were concerned for Christie’s health.

“These remarks are terrible,” Jennifer Winter, one of the few appalled at the feedback, wrote on Facebook. “Like him or not he is a person.”

“You may not like his politics, but don’t talk about his health like that,” Stephanie Lanza wrote. “…I’m ashamed of the inconsiderate behavior of some of the people in this country.”

Citizen commenters weren’t the only ones directing their attention toward Christie’s weight. The LA Times took the opportunity to poll its readers on whether or not the governor’s weight would affect their decision to vote for him in a presidential election. Its headline read, “Chris Christie: Does he have the look of a president?

Taking some offense to this, Star-Ledger op-ed writer Carly Rothman writes, “Today in New Jersey, the story of the day is the governor’s health, not his waistline. But if elsewhere in the country, a question is being raised about Christie’s appearance and his electability, let New Jersey be a lesson: it ain’t going to stop him.”

Perhaps weight is the only thing about a person’s appearance that is still socially acceptable to insult. Had the Internet existed, we wonder if the same would have been done to F.D.R. for his polio in the days when calling someone a “cripple” was socially acceptable.



Christopher James Christie was born on September 6th, 1962 according to

September 6th, 1982

September 6th

9 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 18 = his personal year (from September 6th, 2010 to September 5th, 2011) = Surreal.  Out of proportion.

18 year + 8 (August) = 26 = his personal month (from August 6th, 2011 to September 5th, 2011) = In the news.  Making headlines.


using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9


Christopher James Christie



his undoing number = JC = 13 = Death.




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Jonathan Rhys Meyers

06/30/11 07:53 AM ET

UPDATE: A source tells The Hollywood Reporter that Rhys Meyers was indeed hospitalized for a relapse drug overdose, but says that it was not a suicide attempt.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was hospitalized following an apparent suicide attempt on Tuesday night, the UK’s Sun reports.

Rhys Meyers, the star of Showtime’s “The Tudors,” was found in his home in Maida Vale, London, and, after refusing treatment, was rushed to the hospital, from where he was discharged early Wednesday.

He gave no comment to the newspaper following his release; British police confirmed an emergency in a statement saying, “Officers were called by London Ambulance Service following reports of a man refusing treatment. The man was taken to hospital.”

Rhys Meyers has struggled with addiction for years; he headed to rehab for a fourth time last May — he was banned from United Airlines after a drunken flight that may have involved a racial slur — and then again last month.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born on July 27th, 1977 according to

July 27th, 1977

7 + 27 +1+9+7+7 = 58 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Hospitalization.  Ambulance.  Hospital.  Rehab.  A patient.

[A person with a 58 life lesson needs to take care of their health and well being.  When they do not do this, periodic hospitalizations can occur.]


July 27th, 1977

July 27th

7 + 27 +2+0+1+0 = 37 = his personal year (from July 27th, 2010 to July 26th, 2011) = Drinking.  Alcohol.  Emotional wreck.

37 year + 6 (June) = 43 = his personal month (from June 27th, 2011 to July 26th, 2011) = This is no fun.  The party’s over.


using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z


A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9


Jonathan Rhys Meyers

16512815 9871 457591     85


his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 85 = One step closer.




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