Friday, January 9, 2009

And Now, a Moment With Andy Rooney.

By Andy Rooney

I don't know how many of you read the Sunday paper anymore. I still do. And I'm always amazed at how many ads there are.

If you read a newspaper, chances are you read it for the stories. But advertisers always find a way of sneaking their product right below your nose.

Here's one for a free furnace. I don't need a free furnace. The one we have works just fine. But I'd hate to turn one away for free.

I guess if you're going to get a free furnace, January is the time to do it. Probably can't give them away in July, not even for free. At least not in New York.

Here's another ad for women's shoes. I don't normally look at ads for women's shoes, but I couldn't help but notice the woman in this ad is holding the shoes, not wearing them.

The least you can do if you're selling women's shoes is to show a woman wearing them. Somehow I don't think this ad was made with someone like me in mind.

I don't mind ads in the newspaper. Without them, newspapers would go out of business and that would put a lot of good people out of a job.

My first job was as a newspaper reporter, Stars and Stripes during World War II. Here's a picture of me interviewing Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower. He was a great commander and became president after the war.

We need more men like him. Men who aren't afraid to stir things up every once in awhile for the good of the country.

Although I didn't know him well, I'll bet he never bought a pair of women's shoes.

1 comment:

pistols at dawn said...

I'll tell you who else never bought a pair of women's shoes: Eleanor Roosevelt.