The old codger has been haunting my Sunday evenings for more than three decades. When I was a kid, “60 Minutes” opinionator Andy Rooney was kinda entertaining; his “common sense” rants about the stupidity of daily life appealed to my pre-pubescent world view.

And as I got older, it was still fun to watch the old guy rant about whatever had pissed him off the past week. But at a certain point, like after watching his routine for 20 years, it got annoying. Then, after another 10 years, it became sad. One man dedicates his entire life to cranky diatribes. Can you spell R-E-T-I-R-E?!

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Then, when you think there’s no end to the train wreck, Rooney surprises you like he did last night. Rooney, the man who probably still rues the day Marconi invented radio technology, says he’s worried about global warming. Take a watch:

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