Writer's block? Just echo Andy Rooney.

Sunday's 60 Minutes closed, as usual, with a crabby commentary by everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Andy Rooney. His kvetch of the week had to do with how much people incessantly using cell phones annoys him.

Now, perhaps in a spirit of corporate synergy, today's Against the Grain column by CBS News's Dick Meyer happens to be about how much people incessantly using cell phones annoys him.

At one point Myers defensively insists:

Contrary to what you undoubtedly think by now, this column is much,
much more than just a misanthropic, Luddite rant by a cranky
middle-aged white man. This is a genuine public service.

I'm sure Rooney tells himself the same thing, except for the "middle-aged" part.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.