Writer's block? Just echo Andy Rooney.

<p>Sunday's <i>60 Minutes</i> closed, as usual, with a crabby commentary by everyone's favorite <a href="http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=curmudgeon">curmudgeon</a>, Andy Rooney. His <a href="http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=kvetch">kvetch</a> of the week had to do with how much people incessantly using cell phones annoys him.<br /><br />Now, perhaps in a spirit of corporate synergy, today's <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/08/02/opinion/meyer/main713550.shtml... the Grain</i></a> column by CBS News's Dick Meyer happens to be about how much people incessantly using cell phones annoys him.</p><p>At one point Myers defensively insists:</p><blockquote><p>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.</p></blockquote><p>I'm sure Rooney tells himself the same thing, except for the &quot;middle-aged&quot; part.</p><p /><p /><p /><p>

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