The rules, briefly, are few: pick one to jump; you must pick one; no opting to remain celibate for life; ignore sexual orientation (yours and the jumps'); ignore death status; this week, ignore age status as well.
Jump #1 is the diminutive Mickey Rooney. Now a very old man, he was an extraordinary child star, playing Andy Hardy, appearing with the beloved Judy Garland in several films, and making a huge splash in Boys' Town. For many of us nowadays, we know him as the voice of Santa in Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. Perhaps you saw him in one of my recent favorite "kid"movies Night at the Museum. Or maybe you know him as the much-wedded Hollywood guy. Yeah, he's got eight marriages under his belt. And one of them was Ava Gardner!
Jump #2 is the not-so-diminutive Andy Rooney. He's a tad older than the youngster Mickey, turning 89 in January (to Mickey's 87 in September). He's known for his commentaries at the conclusion of 60 Minutes each week. "Did you ever wonder," is one of the lines which come to mind when I think of him.
So, who you anxious to get a hold of? Is it Jump One?
Or Jump Two?
I've got to say that I'm not anxious to jump either of them. I'll even give us the magical power to transform them back to a decent age. That doesn't help much. Don't get me wrong, it does help some. I think I'll go with Andy because I do remember being amused with his commentaries, way back when I watched television. Mickey clearly has intimacy issues, whereas Andy stayed with one woman.
What about you?
[Mickey's photo courtesy It'sBehindYou.com; Andy's photo courtesy CBS.]