All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Old West

During its heyday the Wells Fargo Company employed a number of specialized stagecoaches such as one with a church for Sunday operation. One of the more popular models featured a darkroom on board, so passengers who took pictures could have them processed en route and the prints delivered at their destination.

One day a stagecoach equipped with a darkroom was headed for Wichita when, passing through a small town, it was intercepted by the local marshall, who said, "Halt in the name of the law!"
"What's the problem?" the stagecoach driver asked.

"You should know that the operation of a mobile darkroom is illegal in Kansas," the marshall said.
At this point two psychologists on horseback arrived on the scene. One of them said, "I suppose what we have here is a classic case of the Oedipus complex."

The other said, "No, it's much simpler than that -- it's just an arrested stage of development."


  1. WaterBoy11:22 AM

    A true shaggy dog.

  2. I do my best (worse).

  3. WaterBoy3:53 PM


    OT: Here's one of those Build a Better Soldier projects I was talking about in that earlier post.

    Given an option between being partially bulletproof through conventional body armor and (theoretically) completely bulletproof, should we invest money in such an endeavor?

  4. Only if they make it available to the American citizen first.

  5. WaterBoy2:32 PM

    LOL, yes.

    But guaranteed that one of them(us) would sell it to Russia, China, et al, and there goes the advantage.