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!


Where are you from?

It's not Wednesday but I got this in my email today and decided to post it now instead of putting it in the BJW queue. 

You're from the West Coast when...

--You make over $250,000 and still can't afford to buy your own house.
--The high school quarterback calls a time-out to answer his cell phone.
--The fastest part of your commute is down your driveway.
--You know how to eat an artichoke.
--You drive to your neighborhood block party.

You're from New York when...

--You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan.
--You have never been to the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building.
--You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
--You think Central Park is "nature."
--You think eye contact is an act of aggression.

You're from Colorado when...

--You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.
--You tell your husband to pick up granola on his way home and he stops at the day care.
--A pass does not involve a football or dating.
--The top of your head is bald, but you still have a ponytail.
--Your bridal registry is at REI.


  1. Susan9:17 AM

    The line about the artichoke is so true. My MIL is originally from Nebraska, and until she married her husband and came out to California with him, she had never seen or eaten artichokes or avocados.

  2. Susan9:21 AM

    Something else I noticed when I visited my daughter in Colorado, was all the imitation scrotums hanging from the back bumpers of big Dodge PU trucks.

    I still have never been able to find out what that means. I am not sure if I even want to know. I mean, if you have to brag like that, it probably isn't true.

  3. WaterBoy10:03 AM

    Susan: "all the imitation scrotums hanging from the back bumpers of big Dodge PU trucks"

    Believe me, as bad as you think it was here in Colorado, it's far, far worse in Oklahoma and Texas.

    It seemed to be a passing fad, since I haven't actually seen any of those around in a long time. And of course it was the Dodge owners showing them -- they're just trying to make it look as tough as a Ford. ;)

  4. WaterBoy10:07 AM

    Susan: "I still have never been able to find out what that means."

    If you'll forgive the vulgarity, they're gay men signalling their willingness to recieve anal sex, since it mimics the bent-over position.

  5. "willingness to recieve anal sex"

    And that is why WB doesn't use his real name on the blogs.

  6. WaterBoy11:25 AM

    Drive a Dodge, do ya?

  7. Not since I left Marathon. Then it was a company truck.

  8. WaterBoy5:48 PM

    I always had you pegged as a Chevy guy, for some reason.

  9. Susan8:33 AM


    When you ask a question like I was asking, you kind of have to expect that there is no getting around vulgarity. No worries, it's all cool.

    My daughter and her friends think the Dodge ram symbol looks like female body parts anyway. Lots of mocking for that company.

  10. WB,

    I don't remember what all I've been driving when I've been to see you. Once it was my Toyota and once a Mazda. The other times I've been down its mostly been in the wife's car or maybe in a Camaro. The wife's folks work for GM suppliers so we've always had GM cars. I've never had a Chevy truck, although I would buy one.