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!


Important Day

Does anybody know what historic event happened this day in history?

Hint it happened at 11:11 PM 8 years ago.


  1. Has it really been that long? Seems like just yesterday.

    Keep on keeping on.

  2. Anonymous1:41 PM

    Hard to believe its been that long.

  3. WaterBoy3:07 PM

    Congratulations on toughing it out and staying around. So many sites from those halcyon days of bloggetary wealth are either gone or on their last legs.

    Also, my thanks for providing a place to hang out and shoot the breeze, or even score the occasional vice recommendation. (For my own part, I'll pass on a rec for The MacCallan 12yo that WaterGirl just got me, a very nice Speyside-ish single malt. I think I've now completed my Tour of Scotland, too.)

    I'll lift a glass to the next 8 years tonight, in your honor.

  4. Thank you, I'll be heading into work in about 15 min. Drink up.

    Thanks to you I've discovered a taste for a drop of Lowland dew from time to time.

  5. Giraffe10:52 AM

    I'm taking credit for it. I pushed you to start a blog. Yes, readers, this great blog is only here because I practically forced Res to start it.

    That's how I remember it anyway.

  6. Giraffe you can have the credit. As I remember it people were tried of me hogging the comments at other blogs. :)

  7. Giraffe2:00 PM

    No. You made a lot of pretty astute comments leading to us wanting to hear more.

  8. Susan9:07 AM

    Echoing Giraffe Res. You and Astro have a lot of wisdom and commonsense that is actually missing now over at Vox's place.

    Although now that Vox has taken a stand on cleaning up the troll problem, it has gotten back to being more of the pleasure that it once was to read.

    I missed your blog when you were too busy to write. I do try to make you "appointment reading" at least several times a week now. Good stuff.

  9. Thanks guys.

    I don't comment over at Vox's much because I don't have time for the BS. That's not a reflection on Vox. As a blog gets more successful the quality of those commenting can take a dive. It's just the nature of the beast.

    My stats seem to indicate that I get less than 3% of page views as comments. On days when I comment on other peoples blogs my traffic jumps up, mostly because of people clicking on my id to check me out. If I say something really offensive or blunt then I get more traffic.

    I'm just glad of my regulars who keep me in feed back.