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!


Hey Giraffe

Fair warning, swallow your coffee before reading further.  Any damage done to your keyboard or monitor is your own fault.

I was going to save this for a Wednesday, but 1.) it's not a joke and 2.) I'm still laughing about it.

I got to head over to Yellow Jacket country this last month.  While over in South Dakota I learned about a problem that the South Dakota legislature via the Department of Public Safety decided to correct by using a state wide multimedia campaign.

The campaign was designed to help South Dakotans deal with a real and serious problem that is gripping the state.  Like any good ad campaign they had some slogans:

#4 "Keep calm and don't jerk"
#3 "Nobody likes a jerker"
#2 "Think before you jerk"
#1 "Don't Jerk and Drive"

The ads were obviously designed to deal with the problem over overcorrecting on icy roads.  Fortunately they yanked the ad campaign before it confused people involved in this other road related epidemic:

Survey: Fair amount of sex while driving among young S.D. motorists
University of South Dakota survey finds many students distracted while behind the wheel
When it comes to sex drive, at least among some young people in South Dakota, there’s a fair amount of sex while driving going on.
From the state that brought you — and then took away — the “Don’t Jerk and Drive” safety campaign comes a survey that revealed that nearly a third of men attending the University of South Dakota have had sex while driving, as have nearly 10 percent of women at the school in Vermillion.
Go ahead and reread that last line one more time.  Got it.  Good.  Now do the math. 1/3 of the guys have had sex while driving but only 10% of the girls have.  Either that means that...well we wont go into what that means.  I have it on good authority that the South Dakota Department of Public Safety has a sheep survey that is due back in at the end of February.  We'll have more on this story as it develops.


  1. Giraffe8:52 AM

    I thought everybody had sex while driving.

  2. Susan9:03 AM

    Never thought I would see the day where we are probably going to have to have PSA's for THIS subject.

    I took your advice that you gave to Giraffe. Glad I did. Now I am going to be thinking about your post and the stupidity of the young all day now. Probably while chuckling.

  3. I thought everybody had sex while driving.

    From the state line at Beulah Wyoming till you finally make Minnesota it takes about 8 hours to drive across SD, doing the speed limit. You've gotta pass the time somehow. Montana is longer but when I lived there they didn't have a daytime speed limit, so you could cover the state in about 5 hours, plus two gas stops.

  4. Giraffe10:58 AM

    While the don't jerk and drive campaign is an embarrassment, the sex while driving is a badge of honor. Tell me you've never heard the term "road head".

  5. If as many people are getting sex when driving as they claim, you wouldn't need a no jerking campaign. Everybody would be too busy to jerk.