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!


GFF-New Zealand

I learned something this week.  While I consider myself to have an above average knowledge of world religions, I've never devoted much time to the minor groups found in India.  I had heard of Sikhism before but never learned much about it.  Which may seem odd since it is the 5th largest organized religion in the world.

On of the tenets of this religion is a belief that they must wear a turban.  This belief, while perhaps odd to the western mind, is held in earnest.  The Sikh does not remove his turban in public.

Sikh puts religious rule aside to help boy
Man removes turban and places it under head of injured child hit by car outside primary school.
Harman Singh did not think twice about removing his turban to cradle the bleeding head of a 5-year-old who had just been hit by a vehicle on his way to school.
Mr Singh, 22, was at home when he heard car wheels screeching, and then a commotion, and ran outside to investigate. "I saw a child down on the ground and a lady was holding him. His head was bleeding, so I unveiled my turban and put it under his head."
Members of the Indian community last night praised Mr Singh for his action, considered a hugely significant act of humanity by breaking strict religious protocol to help a stranger.
Mr. Singh, my hat is off to you sir.  Your effort to help a small boy is praise worthy.   Good on you sir.


  1. Susan9:16 AM

    I agree. Most praise worthy indeed.

  2. "my hat is off to you sir" Heh.

  3. I thought Waterboy would catch that one.

  4. WaterBoy4:52 PM

    Sorry, went camping this weekend and just got back into town. Too difficult to comment using a phone.

    Love the mountains in spring, though we nearly got snowed on.

    Good catch, Bill!