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!



We've got a couple of stories this week.

If you haven't finished all your hunting for this year, you might want to skip watching the video on the link for this story.

Baby Deer Refused To Leave Side of Man Who Rescued It

You watched it anyway didn't you?

I'm not sure if how I'm going to like the next Star Wars installments.  Oh, I'm going.  I saw them all as a kid and I'm going to go.  I'm not sure I'll take my son to see them.  We'll have to see about that.  That's not the point.  Growing up Star Wars was the coolest thing on the big screen, which is why this story got my attention.

Star Wars Director Grants Dying Man’s Wish, Just In Time

The Force was strong for Daniel Fleetwood. The Star Wars fan with terminal cancer wanted to see the latest sequel in the movie series before it went public in December–and his wish was granted last night. He and his wife were treated to a private screening of the unfinished movie.
The 32-year-old Texas man whose house is packed with Star Wars memorabilia isn’t expected to survive until the film’s opening date of December 18.
Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the movies, tweeted his approval.
“I just read this and am elated for Daniel & his family!”
I'm no Jedi and I don't play one in the movies either, but I approve too.

I caught this story and I thought it worth posting.

This CEO Urges His Workers to Take 6 Weeks Paid Vacation
The boss at this Los Gatos, California-based company is telling his 2,200 employees to take six weeks of vacation every year, just like he does — and he’ll pay them to do it.
“I take a lot of vacation and I’m hoping that certainly sets an example,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said Tuesday. “It is helpful. You often do your best thinking when you’re off hiking in some mountain or something. You get a different perspective on things.”
We've known for some time that employees who take between 4 and 6 weeks vacation each year are more productive and more profitable.  The Europeans have proven this.  Some how Americans have never caught on to the fact that rest and relaxation makes work more productive. 

Good news out of Detroit:

In addition to club meetings, band practices and football games, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy teens are also signing up to serve as pallbearers for homeless veterans.
Six students recently volunteered to be pallbearers for three dead homeless veterans.
Senior Joshua Gonzales is one of the student leaders who helped develop the program. He said this new opportunity for students is "meant to help dignify and respect the human being."
The students' initial plan was to carry the caskets for homeless individuals, said the Rev. Karl Kiser, the school president. But after working with local funeral home A.J. Desmond & Sons, the students narrowed their focus to the largest group of homeless people in need of the pallbearing service: unclaimed veterans.
More than 50 students attended the first training session at the beginning of the month, a number that surprised funeral director Kevin Desmond, who said he expected no more than 20.


  1. Susan2:06 PM

    Saw that video when Sundance had it on his blog. Kind of long, but it was just as much a tear jerker story as Old Yeller and all the other cute kid meets even cuter critter movies that Hollywood used to make. I thought the guy was cool for taking pity on the little guy.
    Seemed like it was Norwegian or Finnish or something? Great video.

    If I was in your shoes, the only SW I would show my kids would be the original trio. The prequels were just lousy and Disney ruins everything anymore.

    When I see kids doing stuff like this, even if it is simply for their senior project towards graduation, it just warms my heart. It also means that the SJW's haven't gotten ahold of all the minds of these kids yet.

  2. Not watching and bambi videos. I'm leaving work early to sit in a treestand and wait for a rut crazed whitetail to wander by. Have a good one.

  3. Replies
    1. Let us know how the hunt goes.

    2. Well, so far, I haven't shot anything. But enjoying it immensely, so it is going well.

    3. A bad day hunt beats a good day doing a lot of other stuff