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!


Bad Joke Winter


  1. Bosses who ask that question are usually doing it from their vacation homes in a warm climate too.

    Looking at the Michigan photo, I am led to wonder how that road will be to travel on when that snow starts to melt. It will not have anywhere to go as far as I can see.

    But it would be a fun bit of driving to experience though. Hey, I am fairly easy to amuse according to my family.

  2. My guess on that MI photo is that its in the UP and is a drifted over section of hills. What happens as things melt is the rocky soil and slope of the hills allows the water to run off without causing too much flooding on the roads.

    1. Susan9:58 PM

      I have wondered about that in the past. Sloshy or slushy roads are not fun to drive on.

  3. WaterBoy6:21 PM

    Actually, the "Meanwhile..." photo was taken in Japan, as described here:

    "Origins: This photograph showing high walls of snow lining the edges of a highway has been circulating on the Internet since at least 2007, and while popular memes have claimed (for humorous effect) that the photo was taken in either Massachusetts or Canada, the image actually captures a stretch of road near the Japanese city of Towada in Aomori prefecture.

    The photo was taken by Mihai Apostu and posted to his blog, "A Romanian in Japan," in April 2007

    Look closely at the vehicles, and you can see they are driving on the left side of the roadway. Definitely not Michigan, Massachusetts, or Canada, then.

    1. You are right. I pulled out my magnifying glass and double checked. But in some areas of this country, it is not beyond the realm of possibility though.

      This particular photo though does remind me of when I was a teen and my folks were driving through the remnants of the Hope Slide up in British Columbia.

      It was like driving through a graveyard because there were still people left under multiple tons of the rock and debris.
      Half a mountain just literally let loose one day and totally wiped out and buried everything in its path. Just way too much to remove, and too unstable to try and do so.

  4. WaterBoy6:33 PM

    Speaking of winter...'s a wintertime physics lesson for you.