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!


A Cool Look at 21 Years

A devoted dad who has snapped a picture of his son nearly every day since he was born has turned them into a touching film charting his life – from bouncing baby boy to blowing out the candles on his 21st birthday cake.

Ian McLeod’s video clip – which speeds through pictures of his son Cory asleep, laughing and pulling faces – has now become an internet sensation after the proud father posted his labour of love on YouTube.

The six-and-a-half minute time-lapse film, which has been watched over 600,000 times online, is believed to be the first of its kind.

I can only wonder if this is the same Ian Mcleod that used to blog over at Vox's.


Waterboy Wednesday

Curious koalas exploring space are Mars Snoopyals.


Top Things Overheard on the Wise Men's Journey to Bethlehem

- "OK, we got gold. We got the frankincense. We got the myrrh. Think we should get something more practical, like diapers, maybe?"

 - "I thought this was SUPPOSED to be a WEEKEND road trip.
Boy, is my wife ever gonna be ticked when I get home."

- "All this gazing at a star while riding a camel is making me woozy."

- "I still say it wouldn't hurt to drop by Balthazar's place for another visit on the way back. That was SOME buffet!"

- "16 hours a day on a camel. Are you sure this beats walking?"

- "Why should I always have to be in the rear? It's somebody else's turn to get sand in his face."

- "You guys have any idea how to treat saddle sores?"

- "Man, I'm starting to get a rush from this frankincense!"

- "You guys ever eat camel meat? I hear it tastes like chicken."

- "You know, I used to go to school with a girl name Beth Lehem."

- "What kind of name is Balthazar anyhow? Phoenician?"

- "Hey, do you either of you know why 'MYRRH' is spelled with a 'Y' instead of a 'U'?"

- "Okay, who forgot to give his camel a bath before we left?"

- "Whaddya mean we'll be part of history? A year from now, nobody will have a clue why we did this."

And the top thing overheard on the Wise Men's Journey to Bethlehem:
- "I can't wait to see and bow down before the Messiah who has long been foretold!"

Merry Christams my friends.


This Is (not) the End

I got home from work a little late tonight and its now 12:45 MST.  That means that the world should have ended, but it hasn't, so I need to get to bed and get some sleep for tomorrow.  There is a Christmas party at work that I'll have to go in early for.  I wish I would have bought some gifts now, but the world was suppose to end.  Better luck in 5,125 years when the next long form calender will have run it's course.

I don't think anyone has the date of the end of the world nailed down.  I've had a little fun with this whole thing and I learned something that I hadn't realized before.  The Mayans claim that creation happened in 3114 BC.  Bishop Ussher calculated 4004 BC as the date of creation.  Several other ancient authorities and cultures also have similar dates for the beginning of the world. By similar I mean an age of the earth as less than 10,000 years.  Depending on who you ask and the method used there are a number of sources that date creation at around 5,000 to 7,000 years ago.  I find this interesting because I always assumed that the age of the earth debate was basically boiled down to a literal view of the bible verses an evolutionary timeline issue.  That isn't the case at all.  Human observation, as recorded in varous calenders like the Mayans or in nonbiblical mythologies supports a young earth theory.

Now that it looks like the world hasn't ended, we'll have some more time to ponder the topic.



"The Mayan calendar predicts that December 21, 2012 will be the most annoying day on the internet ever."


My Cousin Tracy?

Police say the female driver believed the cat was seriously injured or dead and placed it in her van just after midnight on Wednesday morning.
But while driving the cat became alert and she realized it was a bobcat.
The article doesn't say it but I think the women's first clue was the 40lb cat was trying to claw her eyes out.  I can only wonder if the women who did this is my cousin.  Seriously, she lives in Bangor and she always had a soft spot for animals.


Sorry I forgot the link to the story.  The cops declined to give the woman's name to the news.  BTW: Tracy's husband is a cop, in Bangor.   I've got a call into an uncle to see if I can find out who the women is.

Rob Furlong

Do any of you know who Rob Furlong is?  I didn't think so.  I know who he is but I've never met him.  I've discussed his shots with other guys who do this sort of thing but that's about as close as I've come.  For the record my best LD hits were at 2,000 on a borrowed system, so this guy is way ahead of me as a shooter.  None of that is important, but I thought I'd trow it in for free.

Mr. Furlong returned home after winning fame and glory on the fields of Afghanistan to get a job in his local cop shop.  I guess he was an OK cop.  I have no way of knowing, so we'll give him the benefit of the doubt.  He wasn't a cop for long.  He had a bit of an odd behavior that got him fired.  It seems Rob's long distance fetish also applies to pissing on his fellow cops.  There is nothing in the article that states exactly how far away the other cop was when Robbie took his wiz, so there is no way of knowing if it was another record or not.  In any event the City of Edmonton has been ordered to give him his job back.

The article says that being fired for what he did was too harsh.  I wonder if they thought that it really is ok to piss on cops, or if the fact he can stick a 750 grain bullet in their chest at a distance of over 24 football fields had anything to do with it.


Reverse Game Wednesday

Mother of Six

Joe was proud of his family of six children. He frequently referred to his wife as "Mother of Six," much to her annoyance. Finally, she cured him of his habit. At the end of a big party, Joe called out loud enough for everyone to hear: "Ready to go, Mother of Six?"


"Any time you are," she replied, "Father of Four."


Other Keystone Cops

It's getting harder to root for the cops everyday.  They shoot people illegally and get away with.  They harass people and get away with it.  They crash their $300,000 spy plane into their own SWAT tank.  On one hand it's a tremendous waste of taxpayers dollars, on the other its comforting to know that the cops are too stupid to know how to use the newest toy designed to suppress civilians civil liberates.

In Other News

I didn't believe it but there is a place named White Settlement Texas.  How Racess is that?  I think the headline speaks for it's self.  Burglary Suspect Arrested, Escapes In Police Car.

I'd hate to think of myself as soft on crime, but if you can escape the cops in their own car, maybe you should get a pass, just this once.

Oh, and I thought my job was unrewarding.


NFL, Adults Need Not Apply

I don't follow professional sports so, most of the time I skip anything in the news about the teams, or whatever jackass stunt someone on one them pulled that made the news.  I couldn't help notice two stories were running today.  The first one that caught my eye was titled:  Cowboys Mull Device to Stop Drunk Drivers.  Because I live in the Cowboy state, I thought this might be some lame brain scheme someone in Cheyenne came up with to line their corrupt little pockets at tax payer expense.  I was surprised to learn that the article was really about the Dallas Cowboys trying to come up with some method of keeping their players from driving drunk and wrecking their expensive sports cars.

The second article was ‘At Least Seven’ NFL Players Turn In Guns.  Apparently there is a brewhaha going on about some Football player that shot someone and now everyone in the NFL is supposed to feel bad about owing guns.  I Googled "percentage of nfl players with felonies"  which interestingly enough came up as an auto fill as I typed the query.  However, I wasn't able to get anything resembling a reliable answer to the question in less than 10 mins of searching, I gave up.

A couple of thoughts: First if you're an NFL player, or just a member of the general public who wants to give up his gun(s), shoot me an email.  I promise that I will find your gun a loving home that will care for it and appreciate it for what it is.  Second, the average pay for NFL players is north of $750,000/year, you'd think for that kind of money they could hire adults that are capable of making mature decisions about what they own, how they live and what choices they make, without burdening anyone else with their existence.



The wife and kids took off to spend a couple of weeks with the grandparents for Christams.  The house is quiet.  The dog is greatful no one is pulling on her ears.  My honey do list is long and I miss the kids already.



Clark Kent takes direction from his hat: It’s his Super visor.

Wedding Verses

A couple was arranging for their wedding, and asked the bakery to inscribe the wedding cake with "1 John 4:18" which reads "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear."

The bakery evidently lost, smudged or otherwise misread the noted reference, and beautifully inscribed on the cake "John 4:18":

"For you have had five husbands, and the man you have now is not your husband."