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!


Odds -n- Sods

This is what happens when you get rid of college ROTC programs.
Oxford University student brings flamethrower to party, forcing school to shut it down
Inigo Lapwood rocked up at Oxford University's annual Christ Church bash dressed as Canadian indie bander Arcade Fire.
The 20-year-old reportedly "shot flame after flame into the air" with the homemade weapon — constructed from a nail gun and diesel engine glow plug that ignited a butane gas canister.
Lapwood, a second year philosophy and psychology student, told the Oxford Tab he was celebrating his return to school after being suspended for failing to complete his work.
Part of me is just shocked over this story.  That and I wish I would have thought of it when I was in college.  Cause, its just cool.

Americans take some heat for only being able to speak English, and we do deserve some of it.  Sometimes the lack of language skills is on the other foot.
During the programme, Pastor of Anal Baptist Church, Imphal Rev.PS Mono Anal offered prayer evoking the blessing of the Almighty for peace and communal harmony among the different groups of people living in the area.
Apart from officials of the outpost, the event was also attended by various community leaders of the area.  
I gotta think that either there is a translation problem, or this is one gay friendly Baptist Church.

I love north western Montana, its one of the most beautiful places I've been to.  I love the combination of Flathead lake and the mountains as well as the orchards.  It's one of those places that is beautiful year round.  The only thing that concerns me are the stories in the blotter:

Monday 11/25/2013
8:14 a.m. A Kalispell woman asked why the Salvation Army could legally panhandle for money but the homeless couldn’t.
12:16 p.m. There is talk of a loose "wolf" dog in the area of Starlight Road and one resident is worried about the neighborhood chicken population.
2:30 p.m. Reportedly, a Marion woman has been harboring numerous cats that are unable to use their hind legs and appear “wobbly” when they try.
3:53 p.m. A Shady Lane resident saw someone wearing bright orange, walking through the woods with a rifle. The resident was reminded that it is hunting season.
4:15 p.m. A Troutbeck Road resident returned home to find that an intruder had gone through her cupboards and watched pornography on her computer.
I wonder if she has a teenage son.


  1. Anonymous11:56 AM

    Home made flame thrower is not a weapon. It's just a striking visual aid.


  2. Western Montana is turning into a liberal paradise... with full-on tourist destination marketing.

  3. Giraffe12:07 PM

    3:53 p.m. A Shady Lane resident saw someone wearing bright orange, walking through the woods with a rifle. The resident was reminded that it is hunting season.

    How clueless do you have to be?

  4. WaterBoy1:12 PM

    Giraffe: "How clueless do you have to be?"

    California immigrant.

  5. Waterboy nailed it.

    I'd love living around Kalispell if I could have a few hundred acres of apples and pit fruit. I might even try growing grapes. I just can't imagine living with the stupidity of the people.

  6. WaterBoy7:36 PM

    I tried to convince WaterGirl that Montana would be a great place to retire to, but it's far too northern/cold/snowy for her (Okie girl). I might nudge her up to Wyoming one day, but I think her heart may be moving back south instead.

  7. "I might nudge her up to Wyoming one day"

    There are some great places in CO you could move to as well. WY is great but if you want access to things to do in retirement, you may want to look into other retirement areas.

  8. WaterBoy1:08 PM

    Water access, mostly. Seemed like there were more and bigger lakes in Montana and Wyoming than in Colorado. I would move back to Michigan if I could, but I know for a fact I'd be going alone because of the winters there. And I'm really not into the idea of snowbirding.