Thursday, August 25, 2005

Everything's Archie...

This should come as no great shock, but I always identified with Jughead more than Archie.

Not because I didn't like girls (I did).

And not because I loved to eat (I don't, particularly).

Nor did I wear the funky crown (They haven't been on sale for about 50 years).

But Jug was the oddball outsider friend. And that's me in a nutshell. Plus, if I were ever in the position of having to choose between a gorgeous-but-impossibly-high-maintenance rich brunette and a beautiful-and-incredibly thoughtful blonde, it would be a quick decision.

Yep, I'd go for Betty. It breaks tradition of my preference for brunettes (especially ones with glasses), but how can you not like Betty?

Veronica seemed so much better suited for Reggie. Reggie was a schmuck of the highest caliber, but he was always more concerned with appearances and material things.

Plus, he had a weird laugh.

Yok! Yok! Who laughs like that?

My brother and I inherited a giant stack of circa-1970s Archie books, which have sadly gone the way of Boba Fett into the Sarlaac pit. I've gone through what little Archie stuff I had, but I couldn't find evidence of the "Yok! Yok!" that my brother and I had made fun of so much.

But at a random stop I made yesterday to a library book store, I scored almost 20 different Archie books, and in one of the last ones in the stack, I found it. Proof that I wasn't hallucinating it.


  1. But Boba Fett survived the Sarlacc pit... don't you know?

    Your blog is a great read, btw. It's fun to read someone local that I didn't already know.

  2. Thanks.

    Shows you how much I keep track of things after Return of the Jedi.

    Of course, if we believe everything George Lucas tells us, then Greedo really did shoot first. :)

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