The Archies!!!! Just because!!!

Well, I dig it!!!


From Wiki ….

The Archies was an American fictional garage band founded by Archie Andrews, Reggie Mantle, and Jughead Jones, a group of adolescent characters of the Archie universe, in the context of the animated TV series, The Archie Show. The group is also known for their real world success, through a virtual band.

The fictional band’s music was recorded by session musicians featuring Ron Dante on vocals and released as a series of singles and albums. Their most successful song, “Sugar, Sugar“, became one of the biggest hits of the bubblegum pop genre that flourished from 1968 to 1972.[1]

Oddly, this was a semi-hit for these people …

But, then, there’s this song ….. but, with a twist!  The vid, here features Mary Wells (the brunette on Gilligan’s Island).  Takes me back!!!  And, yes, she was much hotter than Ginger!

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33 Responses to The Archies!!!! Just because!!!

  1. gator69 says:

    I was never really into the Archies. But I did enjoy these guys…

    And yes, Mary Ann was and still is my favorite castaway.

  2. Jason Calley says:

    Mary Ann? No argument, way better than Ginger. I have never met a normal man who did not prefer Mary Ann. (OK! I just KNOW that one of you guys is going to disagree with me… But I would be surprised if there are TWO of you out there.)

    • cdquarles says:

      Indeed. Mary Ann always seemed to be the solid, ‘girl next door’ that you’d take home to meet your parents. Ginger was cast, I’d say, to be the ‘airhead’.

      • gator69 says:

        Tina Louise was an incredibly beautiful woman, and no airhead. There is a very good reason she was able to be half of the iconic conundrum “Ginger or Mary Ann”.

        Louise made her Hollywood film debut in 1958 in God’s Little Acre. That same year, the National Art Council named her the “World’s Most Beautiful Redhead.” She became an in-demand leading lady for major stars like Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark and Robert Ryan, often playing somber roles quite unlike the glamorous pinup photographs and Playboy pictorials she had become famous for in the late 1950s. She turned down roles in Li’l Abner and Operation Petticoat taking roles on Broadway and in Italian cinema and Hollywood. Among her more notable Italian film credits was the historical epic Garibaldi (1960), directed by Roberto Rossellini, that concerned Garibaldi’s efforts to unify the Italian states in 1860. When Louise returned to the United States, she began studying with Lee Strasberg and eventually became a member of the Actors Studio. She appeared in a 1962 episode of The Real McCoys, the Walter Brennan sitcom, and in the 1964 beach party film For Those Who Think Young, with Bob Denver, prior to the development of Gilligan’s Island.

        In 1964, she left the Broadway musical Fade Out – Fade In to portray movie star Ginger Grant on the situation comedy Gilligan’s Island, after the part was turned down by Jayne Mansfield. However, she was unhappy with the role and worried that it would typecast her. The role did make Louise a pop icon of the era, and in 2005 an episode of TV Land Top Ten ranked her as second only to Heather Locklear as the greatest of television’s all-time sex symbols.

        I have a soft spot for redheads, and extremely sexy women, call me crazy. Ginger was a close second in my book.

        • cdquarles says:

          Well, Gator, being cast as the airhead didn’t mean that the actor or actress is and airhead :P.

        • gator69 says:

          The producers of Gilligan’s Island were lucky beyond their wildest dreams landing a star the caliber of Tina Louise…

          She was cast on looks alone, and then there was that massive sex appeal.

        • Jim Masterson says:

          Bob Hope’s Vietnam tour came through Subic Bay, Philippines in 1964. My dad was Chief of Staff, COMNAVSUBIC at the time, and I was in high school. Jill St. John was one of the guest stars traveling with Hope. The people who were entertaining her during the day before the evening show were amazed at how intelligent she was. She usually played ditzy airheads on the screen.


        • gator69 says:

          I have always found that the greatest “airheads” on stage, TV, and the silver screen were actually some of the most intelligent women in the business. Because as many have said, comedy is serious business. I had my time on stage playing leading roles, and the most difficult role I ever had was as Mr Biggley in ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. It was a harder part to play than even the King of Siam, which was a monster of a role.

      • Me says:

        Yep, the girl next door, And I didn’t even need to say it, I thought that last night though!

  3. DirkH says:

    A guy called Chapwood tracks prices of 500 items in several US cities.

    As the MIT billion prices project has been shut down / castrated right after it started to show inflation, and Shadowstats just adds a number of percents to the official CPI, this is a very important work.

    Oh and it shows 10%.

  4. leftinflagstaff says:

    Mary. Ann. Period. All caps. Bold italic. Exclamation point.

  5. Me says:


    Pretty funny how this crap keeps happening!!! Na not really, just people taking advantage of others.

    • Me says:

      See what happened in Alberta, in order to get rid of the corruprt gov there they had no choice to elect in a bullshit NDP. It’s sad, and the cycle continues. Time for these politicians to be held responsible just like everyone else. If the law is broken then pay the piper. Right Lance, I know he has posted here before.

  6. Me says:

    Here you’ll love this one? I don’t know how much more this crap will go on before people start taking things into their own hands.

  7. Me says:

    I wonder? someone should start sending hobo’s and mangie looking people in and film it around these people and see their reactions if they are not judgemental and want to treat everyone equal, All I saw was pretty boys and girls giggling and saying the PC bullshit. Because Reasons!

  8. DirkH says:

    Guy combines Flamenco technique with Raga and Flanger

  9. gator69 says:

    Muslims to boycott United Airlines? If only UA could be so lucky.

    “A Muslim airline passenger says she faced “humiliation” and “discrimination” Friday when a flight attendant refused to give her an unopened can of Diet Coke, claiming that passengers could use unopened beverage cans as weapons.

    However, United Airlines said that the exchange resulted from a “misunderstanding.”

    “I am in tears of humiliation from discrimination,” Tahera Ahmad, a Muslim chaplain at Northwestern University in Illinois, wrote on Facebook from the Chicago to Washington flight, tagging her post #IslamophobiaISREAL.

    Ahmad said that when the beverage cart came out, she asked for a Diet Coke. The flight attendant gave her an open can, but for “hygienic reasons,” Ahmad asked for a can that had not yet been opened.

    “She said no one has consumed from the drink, but I requested an unopened can. She responded, ‘Well I’m sorry I just can’t give you an unopened can so no Diet Coke for you,’” Ahmad wrote.

    She said the attendant gave the man next to her an unopened beer can. After pointing the discrepancy out to the flight attendant, Ahmad said the flight attendant said, “We are unauthorized to give unopened cans to people because they may use it as a weapon on the plane.”

    Ahmad wrote: “So I told her that she was clearly discriminating against me because she gave the man next to me an unopened can of beer. She looked at his can, quickly grabbed it and opened it and said, ‘It’s so you don’t use it as a weapon.’”

    Ahmad said that she was “appalled” by the flight attendant’s behavior and asked those sitting by her “if they witnessed this discriminatory and disgusting behavior.”

    She wrote that a man sitting in an aisle seat across from her yelled out to her: “You Moslem, you need to shut the F** up. … yes you know you would use it as a WEAPON so shut the f*** up.”

    After landing in Washington, Ahmad wrote that the flight attendant “acknowledged that her behavior was utterly rude and said she was sorry about her unethical behavior and agreed that the white male passenger said hateful words that he should not have said.”

    She also said the pilot told her he recognized his “privilege” as a white man, according to a second Facebook post that can be seen at Huffington Post/UK.

    “The pilot also apologized for everything that happened and said that as a white male he recognized his privilege and said he didn’t know what it must feel like to be a minority and go through something hateful like this,” she wrote.

    In a statement on its website, United Airlines did not corroborate Ahmad’s account of what had happened, but said that a “misunderstanding” had occurred on the flight, which was operated by regional carrier Shuttle America:

    The flight attendant onboard Shuttle America flight 3504 attempted several times to accommodate Ms. Ahmad’s beverage request after a misunderstanding regarding a can of diet soda. The inflight crew met with Ms. Ahmad after the flight arrived in Washington to provide assistance and further discuss the matter. Additionally, we spoke with Ms. Ahmad this afternoon to get a better understanding of what occurred and to apologize for not delivering the service our customers expect when traveling with us. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome Ms. Ahmad back.

    If I owned an airline there would be a mandatory pre-flight meal. A ham sandwich with ham salad and pork rinds, served with a Budweiser.

    • DirkH says:

      ““The pilot also apologized for everything that happened and said that as a white male he recognized his privilege and said he didn’t know what it must feel like to be a minority and go through something hateful like this,” she wrote.”

      So he basically said, I understand that you as a Muslim must feel terrible. I gotta use that. It’s kinda elegant.

  10. DirkH says:
    • Me says:

      As long as it wasn’t made in China, I’ve seen fighter jets with tape on them. do I like that, no, but I wasn’t the one flying them.

    • gator69 says:

      I will never forget the first time I saw a MiG fighter up close, it looked like someting built by a high school shop class, sheet metal loosely riveted together. It was at that moment that I realized that Soviet fighter pilots were the bravest pilots on Earth.

      • Me says:

        Their Mig 29s wasn’t much different.

        • Me says:

          And the problem is when we let them see what we have, then they take that back and make theirs better.

        • Me says:

          And it always goes back to, they are now our alies, and share, just like training the muslems and giving them weapons, to only go back yet again and fighting those we trained.

  11. Me says:

    Some strange and weird stuff, It is just people taking advantage of others. Always is always will be.

  12. Travis Rhone says:

    Marryann can kiss me anytime I’d be in heaven afterwards anyway omg

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