Ed Driscoll

Bunker Time

Glenn Reynolds links to Howard Mortman, and notes, “Amusingly, All in the Family is older now than the square acts that Archie and Edith Bunker sang about in the theme song were when the show was new.”

It’s actually not all that surprising, given that the left is permanently trapped in the 1970s. But additionally, expect cultural references in general to have an increasingly nostalgic tone to them: as pop culture becomes more and more fractured, there will be less and less shared contemporaneous references available to writers that they can expect their readers will get.