Thursday, May 28, 2009

Do Blondes Have More Fun...?

Apparently blondes do not have more fun. After 68 years of “playing the field” with both Veronica and Betty, Archie has finally decided to propose – to Veronica. Archie will get down on bended knee to present Veronica with his marriage proposal and a ring. Veronica will accept Archie's proposal while poor Betty looks on and wipes away a tear. The message boards at ArchieComics.com have been filling up with messages saying Betty should receive Archie’s proposal of marriage, rather than the snooty Veronica. One fan wrote, “I hope it's Betty! I've read these comics for over 30 years and waited for the day he woke up and chose Betty.”

Someone named Rob wrote, “I think he should ask Betty. Veronica is too sophisticated and too richy rich for him. Betty is very laid back, sort of like the All American Girl she has always been. Betty has a big heart, she would make a great wife to Arch, and I would be disappointed if Archie chose Veronica! Good luck to Archie.”

One commenter by the name of “archielover,” wrote: “OMG! Pick Veronica! He doesn't deserve Betty, he always makes her do all his chores and fix his car and help with his homework, while he treats Veronica like a little princess! I can't wait to see what happens.”

I think Veronica should marry Reggie. They’re perfect for each other. And in a perfect world, Jughead will end up being a wealthy entrepreneur and will marry Betty. They'll have wonderful fun together and he'll make her laugh. Archie will be the lone single guy everyone invites over for dinner and tries to fix up with their loser cousins friends. I mean, my goodness, anyone who vacillates for 68 years...!

32 comments:

Marcella said...

Goodness me - is that comic still in publication?

Jo said...

Marcella, apparently so...! *heh*

lovelyprism said...

Oh Jo, you make me laugh. You come up with the cleverest stories! I love it that you have a serious side and a fun side and ... all those wonderful sides that make you, you.

Amal Bose said...

i think it shd be Betty..

Firefly said...

What a interesting turn of events. I always read the Archie comics all those years ago. I should go and dig them out again.

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Divyendu said...

Gawd...68 years! If anyone's read all the issues till date, the creators should give him/her a medal or something!

Hilary said...

This makes me think of summers as a kid - reading Archie comics, romance comics and one which was my favourite - Millie the Model. I wonder if you remember it?

Butler and Bagman said...

68 years of Archie comics...and now we'll see 68 years of new ones! Archie mows the lawn. Archie fixes the plumbing. Archie pressure washes the driveway. Archie...

kenju said...

I had no idea they were still around. As a kid, that was my first purchase after getting my allowance every week. I am really mad at Archie now!!

The Bug said...

I wonder why they waited so long? Rex married June & "Rex Morgan" is still plugging along the same as ever. They even have a daughter now!

Deedee said...

I agree that Archie should choose Betty and you are right on - Reggie would be perfect for Veronica...they are two of a kind.

Mary Ellen said...

Wait until Archie finds out that Veronica's father has been working a Ponzi scheme and bilked billions of dollars from his corporation, then we'll see if this engagement sticks!

cat said...

I love those comics, I read them all the time when I was younger. I still see them at the checkout aisles but thought they were rip offs and refused to buy them. Now it's all over. :(

pranksygang said...

ha ha ha :) dear .. you are very hilarious.

i wish Archie proposes to Betty! i consider Veronica as a freak!

and i loved your idea too.. its quite different and funny!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Wait a minute...... I seem to recall another comic strip called "Josie & the Pussycats"! Hmmm. Coincidence? Hmmmm.

white crow said...

NOOOO.....
hey wait! when did they grow up, old enough to get married???

Cedar said...

I use to read Archie Comics all the time. I would have picked Betty...wow, wouldn't that be an interesting twist to the Archie comics?

Leslie: said...

Like a lot of men, Archie is blinded by beauty and wealth. But remember, what goes around comes around and he will rue his choice one day. lol

Country Girl said...

Oh, this is fun. We can all remember this comic book, can't we? And don't guys go for the princesses, too! Betty's better off. She'll realize this at some point. I hope.

Ruth D~ said...

How I loved that comic book. And Betty. but not Veronica so much. Men!

Lorna said...

Jo, I remember reading those comics decades ago but they dropped out of my consciousness and this is the first time I heard them mentioned.

As for blondes having more fun... I have a feeling that guys who have a blondie girlfriend will say Yes, and I also think that guys who have redhead or brunette girlfriends will tout the virtues of the raven haired vixens.

However: studies have shown that blondes stand out (visually) more because light colors reflect light, and also, in most cultures, blondes are in the minority and thus get that elevated ”rare“ status.

Me? Ok, I am a dark haired Asian who has dabbled in burgundy red and plum red. I now have silver framing my face and believe it or not, I have not tinted my hair for years. I actually like the silver 'frame, but it does make me look older. It does.

As far as Betty and Veronica: Notice how they never age? No traces of age!!!

~Lorna

Russell said...

The marriage issue will not be on newstands until September ... so maybe there will be a suprise and Archie will marriage Betty after all!

But, wait! What about Jughead??! Hmmm.... Perhaps Betty will marry Jughead... then again, Reggie may win Betty's heart now!

And all this time we thought this was just a silly comic book series!

Archie was my favorite comic along with the Jetsons -- so this is pretty serious stuff!

Take care.

Marcella said...

G'day, I'm a little slow so it took me a while to work out what the *heh* related to. I think it must be one of those euphemisms your brother bought back from the far north, though it does occur in other parts of Australia where it is like "what to you think?" at the end of a sentence. It is a rarity to hear it used outside particular parts of the country and I don't know whether it's a good think or a bad thing but with time it seems to be coming almost extinct. A lnaguage lost!!!!!!

Marguerite said...

Hilarious Jo! I, too, loved the Archie comics and think that the "opposites attract rule" is in play, here, with Archie and Veronica. The only problem with this rule is, in the end, it's like and like that endures. I think that Veronica should marry Reggie, too.

Jo said...

Lovelyprism, thank you! I like to mix things up a bit. :-)

Amal Bose, I vote for Betty too. :-)

Firefly, I used to read them too. My favorite was always Jughead.

Flowers, thanks! I'll check it out.

Divyendu, *LOL*

Hilary, Millie the Model, oh gosh, yes! *heh*

Butler and Bagman, Archie gets up at 4:00 a.m. and changes diapers. :-)

Kenju, *chuckle*. He picked the wrong girl.

The Bug, Rex and June have a daughter? Where have I been!?

Deedee, omigoodness, yes. Reggie and Veronica are two peas in a pod.

Mary Ellen, yes, they can visit him in prison. :-)

Cat, oh, goodness they are still around! *heh*

Pranksygang, maybe we can convince Archie he's marrying the wrong girl!

LGS, *chuckle*. Yes, Josie and the Pussycats. :-)

White Crow, gosh, they're old enough to be great-grandparents. *heh*

Cedar, I always liked Betty best. I think because she's a blonde. :-)

Leslie, yes! Maybe Jughead will be his divorce attorney. :-)

CountryGirl, Betty will hook up with Jughead and be really happy! Archie and Veronice will divorce. :-)

Ruth, I know! No one liked Veronica!

Lorna, wouldn't that be wonderful, to stay 17 forever? Well, maybe 25 forever. :-)

Russell, oh, Betty will definitely marry Jughead, and they will live happily ever after. Jughead is cute, and he makes Betty laugh, with his wonderful, crazy sense of humor. :-)

Marcella, in Canada we put "eh?" at the end of every sentence. *Heh* is sort of like a chuckle.

Marguerite, yes, they are made for each other, aren't they? I noticed that even when I was eight years old. Betty should marry Jughead. :-)

ZiLliOnBiG said...

hehe, you have echoed my feeling.i too think similar.

Paula Slade said...

That is so funny! I used to read that comic when I was a sprout! Sixty-eight years... what took him so-o-o-o long?! :)

Peggy said...

How clever! Jughead and Betty! Yes, I agree. The other thing that is quite interesting to think about is will Archie and Veronica have children and what will they be like? he he

Pouty Lips said...

They should both stay single.

The Panorama said...

Loved your post! Had me laughing!! I have been Archei fan and am curious to see who h chooses!!
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SparkleFarkle said...

I'm a leetle beet cornfused as to why Archie chose Veronica. Regrets are surely just around the corner for this freckle-faced, carrot head, I'm affeared.