Thursday, April 24, 2008

Happy Birthday, Library of Congress

Two hundred eight years ago today, the Library of Congress was established by President Adams. The original library was destroyed during the War of 1812, but it was restored when President Jefferson sold his enormous personal library to the government as a replacement. This is probably where Amy Barksdale does her research for the CIA, though she would have better spent her time researching the drawbacks of boob reduction. Too late now.

Today is also supposed to be the 3,193rd anniversary of the day the Trojan horse entered Troy (heh heh heh I said entered heh heh heh), and it is also Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, which I am sure Daria and Quinn worked very hard every year to avoid unless the alternative (school) was too dreadful. Did any of the students in Daria want to be with their parents at work? Well, Kevin, maybe. ("I'll be out back practicing football throws!")

Actually, a fanfic about Helen and Jake taking the girls (one each) to their jobs for a day would be pretty damn funny. Anyone want to try this?


cincgold said...

There is an episode of Beavis and Butt-head called "Career Day" where there were tables at the Highland High gym and Mr. Van Driessen required the class to sign up with an associated career representatives. (Beavis and Butt-head ended up as mall security guards.)

That would make a good Daria prequel fic. With whom did Daria sign up during "Career Day", and what did she do?

The Angst Guy said...

"Uh, Daria's your name, right?" asked the President with a Southern accent. "Daria, why don't you start a career as a presidential bodyguard by watching the hallway while your science teacher Ms. Lush and I have a private discussion in this custodian closet? That'd be fine. Keep a good eye out for us, all right?"

Once the door was shut and locked, Daria stood alone in the hallway with a fierce frown, trying to ignore the moans from the closet. This totally sucks, she thought. I'm going to be a cynic for the rest of my life.

And she was.

the bug guy said...

Daria spent "bring your children to work day" with Helen in CE Forman's story, "To Helen Back".