Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Close Encounters of the Butt Kind

Sixty-one years ago TODAY . . . the Roswell UFO Incident occurred. An alien spacecraft crash-landed in Roswell, New Mexico, and Earthlings confronted our first visitors from space. Something like that, whatever. This historic moment is captured at right.

On a more serious note, 44 years ago today President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which did a world of good for the parents of Jodie Landon and Mack Mackenzie. Without this law, all the characters in Daria would probably be white. All the rich ones, at least.

It is noteworthy that on this day six years ago, Daria was first rebroadcast on The-N, to mixed reviews because of film cuts. In the Falling Into College series by Richard Lobinske, Daria made a diary entry on this day eight years ago (see "Freedom of Speech").
  • Box to the Future, by Smileyfax (Part 3): This is frickin' hilarious! You've GOT to read it!


Anonymous said...

Ah, good ol' LBJ, proof that a Texan can actually be a competent president.

The Angst Guy said...

Well, there was Vietnam. That wasn't a good idea.