Saturday, October 18, 2008

When Daria Met Bill

It was fifteen years ago today that the Beavis and Butt-head episode "Citizen Butt-head" aired, and Daria Morgendorffer got to meet President Bill Clinton and ask him a question (and almost got an answer). An excellent video of this encounter is at the above link, at least for the moment. Daria has some marvelous reaction shots and double-takes that have to be seen to be believed. The bored look on her face when the President is talking is great, but when Butt-head takes her microphone—ouch! A look that should have killed! And the Secret Service is in rare form, too (pity about Principal McVicker). Commentary appears here. Daria looks like such a little kid. Wonder if being short made her kinda mean. Interesting outfit she has on, too. Click on the pix for larger versions.

In some parts of this great nation it is Alaska Day. There was a story once in which Jane Lane went to Alaska to get away from it all (Wouter's "Trouble Walking: White Out"). Alaska Day must be the kid at Holiday Island High who wears a plaid coat and earmuffs.

Latest entry at DariaWiki: Storytime, from Doggieboy.

  • Babysitting, by Legendeld (Part 2): The saga is apparently not complete, so get ready for more time with Quinn's new girlfriend and kid-in-tow.
  • Blood, Sweat, and Cheers, by Kristen Bealer (Parts 5 and 6): Huh, thought Daria as she looked at her father. I haven't seen him turn that color since he mistook wasabi for guacamole.
  • The Cynic and the Defender, by Doggieboy (Part 10): “Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.”
  • Daylight: Ashes and Kisses, by Legendeld (Part 4): The skeleton still leaned against a burned-out car. “Hey, Dad,” Daria said as she carefully sat down to rest.
  • Daylight: The Fugitives, by Disco316 (COMPLETE!): The music must go on, and so must Max Tyler.
  • Daylight: A Good Deed Repaid, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): Claire Defoe ambled down the hall to the bedroom she and her soon-to-be husband, Anthony DeMartino, had only begun to share six months ago.
  • Daylight/LLH: Bird With Black Wings, by Roentgen and Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): They saw nothing for the longest period of time, except burnt cars that were destroyed during the Zero Hour carnage. Then, they saw what Sandi was taking about. Bodies.
  • Daylight/LLH: Palmed Cards, by Gouka Ryuu (Part 1): They’re afraid. There is more to this than we know. This is not good.
  • Daylight: Wagon Train to the Stars, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): “Never sleep with someone in your training cadre if you both get drunk off fermented fruit juice you find while you're trapped in a supply bunker for a few days during a freak snowstorm in Antarctica—and you’ve both taken big doses of ‘flush’ beforehand." [Left out the penguins.]
  • Daylight: When Worlds Divide, by Lorenzo Sauchelli (Part 1): "There's a blackout!" yelled Quinn. "My hair dryer is toasted and mom and dad won't wake up!"
  • End of the Line, by Legendeld (Part 7): Jane and Helen both committed suicide, Jake had a heart attack, Trent ODed and Quinn was killed in a car accident. Only one left was Daria and apparently she was crazy.
  • Farmyard Funnies, by Deref (Part 5): This is not going to end well, I can see that already.
  • Origins of the Ringbearers: Pandora, by NightGoblyn (Parts 4 and 5): “I have not been using esoteric mind control techniques on my husband,” Daria muttered. “The traditional female methods have sufficed so far.” [Prequel section added.]
  • The Quinn Show, by Disco316 (COMPLETE!): Stacy smiled. “If there were any witnesses, we would have to take you alive. Now, if you don’t survive, I won’t get in trouble.”
  • Turnabout Confusion Part II: All The King's Horses, by Dennis (continued): Jodie had been particularly harsh to Quinn, calling her all sorts of names, the nicest of which was conniving bitch.
  • Unnamed story, by NightGoblyn (COMPLETE!): A Halloween story with some bite.


Kristen Bealer said...

Wonder if being short made her kinda mean.

Hey! Being short doesn't make people mean! If you ever say anything like that again, I'll beat you up and take your lunch money!

The Angst Guy said...

[puts attache on table in front of him]

Your Honor, I rest my case.