Friday, June 26, 2009

"I Do." "I Do." And They Did.

We have a sweet day for couples in the fandom today. This is the 34th anniversary of the day that Helen Barksdale and Jake Morgendorffer did whatever it was they did when they allegedly got married (according to The Daria Diaries), though at least one fanfic writer has speculated that they weren't actually married at all. Here the happy duo re-enacts a scene from the 1939 epic movie, Gone with the Wind, with Jake as Rhett Butler and Helen as Scarlett O'Hara. For more on the actual wedding, click here.

Here is a curio. On this day, 139 years ago, then-President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law a bill making Christmas a federal holiday. Imagine that, it wasn't a federal holiday for about a century before then. Boston even outlawed it when it was part of the British colony of Massachusetts (see this story). What did the Holiday Island teen known as Christmas do before then?

Today is also the [deep breath] United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, and this is relevant here because there is an interview on the MTV website of Daria and Quinn's reactions to the 2000 movie Traffic. Daria gets it, and Quinn doesn't, of course.


brnleague99 said...

Before he was known as "Christmas" he was called "Solstice". Then he got famous, changed his name, discovered ecstacy and red wine...and never looked back.

jtranser said...

Today is also National Chocolate Pudding Day.