Saturday, August 8, 2009

Alter Egos Are Not Just for Daria Folks...

The artwork at left (I use the term "artwork" quite loosely) might puzzle some people. It's obviously Daria's close personal friend, Butt-head, in a woman's black wig, black gloves, and black stockings, sitting naked in a martini glass. Why would anyone draw that? Who would ever drink out of that glass again? And why would I put that image on my blog and gross out the entire readership? (Because I can.) As you futilely try to scrub the offending image out of your brain, you should learn a new thing about it: this is a Beavis and Butt-head alter ego, which works exactly the same as a Daria one.

In this WayBack Machine image from an old MTV B&B site, Butt-head is imitating a femlin. A femlin is a female gremlin character found on the "Party Jokes" pages of Playboy (see book cover at right). This particular pose is one of the most famous ones (among people who drool over Playboy), so much so that it has been sold as a tiny collector's statuette. The femlin even has its own pretentious coffee-table art book. Upchuck would know all about this character, of course. And now, so do you. No, no, don't bother to thank me. It's all a part of educating the Daria fandom, which Lord knows could use it.

Let's see what else we can drag out of the WayBack Machine from MTV websites past.... Have an idea for a new MTV cartoon show? TOO LATE!!! AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Man, that was funny!
  • Teenage Wasteland, by Yorsh Passangero (Parts 1 and 2): (Daria/Total Drama Island) Camp Wawanakwa, formerly an amazing summer camp that should bring fond good memories to generations past, now, an almost collapsing joint that should be declared no man’s land. This was now one of North America’s most recognizable places because of three simple words: Total Drama Island.
  • To Me You Are a Work of Art, by Mrs. Abject and Solace Layfield (Part 1): “Hey , you have just failed to communicate with the artist Jane Lane. Either I'm asleep, I've lost my phone, or I'm blowing you off. Anyways, leave me a nice message and we'll get in touch, alright?”
  • Apocalyptic Daria: Brave New World, by Doggieboy (Part 9): Odell walked off then and tried to ignore the girl. He turned his back on her as he walked. But he could feel her stare as he moved towards the old man, and sweat appeared on his forehead. (SFMB)
  • Iron Chef: Daria Is Raven's Apprentice, by Project Pegasus (COMPLETE!): "You’re really childish, you know that?" "Are you coming on to me, Ms. Lafave?"
  • The Misery Chick, by thatLONERchick (Part 2): Jane recollected Daria’s memorial with little emotion. It had been held on the field at Lawndale High, one week after the grisly event had taken place. A podium was set up on the grass, the bleachers underneath which Daria’s life had ended easily visible behind a somber Ms. Li, cordoned off with black ribbon.
  • Rainbow Disconnection, by Disco316 (Part 1): “Seriously," said Quinn, "why do you surround yourself with such depressing stuff?” “For the same reason I’m going to college: to prepare myself for the real world,” deadpanned Daria.
  • Reaped Out: Sickle Sad World, by Pinkminx (Part 2): "Are you okay?" Georgia asked warily. She had realized very quickly that Daria had a hair-trigger temper; although it usually manifested in a passive-aggressive silence, now wasn’t the time to set off "the beast."


The Angst Guy said...

No one liked the screensavers that I saved from oblivion, so your punishment is to see Butt-head as a naked woman. I hope you've learned your lesson.

KatrinaMedina said...

I downloaded the Jane jogging one, it works great. Thanks TAG!

The Bug Guy said...

Boy, you do have a mean streak in you, TAG...

I'm glad I haven't had breakfast yet or I'd have lost it.

The Angst Guy said...

Just try NOT to think of Butt-head sitting naked in the glass you're about to drink from.

Heh heh heh heh...