Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pouring on the Potpourri

Daria's plastic model at left (taken from her room without permission) reminds us that today is World Heart Day. Take care of yours, please.

Kevin's alter ego at right reminds us that this is the 124th anniversary of the birth of stage magician Blackstone, Sr.

Today is also National Chocolate Milk Day, but I was unable to find a Daria-ish image to represent that. Just make a glass of it and celebrate.

Jane's multiarmed avatar of a Hindu deity at left reminds us that today is World Tourism Day. Which deity is she, though? She is holding the mace Kaumodaki, so she might well be Vishnu. I hope this image is not sacrilegious. Sacrilegious stuff belongs in fanfics.

Just 104 years ago, Annalen der Physik published a paper called "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?" by some guy named Einstein, which described the relationship of energy, mass, and motion, represented by the equation E=mc². This turned out to have quite an effect on world history, particularly in the Geekdom of Nerdland. Atomic Space Trent reminds us of this event at the bottom right.

That should about close it out. Oh, Avril Lavigne turns 25 today, but she only shows up in Canadibrit's fanfics as the musical background.

Have a good one!

LATE NOTE: Richard Lobinske has updated the 2009 Daria Visual Fanworks list!


Disco316 said...

Avril's also mentioned in Esteem Roller, as, unsurprisingly, Straight-Edge Quinn's favorite song is "Sk8r Boi" (I feel dumber just spelling the title correctly, but it's an ok song.)

The Bog Man said...

On the Jane thing, an interesting note; I remember a few years ago that there was an uproar over Tina Turner portraying the Hindu Goddess Shakti. Many Hindus believe that to portray a deity is to literally become their avatar, and some of the more conservative groups in India felt Turner was unworthy to do so.

So what I'm saying I think is that Jane is now officially a deity, and should be worshiped accordingly. :-)

Anonymous said...

I believe Jane is portrayed here as Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of prosperity and wife of Vishnu.