Monday, November 22, 2010

You're Standing on My Neck

Years ago, my college roommate gave me a button of Jane Lane holding her TV remote.  It looks down on me at my computer desk.  I smile, knowing she is watching "Sick, Sad World." 

This past summer, I bought the entire Daria collection, including the two movies.  Tonight, I finally got around to cracking the seal on them, and I made it a little over half-way through the first season.  Much like the Beavis and Butthead boxset, it doesn't have the music.  But, then again, I never watched Daria for the music.  I watched it for the sarcastic wit and banter between Daria and Jane.  Also, the end-of-show drawings of characters in various crazy guises always crack me up.     

The show was so well written.  Just under Aeon Flux (oh, darlin', I'll get to you soon enough), Daria is an all-time favorite cartoon from my pseudo-adulthood.  It's a shame that, most likely, MTV will never make anything anywhere near as awesome as those cartoons ever again.  Okay, I may be a bit prejudiced.  Still, I'm infinitely glad I bought the collection.

Let me share some gems from tonight's episodes:

1) Daria to her parents: I don't have low self-esteem.  I have low esteem for everyone else.

2) Daria to Brittney: Can you teach me how to twirl my hair around my little finger and look vacant?
Brittney (the vacuous cheerleader): I don't think that's something you can teach.

3) Daria when daydreaming about college: How come, even in my fantasies, people are jerks?

For all you fans, I give you the opening theme, written and performed by Splendora.


  1. It was quite good, but I was more a fan of B&B. They were more my speed.

  2. Right! L said Daria was the B&B for nerdy girls, and I agree.