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This entry is another departure from the “subtract two from singular score for plural score” system. The denim shorts are essentially a singular entry, and much more interesting to clue than the Dukes of Hazzard character for which they are named. DAISYDUKE gets a 65 score.
“Well, Did You Evah!” is a song from the Cole Porter musical DuBarry Was a Lady. The entry, without the “Well” is problematic, but I let it slide by with a 45 score figuring that a clue could reference the song, in a quasi-partial manner, or a presumed idiom that the song is based on. I checked the entry in Matt Ginsburg’s clue database, which is more extensive than Cruciverb, but found no hits. I probably added it manually after seeing the word EVAH in a puzzle, and failed to check the precise song title.
The NBC sitcoms Community and Parks & Recreation both ran episodes last year that featured model United Nations events. The episodes reminded me of a district-wide mock U.N. from my high school days. I didn’t participate, but my friend Chris attended; he was assigned to represent the IRA. The event was held in a lecture hall on the UMKC campus. According to Chris, the planned agenda of the general assembly was on the dull side, so he decided to stand out of turn and deliver a fiery speech directed toward the representatives of the US and the USSR, demanding that they dismantle their nuclear weapons complexes and divert funds to AIDS research. When an annoyed faculty sponsor approached him, he volunteered to sit down, but she excused him from the proceedings altogether. So he found the student union and played video games until the buses arrived to take the student ambassadors home. The MOCKUN Unthemely seed entry is dedicated to Christopher Anthony DiStasio — keep fighting the system, Stash!