Saturday, October 28, 2006

Week 24: The Pageant of the Transmundane

Howdy from Taos, New Mexico and this week's blogcast of the Homer Simpson Transmundanity Award. It is a chilly night, but somehow it seemed to be worth the trip.

Sometimes you are in awe of the way someone humiliated or humbled themselves, sometimes you are flabbergasted by a strange product and sometimes you are left scratching your head after seeing or reading about something so odd that it scars you for life.

And sometimes on the rarest of occasions, the creative spark can win the day for a contestant, and that is special too.

The mythical creature known as the Arthbard from over on down Ringing the Otter way accomplished that latter feat. How did he do it? He simply made a cartoon... a really good cartoon, the kind of work I thought I'd see on Moviola or as interstitial material on a movie or animated channel. It was a highly enjoyable feature and he should be commended for it. Bravo!

So congrats Arthbard... you done good, you done really good!

The rules of this little contest: Every week I will be selecting one blog post that I have seen from the vast reaches of the blogosphere to bestow with the Homer Simpson Transmundanity Award for being one of the freakiest(in a funny way) things I've seen or read during a 7 day period. It doesn't necessarily have to have been written during the week, I just had to have encountered it. That means that if you find something interesting and repost it like a movie or whatever, if I saw it at your blog first, you get the prize. Of course, creating your own content is also a very good way to win.

Now, if you see a post that you think is worthy of this illustrious prize, just drop me a line at and we'll see if we can't get your suggestion up and award-ready while giving you some credit and a link to your own blog.


arthbard said...

I hereby accept this award on behalf of ... Myself. I'd like to thank myself for winning and take this opportunity to plead with myself to stop talking about myself.

I feel glad at receiving the Painting of Homer in his Underwear award. I feel extremely pleased it isn't the Painting of Mr. Burns Naked. I'm probably lucky that one doesn't have Homer in it. Otherwise, it probably would have been fair game.

MC said...

I was trying to find the Lombardo method version of Homer made up of just a bunch of abstract geometric shapes, but alas it didn't happen that way.

G3T Films said...

I would like to say that not only do I wholey endorse the statements regarding the quality of Arthbards work, it should be sent to festivals, but would like to point out that *shhh* don't tell anyone, it was his first attempt at animation! Incredible, I know.

A well deserved award Arth!

MC said...

It can only get better from here, can't it.

arthbard said...

MC: The Lombardo Method! That would've been sweet!

G3t: Thanks, again, Rich.

MC, again: "It can only get better from here, can't it."

I don't know ... I'm sure if I try hard enough, I can go the other way.

MC said...

Ah, like me and the watercoloring.