Saturday, January 20, 2007

Week 36: Pageant of the Transmundane

We are coming to you live from Pasedena, California. We would have went to Malibu, but the sheriff there told us to keep our gold-bricking ass out of his beach community and after a mug to the head, it seemed like a compelling argument for making our exit.

There were a few good entries this week, and I had to make a tough, tough decision, between two blog entries, each featuring a third party video, but in the end, the unwritten rules of Transmundanity helped me make the decision. So, when I saw a post that Alan at the excellent pop culture blog Burbanked discovered an amazingly fun movie at Ifilm that is speculating about the identity of the next James Bond, and in his own words, it is impossible to be a movie fan and not link to it.

So in honor of this momentous find, I award Alan the Homer Simpson Transmundanity Award. Huzzah!

And here is the button that accompanies the award. Congrats Alan!

And I would be remiss if I didn't mention the excellent contribution that Maven made this week with that found video of her own about a crippling disorder called MCT which afflicts 18 million Americans, and the video about it left me in convulsions.

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.


Burbanked said...

See, this is interesting, because just the other day a loved one of mine, in a fit of pique, was trying to come up with a new adjective to describe me and I suggested "idiotic" which wasn't quite right and then I said "smelly" which perhaps might have been true but didn't quite fit the moment and then I helpfully suggested "sardonic and witty in a kind of Mark Twain-ish, vaguely Lettermantonian way" and that one simply did not go over well at all.

But then this loved one - who I assure you still does love me, and deeply so - said "No, what you are is absolutely transmundane.

And I had no idea what it meant until this moment.

So thank you! This is a great and terrific honor and I am as pleased and tickled as a fat guy at a pancake convention.

MC said...

As one who is both a little round around the edges and one who has attended his fair share of pancake breakfasts, I know that joy.

Sister MaryJane Rottencrotch said...

Hey there MC!

Regarding "Toe," lemme know what you think of THIS POST OF MINE

MC said...

Sister, I always meant to tell you that I love your moniker.