Saturday, April 07, 2007

Week 47: Pageant of the Transmundane

Well, this week I am not reporting from a theatre showing an asskickin' double bill, but there is always next week for that kind of thing.

Rather, I am reporting from inside a CIA vault surrounded by relics of a certain Renaissance inventor and seer named Milo Rambal... and I am being warned by a rather imposing bald man in a black suit and red tie with a bar code tattooed on the back of his head that I've said too much.

Anyway, earlier this week, Jeremy Barker from Popped Culture did a little bit of work on Photoshop, and well, one thing led to another and on April Fool's Day, a new masterpiece was revealed, one that makes me want to scream out the name of a city state.

Let Spartan Babies, shock and awe you. It is oddly disconcerting, and yet so hard to look away from, and as you know, that is the kind of stuff that wins this award.

And for this very Greek perversity, well, a little bit of Homer undertaking his own ancient odyssey seems most fitting. Thus we are again pleased to

Congrats Jeremy on win #2.

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.


Jeremy Barker said...

I've got my sites set on a Triple Crown! Many thanks MC.

kate said...

Scaramouche’s Mass Debate... @

given your award its priceless... the comment banter included

Semaj said...

Who knew Spartan Babies were so…ugly?
Good find as always MC.

Greg said...


That's messed up.

MC said...

Jeremy: Now the question becomes, what will put you over the top?

Kate: So noted.

Semaj: Oddly enough, it makes me think about my best friend... and his recent baby(said friend looks a bit like Leonidas).

Greg: And thus, why it won.

Jeremy Barker said...

Well I'm pretty happy about Suddenly Last Supper, but that would just be greedy, wouldn't it?

MC said...

Winning twice in a row is a challenge greater than any other. Perhaps you will... it could happen.

layercake said...

It's sad when spartans cry.

MC said...

...just ask anyone who watches Michigan State football...