Saturday, June 30, 2007

Week 7: Pageant of the Transmundane

Ah, it is good to be back on the wagon once again giving out an award.

And this time around, it was a rather nifty submission from someone who had been a bridesmaid once or twice here, but had never secured an award for themselves... and it really ups the ante, which is something I appreciate in an entry.

You see, Matt Finarelli from Deglazed was left home alone by his wife and he decided to get himself a little tattoo of a wonderful delicious animal, a tattoo that was in part inspired by an episode of the Simpsons entitled "Lisa the Vegetarian", so it is a nice two for one deal. And the fact that he now has a permanent reminder of his love of cooking and the Simpsons on his body, well, I have to recognize that. It is a truly marvelous entry.

And what better way to celebrate this momentous win but with an image from that very same episode? I can't think of one, so here it is... Homer Simpson with a pig ready for roasting just moments before it is taken away from him. It is a delight to give this Homer Simpson Transmundanity Award to Matt for the pain he caused himself in the pursuit of a Simpsonian and Food-related goal. Huzzah!

Congrats Matt on winning your first award here. May it not be the last.

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.


Matt said...

I'd like to thank the Academy and any other people I stepped on to reach this goal.

Thanks Matt - I'd like to say that the only reason I made it Simpson's related was to suck up to the judge's panel, but as a long-term fan of the show, I knew it had to be part of the tattoo.

And now for a neat piece of trivia I once heard from that episode:

If you play the music they play at the end - while the pig is flying through the air - backwards, you can hear Paul McCartney reading a recipe for lentil soup. How awesome is that?

It's Me... Maven said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmm.... bacon!!!!

The soup, is it mulagatawny or is it Italian styled lentil? Inquiring minds want to know!!

MC said...

Matt: Now I have to check that out.

Maven: Bacon is a great food item all around.