Saturday, July 28, 2007

Week 11: Pageant of the Transmundane

Hello from Tempe, Arizona. I was just buying unpainted furniture, and this state seemed like the perfect place to go to for such goods.

This week, I visited the Idea List site, and I saw a work of time-keeping art that just had to be appreciated for both its conceptual and craftsmanship. It is a perfect candidate for this award.

So what is all the hubbub about? Why, a clock based on the bathroom door scene from the Shining... and the thing that puts it over the top is the fact that it isn't just an ordinary clock... it is a cuckoo clock!

Given I am handing out this award for a clock based on the most iconic scene from The Shining... I wonder what picture I am going to pull out from my bag of images... hmmm. Oh, I know, how about Homer Simpson with no beer and no tv going crazy in a mountain inn. Yes, I think that would be most fitting indeed for this 63rd Homer Simpson Transmundanity Award.

I don't know who as an individual to give credit to, so in lieu of that information, I am going to congratulate Chris Dimino. Congratulations.

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.


Michelle said...

I love The Shining cuckoo clock. I can't think of anything that would be a better "conversation piece."

Heeeere's Johnny!

MC said...

I think it would be fun to stick that on someone's wall, and not tell them that it replays Nicholson's line and Duvall's scream and then film their reaction.

That would be priceless.