Saturday, October 06, 2007

Week 21: Pageant of the Transmundane

Hello from the vast wastes of New Mexico... my, it does get cold here at night. Anyway, it is another Friday night, which means, it is time for another Awards ceremony.

Without further ado, I give you the award winner.

Emma is a collector of odd things in her haven of Fed By Birds, and I was truly unnerved by this creepy video of a starling talking.

First of all, I didn't know starlings could talk and secondly, the manner in which it is speaking is sort of robotic and creepy, like it is out of some weird British horror film. I mean, if there was a different soundtrack under its ramblings, and it was a little darker, I would the distinct feeling that something bad was about to happen to the person hearing its requests.

And because birds are involved, what better way to celebrate this bird-related win than with a picture of Homer Simpson with a murder of crows. I think it is quite fitting for the Homer Simpson Transmundanity Award, don't you?

Congratulations Emma, and here is a badge for your site commemorating your win.

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.


Hilly said...

"It's a murder, honey. A group of crows is called a murder"

I love that episode.

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Micgar said...

Hey Matthew-"wastes"!?

MC said...

Hilly: Which reminds me... I must remember to vote on a referendum this week. DOH! Of course, since I don't have any Phish CD's and I can look at my fingers without wondering why they are called such when they don't fing, I think I am good.

Micgar: Well, you have to admit it isn't all Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Truth and Consequences, and Taos, right? Plus, I totally have Los Alamos and the Hulk on my mind.

Micgar said...

I know my hometown-ABQ-is not the pretties town there is...yes Taos/Valdez and up north is the best around here. The eastern plains area is a pretty bleak part of NM. Are you still "here"?

MC said...

I left the moment the post was up. ;)

Micgar said...

Next time you come down here, maybe we could meet and have coffee/tea and pie or something at the Flying Star!

MC said...

Perhaps we shall.