Saturday, November 03, 2007

Week 25: Pageant of the Transmundane

Even when I take a break, the Transmundanity show must go on, so this will be relatively brief.

This week's winner is the oldest post to win the award... since it was made in February 2005, but it recently bubbled up to the top of the Stumbleupon pile, and well, as has been stated in the past, it isn't when the post was made but when I see it that makes it eligible for this award.

You see, there is a blog called Vestal Design, which seems to revel in oddities of graphic design, user interfaces and other vagaries of the world of artistic expression specifically for consumers, and almost 3 years ago, writer Jeff Warren discovered a strange little promotional item that Skippy Peanut Butter put out. It is a little cardboard record player with a mini vinyl record.

And the image that I associate most with the above find comes from stills from Homer's Barbershop Quartet. Homer Simpson with the other members of the B-Sharps, accepting their Grammy Award (which is in the shape of a Gramophone) from David Crosby. It just seems appropriate.

Congratulations to Jeff and the rest of the crew over at Vestal Design for this 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.

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