Saturday, November 17, 2007

Week 27: Pageant of the Transmundane

This week's winning entry flew right into the Culture Kills sweet spot as it involves a couple of subjects I have tags for here, so this works out quite well, all things considered.

You see, this week's winner is Bits Bytes Pixels and Sprites, a blog I've been reading for a while, mainly because former Pop Culture Supreme Court Justice and Transmundanity Triple Crown Winner Jim Squires is a writer and podcaster for the site.

The Pirate-in-Chief of the site, Dan Zuccarelli was mystified by the most recent marketing misstep that Sony has made when it comes to advertising the Playstation 3. And I can see why. The thing is some strange surreal vision that leaves me thinking about a lot of things, video games not being one of them. I want to watch some Michel Gondry videos and buy some Kraftwerk albums, but really, it doesn't inspire a huge desire to get a Playstation 3.

Of course, there are so many seminal video game related moments on the Simpsons, but I think the first season sparring of Bart and Homer in a boxing game from the first season best exemplifies this week's Homer Simpson Transmundanity Award.

Congrats to Dan and the crew of the BBPS for this distinction.

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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