Saturday, February 23, 2008

Week 41: Pageant of the Transmundane

Ah, another week full of oddity and downright bewildering weirdness on the net. And with so many choices, I guess it all comes down to which strange thing I liked the most, which is always a great position to be in when it comes to award season.

So what captivated me this week?

Well, a blog called Stupid Random and Hilarious caught my eye, with one article in particular catching my eye.

It seems that a bar in Germany has come up with a rather unique way of skirting anti-smoking laws, and well, I admire the brilliance of the scheme. It is both rudimentary and yet innovative, and in a way, completely stupid as well, which is quite the trifecta if I may say so myself.

And of course, since this week's winner involves both smoking and a bar, well, an image of Homer smoking a cigar at Moe's(a bar which could charitably be called a hole in the wall) seems most appropriate for the Homer Simpson Transmundanity Award this time around.

Congratulations to Kaileena Suza for finding this oddity.

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.


Heidi said...

Kind of iron the way the smoking hole looks like a guillotine.

Heidi said...

oops, I meant to type "ironic", not iron. It's early and I have a tooth ache :( At least I spelled guillotine correctly ;)

MC said...

No one is perfect Heidi. I mean, a few days ago, I forgot to add an s to something in a blog title and I didn't notice it for hours... and then I forgot to fix it until the next day.

But you are right, it does look like a guillotine.

Micgar said...

That's an interesting site you posted-lots of good stuff!
Uh little bit of "fire in the hole"?
I'm gonna have to go back and check some of that stuff out later! Some of those other posts were interesting-I had seen that Diego Goldberg -aging in photos study and the slap bracelets-damn that brings back memories! (of students trying to slap them on my arms!)

MC said...

Generally when a new site ends up in Transmundanity, they generally have a lot of different things that could win.