Saturday, March 15, 2008

Week 44: Pageant of the Transmundane

This week, the winner isn't so much funny, but rather I would place it firmly in the realm of strange yet informative.

The entry in question comes from the blog SciencePunk, created by Frank Swain, and amongst his science related entries, I found one that stood out.

It is a little video about an experiment that saw British Soldiers exposed to LSD. The narration is a little dry, but the subject is fascinating, and from that point of view, well, I thought it was certainly worthy of not only a bid for this week's prize, but the win itself.

And since this week's winner had to do with soldiers, well, it seemed fitting to have an image of Homer Simpson as a soldier from the episode entitled G.I. DOH! as the visual representation of the Pageant of the Transmundane this week.

Congratulations Frank. Here is a badge for your site if you want one.

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.


Arjan said...

I also saw vids of cats on lsd. If you go passed the cruelty to animals thing it's funny as hell with the cat trying to crawl in a corner as much as he can.

Micgar said...

giggle giggle....that was....funny...giggle..I just ...can't maintain...
no really one of the truly odd pieces of people on drugs experiments filmed.

MC said...

Arjan: Funny story about that really. You'll notice that during I believe Week 6 of this year's version of the Transmundanity Awards, there is an omission. I never told the story of why that is. You see, I had chosen such a video as that week's winner, but it was a collaborative blog between a few people, and the other two people involved with the blog removed it before the awards ceremony, and the so-called offending party left the group so to speak, and because of that censorship, well, I decided it was better to not award a prize than go with something that was second best.

Micgar: Hmmm...