Saturday, May 17, 2008

Year 3, Week 1: Pageant of the Transmundane

Hello from the Streets of San Francisco. I am being chased by a young Michael Douglas and an old dude with a huge snozz, so I am guessing this is 1973.

This week's winning entry comes from the sugary sweet environs of Layercake.net.

Heidi threw down a little slice of Onion goodness she entitled When Dinosaurs Ruled the video store aisles, which discusses a certain chain of video stores as a retail relic.

And since this week's winning entry is video-related, well, Homer's appearance and subsequent edited interview on Rock Bottom seemed appropriate. The fact that it is also related to a certain video that has been floating around the internet of a particular blowhard who I have a professed dislike for, doesn't hurt, especially since Rock Bottom is sort of a riff on shows like A Current Affair and Inside Edition.



Welcome to the club, Heidi.



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 campybeaver@gmail.com 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.

12 comments:

Heidi said...

Wow!! Gosh, ok. Thank you so much. Ok, let's see, I have so many people to thank. First I'd like to thank the Onion for once again hitting one out of the park. Good stuff. I also want to thank my former Netflix co-worker Chris Darner for leading me to the video. If he had a blog, I might not be standing here reading off my list of thank yous today. Also I want to thank Matthew for being a loyal longtime reader —even through the dry spells— of the frosted little blog I like to call Layercake. Oh, I'm getting cued to wrap it up. I hope I don't trip on my dress on my way off stage. Thank You, thank you so much!

Megan said...

Good way to start off the year!

MC said...

Heidi: You know, come to think of it, you are one of the few people that committed to an acceptance speech. Good show indeed.

Megan: Yes, I think it bodes well.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Damn. I am in quite the draught. I thought the self-pedicure post I did might have had a shot.

Time to step up my game!

Mr. Fabulous said...

Or drought. Sigh...

Arjan said...

the thing is, I wouldn't be surprised if something like this would appear in say..20 years or something.

MC said...

Fab: You've set your own bar VERY high, which is one of those unwritten rules of transmundanity. Really, you are a victim of your own previous success, as you are sort of competing with your own reputation at this point.

Arjan: Perhaps it shall.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Dude...what if I were to go out with a bang? If the bar is set THAT high, I am thinking that my only chance to so a snuff film of myself and put it up on YouTube...

OR...maybe something involving auto-erotic asxphixiation.

I know I spelled it wrong. It's a hard word to spell.

MC said...

I can't tell you how to win it Fab. I just calls em like I sees em, though the Maven school of self-promotion never hurt anyone.

Jeremy Barker said...

Mr. Fab, if you are able to capture your own death on a video and then subsequently manage to upload it to YouTube, I will personally lobby Matt for you to win the Transmundane award for that week.

Megan said...

I will get one of these this year. I mean it. I'm practically on a mission.

MC said...

Jeremy: Yeah, but it has to be on a blog... so whoever posts it, well, they get very lucky that week, because that backstory would totally sell it if the video didn't.

Megan: Well, give it the good ole college try.