Saturday, June 28, 2008

Week 7: Pageant of the Transmundane

Hello from Denver, Colorado. I went looking for the road to South Park, but all I ran into was a creature with Patrick Duffy for a leg and a talking towel. Strange days are these.

Anyway, the winner this week hails from a haven of pop cultural goodness: Kung Fu Rodeo (I think I would camp out to see an event call that if it came to my town, no word of it a lie).

This week's winning entry is atypical of what I usually hand out this hardware to, as it is a) a video that is only 15 seconds long b) it is entirely in Japanese, a language I can't speak or understand and c) features Steven Seagal, who I think is a pompous tool.

However, this ad for a Seagal box set almost makes me want to forgive the current king of direct-to-DVD action... almost. It is that close. However, I have been doing that a cappella theme music all week.

And with this one, well, I could have gone with The Simpsons in Japan, but I thought, nah, let's emphasize something different here. Like the fact that Steven Seagal is a Buddhist, and Homer is a fat, oily man. So Homer as Buddha seemed like the right call here. Thus another Homer Simpson Transmundanity Award is born.

Congrats go out to AF Duncan and Kung Fu Rodeo. Here is your collective badge.

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.


Semaj said...

I always wanted to know what movie 'did him in' and made him a Straight to Video king.

Btw, couldn't agree with you more on him being a complete tool

MC said...

Half Past Dead seems to be the trigger, because his next movie was made in Poland, and then the Direct to Video movie streak began.

I was reading in his bio that Jackie Chan offered him a role (likely after seeing his slide down the mountain of respectability) in Rush Hour 3 and Seagal turned him down.