Friday, October 24, 2008

Week 24: Pageant of the Transmundane

Hi from New York, it's Transmundanity Live (OK, I usually write these Friday afternoon so it is more like Transmundanity Tape Delay, but the effect is the same).

This week's winner was recommended to me by Maven via Stumbleupon.

This week's winning entry comes from a blog called Why Women Hate Men, which showcases really bad personal ads placed by men. Like horrendous, wincingly awkward personal ads that make me as a guy just shake my head in utter disbelief. And the site is run by a guy so as a fellow dude, I don't feel like there is some other agenda going on here. The site is definitely not safe for work, but it is funny.

But it wasn't the disturbingly bad ads that won this award. It was a simple image which was not related to any particular personal ad. Rather, it was just a dude who carved something into his chest hair. In retrospect, it is rather like giving an award to Michaelangelo for some sketches he did on a napkin rather than the whole tableau of his work, but the way I see it, by doing it this way, WWHM is still eligible for future awards if I highlight just this one entry rather than handing out an award for the entire blog, which I think is better for everyone involved.

And since this week's winner is at least tangentially related to near male nudity, a underwear clad Homer Simpson, weeping over a donut seemed like the most appropriate image for the Transmundanity Award... I hope you agree.

Congratulations Weasel on knocking my socks off.

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.


Weasel said...

Humbly accepted my friend- and the stuff my readers send to me gets more atrocious by the day.

Keep tuned.

The Weasel

MC said...

Oh, I have a feeling I am going to be left stunned many times over the coming months.

Maven said...

Thanks for the acknowledgement, MC. I find it fitting that I received such an honor on the very day my dad passed, as "Why Women Hate Men" would be just the type of website I'd share with my dad. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, email, and IM, my dad and I shared a wonderful world unto ourselves, reveling in the realm of WTF type observational humor.

I dedicate my recent feat of Transmundanity to my dad, and I hope, somewhere, out there, he's laughing heartily, farting mightily, and thinking to himself, "WTF is up with the Daisy Pukes?"

Micgar said...

Ha ha! I checked out this entry and many of the others-they are hilarious! Great addition to the Transmundane family! And welcome, Weasel!

MC said...

Maven: That is a dedication I can respect. *hug*

Micgar: Part of me thinks that any time you use a picture of your naughty bits for your personal ad, you should automatically take a step back and reconsider. But that's may just be me...