Friday, November 21, 2008

Week 28: Pageant of the Transmundane

Before I begin this week's ceremony, I just have to note that I saw a former VP candidate giving an interview following one of those stupid Turkey Pardoning PR events that are so popular... and they were just yakking away while workers at the farm get on with the business of slaughtering turkeys right behind said person on camera, so my sense of what is truly bizarre has been matched and raised this week. It was another one of those Gary Busey sniffing cocaine off a dog moments.

Nevertheless, I am confident that this week's winning entry could likely go the distance with all but the most outlandish of this award's previous winners.

Last Saturday, Hilly of Snackie's World posted an entry entitled Speechless Saturday (AKA "Wow") and that is a very good description of my reaction to seeing it. It was one of those items that is immediately shortlisted for Transmundanity, no matter what day of the week I see it.

I will admit that I wasn't fully prepared to see what this post had to offer... namely an unusual dancing man getting his groove on to a song which, while appropriate for said activity, still makes the whole event strange and unforgettable. I am giving you an ample butt crack warning for this week's winning entry however.

And after seeing the video, I think you will agree that this time out, I needed to go above and beyond the call of duty. So I went with an image from that time Homer thought he saw an alien in the woods and Mulder and Scully from the X-Files showed up to investigate.

Mulder: [Scully has set Homer on a treadmill] Wait a minute, Scully. What's the point of this test?
Scully: No point. I just figured he could stand to lose some weight.
Mulder: [Seeing the movement of Homer's belly] His jigglin is almost hypnotic.
Scully: Yes! It's like a lava lamp!

If that doesn't get right down to what this week's winning entry has to offer, I don't know what I am doing with the Homer Simpson Transmundanity Awards anymore.

Congrats to Hilly for allowing me to relive that classic Simpsons moment.

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.


Miles McClagan said...

In that episode, it's really stolen by the Squeaky Voiced Teen at the end...

Megan said...

Hey Miles.

You know Matt, I went over there, and when I saw what it was going to be, I just couldn't click it.

Maybe after a couple more glasses of wine...

Micgar said...

After looking at that video, I started thinking-wow, I really need to keep up with the exercising!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, thanks Matt! I am so excited because I thought that one win I had back the first year would never be repeated!

By the way, I love that Simpsons episode too. :)

Arjan said...

well you can at least give it to the guy that he doesn't give a crap..
But it was too much to ask to finish the entire video ;)

Arjan said...

oh and the coincidence had it that while reading your blog I was listening to the Palin vid you were talking about haha. I think she'll have a hard time getting turkey on the table ..the guy in the back has problems getting his job done.

R2K said...

This page is great, thanks Arjan. I looked up Mercurial, and you are so right. Then I looked up culture: "the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc."

MC said...

Miles: Well, he is playing Leonard Nimoy after all.

Megan: Hey, you know your sober limitations... I can respect that.

Micgar: Technically, he is getting some exercise, though his drink of choice may be questionable as part of a health regime (though totally understandable in the context of the video).

Snackie: Come to think of it, I am sort of surprised this is only your second award as well. I mean, things in your world aren't mundane at all.

Arjan: I wonder how many people made it to the end their first try. Oh, and thanks for the mention at R2K's blog too. Though regarding Palin... apparently all the talk shows want her desperately as a guest, so she may not be gone just yet.

R2K: Thank you for the compliment. :)