Friday, March 13, 2009

Week 44: Pageant of the Transmundane

A woman bought a couch this week for 27 dollars at a secondhand store, and for days she heard odd noises coming from it, but she couldn't fathom what was going on until she finally discovered a starving calico cat underneath it. The former owner of the couch was the owner of the cat who had gone missing a month earlier.

That story is weird and sad, and I feel this week's Homer Simpson Transmundanity Award winning entry has those two elements, though I think a different definition of sad applies.

This week, the award goes to someone who has won it in the past: Drew of Back of the Cereal Box.

There are a lot of people who have problems understanding how technology works. People who don't get how a particular site or service are meant to be used... and this week's winning entry is demonstrative of this.

This is an truly epic Twitter fail. The fact that I am using the term "epic fail" should demonstrate that well enough (because let's face it, aside from a few gaming terms like pwned, I don't subscribe to the I can has Cheeseburger/1337 speak school of blogging terminology).

I think seeing that display put me off Twitter for another few months, for which I am grateful.

And because this involves both a computer and seeming incompetence, well, Homer Simpson sitting in front of a keyboard (doing what TMZ and other gossip sites do so well... making things up), seemed to be the most appropriate thing.

Congrats Drew on your second win. This was a great find.

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...

some people should just stay away from computers period.

Micgar said...

That was hilarious! "Can you Twitter me now!? Hello? Hello!?"

MC said...

Arjan: I guess it could be worse... they could work for the government, or think that the internet is a series of tubes.

Micgar: Like the Verizon guy would ever Twitter. It is pure texting for him.

Drew said...

Hey man. Thanks so much for the link. I'm glad some someone's completely bafflement with Twitter could amuse so many people.