Friday, March 20, 2009

Week 45: Pageant of the Transmundane

Someone in Venezuela somehow fashioned a complete 42 piece dinnerware set out of cocaine to try to help smuggle the drug into Spain. Now that is pretty weird.

This week's winning entry was recommended by Maven during the week, and it is one of those cases where the whole is greater than any one particular small detail.

Basically, it is a blog that has one long entry, but the story is so fascinating and yet so bizarre, I had to recognize it.

In short, it was a long entry about one man and the weird relationship he developed with a character who was trying to scam him through email.

Now I had a little bit of a decision to make about this week's winner, since this week's winner was composed of one entry but at the same time, a whole blog as well. I decided that since the meat of this entry was the entry, it would win the Homer Simpson Transmundanity Award rather than a Krusty.

And since this week's winning entry has to do with running a con, well, Homer Simpson running a scam seemed to be the most appropriate image I could think of (and if you remember this episode well, you will note that he got counterconned, which is also relevant to the entry/blog in question).

Congrats A--- for astonishing me this week with your wild tale. I know you don't have any form of adornment on your blog, but here is your badge nonetheless. And thanks go out to Maven for bring this slice of oddity to my attention.

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.

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