Friday, July 17, 2009

Week 10: Pageant of the Transmundane

A woman in New York has apparently taught her dog to respond to written commands. You know, like flash cards. So that little pooch may in fact be smarter than a generation of kindergarten students. I had considered using a tale of a man who fought off an attacking mountain lion with a chainsaw, but I heard Bruce Campbell has already bought the rights to that to make into the most awesome movie ever.

This week's winning entry comes from Peter Griffin's Blog, which is part of the SodaHead collective.

The entry in question reveals a rather startling discovery about a beloved video game from a lot of our misspent youths. I am of course talking about Super Mario Brothers.

Turns out that when Toad was telling us all that the princess was in another castle, well, he was also telling us to do something else.

And since this week's winning entry is Super Mario Brothers related, well, having Mario and Homer interacting seemed like the best image I could provide. The scene that followed was more related to Donkey Kong than his later incarnations, but the thought is the same.

Congratulations to Peter Griffin. I don't know why that seems so strange to say, but it does.

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.


Micgar said...

ha ha! Little did people know Toad was giving us the bird! or birds!

MC said...