Friday, July 10, 2009

Week 9: Pageant of the Transmundane

Huzzah! Clippy is no more. That's right, Microsoft has literally buried the annoying little Office assistant who cheerfully tormented us all with his attempts to help us spell and format letters. Ding Dong that little SOB who fed on our annoyance and frustration is dead.

Anyway, this week's winning entry comes to us from Cracked Ice and Chrome, a hep little repository of all things 1950's related.

Jen, the proprietor of the site discovered a group of weird soup recipes from Campbell's which truly defy logic. They must have been really desperate to sell soup, a product which practically sells itself with some of those abominations against good taste. I think there is one in particular which looks particularly retch-inducing.

And since this week's winning entry has to do with Campbell's soup, well, it seemed rather fitting to hearken back to the time that Homer became an outsider artist and he visited a museum to check out some art, including the work of Andy Warhol. Yes, The Simpsons have done everything now.

Congrats Jen for finding something that was freaky, funny and plain gross and presenting it to the world. In recognition of your efforts, here is your badge for this achievement.

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...

hmm soup..I don't think I'll test these recipes :P

MC said...

I wouldn't either... especially as a drink.

Jen said...

Thanks for the nod! Glad you enjoyed the luscious soup recipes. I think a good post idea (for you, of course) would be to actually test those ideas. C'mon! Who's brave enough? (Not me.)