Saturday, November 07, 2009

Week 26: Pageant of the Transmundane

A car reported stolen 35 years ago in Spokane, Washington was recently recovered from a shipping container in Long Beach, California. I guess this gives everyone who has had a car stolen the dim hope that one day, it may be found again in a totally restored condition (it was a 1965 VW van). What would really make this a funny story is if it ended up getting stolen again.

Anyway, this week's winning entry was suggested to the royal us by long time reader Lee Sargent, who was cited in it. Hey, I am never one to frown on self promotion after all.

The entry in question is from the blog Captain Incredible - Hero of Neptune.

It features a video which was put together with various sound clips from the geeks' menagerie of influences, from cult and classic television to movie and a few other places in between.

And for some strange reason, I thought that the Sgt. Pepper-inspired Simpsons cover for the Yellow Album would be the appropriate image this week. I don't know why really.

Congrats Captain Incredible, whoever you are. Here is your badge.

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 blogging village 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.


Lee Sargent said...

I couldn't resist, I had to share it with you because it was so perfect for this award. I'd actually consider listening to this on my ipod!!!

I mean Robocop and Ghostbusters!? Had they spun in some Big Trouble in Little China then my eyes would have melted like in Raiders of the Lost Ark!!!

Arjan said...

sometimes the internet is filled
with awesomeness.

Captain Incredible said...

Thank you Matt, Lee and Arjan for this incredible honour - I accept in all humility :)

I think Homer said it best when he declared


and ran naked through the town.

Excited by this award though I am, naked town-running is neither something at which I excel nor welcomed by society.

Unless one is Megan Fox.

Which I'm not...

I'd also like to thank Mr Autobahn for his composition, YouTube for hosting it, for featuring it, and StumbleUpon for finding and allowing me to steal it.

And while I'm about it - oh, they're playing the music; time to go...

MC said...

Lee: Another frequent winner of this award posted it on their blog just as I was going to press so to speak, so it may have gotten some recognition at some point.

Arjan: It is usually full of win.

Captain Incredible: Well, you could do a Will Ferrell from Old School.