Saturday, November 14, 2009

Week 27: Pageant of the Transmundane

A high school in Massachusetts have made a strange 4-letter word an offense worthy of suspension. That word is Beaker from the Muppets exclamation Meep, because apparently students were causing a disturbance saying it, so if you say it or wear clothing with it on it, you can be suspended. I am trying to figure out how a nonsense word that has no offensive meanings in the context it is being used in became so serious that it would deny you education.

Anyway, this week's winning entry comes to us from the site Tunelab.

It is a video of British band Muse on an Italian music show... one which they were being forced to lipsync on, something they really didn't want to do. So, in the spirit of slightly silly acts of petty rebellion everywhere, the band played that gig, only the members decided to play different roles on stage, with much hilarity ensuing.

And since this is related to a band that started in the mid-1990's I thought this was the most appropriate image for the Homer Simpson Transmundanity Award this week.

Congrats to the staff of Tune Lab. 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.


Arjan said...

funny thing is, after this 'incident' a Dutch radio show gave visiting bands the task to really switch places without faking it. I heard some really strange versions of known tracks where a drummer played guitar etc.

MC said...

I should check some of those out... they sound like future entries into the Pageant of the Transmundane.