Saturday, December 05, 2009

Week 30: Pageant of the Transmundane

A teenage girl in San Antonio made a goofy face for her yearbook/student card photo and the administration is equating it to making a gang sign. Her mother was present at the time the photo was taken and she was fine with it. I didn't think that a spontaneous and singular funny face was gang-related activity.

This week's winning entry comes to us from the pop cultural clearinghouse Mighty God King (I am seriously running out of descriptors at this point).

The entry in question spins an interesting alternative history tale. The thing that changes? The Beatles take up Lorne Michaels on his offer to reform on Saturday Night Live in 1976. It is quite a journey to the present day.

And since this is related to The Beatles, I thought the album cover for the Be Sharps album from Homer's Barbershop Quartet (which also featured George Harrison) would be the appropriate image. I could have went with Simpsons Abbey Road as well, but somehow I thought that was less meaningful in this case.

Congrats to the crew at MGK on their win. 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.

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