Saturday, June 12, 2010

Week 5: Pageant of the Transmundane

Nissan is adding a new feature to one of its upcoming hybrid vehicles... sound. It seems that it runs so quiet that they fear that pedestrians won't be able to hear it, so they are purposely making the car run louder to avoid that. Now that is an interesting strategy.

This week's entry comes to us from Geekologie, which I admit is probably one of the most popular blogs that has won this award (The Pageant of the Transmundane generally supports smaller blogs, so this is pretty special).

What was it that made me go big this week? Well, a man built a functional replica of a Lee Enfield Bolt Action rifle out of Legos. Somehow building a weapon out of something that is meant as a toy is just so badass and bizarre at the same time.

And since this has to do with guns, well, I thought Homer with a pistol would be the best image this week.

Congrats to the staff at Geekologie. Awesome find.

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.

This is not a meme. This is an award that I give out, and thus, I am not "tagging" you.

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.


John said...

Rule 3, Homer, rule 3.

Arjan said...

just beyond awesome!

MC said...

John: Well, you know Homer motto is Safety last.

Arjan: I just wonder how much planning went into that thing.