Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Pagans to Simpsons: "We are not amused"

As a publicity stunt for the forthcoming Simpsons Movie, somebody has painted a giant image of Homer Simpson next to the Cerne Abbas Giant, a 180-foot tall nude image of a priapic, club-wielding pinhead that dates back either about 400 years or thousands of years, depending on whether you ask a scientist or a Pagan.

Some British Pagans, who have adopted the Giant and his gargantuan boner as a fertility symbol, are not amused. A Pagan spokesperson said that they would be "doing some rain magic to bring the rain and wash... away" the Homer's water-based biodegradable paint. Lucky thing the Pagans are on the job, because as everyone knows, it hardly ever rains in England.

But I think those Pagans are actually misguided, because if a giant stiffy symbolizes male fertility, why can't a giant donut symbolize female fertility? I mean, look at the picture. Is Homer really holding up that donut for the giant to eat? Trying to erase it is sexist and patriarchal if you ask me. Or maybe it's because Homer is a dude and the donut isn't a female symbol at all, so it's homophobic to want to erase it. I can't make up my mind (except on the fact that some people have no sense of humor).

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"Anyone up for a game of ring-toss?"

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  1. i may have laughed hard enough to rupture my spleen.


  2. Thank you. Thank you very much. I'll be here all week.


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