Sunday, July 22, 2007

Homer Simpson in religious mythology

(Reprinted story)

Homer Simpson vs. Cerne Abbas Giant: Pagans Pray for Rain

Located on a hill near the village of Cerne Abbas, north of Dorchester, England, is a giant chalk drawing of a naked man. Measuring 55 meters high and 51 meters wide, it is thought to be ancient but the oldest records of it only go back to the 17th century. Next to it, though, someone has created an equally large image of Homer Simpson raising high a donut. This publicity stunt for the Simpsons movie has produced outrage among British pagans who continue to regard the Cerne Abbas Giant as a sacred image.

Ann Bryn-Evans, joint Wessex district manager for The Pagan Federation, said: “It’s very disrespectful and not at all aesthetically pleasing.

“We were hoping for some dry weather but I think I have changed my mind. We’ll be doing some rain magic to bring the rain and wash it away.”

She added: “I’m amazed they got permission to do something so ridiculous. It’s an area of scientific interest.”

She also expressed fears that the painting of Homer, from the animated television series The Simpsons, would cause a mess as it washed away.

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3 comments:

Knumb said...

"Ann Bryn-Evans, joint Wessex district manager for The Pagan Federation"

For some reason, that line strikes me as funnier than anything about this. I'd love to have her business card.

Brad Wright said...

Yes, I wonder what the manager does... I hesitate to speculate!

Elia said...

Keep up the good work.