Homer Erectus

Homer Simpson beside the Cerne Abbas chalk giant, the old chalk fertility symbol in Dorset, UK

It seems that some pagans are in fury over the “disrespectful” placing of a large painting of Homer Simpson, in biodegradable paint and holding a donut, beside their revered Pagan fertility symbol. According to the Guardian, “Ann Bryn-Evans, joint Wessex district manager for the Pagan Federation says they’ll be doing some rain magic to wash it away”. Aside from the obvious fact that this “magic” isn’t necessary this summer, why the fuss? No publicity is bad publicity. Why don’t they laugh it off as the clever stunt/joke that was intended? The Guardian are asking for suitable captions…Here are my suggestions:

  1. Pagans stand up for their chalk man
  2. Hollywood meets Cerne wood
  3. Stiff resistance to Homer cartoon on Dorset Hill

Look at this cartoon. You have to admire the speed with which some people operate!



  1. Tony D said,

    July 17, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    Of course most people are pagans but just not realize it! I mean if one has to choose between lets say a pile of crap called the Koran or the Bible and believing in Thor and Vallhalla or Zues is anyone really suggesting that in the case of the Crazy Christian the son of the creator of the entire universe (or multiverse) had his son drop in a couple of thousand years ago without a mobile phone, email facilities and such like and then after wandering around a bit among the most uneducated mobs to then give some dodgy advice he was later nailed to a cross by the very same people he was “saving” is anything other than an absurdly ridiculous idea. Yet apparently we have to “respect” the fools who choose to believe this crap all the time and dare not do a homer stunt with any of their “sacred” stuff

    or Idiotic Islamo Nuts Who work on the basis that an angel called gabo came down to some ignorant peasant and revealed everywish and thought of the creator of the same said universe/multiverse

    Clearly pagean have as much right to be offended as the other fools who pander to this superstitious nonsense. Best the to wind them all up in equal measure?

    Personally I prefer to worship the sun! I can give my reasons later if some find it odd.

  2. shazgood said,

    July 17, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    Perhaps, in years to come, The West Dorset branch of the Simpsonians will decry the awful erection (er…) of a chalk, naked man beside their revered and honored donut God, Homer Simpson. Sigh….
    I don’t mind pagans. At least they have the good sense to stick to the earth, wind, and water around us, and don’t generally deal in universal abstracts. But claiming Mr. Abbas as one of their own is a bit far-fetched. Apparently, it was a 17th century invention, nothing to do with ancient pagans at all!

  3. David said,

    July 18, 2007 at 2:22 am

    Not citing Groening chapter and verse here but, if you’ll remember the episode where Homer joined the “Movementarians”, he quickly realized how much he’d have to sacrifice for the sake of his dogma. Interpretation- Even idiots can snap out of it when it gets really really bad. Hopefully they snap out of it before their “leader” goes all Jim Jones on them. Otherwise, damn their fucked up genes to HELL!

    It was in another episode where he made his sleepily uttered wisdom:

    Life is like a doughnut. Round on the outside and empty in the middle.

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