Saturday, 11 September 2010

New! Homer and Homer Simpson Fan Club

Homer c 2009 AD
Time for a new fan club!  

I always get the urge to join something in September.  Must be left over feelings from school days.  So, this year I'm starting a fan club.

What do Homer and Homer have in common you ask?

Homer c. 800 BCE
  • Most obvious, I guess, both named Homer
  • No actual photo of either of them
  • Homer was a brilliant poet.  Homer Simpson is "creatively brilliant in his stupidity" David Silverman
  • In the Hellenistic period, Homer was the subject of a hero cult in several cities. Homer Simpson is a cult figure in his own time.

  • Both possibly mythical figures but we don't like to dwell on this.
  • USA Today cited Homer Simpson as being one of the "top 25 most influential people of the past 25 years" in 2007.  Homer was pretty influential too.
  • Homer is usually said to have been blind.  Homer Simpson is blind but has his eye sight.
  • Both are on postage stamps
  • Both famous
There are probably a lot of other things but we'll save that discussion for our first meeting.

Rules:

  • I'll be President because it was my idea.
  • If we get more than 2 members, I'll print up membership cards.
  • If we get more than 3 members, we can have badges too.

Club is open to anyone who can spell "Homer".

Be the first on your block to sign up!


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