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Homer Erectus: The Simpsons Come To Dorset

by | 17th, July 2007

homerbig.jpg“BE careful where you throw that doungnut, Homer…”

So says the Mirror which comes equipped with a picture of Homer Simpson in his Y-fronts holding up a doughnut. He is standing to the left of the chalk giant and his erect penis.

The new Simpsons film is coming out. And before that shark jump moment, some marketing is required. There is no little hoopla. Take aim…

But we live in enlightened times. And Homer has not been etched by an old crone’s tooth into the hillside at Cerne Abbas. He has been painted on with water-based biodegradable paint that will wash away when it rains.

But it’s not rained hard enough yet.

“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,” says Ann Bryn-Evans, joint Wessex district manager for The Pagan Federation. “I’m amazed they got permission to do something so ridiculous. It’s an area of scientific interest,” she adds.

Scientific interest? From the makers of Viagra, no doubt?

The Cerne Abbas giant has been stood proudly on the hillside since the 17th century, as the Mirror notes. He’s an ancient fertility symbol, readers are told. He helps the childless conceive, a kind of Sir Robert Winston of his time.

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