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I found a nice random blog topic generator.  When I first looked at it, the subjects were pretty straightforward - getting up in the morning, all the jobs you've ever worked, cities to visit.  I figured I could work with something in there even though I did get the one about the Egyptian fish god named Ren.  So I tried it for today's entry and what did I get?

Homer depictions

What does that even mean?  I'm not a classics scholar so that is out as a blog option.  There are a few other ways I could write about this though, so without further ado, here's what Homer depictions are to me.  Feel free to add your own interpretation.  Even an interpretive dance would probably work.

Maybe the Homer in question is the Greek epic poet credited with the Iliad and the Odyssey.  If that's the case, here is a depiction of him from outside the Bavarian State Library in Munich.

If they meant a depiction of something written by Homer, here is my old pal Sean Bean as Odysseus in the movie Troy, which is based on the Iliad.  Such a cheeky lad.

One of my favorite Homers is Homer Price, a young boy from a series of books by Robert McCloskey, the author and illustrator of Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal.  The illustration below is from Centerberg Tales and Homer is the kid at the top of the book pile.

How about a depiction of another Homer, one of Homer Simpson on the cover of the Rolling Stone?

Or an artwork by a guy named Homer?  My favorite Winslow Homer painting is Breezing Up in my icon. The Herring Net is another one I like.  We had a reproduction of it on our wall at home when I was a kid.

Lastly, because baseball season is winding down, here is a depiction of a homer being hit by the Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth.  As I was raised by a Red Sox fan, this is the only time I will feature a Yankee in this journal.  Go Tigers.

Hope your day is a good one and you get a homer too.

Caps from wikipedia, blogspot, the original Winslow Homer painting is in the Art Institute of Chicago, the Babe Ruth is an AP photo, and Odysseus is from Home of the Nutty.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 8th, 2014 04:29 pm (UTC)
Haha, I say this blog post prompt was a success! :D Weird as it was. Now how about that Egyptian fish god?
Sep. 8th, 2014 07:29 pm (UTC)
I actually thought of some of your fiction when I read about Rem. He's the fish god of weeping and his tears fertilize the earth creating plants and reptiles. He sounds like a SPN fan…..
Sep. 8th, 2014 08:39 pm (UTC)
He probably is an SPN fan! He probably invented the Single Perfect Tear of Manpain. But seriously, that sounds like great fic material and I might have to borrow the prompt for future :D
Sep. 9th, 2014 02:45 am (UTC)
He probably invented the Single Perfect Tear of Manpain.

Totally cracked me up…….
Sep. 9th, 2014 05:45 am (UTC)
I haven't heard of the Centerberg Tales. I like the drawing very much.

A eclectic collection of Homers.
Sep. 9th, 2014 11:39 am (UTC)
The Centerberg Tales and the book Homer Price are full of short stories about this pre-wwii town in Ohio. They are pretty funny and feature things like the new automatic donut maker that won't stop making donuts. Kids seem to really like them.
Sep. 12th, 2014 07:13 am (UTC)
Now that's quite a lot of Homers that you know of! I only knew the Greek poet and Mr Simpson :))
Sep. 12th, 2014 01:42 pm (UTC)
Those were definitely the first two that came to mind…..
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