Sydney ruckman Sam Naismith ensured his status as a cult figure amongst the intersection of footy fans and devotees of The Simpsons last night when an eagle eyed tweeter noticed a tattoo of his.
Naismith has a depiction of the mystical space coyote that dishes Simpson patriarch Homer some spiritual guidance after consumption of a Guatemalan insanity pepper at a chilli cook-off sends him on a mystical journey not seen since the Beatles’ days in India.
The episode that the space coyote is in — El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer, or the Mysterious Journey of Our Homer — is a cult classic due in large part to some of the surrealist animation on show during Homer’s spice-induced trip:
The coyote — voiced by music icon Johnny Cash in an inspired casting choice — then appears to give Homer some existential advice on his journey through life.
Check out the Cash space coyote’s advice to Homer here:
Naismith’s tattoo will make him a favourite amongst the hefty intersection of Simpsons and Swans lovers.