Woo hoo! Tattooed 'Simpsons' fan sets Guinness world record

Lee Weir and his Simpsons sleeve (Guinness World Records)
Lee Weir and his Simpsons sleeve (Guinness World Records)

Woo hoo!

A New Zealand man who turned his left arm into a sweaty shrine to Homer Simpson has set a new world record for having the most tattoos of the same cartoon character.

According to the Guinness World Records, Lee Weir's 41 Homer tattoos are now verified for the "most tattoos of the same cartoon character tattooed on the body."

“The thought of being a world record holder is something that excites me to the very core," Weir said, according to Guinness.

Weir told the Daily Mirror that, growing up, he wasn't allowed to watch "The Simpsons."

"My dad was a real life Ned Flanders," Weir said. "He wouldn't let me watch as it depicted the father and the head of the household to be a buffoon."

The hardcore Homer fan received his world record certificate in May.

But Weir probably didn't celebrate with a Duff Beer. The 27-year-old from Auckland says he decided to quit drinking alcohol last year, spending the money he would've spent on booze on tattoos.

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Weir's tattoo milestone is one of several Guinness world records set by "Simpsons" fanatics.

Cameron Gibbs owns the record for largest collection of "Simpsons" memorabilia. (Gibbs had 2,580 "Simpsons" items when he set the record in March 2008.)

In 2012, Jeremiah Franco and Carin Shreve used "The Simpsons" to set the Guinness record for "longest marathon watching television," watching the Fox cartoon for 86 hours and 37 minutes straight.

But their mark was eclipsed in 2014 by Dan Jordan, Spencer Larson and Chris Laughlin, who watched 87 straight hours of TV at at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Or, as Homer would say, "D'oh!"


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