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April 18, 2011 1:16 AM   Subscribe

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posted by nickyskye (21 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
We wait anxiously for this annual Easter treat, and each year the entries get increasingly more elaborate, creative, and detailed. The winner this year is the best I've ever seen, and I've seen a few.
posted by imjustsaying at 2:14 AM on April 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


As with most people, I love art built from Peeps. Perhaps the best Peep pop art, possibly putting pop art in a position to perpetuate Peeps, is the popular Peep Pope.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:16 AM on April 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


Anything is better than eating them.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:30 AM on April 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


I like 'em! And I ate several while we were building our entry! (Here's the WaPo gallery link)

I think maybe the judges liked reading the title, "In Wake of Historic Storm, Repair Work Under Control, Peepco Spokesperson Says," and then seeing this picture.

Vote for meeee!
posted by zennie at 6:00 AM on April 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


Nice one, zennie, but the whole "simple play on words" isn't so simple if you aren't a Pepco customer/live in that part of the country. I didn't get it until I listened to the narration on the video in the "our entry" link.
posted by yiftach at 6:19 AM on April 18, 2011


Anything is better than eating them.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:30 AM on April 18 [1 favorite −] Favorite added! [!]


You stole my line!
posted by polly_dactyl at 6:19 AM on April 18, 2011


I can't seem to get to any of the Washington Post links.
posted by mosessis at 6:41 AM on April 18, 2011


Nice one, zennie, but the whole "simple play on words" isn't so simple if you aren't a Pepco customer/live in that part of the country. I didn't get it until I listened to the narration on the video in the "our entry" link.

But it was simple to the judges. ;)

There are a few ways to become a finalist in the WaPo contest. We went with pandering. But we were also working with what we had on hand, and I happened to have some bits of the tree branches that fell on my house because of the storm. The reporter for Peeps Show really liked that fact and played it up as though I had been saving this tree branch ever since the storm, just for the diorama. Quite a few of the other things in the diorama are made of cheap spare parts from my lab (pipette tips for icicles, a sawed-off tubing connector for the porch lamp, etc).

We also thought of creating a "Chilean miners" entry (Copeepapo, Chile!), but ruled that out because we essentially had one weekend to work on this and I knew we'd have to do a cross-sectional diorama for that, like the winner did.
posted by zennie at 6:42 AM on April 18, 2011


Congrats, Zennie! And thanks again to the Ask folks who helped me out with my (non-placing, grumble) entry.

I thought for sure going with a "Fugazi" theme was pandering to a DC crowd, but I guess the judges weren't in the right demographic or something.
posted by JoanArkham at 7:14 AM on April 18, 2011


Awesome, Zennie! I actually thought both your entry and the failed escalator entry were brilliant ideas. I was going to go with Peep the Interruption this year, but then Wilbon, too, left the Post, and the pander factor dropped dramatically.

The quality of the peeporamas have spiked up heavily in the past two years, and this years group makes me glad in retrospect that I procrastinated way too long this year and didn't submit. I just didn't have the time to achieve that level of quality. Next year ... next year...
posted by julen at 7:25 AM on April 18, 2011


I assumed I would hate this, but I am completely sold. Everyone of those is clever, and every time I thought I found my favorite I found a new one to love. And even though I would never consume a peep as foodstuff, I want to go out and make a diorama.
posted by jenlovesponies at 7:42 AM on April 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


And thanks again to the Ask folks who helped me out with my (non-placing, grumble) entry.

Fugazi! Love the mohawks and the little posters! My SO (and Peeps collaborator) has an Fugazi poster from way back. Gotta show him your diorama!
posted by zennie at 8:02 AM on April 18, 2011


Now we have to watch ads for a slideshow? Ick.

I think the Peeps tropical scene/Easter Island god should have won.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 8:41 AM on April 18, 2011


I get the paper Post, and had a great time explaining the "split peep soup" one to my kids this weekend. Delightfully twisted.
posted by Ella Fynoe at 9:37 AM on April 18, 2011


Peep jousting. That is all.
posted by hypersloth at 12:58 PM on April 18, 2011


These are magnificent!
posted by estherbester at 1:39 PM on April 18, 2011


zennie, am SO pleased to know you have an entry. will go to the site and vote for you now. What fun!
posted by nickyskye at 2:27 PM on April 18, 2011


At first glance I thought this was going to be a thread about the television series and my heart leapt.
posted by moxiedoll at 3:00 PM on April 18, 2011


I thought for sure going with a "Fugazi" theme was pandering to a DC crowd

Repeeper is one of my favorite records.
posted by mintcake! at 3:06 PM on April 18, 2011


Split Peep Soup, magnificent!
posted by lioness at 4:49 PM on April 18, 2011


, Thanks, nickyskye!

JoanArkham, my SO was all, "I love Fugazi peeps!" He liked all the references in the posters.
posted by zennie at 6:19 AM on April 19, 2011


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