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Pez! Forget politics, today's about gorging on candy. And what other candy is so obsessed over as Pez? (Google search results of "pez") I'm surprised no Pez sites were mentioned in the Magnificent Obsession discussion earlier this month, such as Pez Central. There's even a Dark Side of Pez site. For adults who didn't get good candy for Halloween when they were young, there's the Prozac Pez dispenser collection (be sure to play the Prozac Pez Game, it's like a shooting gallery).
posted by msacheson (10 comments total)

Ah, Pez, my first candy... In the very early sixties it was way uncool to have dispensers. Real men - we're talking testy five-year olds - ate straight from the pack, as from a trough. Anyone caught with a Goofy or Donald Duck dispenser was compulsorily festooned with little girl ribbons - and all their Pez confiscated, of course.
In those days there were only four flavours: Orange, Lemon(the best for future Margarita-drinkers),Strawberry and CrapMint.
But, at least in Portugal, alas, CrapMint has been gone ever since. ;-(
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:32 AM on October 31, 2001

This calls for a trip to the Pez Museum, just 20 minutes south of where I live.
posted by mathowie at 9:39 AM on October 31, 2001

You are the 586,697th guest

Cheese, that's worse than my MeFi number!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:44 AM on October 31, 2001

I carried a PEZ dispenser to the summit of Mt. Rainier and handed out "Summit Pez" to everyone.

It just seemed like the thing to do.
posted by bondcliff at 9:45 AM on October 31, 2001

And let's not forget Pez: The Card Game (which is reputedly pretty fun).
posted by Shadowkeeper at 9:54 AM on October 31, 2001

we're selling mijos pez dispensers at work, which are homies, but bigger. they bend over to pick up your pez.
posted by sugarfish at 10:20 AM on October 31, 2001

good halloween logo/quote, matt, BTW
posted by signal at 10:24 AM on October 31, 2001

At a gathering of Seattle webloggers last night at the Elephant and Castle, someone pulled out a Pez dispenser and started passing them around. When you're in an ersatz British pub, "taking the Pez" seems to be the right thing to do.
posted by kindall at 10:30 AM on October 31, 2001

When you're in an ersatz British pub, "taking the Pez" seems to be the right thing to do.

Brand new keyboard looking really scary now, thank you.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:05 AM on October 31, 2001

Why, too much Pez?
posted by kindall at 3:35 PM on October 31, 2001

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