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April 25, 2013 7:32 AM   Subscribe

Peeps Mourn Their Peeps is the winner of the 2013 Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest.

2013 Peeple's Choice

An exercise in Peeps-talgia

A year in Peeps

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posted by Room 641-A (19 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I've always thought that Peeps would lend themselves well to a diorama of the ending of Raiders of the Lost Ark when the Ark is opened.
posted by arcticseal at 7:37 AM on April 25, 2013 [6 favorites]


My favorite was Ben's Chili Bowl. That one was just perfect.
posted by lunasol at 7:39 AM on April 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Those are all incredible!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:40 AM on April 25, 2013


The team which created peep diorama of Zero Dark Thirty/ Seal Team 6's assault on Usama Bin Laden's compound was robbed.


Has anyone ever entered a red light district XXX peep show Peep diorama?
posted by Bwithh at 7:40 AM on April 25, 2013


Well, it's really just a peepularity contest.
posted by RobotHero at 7:46 AM on April 25, 2013


Peeps who need Peeps are the luckiest Peeps in the world.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 7:52 AM on April 25, 2013


I didn't realize I was somewhat of a Peeps purist until I had to muffle a twinge of outrage over the usage of non-Peep materials in some of these entries, particularly the Seurat finalist. Sculpted clay? How dare you, sir.
posted by elizardbits at 7:56 AM on April 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


lunasol: "My favorite was Ben's Chili Bowl. That one was just perfect."

Would be even better if the Secret Service limo was replaced with a "Fully Loaded" Lincoln Navigator.
posted by schmod at 8:03 AM on April 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


If you can't eat it once done, you've missed the point in making a construction out of a confection.

Gingerbread houses show us the way: 100% consumable.

I would be okay with allowing some non-peep confections in the diorama, but what is with the paint and felt and clay and cardboard?

No.
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:06 AM on April 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Has anyone ever entered a red light district XXX peep show Peep diorama?


There's the strip club one (first on the linked page)
posted by lunasol at 8:06 AM on April 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


This seems like a kind of depressing year in Peepdom. A funeral, the do-nothing congress, and Zero Dark Thirty? Yikes.
posted by maryr at 8:08 AM on April 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


Though, I gotta say, Peep widow was looking mighty fine in her mourning. I was trying to decide which design house she went to.
posted by jadepearl at 8:17 AM on April 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


An AskMe led directly to one entry.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:29 AM on April 25, 2013


Another peeped-out AskMe.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:42 AM on April 25, 2013


seanmpuckett: Yeah but they're making these things out of Peeps. Very stale Peeps. I question whether those meet the definition of "100% consumable" to begin with.

(Although a s'more made out of a fire-roasted Peep is a fine thing; I maintain this is because it burns off the more volatile chemicals.)
posted by Kadin2048 at 8:57 AM on April 25, 2013


I love the peep contest.
posted by shelleycat at 9:09 AM on April 25, 2013



I didn't realize I was somewhat of a Peeps purist until I had to muffle a twinge of outrage over the usage of non-Peep materials in some of these entries, particularly the Seurat finalist.

I agree. I think adding some arms and legs are okay, but sticking a Peep head on a person body is weak sauce. Peeps should generally be Peep-shaped. The Peep Show diorama is funny because the Peeps are just themselves.
posted by oneirodynia at 9:24 AM on April 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


For the true Peep diorama of Osama bin Laden's death completist, I feel compelled to mention that last year's contest had a couple examples.
posted by Copronymus at 4:05 PM on April 25, 2013


Did we really not post about this when it was published a month ago? (And by "we" I mean "one of you guys," because the blue still scares me a little.)
posted by Sweetie Darling at 5:28 PM on April 25, 2013


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