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"What is on the minds of the unsettled citizens of an upset nation in the middle of the cruelest month of the year? We need only look to the Peeps to see." The Washington Post's third (no, rly) annual Peeps Show. (Previously.)

(Many thanks to palliser, orme, and eye of newt for their very kind assistance.) Happy Easter, if you celebrate That Sort of Thing.
posted by arachnid (21 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Was going to post, but glad someone else did. My personal favorite was the Pee Wee's Playhouse one, the Peeps seemed to fit right into the neon background:

posted by greatalleycat at 6:09 PM on April 12, 2009


"Hopper" ... heh.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:11 PM on April 12, 2009




I'd forgotten about this, it was always my favorite part of Easter when I lived in DC. Thanks for posting it. My favorite was the one in the metro station with the angry peep-commuters on the escalator.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 6:14 PM on April 12, 2009


Oh man, I didn't know this was an annual thing. I saw this last year at the Artomatic. My favorites then were Peepadeus and Stanley Kubrick's Full Sugar Coating. In the sidebar on the Washington Post site they have links to the previous two years.
posted by Frankieist at 6:15 PM on April 12, 2009


Christ that WaPo link is irritating. All I want to do is see what they're talking about, but I have to wait 15 seconds for an ad to show, then I have to wait on a 'loading' screen while looking at a picture of some random person. I didn't even bother waiting around long enough to actually look at whatever it was that was so awesome.
posted by delmoi at 6:33 PM on April 12, 2009


Some things are with waiting a couple minutes to wait for before just rushing in and complaining to the internet.
posted by piratebowling at 6:53 PM on April 12, 2009


Yeah, if there is a mirror to a static gallery, I'd much rather see that link. I too backed out after seeing how many hoops I'd have to jump through just to see some images. That is just a bad way to do business. I don't go there very ofter for a good reason.
posted by GavinR at 6:54 PM on April 12, 2009


Peep to the right!
posted by epj at 7:20 PM on April 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Why is April the cruelest month of the year (because TS Eliot said so?)...when it brings Spring, rebirth of Christ and my brother's birthday
posted by Postroad at 7:24 PM on April 12, 2009


We entered a peeporama this year into the Post Contest. It was surprisingly hard work. I knew when I submitted it, that it wouldn't make the finals (I made a few strategic mistakes, including creating something that would be hard to photograph!), but I learned a lot. Seeing some of the uploaded photos on Flickr of other peepmongers (You can see also-rans and some of the semi-finalists, although not a lot of them) reinforced that for me, and I only have one minor complaint about the Top 40 picks. Still, it was all sorts of fun. Next year, I'll probably give myself more than a week to create it.
posted by julen at 7:24 PM on April 12, 2009


April is just fine. Memory and desire etc etc
posted by longsleeves at 7:41 PM on April 12, 2009


Peeps Show III
Peeps Show II
Peep Show

The last link is a static gallery (from the first annual show). Not fond of peeps but it's great how this brings out the creativity in some people.
posted by kindalike at 8:07 PM on April 12, 2009


"Hopper" ... heh.

"Harvey"...heh.
posted by Clave at 8:20 PM on April 12, 2009


"In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love..." -- Al Tennyson

...but I could never get into peeps. or those orange marshmallow peanuts. I must have had some bad experience with them when I was a kid. So: not quite the peepshow I had in mind!
posted by not_on_display at 8:31 PM on April 12, 2009


My sister and I had an Easter tradition of microwaving Peeps until they exploded all over the inside of the microwave.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:31 PM on April 12, 2009


...but I could never get into peeps. or those orange marshmallow peanuts. I must have had some bad experience with them when I was a kid.

I'm not a psychologist so I can't really talk about your childhood experiences with any authority, but it might just be because Peeps taste like sugared dogshit.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:33 PM on April 12, 2009


Too bad you can't link directly to individual pics - my heart belongs to #34, the Purple Tunnel of Peep.
posted by lunasol at 10:13 PM on April 12, 2009


Why is April the cruelest month of the year (because TS Eliot said so?)...when it brings Spring, rebirth of Christ and my brother's birthday

Spring makes people sneeze, followers of Christ have brought pain and suffering into the world, and your brother owes TS Eliot money.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:09 AM on April 13, 2009


I'm still heartbroken that mine didn't make the semis. Congrats to the winners, though!
posted by orrnyereg at 8:36 AM on April 13, 2009


Oh, I really like your BenPeep, orrnyereg! It has such a nice balance of detail and visual punch.
posted by julen at 10:39 AM on April 13, 2009


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