because as soon as the Valentine's Day candies leave the Easter ones come out
February 20, 2011 4:19 AM   Subscribe

Peep jousting is a game in which two marshmallow Peeps armed with toothpicks face each other in microwave combat. Its much more deadly variation, Peep fighting, involves a toaster oven. Molly Lewis (previously 1, 2) wrote a metal song called PEEP FIGHT. Smithsonian Magazine checked if stale or fresh peeps made better jousters. Creepy off-brand Peeps are also effective knights.
posted by NoraReed (12 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Easter candy has been in the stores here since just before Christmas. I don't know why people feel the need to ruin perfectly good, perfectly creepy Peeps by making them joust, personally.
posted by crataegus at 4:42 AM on February 20, 2011

To the victor, the spoils.
posted by dougrayrankin at 4:51 AM on February 20, 2011

Winning a peep fight is a pyre-ic victory.
posted by drlith at 5:12 AM on February 20, 2011

A study.
posted by tomswift at 5:22 AM on February 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

That's not metal.
posted by jet_manifesto at 6:38 AM on February 20, 2011

Mrs. Example's illustrated guide to Peep-dueling.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 8:13 AM on February 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

I think this phenomenon goes to show man hasn't evolved nearly as far as he thinks he has. (I won't speak for women.)
posted by cjorgensen at 8:50 AM on February 20, 2011

Sadistic peep torturers should be punished microwaved.
posted by Cranberry at 12:40 PM on February 20, 2011

3 peeeps in a basket is filmed from the microwave-camera p.o.v., works brilliantly. I wish all the jousting peep films had been shot the same way.
posted by dabitch at 3:17 PM on February 20, 2011 [2 favorites]

This does not seem the sort of thing that the Smithsonian Magazine I subscribed to as a kid would deign to participate in.

I thought that magazine was so boring.
posted by breath at 4:22 PM on February 20, 2011

People talk about how twinkies will survive the apocalypse, but my money's on peeps. Just look!

Peeps: terrible marshmallows for terrible people. I love 'em.
posted by VelveteenBabbitt at 9:11 PM on February 20, 2011

I grew up Jewish and never liked peeps, so this wasn't something I was aware of until just a couple of months ago when my friends suggested. I knew of marshmallows expanding in the microwave, but this was a whole new level!
posted by X-Himy at 5:40 PM on February 22, 2011

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