What rough peep, its hour come round at last,
March 7, 2002 8:11 PM   Subscribe

What rough peep, its hour come round at last, [cache]
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
posted by eilatan (13 comments total)
uh, what?
posted by centrs at 8:43 PM on March 7, 2002

He's riffing on the last two lines of Yeats's The Second Coming. Oddly the peeps page has a google lock on slouches bethlehem born.
posted by sylloge at 8:51 PM on March 7, 2002

Heh. Bring 'em on. All the more for Peep Research. Mwahahahahahaha.
posted by realjanetkagan at 8:54 PM on March 7, 2002

Good idea to offer the link to the page and the cached copy. I wonder why one even bothers linking to a Geocities page. Might as well link to the cache copy alone and preserve the link for others.
posted by rschram at 9:17 PM on March 7, 2002

Except that the cached link won't show any of the graphics. And shortly you won't be able to put them on geocities anyway, unless you hand over some moolah.
posted by dhartung at 12:00 AM on March 8, 2002

Another Bethlehem link
posted by HTuttle at 3:10 AM on March 8, 2002

Marshmallow Peeps ARE evil...even worse, my wife likes to put a hole in the wrap a month before Easter and eat them stale. Urrggh...pardon me whilst I vomit.
posted by byort at 6:22 AM on March 8, 2002

yeah, yeah, yeah. peeps are disgusting. big deal.

but we can't lose site of the truly important thing here, which is that, in addition to the horrific peeps, just born; makes some of the finest candy available in any capitalist nation today.

hot tamales deliver just the right amount of spicy cinnamon yumminess through that perfectly chewy and gloriously sweet gelatinous center covered with that flavorful candy shell (did you know that all of the flavor in a hot tamale is in the shell? if you suck on one long enough, the shell disintegrates completely and you're left with the gelled center which has no flavor at all, just sugary goodness).

mike & ikes (website underdevelopment) are passable, though nothing truly special...except when you consider their spinoff candy: jolly joes (grape-flavored mike & ikes. now those are something truly special. maybe a little bit of an acquired taste, but once you've got the fever, a jolly joe addiction can drive you to do some truly terrible things.

and this is all not to mention that mike & ikes, hot tamales, and jolly joes are shaped like suppositories. so, if you don't feel like sharing your candy with other people in the office, you just need to bring them to work in a ziploc bag (rather than the tell-tale just born box) and when coworkers ask 'whatcha eatin?' just act embarrassed and say that you acquired a taste for stool softening suppositories while vacationing in curacao, where they are considered a delicacy.
posted by mlang at 7:28 AM on March 8, 2002

'scuse the errant semi-colon and missing close paren. didn't edit. fiending for jolly joes.
posted by mlang at 7:31 AM on March 8, 2002

what a fucking sham on a good yeats poem. i ignore stupidity but like to point out when i feel damage is done. Your riveting links have me in a quandry...please...i will follow ALL your links. elitan, for you are CLEAVER.
posted by clavdivs at 8:02 AM on March 8, 2002

I just thought the convergence of Yeats & Peeps was bizarrely amusing, that's all. And vaguely blasphemous, since Yeats is my favorite poet. <shrugs>
posted by eilatan at 8:09 AM on March 8, 2002

Peeps rule. Easter is the best candy holiday, beating out Halloween, no contest.

I made these peeps last year. They were received enthusiastically. Even got me laid.

But I digress, as usual.
posted by ebarker at 10:13 AM on March 8, 2002

i always liked this rendition.
posted by modge at 11:09 AM on March 8, 2002

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