Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dim Sum Sunday - Peeps

What is it about Peeps? What drives perfectly normal human beings to Peep extremism? Is it the color? The texture? The fact that it looks more like a slug than an actual chick? Color Jabba yellow and he could be a Peep.

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(Which came first, Jabba or the Peep?)


peep rainbow
Not satisfied with throwing a few Peeps in the kids Easter baskets, Peeps contests started popping up everywhere utilizing the long lost grade school exercise of Diorama Creations. From the Last Supper to the March of the Penguin Peeps, hopefuls spend countless hours carefully crafting their small scale Peep worlds. It wasn't long before the madness spread outside the cramped confines of the diorama box. There was art to be made.

But really, it's marketing genius. Because when it comes down to it, when you cut into a Peep, it's still just a marshmallow.
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Just how many uses can you think of for the lowly marshmallow? Toasted on a stick while camping, melted into a s'more, plopped down into a steamy cup of hot chocolate, used as the sticky glue that holds Rice Krispy Treats together and the hideous topping to a sweet potato dish that seems to arise only at the winter holidays. How to get more people to purchase more Peeps? Offer some cheap prize and 15 minutes of fame and watch your Peep Profit grow. God Bless America!

There is some hope though. Peeps, while popular, have not reached the level of fame that has their fans tattooing their image into their skin. When you reach The Golden Girls tattoo level of fame, then you are more than Golden.

18 comments:

Dani said...

We're up with Rainbow Cupcakes and Peeps.

Big Shamu said...

Sweet. OK, you have chickens, do Peeps look like chicks to you?

Making Space said...

I'm up, goddesshelpme. Sigh...

http://makingspacethejourneyout.wordpress.com/2010/03/28/dim-sum-sunday-peeps-i/

Big Shamu said...

Oh it's a doozy. I'm still giggling.

Making Space said...

LOL

chickory said...

Im up.

Youre not being fair to Jabba. He is far more shapely than a peep but just as sticky.

intuitive eggplant said...

Great job, everyone! Proof that we're all a little weird around here :)

Happy DSS!
Eggy

Big Shamu said...

That may be Chickory but I still think GL stole the peep shape for Jabba.

Just a little weird, Eggy? I think we should head for Full Out Wacko.

xl said...

Jabba The Peep, brilliant cross-marketing concept!

Anonymous said...

heh..ya mean, peeps doan come in squirrels? or is it that they ain't made no squirrel peeps?

Dani said...

We kicked some peep a$$!!! Thanks again Shamy for a fun Sunday .

LaDivaCucina said...

I thought this went for two weeks? I'm not ready. I'm not sure I want to look at everyone's posts yet either!

That tat is strange. Umm yeah. And having a tat across your thighs is even stranger.

LaDivaCucina said...

PS: After my recent trip to Australia, I am feeling very Jabba!

Big Shamu said...

Don't worry LaDiva, it is for two weeks. Some of us will be back next Sunday for Peep Madness.

Buzz Kill said...

The golden girls on your inner thighs. I'm sure there's a joke there.

I like how you clamped the peep for your medical experiments. It looks like you lobotomized it.

I will hopefully be doing some experimentation of my own later this week that may result in the harming of many peeps.

moi said...

These peeps into Peep Art are so cool!

LaDivaCucina said...

I am SOOOO ready now!

Boxer said...

I spent $18.00 on Peeps and candy last night. My blood sugar shot up just standing in line.

I'll be up Thursday.

back to work......