Friday, March 25, 2005

Peep show

Easter's such fun due in large part to the prevalence of Peeps!
--product listing at
Gee, and I thought it was all a big Resurrection party.

My sistah-in-law Adrian alerted me to a new product: Peeps Marshmallow Maker.

Yes, you, in the sanctity of your own home or behavioral health institution, can make your own marshmallow Peeps. What you do with them afterwards is still protected by privacy laws in most states.

I was quite surprised to see this product on the market. I thought that all 7.5 trillion marshmallow Peeps had already been manufactured back in 1937 (by the same company that makes fruitcakes and circus peanuts), and that they've been selling off the overstock ever since. I figured the formula had been hurled into the mouth of an active volcano to prevent history from repeating itself. I assumed the Manhattan Project was involved somehow.

Anyway, if you choose to purchase this product, remember that bringing a Peep into the world entails a sacred responsibility. Studies have shown them to be susceptible to the same temptations that plague our human youth. Give your Peeps the emotional support they need to make the right choices.

Or, just eat them.


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