Friday, April 02, 2010

Happy Easter

My entry in the Washington Post's Peeps Diorama contest, Georgia O'Peepe, failed to make the finals this year. It may have had something to do with the overly literal translation of the inspiration's anatomical themes. Frankly, just being considered is an honor.

To celebrate the lessons learned and get rid of the leftover peeps, I'm making Peepshi.

144 comments:

Samantha said...

YOUR entry? :) Wow, this would have been a great one for you to do, and not too difficult.

Igor said...

Sammy's just a little upset that Rob didn't do what he promised with the extra peeps and go all 9½ Peeps on her. Don't let it spoil your Easter weekend, you two. There will be plenty of Cadbury creme eggs for Sunday night.

TJ said...

I placed third with my "A Christmas Story"-themed "Show Me How the Peepies Eat" submission.

rob said...

i think i'll invoke randy newman next year. short peeple has meaning on a number of levels.

倫音 said...

It's great!!..................................................

TJ said...

I'm also leaning towards a "Peeple Under the Stairs" homage.

Mark said...

I'm shocked my Up With Peeple submission didn't place. Even though I was more proud of my second entry, entitled "The Peeps, the Lex coupe, the Beemaz and the Benz".

TJ said...

My Silence of the Peeps submission was banned from competition. I guess they weren't fans of my Peep approach to Multiple Migs big scene.

Igor said...

My entries didn't even place. My Samuel L. Peepjackson getting eaten by a super-intelligent killer peep in Peep Blue Sea was deemed "too obscure," while my REO Peepwagon singing "Peep On Loving You" was DQ-ed because I didn't get the marshmallow mustaches just right. Next year . . .

rob said...

my homage to jimmy buffett's 'we are the peeple our parents warned us about' flamed out mightily when the live parrots kept eating the scenery.

rob said...

i think it's pretty clear that team g:tb needs to enter the contest next year. my kids are already planning our entry.

Igor said...

Al told me that Ziggy reports a 69% chance that I will never see my "Quantum Peep" Sam Beckett again after the Evil Peeper chased him back to the year before peeps were invented. (1957, for you Peeps trivia buffs.)

TJ said...

Dennis, the Teej and Michael Jack are currently enduring brutal traffic on the Cross Bronx Expressway on our way to the Foxwoods Indian gaming facility.

Michael is sporting a Chicago Blackhwaks t-shirt that will offend an entire race of peeple.

rob said...

redskins sign willie parker. hope clinton portis isn't signing any long-term leases.

Igor said...

Happy Easter weekend, everyone. And remember -- Jesus died for the sins of the world, so feel free to sin it up this weekend in his name.

zoltan said...

Take the mosholu!! My PE inspired "fight the peeper" joint got bounced by the powers that be.

Mark said...

Erika just told me that she had an entry in the peeps contest to. A reenactment of "Everyday Peeple". My lady's good people.

Mark said...

I really missed out on a number of pun opportunities with my last comment.

rob said...

big news day in the washpo: feature article on the derivation of lacedarius dunn's name and an exposition of the creative naming trend; kumar's leaving the white house.

rob said...

if you guys aren't facebook friends with mark, you need to be. if only to see the picture of his beard he just posted. that shit is phenomenal.

mayhugh said...

That beard is pretty epic. Geoff definitely wouldn't hire Mark now.

Dave said...

so rob did NOT actually enter?

and the pacific tree octopus is not real?

i go on vacation for a week and suddenly i don't understand anything.

rob said...

no, my kids and i did actually enter. and we did actually not win.

Mark said...

Geoff would never hire me. Which is too bad, I feel like I'd enjoy working with him.

In other news, Erika doesn't come from a sports-centric family. Sports averse is more like it. Her brother's birthday is today. Her Mom scheduled dinner for 7 pm. I've done my best and diplomatically negotiated the start time of dinner down to 5:30. I'm still less than pleased with things.

Dan said...

wishing you and yours a warm and joyful easter eve. pauck pauck.

rob said...

last great hoops day of the year, friends. cherish it.

rob said...

izzo to stevens, 'get off my lawn'

Dan said...

am savoring...drinking for what might be the last time this year, or week rather...arrrrgh....(cap'n n gingah) also grillin some pre-easter sirloins crusted blue cheese, shrooms of the non-psychedelic kind...and so on

Dan said...

good article on hayward in yesterday's or thursday's usa today...

TR said...

I don't see Clark Kellogg laying on the hard questions to the POTUS.

Barry's form on his jumpers is brutal. Almost as bad as mine.

Mark said...

Gordon Hayward gets most of the pub for Butler but you could easily make a case that Shelvin Mack is Butlers best and most indispensable player.

Dan said...

i just saw the unedited version of the kellogg/obama "interview"/"shootaround" on cinemax....

Mark said...

I'm assuming there was full frontal nudity.

Dan said...

yeah...obama's hung like a thimble

Dan said...

so mark - you still at your family soiree?

Mark said...

Fuck no. I was home by halftime. Heading to a friend's house for game 2.

Nantz just said he admired Magic Johnson for his dedicated support if MSU. I think it's cool he's still so involved, but I don't know if I'd say I admire him for it.

Draymond Green is kind of a dick.

rob said...

make a shot, butler

Dan said...

yeah - he said something to the effect that he's wearing a msu shirt with no other logo/endorsement - pure fandom. i say, big f'n deal. he went to school there. whatever. that should give tiger some hope.

Mark said...

MSU is a weird team now that they're without Lucas in that all their best distributors are their big men.

Lupe Izzo is a lot more made up than I remember her being. I guess Ole Lupe is all high siddity these days.

Mark said...

I hear u Dan. He said that the lack of logo from Magic was a sign of how classy he is. Kellog agreed. I wear Florida gear even when the Gators aren't playing, does Nantz admire me too?

Dan said...

if you guys want to get into a super dooper masters pool, have rob send me your emails via facebook, or whitney...

rob said...

butler is gripppping on offense

Mark said...

These officials are awful. Two straight touch fouls on Butler after they'd been allowed to play extremely physically on D all 2nd half. Just be consistent in the way you call the game refs, that's all.

Mark said...

Shelving Mack's absence has an awful lot to do with Butler's offensive struggles. He's their best creator.

rob said...

nored is reading summers like a book. tough foul call.

rob said...

how did that not fall?

rob said...

awesome defense by hayward

Mark said...

I wouldve rather had the ball in Delvon Roe's hands there. He just seemed to get his shot more easily this half.

Mark said...

Nored. Pure.

rob said...

wow.

Dan said...

looks like i need to double down on duke...sorry

TR said...

Good point on the Magic-Tiger comparison. Magic banged out 500+ ladies and caught the HIVie. And he's adored these days.

Butler wins. Not remotely an upset win, despite what the media will say.

rob said...

butler did that without mack and howard. they play exceptional team defense. really good squad.

Dan said...

a 33 year old kid is coaching in the final game on monday. have a buddy that went do school w/him at depauw...

Dan said...

is greg gumbel wearing a piece?

TR said...

Butler's held every team to 59 or less point in the tourney. Impressive.

Dan said...

is that really tracy wolfson or pocahontas?

rob said...

my pee smells like asparagus

TJ said...

Michael Jack just sat down at the bar and played a few hands of Deuces Wild video poker. He just won a grand. Drinks are free for him for the rest of the night, and MJ's spreading money around Pacman Jones-style.

TJ said...

Pocahontas has nothing on the tail here at Foxwoods. Seriously, I did not expect this.

rob said...

i won $600 on the preakness once - spent it all at the bar that night. dan - lynch was involved.

Dan said...

have never been to foxwoods - would like to check 'r out...
6's & 9's again tonight teej...it won't fail ya twice.

Dan said...

that really doesn't surprise me, but would like to hear that story sometime.
preakness...oh bo

TJ said...

Pre-draft today a lovely young Asian lass I dubbed "Dwight Howard" for her penchant for doubles throwing won me quite a bit of coin (by my cheap standards).

Dan said...

y have had some good times there in younger years....

rob said...

the morning after that preakness, i met samantha's parents for the first time. completely hammered. they either thought i was the most charming man ever, or a complete degenerate.

TR said...

Is there anything less precise than the ETA for the second Final Four game? 8:47 PM my ass...

TR said...

Loving the Summit, NJ shout-out. You the man, Wellington.

Dan said...

probably the latter...but that's okay, you obviously turned it around a bit

Dan said...

and tr...you must not ever fly american airlines.
here's my boy again from flight of the conchords...hopefully that show's not over

Dan said...

golf shot

rob said...

not impressed with wvu's defensive awareness this evening

Dan said...

this game's over with

Mark said...

No, no. It's still halftime.

Dan said...

dick enberg, unlike clark, is leaving when he can still formulate a sentence...good for you dick!

TR said...

I get the American Airlines joke. Pretty sure it applies to all airlines. On the topic of Enberg, I wonder if he'll get one last uber-puff piece at halftime on Monday.

And can somebody explain to me how Enberg became such a lovable grandpa figure and Don Criqui totally fell off the map? Those two were a kick-ass NFL pair in the 80's. Does Criqui have some skeletons in his closet?

TR said...

Duke's gonna won this thing by 15+ pts.

Dan said...

"kyp - know your personnel"...clark kellogg
criqui was a part-time priest....i'll leave it at that

Dan said...

that boy is a pure shooter

Dan said...

an nd recruit bit the dust last night falling off a hotel balcony...good start for brian kelly

rob said...

stay classy, irish fans

rob said...

i don't like huggins much, but this scene with butler is pretty terrific. can't fake that kind of bond.

Mark said...

Kiss him. Kiss him!

TR said...

This Huggins-Butler embrace is pushing the awkwardly gay scale. Not good for his NBA prospects...

rob said...

looks like we've got a few gtbers not so secure in their heterosexuality.

TR said...

Is Huggy Bear's wardrobe sponsored by Tony Sirico?

TR said...

On the topic of gayness, is there a heterosexual male over 18 that wants to see Prince of Persia?

rob said...

duke is singlehandely trying to ruin the best tournament ever by winning all their games easily. elitist motherfuckers.

TR said...

Nantzy and Clark are down with The Huggy love...

Mark said...

Where can I put money on the Butler-Huugins exchange appearing in One Shining Moment?

rob said...

no book in america takes that bet

Dan said...

if you play it back slo-mo on tivo...there's a reach-around happenin

rob said...

tribe mascot announced on tuesday. get fired up.

Mark said...

Things are getting a bit chippy in this Spurs-Lakers game. I like it. Should be a fun second half.

Marls said...

1hr until baseball season starts. Even though the mets are going to suck, I am still fires up. America....fuck yeah.

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TJ said...

The Thunder have 72 pts in the first half.

rob said...

pedro!

TJ said...

Did not see this coming...Donovan McNabb is a Redskin.

rob said...

mcnabb is a redskin. whoa.

rob said...

took me all of 1 1/2 innings to care about baseball again. welcome back, old friend.

zoltan said...

Dr. Dre is a Sox fan. One more reason to root against them.

rob said...

dre's hanging with my boy lebron. seems like good people to me.

zoltan said...

I have a strong and perhaps irrational disdain for Dre.

zoltan said...

And I made the drive from Boston to NYC today starting around 8:30 am. Tons of fun to listen to WEEI and then WFAN for a Yanks/Sawks opening day. Mets fans are fun too. The majority opinion seems to be "I'm not suicidially upset about the team yet."

rob said...

elucidate, please

rob said...

the dre thing, that is

TJ said...

NY Post headline guys might have some fun with Curtis' debut in pinstripes so far...

rob said...

the phillies' opener might not get a single mention in tomorrow's philly papers

TJ said...

Shame to see the Sox struggle out of the box like this rob.

rob said...

nice to see beckett in midseason meltdown form

TJ said...

As a non-Skins fan, I couldn't be more excited for the McNabb Era in DC. The media shitshow up and down the East Coast will be DEFCON 5 by tomorrow's commute.

rob said...

i would've thought 2004 might've taught yankee fans to refrain from premature gloating, teej. but yankee fans aren't known for their intelligence, are they?

neither, apparently, is victor martinez.

TJ said...

I love being able to say team speed is plus for a Yankees team. Victor Martinez looked a tad confused there.

rob said...

i will really, really miss czabe tomorrow morning.

TJ said...

Sadly rob it appears we're doing the same bits, so looks like you're playing down to the competition.

rob said...

give me back the brain, teej.

TJ said...

give me back the filet o fish, rob

rob said...

who else is fired up for the baylor/uconn game?

zoltan said...

On "Express Yourself" Dre said he doesn't smoke weed or ses because it gives a brother brain damage. Then Cypress Hill made rhyming about weed wildly popular and Dre came out with "The Chronic." And he apparently doesn't write his own lyrics. He's a fine producer and businessman, but not a real MC.

rob said...

yelled at the tv for the first time this season on that pedroia play at the bag. wife yelled at me because the kids are asleep. good times.

zoltan said...

I love how baseball can make you rationalize anything. On one hand it's just an early game with no meaning in the grand scheme of the season. On the other hand, it makes you angry enough to cause domestic disturbances. MLB!

TR said...

The McNabb news is interesting. I guess the Skins wanted to double the number of QBs who throw balls into the ground four yards shy of their targets.

zoltan said...

What happend to the NFL moratorium you imposed?

rob said...

i really don't know what to think about mcnabb. this seems very foreign to me.

TR said...

I'm a fan of Dr. Dre, even if he was probably a poser weed smoker.

rob said...

on the plus side, the skins probably aren't drafting jimmy clausen.

zoltan said...

You gotta love McNabb for a 2nd round pick, even if he was your enemy for the past decade.

TR said...

I posted my comment before seeing Z-Man's. Funny that we both independently came to the same conclusion. Straight Outta Compton ripped drugs, which was probably a joke in and of itself. I can't imagine Eazy E turning down anything passed his way.

TR said...

Robbie - What's the status of the Beckett extension? I heard they were zeroing in on a 4 year deal.

rob said...

my sources say they're close. 4/$70m or so. million dollar arm, wish we saw less of the 10 cent head.

rob said...

and so begins the scott schoenweis era in boston

TR said...

I was at a farm with my family yesterday, feeding goats and cows and looking at some odd animals they keep there. We walked past an emu and my wife said "Oh look, it's AJ Burnett." She remembered my joke from last year and registered it the day before the season started. Fine baseball moment for my marriage. And the next time you see him pitching, google an image of an emu.

rob said...

that's a keeper right there, tr

TR said...

Agreed, Rob. Kinda makes me feel bad about my perpetual gas.

TR said...

If you had to guess what CC's waist size was, what number would you throw out? I'm thinking 40".

zoltan said...

46"

rob said...

40? are you kidding? dude's 290 lbs. his shits are size 40.

TJ said...

Thornton Mellon 48s

rob said...

i'm gonna get frustrated with adrian beltre waving feebly at breaking pitches this season, aren't i?

TJ said...

Little league time out there...impressive work fellas.

zoltan said...

Beltre is the best defensive 3B in the AL, according to the guys on WEEI this morning. And Mike Lowell is one of the worst. I think they were reading from some new statistical analysis of "range factor."

TR said...

The Sports Guy seemed mildly optimistic on Beltre. I have no idea why. He's 4 yrs older than whatever his listed age is and he is most likely an atrophied ex-juicer.

zoltan said...

The Sox love those type of guys.

zoltan said...

Girardi likes to refer to Granderson and Gardner as Grandy and Gardy, respectively, and it makes for a really confusing interview when they ask him who will start in center.