April 16, 2006

It's All About Peeps

In honor of my 2nd son, this Easter, we have THIS link for Peep Research.

All you scientists and engineers, make sure you look at the site. (Even you non-engineering/scientist types will think this site is a trip.) It was performed by two Emory University scientists. They subject Peeps to hot, cold, water… and even draw conclusions… as scientists are apt to do.

An example of one such conclusion, upon testing Peeps with alcohol and smoking:

Conclusion: The synergistic effect of smoking and alcohol in Peeps produces a rapidly exothermic oxidation reaction, leading to a chemical and morphological divergence from the wild-type Peep phenotypes.

A real don’t miss. Seeing a Peep smoke a cigarette is pretty funny. Watching it smoke a cigarette with alcohol is frickin' great.

Now why do I post this in honor of my 2nd son? Because at his school, the middle school SGA sold Peeps as a fundraiser. They were a buck for a package of three boxes. And he bought a three box package every day. Where he inherited his affinity to eating massive amounts of Peeps, I do not know, as I personally find them to be of the most foul, squishy and icky tasting. I don’t do marshmallows either though…

Anyway, he ate so many Peeps, that his Spanish teacher remarked, ‘The Easter Bunny is finding there is a shortage of Peeps this Easter to place in the Easter baskets, as Son#2 has diminished the Peep population."

And yes, my boys got Peeps in their baskets. White Peeps. They’d never had white. They were thrilled.

Posted by Boudicca at April 16, 2006 10:01 PM | TrackBack
Comments

I have never been a peep fan. But my hubby and kids? Love 'em. Bleh.

Posted by: Richmond at April 17, 2006 12:18 PM

That was hysterical.

So glad to see humor is alive and well with those scientific types.

; P

Posted by: Christina at April 17, 2006 07:21 PM

White peeps? Now that's just odd.

Posted by: Ogre at April 18, 2006 10:34 AM

Great, there is a half hour that I will never get back.

That was hilerious!

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 18, 2006 10:58 AM

Since we're talking about peeps:

http://asteroid.divnull.com/?p=70

Posted by: Harvey at April 18, 2006 03:54 PM

Great work!

Posted by: Colin at May 14, 2006 02:24 AM

Good design!

Posted by: Jack at May 14, 2006 02:32 AM

Thank you!

Posted by: Lane at June 28, 2006 01:45 PM

Great work!

Posted by: Hayden at July 2, 2006 10:10 AM

Well done!

Posted by: Michelle at July 2, 2006 12:49 PM