Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Peep at Easter

Peepanardo DaVinci paints the Mona Lisa.

Easter may be just a week and a half away, but the Peeps at my neighborhood Duane Reade will probably hang around until Memorial Day, discounted to the point that they'd be better off just giving them away. (Although even then they'd probably have few takers.)

I've always had a love/hate relationship with the little marshmellow critters, which are spawned in Bethlehem, Pa., not far from my hometown, so it's nice to see that their maker, the appropriately named Just Born, has a sense of humor about them and, along with several newspapers around the country, is sponsoring a Peeps Diorama Contest.

For it's bizarre blend of the highbrow and the lowbrow, my favorite is the one pictured above, Peeponardo DaVinci painting Mona Peepsa from the Chicago Tribune.

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