Wednesday, March 07, 2007

In Honor of Lisa Yee - Check Out the Peeps!

For those of you who haven't heard, Lisa Yee has been named the 2007 Thurber House Children's Writer-in-Residence. Congratulations, Lisa!

Since this post is for Lisa, I am going to direct you to two sites that I know would hold a special place in her heart. Anyone who reads Lisa Yee's blog knows that she is a total freak for Peeps. Yes, those disgusting marshmallow chicks and bunnies that pop-up during this time of year. In her honor, I recommend that you run, don't walk, to the Brotherhood 2.0 site (What? You haven't been there?!) to see John Green's brother Hank take on the challenge of eating as many Peeps as possible in 6 minutes.

Once you've seen the vlog entry for March 6 (perhaps March 5 as well so you can understand the punishment that was established), head on over to the Washington Post to learn about the Peeps diorama contest. No, really, this article is not a joke.

Lisa Yee, wherever you are, enjoy the Peeps and again, congratulations!


  1. Hank eating Peeps was funny, but really, to do it correctly, you must blow them up first. Or, let them sit out for two weeks and get really stale and hard, then eat them.

    I LOVE that diorama contest! I just sat still for quite a while contemplating what I would make. Then life took over and I realized I don't have time to do a truly fabulous one. Sigh.

    Thanks for the post!

  2. No Peeps conversation is complete without a link to the Peeps research page of the Staley Library at Millikin University. Or at least, I don't think it is!