Creative Peeps

When bored, some doodle and some daydream. But when the smarty-pants “peeps” in a certain Department of English get bored, they stage elaborate set-ups recreating the works of Poe, Shakespeare, Austen, and Dickens, and then throw in a vampire and pirate for good measure.

I honestly don’t know what to say about this, Shannon B. Congratulations…?



  1. LMAO!!!

  2. I think I would like to know these people.

  3. 260Oakley says:

    What about scenes from the diaries of Samuel Peeps?

  4. Now I know what peeps are good for! Thanks for the giggles.

  5. Melissa says:

    This is hilarious! As a holder of an English degree, I can assure you that this is totally normal behavior! lol.

  6. Tularosa says:

    Might even be the History Dept.!

  7. @260Oakley: I have been saying for YEARS that someone should submit a diorama entitled “The Diary of Samuel Peeps” to the Washington Post‘s Peeps Show contest. (One of my all-time favorite Peeps dioramas is “The Last Peeper.”

    Btw, for those of you on the East Coast, there is now a Peeps store, called Peeps & Co., just outside of D.C., which is peeptacular. You can see pictures here.

  8. skippymom says:

    So, are we having a contest to figure out what play or novel this scene represents?

    P.S. Love the amount of effort that went into making a cape for the vampire, and rigging up wires to fly him.
    P.P.S. Those of us who get 260Oakley’s contribution can’t hide our English-major-ness!

  9. Aquamarine says:

    @260 oakley: I HEART YOU!!!!!!

  10. Aquamarine says:

    for THIS the pic of my qte little lab puppy was bumped? (just kiddin’)

  11. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    bu’ bu’

    IF WE’RE (NEARLY) all English (mine was a Bachelor’s in French, but — same diff….)majors, howcome nobunny else noticed, that the person who posted this (perhaps Prongs; I moved down too quickly to be certain about that)

    used the phrase “In good measure” isn’t that a shakespeare phrase or play or book or sumthin’???

    Normally I’d take the locate the particular citations, etc…but I’m MOVIN OUT (YES i mean really working on moving my life into a different apt property soon)and working on my BOXhabit & stuff in my actual room so gotta go fer now

    [Hmm, you still seem to be wearing your April 1st Screen Name… 😉 – Ed.]

  12. You mean the airborne Peep isn’t SuperBunny?

  13. Too funny! They need to ride the chick peeps as horses. Only need to eat one or two to get your sugar rush…very creative.

    Now they are coming out with peeps for every season.

  14. Oh noez! even Oscar Wilde has been overthrown by those villains!

  15. I want to know these people, too. Anyone who comes up with something like this is absolutely fabulous in my book!

  16. 260Oakley says:

    I wonder if they’ve ever done War and Peeps?

  17. I agree with BB/VA that the airborne bunny must be SuperPeep. The one with fangs is the vampire being slayed by Edgar Allan Poe, I think.

    (I must have waay too much time on my hands.)

  18. I am getting RIGHT TO WORK on my Peeps “Duchess of Malfi.” Hmm, what can I use for blood?

    “Cover her marshmallow– mine eyes dazzle– she died young.”

  19. Here you are– full coverage of the Washington Post PEEPS SHOW diorama contest, Year 4:

    or just a gallery of this year’s winner and 36 other finalists:

    and the jaw-dropping “Peeps Are a Girl’s Best Friend” winner of the first contest:

  20. All this trashy picture does is encourage Peeps to commit acts of violence and vampirism against defenseless action figures of literary significance!!! TAKE IT DOWN!!!!!

    [GAHHH!! 😯 – Ed.]

  21. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    “Now, now, there, Ed. [Theo??? or whoever….] Just consider that Jessica and the similar individdels on the Internet….provide you with JOB SECURITY”.

    IE if everybunny (see what I did there?) thought CO were without any ebil,
    then Her Illustrious Megness wouldn’t need

    (wait for it)

    NO STANKIN’ editors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and you already told me that you don’t wanna go to Hollyweird and be chained to a screenwriter’s job ….so ….thereunto Rejoice in the job security

    AKA: [My dad’s version for the 3 big brudders]:
    It’ll put HAIR on yer chest.

    That is all.

  22. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    (and do I hafta go back to my previous name??? I bet most of our regulars have figgered it out?? Hon Glad & either Paunchie or Doggabone answered me and I already told QoD that I’d changed it. If it would simplify the Editors world, I’ll go back to Resriechan but really I kinda thought this would be fun. Is it potentially too abrasive? Whichever way you prefer, I’ll do]

    Happy Spring weekend Easter Weekend whatever you wanna think about the calendar/ holiday issues to ya

    Peace, as ever.

  23. Given the recent “zombification” of the classics, I think “peepification” is preferable, at least in a taste test!

  24. Yes, dear Ed. “Gah” is right. Do I need to bring up the Peep Peep Show from last year? It’s snowballing. First its lewd and lascivious acts and now…effing vampirism…and what may or may not be the hobbling scene from “Misery.”

  25. 260Oakley says:

    Be careful, or Peep Throat will dime you out to the Washington Post.

    (OK, slow day at work. I promise, you won’t hear another peep out of me.)

  26. Do people still do peep jousting??

  27. AuntieMame says:

    My favorite literary peep site:

    Unfortunately it hasn’t been updated in a while, but it’s hilarious as far as they did go.

    I’ve been trying to figure out what this scene is portraying, too. There must be some Macbeth in there somewhere…

  28. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    @ 260 OAK: You oughta just develop a production line factory for the puns & make meeeeeeeellllllions & meeeeeeeeeeellions of $$$

    (Carl Sagan, ennyone? 😉 )

  29. Tell me about it. I haven’t had one phone call all day, until a woman called in to schedule an appointment (physical therapy) and asked if our gym was carpeted. When I told her “no,” she hung up. *sigh*

  30. skippymom says:

    Leslie, that was actually “billions and billions”. And did you know that there is a unit of measurement called a Sagan that means at least four billion? I thought you would like this.

  31. CO Ed.s and commenters are among my favorite peeps! Makin my day SHINE!

  32. OMG my comment got through! So many of them don’t that I thought I had done something turrble!

    [April Fool’s Day plays havoc with the automatic comment filter. 🙄 – Ed.]

    […and I manually published a LOT of ’em; have you checked, since? – Ed.]

  33. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    (waving across however much difference/ distance there is btw Fla and wherever you be)

    YES I DO love that. Didn’t know it before. AM emphatically an information junkie.
    How long ago was the name Sagan assigned to that size? No urgency if you can’t find a quickie answer; just thinkin’ it mighta been ..(didn’t he die) in memoriam of his death or a birthday??

  34. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    oops that was meant to be @ Skippymom — what’s wrong laptop???

    WHY OH WHY can you NOT read (whatever remains up there) my mind????

    Pouting Like a 2-yr old.

  35. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    @ Jessica:

    “I[not really] Feel yer pain. ”

    However look upon it this way: you are being PAID CASH to sit there & be bored instead of needing to use a hammerjack building a road somewhere grimy.

    Could be worse, no??

    Job Security: it’s a good thing.

    Emphatically NOT Martha Stewart.
    (eyes rolling in a derogatory “whatever” manner)

  36. Flutterby says:

    Is that Atilla the Hun hanging upside-down from the shelf? The entire diorama is an intriguing. thought-provoking cliff-hanger. *snerk*

  37. skippymom says:

    Flutterby, I think that’s Attila Shakespeare.
    And I concede that the flying one is SuperBunny. A vampire would probably be dressed in black.

  38. Aquamarine says:

    you peeps have marshmallows for brains. and i say that with all love.

    and, oh no you, din’t, i woulda known you a MIIIIIILE away :-0

  39. victoreia says:

    I dunno, skippymom, certain stylish vamps wear pink twin-sets…..(they’re probably all in the Temperance League, but still…)

    And I think Gibbs and team could solve it faster!

  40. The Washington Post peep show is great. The Mad Men one made me spit seltzer on my keyboard.

  41. @260Oakley, All we are saying is give Peeps a chance.

  42. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    Hey there Aquamarine!!

    Did you have a groovy day today?

  43. Queen of Dork says:

    Jessica: That one peep DOES seem to be reenacting the hobbling scene!
    skippymom: I never knew the Carl Sagan information you provided here. (four billion is a Sagan). Cool! (Now I wanna watch Contact)

  44. @260Oakley: Pun on, you crazy diamond!

  45. Speaking of Sagan, and for his fans – if you haven’t seen the songs constructed from clips of him and other scientific speakers, they are a treat.

    This is my today’s favourite (I rotate favourites):

    And the creative mind behind it has more on his channel:

    The Sagan is the lower bound of “billions and billions” – the plural indicates at least 2 plus 2. But the phrase that would refer to, from Cosmos, is actually billions upon billions. “A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars – billions upon billions of stars.” Apparently it was Johnny Carson who quipped the “billions and billions”. Sagan addresses it, briefly, during a Q & A after a keynote address he’d given. It was fun to read.

    From Billions and Billions: Thoughts of Life and Death at the Brink of the Millenium by Carl Sagan.):

    I never said it. Honest. Oh, I said there are maybe 100 billion galaxies and 10 billion trillion stars. It’s hard to talk about the Cosmos without using big numbers. I said ‘billion’ many times on the Cosmos television series, which was seen by a great many people. But I never said ‘billions and billions.’ For one thing, it’s imprecise. How many billions are ‘billions and billions’? A few billion? Twenty billion? A hundred billion? ‘Billions and billions’ is pretty vague… For a while, out of childish pique, I wouldn’t utter the phrase, even when asked to. But I’ve gotten over that. So, for the record, here it goes: ‘Billions and billions.’

  46. Paunchie says:

    Rezzie, how come you can’t keep me and Doggabone straight? Do I sound like a dude? I can’t even play a guitar! 🙂

  47. Whats with the peep in the sky on a flying carpet-like thing?