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and welcome once again to Pezhead Monthly.
past month wasn't as jam-packed with Pez activity as August
was, but I was definitely kept on my toes. For one, my computer
was out of commission for about a week and required a full
operating system reinstall. That was not pretty, but they
were able to save a bunch of my files, and the experience
convinced me that an external hard drive would be a wise
investment. (By the way, although I got back a bunch of
my files, I was not able to keep the mailing list for the
Pezhead Monthly Updates. If you were on this list, or would
like to be, send me an
e-mail if you'd like to be among the first to be notified
via e-mail when a new issue comes out). Despite the agony
of the computer, near the end of the month I discovered
a fantastic new store (with a little help from a kind member
of the Pez
Community) and added the new Crystal Hello Kitty tin
and one of the new Nascar haulers to my collection. Something
tells me I'll be visiting that store again and again.
issue of Pezhead Monthly is jam-packed with Halloween
goodness. For one, note that we now have a cover page. This
month's cover features a
scary movie indeed (also see last
month's cover celebrating the new baby of Tom Cruise
and Katie Holmes). Also, this month marks the premiere of
a new feature of Pezhead Monthly called "Flip Side,"
with the first topic being appropriately Halloween-related.
Also in this month's issue is an exclusive interview with
the new Black Cat Pez dispenser, as well as some spooky
Pez Poetry and the Pez Almost-Quote of the Month.
even more Halloween goodness from the Pezhead Monthly
archives, click here.
I'd like to offer a reminder that the 2006 Pez Poetry
Slam is close at hand- in fact, it will be on the pages
of next month's issue! I've already got a few submissions,
but there's plenty of room for more. The deadline for entries
is Tuesday, October 31. Click here
for reading and see you next month!
Editor, Pezhead Monthly
Flip Side: Would a Pez Dispenser Make a Good Horror Movie
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Monthly recognizes that sometimes Pezheads have differences
of opinions when it comes to Pez-related issues. It's part
of what makes up the rich tapestry that is Pez collecting.
This month, we are proud to introduce a new feature called
"The Flip Side," where two different Pez dispensers
discuss certain issues relating to Pez. This month's topic:
would a Pez dispenser make a good horror movie villain?
Offering their thoughts on the matter are two members of
the Funky Faces set, Angry Pez and Cool Pez.
question really irritates me!
can NOT be serious! How on earth could a Pez dispenser be
considered a good horror movie villain? Let's take a good
hard look at Pez dispensers. For one, they are only 4 inches
tall! They can't hold a cleaver or a chainsaw or any other
weapon. The mere logistics of this question confound me
to no end.
while we're on the topic, as Pez represents timeless and
enduring toys and candy for kids of all ages, how on earth
can they terrify their victims? When people see Pez a smile
comes to their face, not a look of absolute fright and panic.
also note that Pez is available at all kinds of places,
such as Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, and Walgreen's. Can you tell
me what kind of horror movie villain exists in such wide
open circumstances? Aren't they usually hiding in dark corners,
ready to strike some innocent people when they least expect
for the love of all things holy- a Pez dispenser? As a
horror movie villain?!?! What's next, The Yo-Yo of Doom?
face facts. Pez dispensers are meant to be displayed and
played with and shared. They have no business chasing and
murdering clueless teenagers, and this fine publication
has no business even asking this question in the first place.
For shame, Pezhead Monthly. For shame.
Angry Pez, and I approve this message.
Now that's what I'm talking about!
By Cool Pez
distinguished colleague Angry Pez knows a lot of things
about a lot of things, but on this particular topic I am
afraid he falls woefully short. I for one think the time
is long overdue for a horror movie featuring Pez dispensers.
Pez is good and Pez is great. This much is true. But you
know who else is pretty great? Jason Voorhees and Michael
Myers, two of the most awesome horror movie villains ever.
Not to mention the classics, like Dracula and Frankenstein.
Granted, those dudes killed tons of people, but I gotta
say, cool is cool. I mean, the very fact that Frankenstein,
Wolfman, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon are some
of the most popular vintage Pez dispensers should tell you
something right there.
yes, Pez dispensers are also small, and they are also available
all over the place. But the way I see it, this would provide
a perfect cover for them to carry out their tiny little
acts of horror. People are so overjoyed when they get a
Pez that they bring it into their house and display them.
So it would be easy for the Pez to sneak up on these people
when they are sleeping and totally bring the evil.
as being too small to hold a deadly weapon, I know of a
Pez dispenser who would respectfully disagree.
dude, I don't know why you've got your springs in a bunch.
But loosen up, my brother, and think about how awesome it
would be to have a Pez dispenser as a horror movie villain.
I know I can dig it!
is Cool Pez, signing off. Cowabunga!
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