Questions for the Pineapple Sourz Pez Dispenser
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Monthly: Pineapple Sourz Pez, I am
sorry to put you on the spot right off the bat, but
why is it that you and your three colleagues have
such a sour outlook? After all, you are part of one
of the newest Pez dispenser sets out there, along
with Sour Green Apple Pez, Sour Watermelon Pez, and
Sour Blue Raspberry Pez. That seems to be a whole
lot of sourness for being a collectible that has brought
so much joy to the world.
Sourz Pez: Oh,
don't worry about starting off with such a confrontational
question. In fact, I get that a lot. Just last week,
Larry King asked the same thing. In truth, neither
the three others nor I can be described as sour. We
are all quite amiable, thank you very much. We are
called Pez "Sourz" because of the new type
of Pez candy that debuts alongside us, named after
each of us.
Well, that is very refreshing to hear. I must say
that I have tried these new flavors, and I find them
quite enticing. The old flavors are great, but the
Sourz flavors are something else. What are your thoughts
on being involved in this latest evolution of Pez?
Beyond the weird glasses and the protruding
tongue, Pineapple Sourz Pez isn't that sour at all.
I've got to tell you, it is truly an exciting
time to be a Pez dispenser. The old rule of the orange-lemon-strawberry-grape
hierarchy has given way to a whole new rainbow of fruit
flavors, to borrow a phrase. Even avid peppermint Pez candy
fans are standing up and taking notice. The world can now
see a blue-colored Pez candy as a wonderful treat and not
an unfortunate discoloration of an orange- or purple-colored
candy. Nothing is as it was in the world of Pez, and I am
truly honored to be one of the reasons why.
Some may call him a dreamer, but Pineapple Sourz Pez
envisions a world where all Pez flavors can peacefully
Your spirit is quite evident, Pineapple Sourz Pez,
but I must say that you don't seem to acknowledge
the worth of previous flavors. Have you taken any
flack from other Pez dispensers for the gleefully
unconventional views you are espousing here?
Certainly not. To my knowledge I have
made no enemies in the Pez dispenser community, except
for Yosemite Sam Pez. However, from what I hear he's
a little ornery towards most everybody. Instead, I
believe that there needs to be frequent interaction
among the generations of Pez candy. I would encourage
all Pez collectors to break down those walls and put
some Sourz candy in your traditional dispensers, and
put some regular lemon or strawberry candy in your
Sourz dispensers. A little bit of something for everyone,
as it were.
I can see that you are a proud advocate of Pez candy diversity,
but how about dispenser diversity? The four new Sourz dispensers
offer up unique details and contours that other dispensers
do not have. While it may be easy for you to admire these
features, do you look down on your dispenser ancestors?
Again, I would have to say no. After all,
if it weren't for the original Pineapple dispenser back
in the early days, I probably wouldn't be here. Also, if
not for the decision to stick out the tongue, as in the
cases of Odie Pez, Charlie Brown Pez, Elephant Pez, and
of course Michael Jordan, I might never have been inspired
to do so myself. We're all connected somehow, you know?
You make a valid point, Pineapple Sourz Pez. Finally, what
is your favorite flavor of Sourz Pez? Mine would have to
be a tossup between sour green apple, sour watermelon, and
sour blue raspberry.
You are a cruel, cruel man.
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I lost you when I received
The outbid notice.
is an uncommon word,
Hardly uttered, hardly heard,
And when it is, it sounds absurd
Never said with much real care.
Kindness given in exchange
Seems rare and indeed rather strange;
Gratitude is such a change
In times where things are seldom shared.
Very softly, then, I tread
In giving thanks and breaking bread,
Neatly put and simply said:
Grazie, Pez, for being there.
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a man a Pez, and you have pleased him for today. Teach
a man to collect Pez, and you have pleased him for a lifetime."