features 5 questions for a Winning Pez Bingo Card. Fun fact: the
best place to play Pez Bingo is at a Pez convention.
marks the spot for the Winning Pez Bingo Card.
Monthly: Thanks for joining us, Winning Pez
Bingo Card. From B7 all the way to O63, your greatness is
celebrated across the land. How does it feel to be a winner?
Pez Bingo Card: It feels spectacular, thank
you for asking. I know that everyday, every hour, and likely
every minute, in churches, casinos, and American Legions
all over the nation, there are other winning bingo cards.
But how many of those are Pez bingo cards? And how many
of them are at the biggest gathering of Pezheads in the
world? Maybe a dozen or so a year? So when you look at it
that way, it's a pretty elite club and quite the privilege
to be here.
I think you have a point there. Can you describe your thought
process as you started down the road from a blank card to the
horizontally completed champion that you are known as today and
Well, you know, when you start off there is always
anxiety in the air. You look over at all of your discarded brothers
and sisters on the table and in the trash can, some from just
mere moments before, and it's not exactly the most inspiring feeling.
But you gotta fight through that stuff, you gotta believe. And
I'll tell you, when the Free Space in the middle is marked, that's
when you really begin to hope and dream.
Well sure, Winning Pez Bingo Card, but it wasn't all peaches and
gravy from there, was it?
Oh, most certainly not, no. In fact every time a number was called
and it wasn't on my card, but clearly on other cards as evidenced
by random shouts of joy throughout the room, that was very tense.
I can only imagine how agonizing it was for the Pezhead who was
marking me up.
You bring up an interesting point. What sort of a bond developed,
if at all, between you and the Pezhead who was marking you?
You know, it's a funny thing. Everytime he marked me,
there was a feeling of dread mixed with hope in the way his pen
hit my paper. At first it was mostly dread, but then as that bottom
row started to get filled in, there was more and more hope. But,
sadly enough, nearly right up until the very end, there was always
a little bit of dread. It seemed like he had been trying for years
and years and years, and yet he was never able to win at Pez Bingo,
no matter how close he came. You think "Terms of Endearment"
was sad? That's some real heartbreak right there.
Darn it, Winning Pez Bingo Card. I told myself I wasn't going
to cry. To end this interview on an uplifting note, can you describe
the moment when success finally struck?
I'll tell you, it's a moment I will never forget.
I heard the announcer call "I22" and then I heard a
sound louder than anything I've heard, not since I was printed
by Bazaar and Novelty in Canada. It was my Pezhead, and he was
shouting "BINGO!" with his arms straight up in the air.
In an instant, he was redeemed after years of agony and frustration.
I'm not sure, but I believe the roof opened up and a ray of light
shined down on the two of us, and that Hallelujah song started
playing. Then he stood up and sprinted to the front of the room.
I will always remember the breeze I felt, flapping in that warm
convention hall, as he carried me up to get his prize. When he
finally got there, you would have thunk he'd reached Mount Everest.
As for the prize, it was a groovy Pez Peace Van. Quite appropriate,
as he had finally found peace with the game that had cruelly tormented
him for years.
line is this: whether it's horizontally, vertically, diagonally,
or somewhere in between, everyone's due for their own win sooner
or later. And when it happens, it's spectacular.
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