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hard to believe, but this issue of Pezhead Monthly
wraps up the third year for the newsletter! That's a heck
of a lot of Pez poetry, interviews with dispensers, cartoons,
and other assorted Pez shenanegins. And starting with next
month's recap of Pezamania 14, we'll do it all over again
for Year Number Four.
month, we feature the second photo essay ever in Pezhead
Monthly history. The first photo essay dealt with the
timeless topic of Pez
dispensers in love; this one presents an alternate history
of America and Pez through a photographic perspective, to
celebrate the independence of this great nation and the
freedom that Pez gives us all. Also featured is an interview
with the famed Rhino Whistle Pez, some Pez Poetry, and of
course the Pez Almost-Quote of the Month.
forward to returning to the pages of Pezhead Monthly
next month and sharing all the excitement of Pezamania 14.
Until then, take care and keep that Pez train a-rollin'
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month, we in America celebrate the independence we earned
228 years ago. We stop to reflect on the freedom that we
all enjoy and sometimes take for granted. And Pezhead
Monthly believes that it is impossible to celebrate
America and not celebrate Pez at the same time. After all,
it has been an integral part of the American pop culture
scene for over 50 years now.
the course of its tenacious research, Pezhead Monthly
came across some photographic evidence that Pez may have
been around longer than we thought. Have a look at some
of the places where Pez has popped up in American history...
Signing of the United States Constitution
our Founding Fathers put together the Constitution for the
United States, they realized what a great work they were
undertaking. When it was all said and done, they knew they
had to sign their names in style. Feather pens were considered
a possibility, but they eventually settled on the comfortable
grip of the Pez Pen, as shown above.
The Statue of Liberty
America opened its doors to immigrants from across the land,
not just any old statue would do. No, a statue had to be
found that would be a beacon of hope to all who saw it,
a chance to realize that yes, the American Dream was possible
for anybody. When Lady Liberty holds Homer Simpson Pez up
high for all to see, you can almost hear her proclaim, "Give
me your poor, your weak, your huddled masses... mmm,
The Lincoln Memorial
Abraham Lincoln was a big Pez fan. It is often overlooked
that when he posed for his famous memorial statue, he happened
to be wearing his favorite Pez shirt.
it was decided that a tribute was needed for some of the
greatest men in American history, several sites were carefully
researched. The best site, it turns out, was on Mount Pezmore,
where Incredible Hulk Pez had already been carved years
before. For more than forty years, George Washington, Thomas
Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln shared
a mountainside with Incredible Hulk Pez. Sadly, during the
tragic avalanche of 1971, the Incredible Hulk Pez carving
fell to rubble. One onlooker famously noted, "Hulk
angry." The whole thing happened so quickly that the
memorial was renamed as Mount Rushmore.