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Pezhead Monthly
October 2001

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Spring Loaded: A Message from the Editor top of page | cover page

Autumn is officially upon us, and it's a great time of year to be a Pezhead. Particularly, the Halloween holiday brings together several essential elements of the Pez philosophy: candy, youth, fantasy, fun, and sharing. I have already filled my candy bowl with assorted flavors of Pez candy for all the trick-or-treaters out there, and as this month's feature article mentions, I might be doing some trick-or-treating myself as a Pez dispenser.

I therefore dedicate this issue of Pezhead Monthly to Halloween. After all, the ghosts, witches, and pumpkins that are so often associated with this holiday are also Pez dispensers, and what kind of a Pezhead would I be to ignore that?

I also think it's important to mention that it has been very hard to concentrate on the relatively light tone of the newsletter with so much shock, sorrow, worry, and anger in the air due to the September 11 tragedies. Nonetheless, as a popular song (almost) put it, The Pez Must Go On.

I hope that you are doing well and keeping a positive and youthful outlook on life. Have a happy Halloween and I'll see you in November.

Joe Durrant
Editor, Pezhead Monthly

PS If you'd like to submit your original Pez poetry, fiction, humor, or other literary tributes, please feel free to do so by e-mailing me at the above address. You never know, your Pez karma just may increase ten-fold…


My Pez Halloween Costume: Blowin' in the Wind top of page | cover page

I can recall one Halloween in college when I dressed up as a Pez dispenser. Going from store to store in search of a Pez costume, but finding nothing, I began to get desperate. So I finally settled on using poster board for the Pez costume. I decided to be a Batman Pez, and so I took great pains to cut the poster board and to decorate it with the illustrious Pez logo and even the serial number.

When the day came, I proudly put on my costume and headed to my classes with it (armed with a real Pez dispenser, to share the joy of course). Unfortunately, I did not count on the strong winds that day. I probably should have, considering that I went to school up by Niagara Falls. But the wind was so strong that I had to struggle to keep the flimsy poster board on my person.Towards the end of the day, the costume blew right off and started to roll across campus.

As a Pezhead, I have always been in pursuit of Pez, but until that day I don't recall actually running to catch it.

My creative yet ill-fated Pez dispenser costume.
My creative yet ill-fated Pez dispenser costume.

The moral of the story is that even though it is incredibly fun to be a Pez dispenser for Halloween, it is incredibly stupid to do so with poster board near Niagara Falls.


Pez Poetry top of page | cover page

A Pezhead's Fear

I'm not a man who scares that easy,
Blood and guts don't make me queasy.
Witches' spells don't mean a thing,
Nor do bats with flapping wings.
Wolfmen howling in the night
Fail to bring a sense of fright.
Zombies, phantoms, specters, ghosts
Do nothing but amuse at most.
Count Dracula and Frankenstein
Are not among the fears of mine.

But no more Pez? Now that's a dread!
Such eerie thoughts invade my head!
There's no more grape, and no strawberry;
There's no more orange… now this is scary!
Not one dispenser to be found
At stores, garage sales, all around.
No flea markets, no conventions,
No more eBay- dare I mention?
No more Pez to collect and share;
I cannot lie, I'm deathly scared!

So if you want to make me cower,
It won't be in the midnight hour.
You will not need a skull and bones,
No thunderstorms or distant moans,
No haunted houses, no vampires,
No devils shooting balls of fire,
No jack-o-lantern's evil grin,
Not even leeches on my skin.
All you'll need is a world that says,
"I'm sorry, son, there's no more Pez."

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