Peeps in Places – National Geographic Photo Contest

14 Aug

Ramses’ lost head replaced by Meghan Lyon

Peeps are marshmallow candies, sold in the US and Canada, that are shaped into chicks, bunnies, and other animals. There are also different shapes used for various holidays. Peeps are used primarily to fill Easter baskets, though recent ad campaigns tout the candy as “Peeps – Always in Season”. They are made from marshmallow, corn syrup, gelatin, and carnauba wax.

So, it is only clear and sharp enough that National Geographic is running a photo contest named “Peeps in Places”. Here are the information about Peeps in Places 2009. And here is all you need to know about Peeps in Places 2010. However, I am very sorry to say so, time frame for your entries has already expired.

Nevertheless, as I think, it is good to be among those who now know. Knowledge is not only the power of the future but today as well.

But which knowledge is worth to be recognised as such? Vincent van Gogh chopped off his ear. And so did one Peep as well. Did Peeps in Places and National Geographic promise you too much? Playing around with human history is the best way to learn more about human history. That’s the secret of National Geographic’s tremendous success. 

Photo by citizenkafka

It is said that Julius Caesar’s wisdom was whispered constantly through a yellow Peep into his constantly unharmed ear. Can human history be more frantic and fascinating? And even more importantly: Have you ever tried to digest one of these horribly coloured Peeps? As a US or Canadian citizen it might work; but as a European? No chance at all! Your stomach will threaten you, if necessary, to becoming a member of a terroristic organisation in order not to be pushed chewing this kinda stuff.

Just let’s remember then: A group of senators, led by Marcus Junius Brutus, assassinated the dictator on the Ides of March (15 March) 44 BC, hoping to restore the normal running of the Emperor’s stomach. However, the result was not satisfying and led into a series of civil stomach wars, which was hard to get out of it and led ultimately to the establishment of the permanent Roman Empire by Caesar’s adopted heir Octavius (later known as Augustus). 

You see: Only National Geographic and its conceptual strength is able to establish a photo contest which is both teaching and entertaining at its utmost accuracy. Being stabbed into your stomach or being forced to chew a Peep might have the same negative side-effect; both brought together in just one picture. In our eyes, this is what life is all about!

We wish National Geographic and its great team a wonderful time, and we hope that they will decide to go for another lap next year. We love to participate then – as long as we need not delivering an evidence of having eaten some of these crazy little bunnies…



12 Responses to “Peeps in Places – National Geographic Photo Contest”

  1. frank August 16, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    This has been done with penguins before.

    • Hamlet Hamster August 16, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

      Yes, and this happened to a strange looking fellow called “Mr Le Nain de jardin” dans le film “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain” as well.

  2. Thekenschlampen August 20, 2010 at 5:30 am #

    Da fragt man sich am Tresen ja schon, ob nicht irgendwie der Drink ausgefallen ist.

  3. braindead August 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    Super Artikel, jetzt muss ich nur noch jemanden finden, der Ahnung davon hat und mir das ganze nochmal im Detail erklaren kann. Sitze hier in der chinesischen Wellritzstrasse am Pozdamer Platz und die verstehen eh nich so jut chinesisch wie ich. Aber was will man machen, so ohne Beschäftigung und Lebenslust…

  4. braindead August 21, 2010 at 4:44 am #

    Irgend ne Ahnung wie sehr das verallgemeinerbar ist?

    • Hamlet Hamster August 21, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

      Huiuiui, lieber braindead!

      Gestern noch mit Deiner IP in China, heute ist es Columbien; und morgen? Morgen gehört Dir das ganze Zelt? Gebaut mit Deinen Fingern? Ja? Gut, dann wollen wir das mal so verallgemeinerbart stehen lassen.

      Auch Dir ein schönes Wochenende!

      Dein Hamster

  5. braindead August 22, 2010 at 4:11 am #

    An sich n cooler post, aber kannst beim nachsten mal n bisschen detailierter sein?

    • Hamlet Hamster August 22, 2010 at 8:54 am #

      Ok, und diesmal suggeriert Deine IP Georgia in den Vereinigten Staaten. Wie macht man sowas?

  6. braindead August 22, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    Krass! Hatte ich gar nicht gedacht…

    • Hamlet Hamster August 22, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

      Nein, natürlich nicht… Jetzt: Italien. Schaffst Du eigentlich auch Island?

  7. braindead August 23, 2010 at 4:40 am #

    Tja, das Leben kann so einfach sein, mann muss nur gluck haben.

    • Hamlet Hamster August 23, 2010 at 6:28 am #

      Hey, Du sendest nun vom russischen Teil Islands aus. Kompliment. Du hast recht, man muß sich das Gluck gefügig machen.

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