A Conversation for PEZ
beetle, return of Started conversation Aug 9, 1999
I agree wholeheartedly. But you neglected to mention the colletable aspect of a five cent peice of plastic that rises to god-like proportions in value. Silly things really.
Ishtar Uber Posted Aug 15, 1999
I also agree, but really, even though the plastic things go up in value, who actually PAYS that money? Is that where society is headed? A place where PEZ dispensers become the only hard currency in times of high inflation?
* Please bear in mind that I am very bored and currently attempting to convince myself to do a history assignment due in a couple of hours. Sigh. It comes as no surprise to me that I am reading an article on PEZ.
Moonjack Posted Sep 3, 1999
I rather doubt anyone will read this, but anyway...
I find that when I eat PEZ I am much more likely to simply cram the entire package in my mouth at once rather than bothering to load it into a dispenser. While this may be less entertaining, it is faster and also tastes better.
On a more serious subject, PEZ was originally a German mint for smokers. The name PEZ is an abbreviation for the german word for peppermint, the long version of which I have currently forgotten. The company which manufactured it struck on the idea of making it fruit flavored and selling it to children, where it became a success. This may be viewed as another of the tobbacco industries efforts to get children to smoke, but such wonderings are rather far-fetched.
Johnny Carwash Posted Sep 15, 1999
Pez also come in automatic dispensers. I have one which takes about 20 minutes to load, and because of the added electically powered spring mechanism, can be completely emptied in two minutes from a distance of a meter, if you are good at catching things in your mouth and have arms long enough to reach the button.
Funkbuqet Posted Nov 16, 1999
I myself actually collect pez dispencers. I have (and yes I am a crazy bastard) paid $100 for a single dispncer, a pez gun to be precise. I rather enjoy collecting thm and have spent well over $1000 dollars total on Pez. I always load my dispencers because i'm anal when it comes to my pez. but hell I enjoy it. and I hope that society does come to having pez as a form of currency, because I would be a rich man!
Prez HS (All seems relatively quiet here) Posted Nov 22, 1999
I had never in my whole sixty long years heard of the stuff until I came across it in a candy store in Scheveningen, Netherlands. I was looking for something to buy my grandson, and I got him a PEZ dispenser. I thought they were the pinnacle of human confectionary technology, but you people seem to think a lot lowlier of them.
I shall have to carefully watch my grandson to see whether he actually enjoys this candy. I hope he does. If not, what could you recommend? And if he decides he doesn't want to keep the dispenser,
what kinds would you be interested in receiving by mail?
GidgetGirl Posted Mar 14, 2000
You would get along extraordinarily well with my friend Jean-Luc. He also has a bit of an obsession with Pez. As for myself, I'm not a *big* collector, but I love the stuff. Do you have any Pez dispensers with body parts? I have Kermit the frog with a caveman body.
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