Sunday, April 16, 2006

Yep. It's Easter Sunday.

Yes, it was Easter Sunday 1722 when Dutch explorer, Jacob Roggeveen, happened upon the tiny island of Rapa Nui (more on all that at Wikipedia, etc). Since then, Easter Island's been associated with this spring time holiday in all sorts of dubious ways. For example, I can remember as a child being told that the Easter Bunny lived on Easter Island. Apparently, I wasn't the only child to have been handed such a slice:
In today's St. Paul Pioneer Press, I found a brief mention of Easter Island in an article about Peeps and what people do with them:
'Maybe it's just the fact that they're these modular cute things that are just begging to have something done to them," said Mark Masyga, a Brooklyn-based artist and co-author of a new book, "Peeps: A Candy-Coated Tale" ($14.95, Abrams Image).
Masyga, a native of Winona, Minn., describes the book as "a zany parody of pop culture through the eyes of marshmallow candy" in which a celebrity family of Peeps goes on a vacation to Easter Island and gets trapped in a chocolate egg.
Here are some more details about the article:
People can't help but play with the squishy neon food
Pioneer Press
April 16, 2006
See the full article here:
Happy Easter,

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