October 22, 2005

The Wall of PEZ

Last Friday was a big day in my classroom; it's always a red-letter day when I finally put up my Wall of PEZ. The kids in my study hall helped me sort them into categories. I only put up about 120 of my over 400 dispensers, since many that I have are duplicates. They are all gifts from students. If that isn't love, I don't know what is!



PEZ = Love


I don't even like PEZ candy that much; I just like the dispensers. Even though they are sort of doll-like. Don't you think you would learn better with all of these benevolent figurines staring down at you? Either that, or your Attention Deficit Disorder will be kept good & busy as you count, categorize, and ponder about them (or answer a question about Newton's Laws of Motion with the question, "Do you have a Big Bird PEZ?").

15 comments:

FRITZ said...

BOO! Ha! Didja get scared?

I changed my avatar because I like the idea of a Goth Barbie. She's kinda 'up-with-people', in that she wants to kill preppies.

You must have some devoted students.

Pez candy does taste like absolute crap. It's like nutrasweet and cyanide all rolled up together. And I'm afraid of the dispensers.

Spinning Girl said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Henri Banks said...

Okay now i know you got the PEZ virus to!!! We or better my girlfriend got also a small collection and we are looking for the Adolf Hitler Figure.You only can get it in the usa and looks realy funny Can you look around for me ,that would be great
;-)

jamwall said...

how about ADD pez? the little head just keeps spinning and going back and fourth....

Bobby said...

do you ever get inappropriate PEZ dispensers from students?

We have some weird stores that occasionally sell ones like Jesus Pez, Mother Theresa Pez, and then into the serial killers or other weird categories.

Weary Hag said...

This is such an adorable post! My daughter used to collect PEZ dispensers too, but many of hers got crushed when she left them on her floor beneath a pile of clothes. Kids.
You're right though - the candy tastes very ucky.

LBseahag said...

thats awesome...i love people who collect stuff...

please send me the pez candy if you do not want it...

Madge said...

Well, do you have a Big Bird PEZ?

mr_g said...

Wow! that brings back memories! I never liked candy that much, but I loved those little dispensers. I'd give the candy away just to keep the dispenser! I remember I had some Disney Pez dispensers that are probably worth something now...like all the Hotwheels I desroyed as a kid! Sigh...

geezer squeezer! said...

im with you,pez tastes shit,but the dispensers are awesome! how many starwars you got?

FU said...

they should make bobble head dolls with matching pez dispensers.

Pirate said...

You rule above all.

mooncrap said...

I want a bush pez

Sis B said...

Funny that you would say PEZ=Love... I used to be an avid Southern Baptist, and my youth minister gave this sermon one time about PEZ and how you only let people you trust hold your PEZ. (Funny, I can remember this, but not the point of the whole damn thing. I also remember one that incorporated toilet snakes, but who the hell knows what his point was). My friends and I immediately started exchanging PEZ dispensers as gifts symbolizing our undying love and trust for one another. I kept all of them until a couple of years ago. Ooh, I even wrote a poem about them back then. Maybe I'll post it on my blog with a link to here.

MamaKBear said...

I collect PEZ dispensers too! Though I don't have near as many as you...if you wanna unload some of your extras, let me know. :)

Loved the candy when I was a kid...not so much now.