The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0892  Sunday, 22 April 2001

From:           Karen Peterson-Kranz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 18 Apr 2001 21:48:10 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 12.0876 Re: Peeps R & J
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0876 Re: Peeps R & J

Regarding little marshmallow candies trying to have
sex, Nancy Charlton wrote:
> Unfortunately it does exist.  It is not worth the
> electricity it takes
> to run the computer for the two minutes it takes to
> view it.

I beg to differ.  It is entirely worth the two minutes.  Perhaps not
more, but there are times in life when silliness of this order is
exactly the therapy needed.  The PlainJane.Com site itself is full of
exactly the same kind of negative-content material.  I have added it to
the favorites file I keep entitled "Postmodern Oddities".  From a
totally different perspective, graphically the site is one of the
better-designed web pages I have seen in recent years.

> I've blipped out five or six paragraph starts in
> which I inveigh against
> contemporary culture in the vein of 'O tempora! O
> mores!'

Perhaps I should not mention that Alan Liu, who does the wonderful
*Voice of the Shuttle* site out of UC-Santa Barbara, has recently added
to VOS a section of meta-discourse on the nature of why certain sites of
this kind (whatever kind this is...?) are designated as "cool sites,"
along with links to the same and a request that more links be suggested.

And on the topic of Peeps: somewhere during the last week I saw a TV
promo for a program exploring how they are made, how many we eat during
the Easter season, and why they have such lasting consumer appeal.

Strange days indeed.

Karen Peterson

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