The New York Times blog wants to know “When is a Peep not a Peep?” Big question, NY Times blog. Did you try asking the Turtles? They’ll know when a non-Peep officially becomes a Peep.
In her investigative report, Amy Kellner cites the Peeps experience of Times photographer Nikolas Koenig. Koenig said that after observing Peeps in action, “he was completely coated in a fine, crystalline sugar mist.” This certainly sounds like an authentic Peeps experience to me.
On the personality of those she was investigating, Kellner observes, “there’s something poignant about these rejected, misfit Peeps.” Spot on! I think Kellner has actually found herself some real, live, Deb Ball hosting Peeps.
But alas, it only looks like the Peeps o’Kenyon are getting national news coverage. They aren’t, actually. This NY Times blog post is about the Peeps made out of marshmallow, not the Peeps who steal fanny packs from Zeta pledges. It certainly had me fooled.