Okay...this story is really bugging me. Someone does something really cool and all the jealous corporation can do is attempt to destroy it. They could have so easily endorsed this guy's Pez museum and used it to further popularize their iconic product. I am sure that for someone who has been collecting Pez for life would be very happy to work in partnership with the company. They could have created a whole line of large Pez dispensers that mirror the best of the regular size ones. Just because he had the idea is no reason to try to control and especially suppress it. Ideas are suppose to be bullet-proof. I could understand the corporations point if the creator was ruining the brand but in fact he is celebrating it by bringing attention to it. The fricken thing DISPENSES Pez figures in plastic boxes. How cool is that!? Every Wal-Mart in the world should have these things in their front entrance next to the other vending machines but some stupid corporation can't see the forest for the trees. Good thing you stopped this guy Pez...what a greedy opportunist he must be for using the dispensed dispenser to raise money to help a historical society. He sounds like a real asshole for doing that doesn't he Pez? GRRRRRRRRRR. I was always a fan of the candy and the dispensers. NOTHING has the great taste of Pez. Thanks for tainting one of my favourite childhood things and in closing...FUCK YOU PEZ! (thanks again to the 'Daily What').
"Whether your favorite was topped with Snoopy, Goofy, Batman, Uncle Sam, Tweetie Bird or something totally unrecognizable in the cartoon world, like a giant eyeball, everyone recognizes the classic little pocket-sized candy container known as Pez. But an oversized Pez dispenser at Burlingame's Museum of Pez Memorabilia that was honored by Guinness World Records is getting a second look from the company for all the wrong reasons. Pez Candy Inc. says the museum's 7-foot, 10-inch snowman head-topped dispenser is not authorized to use the company's trademark. So the company is suing the museum's owners, Gary Doss and Nancy Yarbough Doss, demanding they destroy the colossal candy toy. "Only plaintiffs or their licensees are authorized to create, distribute, advertise, market, promote and sell Pez products "... in the United States," the suit argues, according to the San Mateo Times. The 85-pound Pez dispenser, which actually works, was certified by Guinness World Records in 2007 as the World's Largest Candy Dispenser. The iconic candy company also takes issue with a couple of toy truck Pez dispensers on which the museum added the campaign logos of John McCain and Barack Obama. One of the dispensers bears the words, "Obama '08 for Pezident" the lawsuit states. But Pez says they never made political message candy dispensers. The page dedicated to the huge dispenser on the museum's Web site states at the bottom, "Neither the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia or the World's Largest Dispenser of Pez website is affiliated with Pez Candy Inc." There was no answer at the Pez Museum this morning when we called for comment Wednesday morning."
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.