Marshmallow Peeps to UPC Codes

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Old 04-18-03, 03:05 AM
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Marshmallow Peeps to UPC Codes

Last night, I was going to document my journey from marshmallow peeps, through twinkies, through "how much inside" to the "physics factbook" as sort of a political statement, but then I thought better of it. Tonight, I found what some may believe to be a valuable DIY site, so without further fanfare; I'm going to post, anyway.

The following is a breakdown;

Official Peep Website: http://www.marshmallowpeeps.com
Peep Research: http://www.peepresearch.org
Twinkies Project: http://www.twinkiesproject.com
"How Much Inside": http://www.cockeyed.com/inside/howmuchinside.html
"Physics Factbook": http://hypertextbook.com/facts/index-topics.shtml

The official peep site is self-explanatory; "Peep Research" documents several experiments, such as the effects of cigarettes and alcohol on marshmallow peeps and the "Twinkies Project" is much the same thing, except it performs the experiments on creme-filled sponge cake.

"How Much Inside" documents things like how many feet of toothpaste is in a tube and the "Physics Factbook" scientifically notes things like how much carbonation is in a two-liter of Pepsi, the density of wood and the temperature of an incadenscent filament; It actually contains some valuable information, though it could be considered somewhat offbeat.

But the real DIY find is the UPC Database at
http://www.upcdatabase.com/

It is a database of UPC Codes that theoretically, one could use to take charge of their purchasing and if you view their FAQ, you will find a link to a downloadable snapshot database which is current as of February of this year and can be unarchived via WinZip; You could take this database and feed it through your MS-Access and actually produce an aid to control your grocery shopping, or at least that is what I am planning to try and do...

Hey wait a minute! Wasn't I supposed to be doing something productive?
Saving money - "Yeah - That's the ticket..."

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Old 04-18-03, 06:48 AM
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I have a ton of UPC codes in a book, well, not anymore but I did have them. My kids had those Skannerz and you got monster and weapons by scanning anything and everything in the house with a bar code. Once we found something cool or useful, we would add it to my barcode program and make printouts for rescanning. I couldn't tell you then or now what they scans were for (products) but could look up what cool thing they did for a Skannerz

I've seen the peep research site before. That is funny.

I cannot believe that there is actually a peep bus that goes city to city (marshmallowpeeps.com site ~ check to see if and when they are coming to a city near you!).

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Old 04-18-03, 08:01 PM
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Unfortunately, they drove down the interstate which is closest to my house, a couple of weeks ago according to the schedule. Of course, they didn't have any planned stops in my neighborhood, but if I had known, we could've went down and parked on the access road, or something...

Peeps Rule!
 
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Old 04-20-03, 12:15 PM
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Peep!
 
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Old 05-08-03, 10:47 AM
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Well its not a bus, but i figured it was cool anyway!!!
BTW-thnx to jayski.thatsracin.com for the pic!!!

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src="http://www.geocities.com/fatkid66/12peeps-nose.jpg">

duh, forgot img is disabled on this board. well you all know what to do!!!
 
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Old 05-08-03, 11:23 AM
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That is cool.

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Here's the link without the img tags:

http://www.geocities.com/fatkid66/12peeps-nose.jpg
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Old 05-08-03, 11:59 AM
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I think the peeps from this easter are ready to eat now. they are hard as rocks!!! MMMMMMMMMMMM Chewy!!
 
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Old 05-08-03, 11:44 PM
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Cool Pic; Would you call that a "peepster"?
BTW: I just found some of the heart-shaped leftover from Valentines; Mmmm, Mmm...

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Old 05-09-03, 05:31 AM
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Are you guys going to eat these things or 'speriment on them? Too bad you can't test to see their reaction as a passenger while you drive the 'peepster'!

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Old 05-09-03, 05:37 AM
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i can only speak for myself, but the only speriment ill be conducting is how many i can shove in my face while driving the PEEPSTER at 190 m.p.h.!!!
 
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Old 05-09-03, 05:47 AM
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That would scare the heck out of me. The fastest I've driven is 110. That was fast enough for me. I don't think I've ridden with anyone going any faster than that either.

I'm just not man enough for all that speed or for a mouth full of peeps. Now twinkies...that's a different story. Preferably one that hasn't been drinking and smoking, though. Oh, that was the peeps.

The air content test on the twinkies was pretty neat. I forget the figures, but lots of air, little bit of twinkie. Like they said, that air still tastes mighty sweet!

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Old 05-09-03, 05:58 AM
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never was a big Twinkie fan, but ive always had an affinity for stale peeps. i mean they gotta be go to the dentist hard!!!!!MMMMMMMMM!!
DONT GET ME STARTED
BTW-Fastest ive been was 130 mph. SCARY!!!
 
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