“Repeep Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman

April 1, 2011 at 2:57 pm 7 comments

Ready… Set… Diorama time!  That’s right lovers of all things crafty, it’s the 8th annual Pioneer Press Peep Diorama Contest.  Yaaaay!

From a simple box…

…unfolds a tale of heroism, civil disobedience and the power of candy.

From Harlan Ellison’s “Repent Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman.

“Somewhere nearby, he could hear the metronomic left-right-left of the 2:47 P.M. shift, entering the Timkin roller-bearing plant in their sneakers.  A minute later, precisely, he heard the softer right-left-right of the 5:00 A.M formation, going home” …

“Once more in anticipation, the elfin grin spread, and there was a tooth missing back there on the left side.”… “And as he pulled the trough-pins, the air-boat slid over the factory workers and one hundred and fifty-thousand dollars’ worth of jelly beans cascaded down on the expresstrip.” …

“Jelly beans!  Millions and billions of purples and yellows and greens and licorice and grape … tinkling on the slidewalk and bouncing away and rolling about underfoot and filling the sky on their way down with all the colors of joy and childhood and holidays, coming down in a steady rain, a solid wash, a torrent of color and sweetness out of the sky from above, and entering a universe of sanity and metronomic order with quite-mad coocoo newness.  Jelly beans!” …

“The shift was delayed seven minutes.

They did not get home for seven minutes.

The master schedule was thrown off by seven minutes.”

The Ticktockman

 

Pretty Alice

Repeep Harlequin!

VOTE HERE!!

More photos on Flickr.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carrie  |  April 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Yay. Awesome diorama. I know I got to see it last week but I still think it is a great diorama. Jelly Beans!

    Reply
  • 2. Simba  |  April 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Wow. You are nuts, and this is AWESOME!

    Reply
    • 3. saratoday  |  April 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks!

      …maybe a little nuts.

      Reply
  • 4. T.T. Man  |  April 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Mrmee, Mrmee, Mrmee…

    Reply
  • 5. jessieisskoopy  |  April 8, 2011 at 5:22 am

    I love love love it. Especially the jelly beans. I think it’s peepier, than the Scottish peep from last year.

    Reply
    • 6. saratoday  |  April 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      Thanks! I have 33 votes so far, but I think several of those are my mom. 🙂

      Reply
      • 7. Scott Lahti  |  April 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm

        Make that 40. Not even The White Peeps tempted me to vote astray. Now if only my local grocers would carry my favorite brand of imaginary butter, Lin O’ Lakes, the one with the picture of Sara not on the box but fitting *in* it.

        Reply

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