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PEZ Candy Goliath vs PEZ Fanboy David

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the August 5th, 2009

You’ve heard this one before. Big faceless corporate giant who makes adorable product goes after small-time fanboy who loves adorable product. In this case, it’s the PEZ Candy Company suing Gary Doss, the owner and curator of a museum of PEZ memorabilia. Gary has run the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia for 14 years and this isn’t the first time evil faceless PEZ has tried to shut him down. PEZ’s latest demand includes the destruction of Gary’s adorable oversized snowman dispenser of PEZ that you’ll see in this video.

Our tour of Gary’s museum of PEZ was shot 2 years ago, long before his current legal situation, so we’re rerunning it. Irina and iJustine, who happened to be in town then, take you on a tour of the amazing, wonderful and hopefully, longer lived Museum of PEZ Memorabilia.

Episode links: Burlingame Museum of PEZ (david), PEZ Candy Company (goliath), Boston Herald: Co. sues Pez ‘museum’, San Jose Merc News: All we are saying is, give Pez a chance, iJustine

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Exploring the PEZ Museum

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the November 1st, 2007

The fun dispensable candy known as PEZ is undoubtedly one of the geeky wonders of the world. We got super excited when we learned that the world’s only PEZ museum was a mere half hour drive down the road. Justine Ezarik aka iJustine was in town, and it turns out that she’s a huge PEZ fan and collector. Only Steve Jobs or a new Apple product launch could keep her away. iJustine and Irina pay a visit, take a tour and get the history of PEZ from Gary Doss, curator of the Burlingame PEZ Museum of Memorabilia.

Episode links: PEZ Museum, PEZ Candy (official site), iJustine

A Yelp Holiday Party

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the December 30th, 2006

What is all this Yelping about? Why do Yelpers throw such great parties? What makes Yelpers such a passionate bunch? What the hell is Yelp anyway? All legitimate questions. GETV invades a recent Yelp holiday party at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco in a vain attempt at getting to the bottom of these thorny questions. OK, so the open bar helped to grease the wheels, but the free booze didn’t make the night’s interactions any less interesting. Irina brings you the scoop with interviews of several passionate Yelpers.

Episode links: Yelp, California Academy of Sciences, Jeremy Stoppelman