Fun_People Archive
16 Mar
The M&M controversy

Date: Thu, 16 Mar 95 13:30:00 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: The M&M controversy

[One more message of social significance won't hurt, will it?  -psl]

Forwarded-by: Ben Herman <> (Greyshadow)
Forwarded-by: Leslie Michelle Stephens <>

Okay, guys, I'm not a very preachy person... I don't get on my soapbox
very often, so when I do you KNOW it's important. The reason I've written
you all today is that civilization is on the verge of disaster, and it is
within our power to save it.

Some of you may have heard that the are holding a poll to allow the
citizens of America to vote for a NEW COLOR OF M&Ms!!!! Well, I, like
you, was so disgusted by their choices of blue, pink, or purple that I
sprung into action to investigate it turns out there IS a
way to vote for NO CHANGE AT ALL!!! Of course this is what the
commercials don't tell you... If you call the number given, you may vote
to keep the m&ms as they are, thus preserving the natural order of
things. The only problem is the American public DOES NOT KNOW about this
fourth option. Only those who actually call know that you can vote for
no change. This is why I'm writing you.
YOU must call in, you must tell all your friends, all your neighbors, you
have to tell everyone with whom you come in contact to call the number
and vote NO! This is the only way to keep America safe for our children
and our children's children.

The number to call is 1-800-FUNCOLOR

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call in and vote for no change. I promise you won't
regret it!! It's a free call, and it's your chance to save America from
big business!!! Thanks for your help, guys! I knew I could count on you!
Oh, by the way, you can vote in the language of your choice.  :)
Thanks Again,
Shelley Stephens

[Last week I went up to Vancouver, BC to play a gig and while there I bought a
box of SMARTIES (a candy very much like M&Ms in appearance) to bring back to a
Canadian friend who is stuck here in Seattle for the moment.  Later, while we
were eating them I noticed with amazement that some of them were black!  Really
black, not dark brown or navy blue, but BLACK.  They were by far the tastiest
and the "smartest" looking - they go with anything, after all.  So if M&Ms
wants to improve, the only real choice for a new color would be black.  That's
the view from Seattle.  -psl]

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []