Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Dark M&Ms Offer Reward

imageI hesitate to call this a new contest, but M&Ms is running a promotion for the new Dark M&Ms. On the second anniversary of the theft of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” from Oslo, M&Ms announced their commitment to finding the painting by adding to the current reward of $2 million. Now the reward has an additional bonus of 2 million M&Ms.

In case you were wondering how many M&Ms that is, well, it’s a lot. 2.2 tons. So if you’ve got that Scream painting sitting around taking up room in your house, just know that by returning it you’re going to have to make a lot more room for 40,000 packages of Dark M&Ms. Of course if you’re the one returning it, you’re gonna go to prison. But fret not! You can make your very own art with M&Ms.

Here’s the press release on the subject that includes information about consumer attitudes towards dark chocolate.

Guggenheim Museum, NY, NY: To herald the arrival of M&M’s Dark Chocolate, George Morrisey of Masterfoods, unveils a painting, which brings a bit of fun to a well known dark subject, Edvard Munch’s The Scream. The original painting was stolen on August 22, 2004 from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. M&M’s is offering 2 million of the new dark chocolate M&M’S as a reward for the return of the painting.

UPDATE: Holy Moly! The Scream and Madonna (also stolen at the same time) were found! They were found by the police who have been systematically looking for the paintings ... no word yet if M&Ms is gonna send those couple of tons of candy to the cops.

UPDATED UPDATE: M&Ms has responded!

POSTED BY Cybele AT 5:56 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     MarsM&MsFun StuffNews

  1. I don’t suppose they’d give me any M&Ms; if I turned in the 4 foot tall inflatable “Scream” my boss has in his office (after all, it was probably legitimately procured from an official licensee!).

    Comment by Tricia on 8/23/06 at 3:40 pm #
  2. And the reward worked!

    Paintings found!

    Comment by Billy Hollis on 8/31/06 at 6:33 am #
  3. Hi there…I am going crazy trying to figure out how to get my hands on these dark chocolate M&M’s. Help?

    Comment by kelly on 11/16/06 at 8:27 pm #
  4. Beware the Blue M&M
    Beware the Blue M&M
    Beware the Blue M&M: What the Federal Government doesn’t want you to know about the Blue M&M. (as related to me by Dr. Zurfeld T. Cunningham)

    Disclaimer: This monograph makes no claims or accusations for or against the Mars Candy Corporation and or the federal government. This information is simply to inform and communicate the seriousness of this situation.

    On first examination one would not consider this particular confection a detriment to ones current situation or well being. Upon further examination and reflection it is obviously apparent or apparently obvious that this delicious treat does contain a harbinger of ill will and suspect use by entities as of yet still unidentified. This hopefully brief monograph will elucidate some further insight into this serious conflagration sweeping the nation.

    Historical Perspective
    The blue m&m first made its debut 1994 after an erroneous marketing campaign purported to let the world ?pick? a new color. Sources close to the Mars organization have revealed that this decision was destine from the beginning. This color substitution marketing campaign was created to reactivate an insidious program that was de-railed due to the controversial great Red Scare of the 1980’s—when fears of the carcinogenic properties of Red dye No. 5 led to a several-years-long wholesale removal of red M&M’s from the M&M nation. Make no mistake, the ferocity in which this program was conceived, was and is still determined to fulfill its ultimate diabolical outcome. To that end the establishment of a new ?chosen? color allowed for the infiltration of this clandestine program back into the mainstream of American and world society.

    Unknown Questions
    The fundamental question still remains, why would this ?black ops? organization pursue such a nefarious operation? What motivates these shadowy individuals into action? Could it be Roswell or Area 51? This information as related to me by the ignominious Dr. Zurfeld T. Cunningham reveals a shocking look at what lengths this unknown organization is willing to go to in order to achieve their objective.

    Creation and Operations
    Blue M&Ms; have been genetically altered, some reports say that illegal cloning technology was used, in order to provide elctro-bio-organic emanations that can track and record the movements of any citizen who unwittingly consumes these confections. Extensive use of geosynchronous satellite surveillance apparati and ground based down-linked communications listening posts are manned twenty four hours a day seven days a week three hundred and sixty-five days a year. A staff of unknown size has at their disposal endless computing resources in which to fulfill their ultimate goal. Additional resources are brought in by means of black helicopters when suspected ?hot spots? are requiring closer examination. This Herculean effort has been undertaken under the guise of ensuring the health and welfare of the general citizenry when in actuality this program is striking at the very heart of our civilization.

    By making use of this unassuming morsel individuals who consume the Blue M&M are currently being tracked and monitored by this rogue outfit. Purportedly the ultimate conundrum pursued by this organization is to ascertain to exact location of Elvis.
    Knowing that ?the King? reportedly had an aversion to ?blue food? (credit here given to George Carlan) this operation is based upon the process of elimination. Having the ability to account for the whereabouts of an entire population will allow the commanders of this program to exactly pinpoint the exact location of their quarry.

    Comment by zurfeld on 4/06/07 at 1:31 am #
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