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Why should one only eat M & Ms that are primary colors?

Asked by josie (28690points) June 5th, 2011

I went to a golf tournament party today. Great fun.
My host, one of my good friends who is a wealthy attorney, and who I admit is a bit strange (but a great guy otherwise) only eats M &Ms that are the primary colors.
I played the straight man and asked him why.
He said that he really did not know, but he was counting on me to make a rational argument why he should, so that in the future he could answer the question.
I suppose I can come up with something, but before I do…
What would you say?

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17 Answers

Tropical_Willie's avatar

~~ The other ones make you sterile.

blueberry_kid's avatar

Because people can’t think outside the chocolate!!!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

~~ But the green ones make you horny.

WasCy's avatar

Well, obviously, the other ones are unnatural, or “secondary”. Who wants to eat “secondary” M&Ms? He may be onto something.

Please thank him for me. This could be life-changing. It might also help to explain why I have always been a Red Sox fan.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Because it’s cheaper to throw out a few M&Ms than pay for the therapy and medication to treat OCD?

rebbel's avatar

Apparently children are nuts about primary colors.

obvek's avatar

Obese humans are less motivated only when they must work harder than they are accustomed to obtain food. <—I’ve read anecdote of this type of study elsewhere—basically (fat) people eat fewer Hershey kisses if they are wrapped.

Maybe he is (mis)applying this science to mitigate obesity by creating a rule that ensures a higher level of work when consuming M&Ms.

wundayatta's avatar

He’s against miscegenation.

Ron_C's avatar

How about’ “off color food dyes contain dangerous chemicals. I have heard that the light green ones contain a uranium extract that glows in the dark and fouls x-rays”

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Because they’re pretty!

rts486's avatar

Your friend is crazy… everyone knows the green M&Ms are the most important ones.

josie's avatar

Green is a primary color…

wundayatta's avatar

@josie I really hope you aren’t teaching any art classes.

sliceswiththings's avatar

Here you go, @josie

What a great ice breaker! I’m going to use that next time there’s a bowl of M&Ms and a lull in conversation.

josie's avatar

When you are painting, it is RBY. When you are exposing or printing a photo, it is RGB. That is what he was talking about. He is photographer, not a painter.

wundayatta's avatar

Attorney, photographer, same diff.

josie's avatar

@wundayatta His hobby. He’s not bad. I taught him everything he knows.

Should I have simply said red, green and blue M & Ms?. Would that have made it easier to give me some suggestions for a clever response?

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