Real fun fact: you may have heard of Van Halen or some other old band writing "A bowl with only brown M&Ms in it" as a weird desire for performing a show.

actually this was done because they would have a big stage show with dangerous stuff like flying around on a bungee cord or w/e

if they didn't see the M&Ms, they knew the staff hadn't done their job and they'd have to go check everything themselves

little fun fact.

@PublicChaffinch @Los_Ingobernables_De_Jorts i think the very existence of wayne's world 2 has graduated to "deep cut" status

@BDA @PublicChaffinch seen the movie but don't remember this joke, only alice cooper talking about milwaukee and the jurassic park thing

@BDA @PublicChaffinch @Los_Ingobernables_De_Jorts was it where we show up in the middle of one of the rock stars talking about breaking into a candy store to get the green MnMs or whatever

@BestGirlGrace @BDA @Los_Ingobernables_De_Jorts yeah, pretty much something that started as a somewhat interesting anecdote, and then he kept repeating it.

So I memorised it to one day baffle people. My work here is done.

@Los_Ingobernables_De_Jorts the reason was because that the equipment they toured with required a stage of a certain size and of a certain load-bearing capacity and they wanted to make sure they weren't getting a dinky venue where they'd leave a divot in a basketball court

@Los_Ingobernables_De_Jorts This is up there with the actual story behind the McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit as one of my favorite little known facts.


Basically, the woman suffered third degree burns, required skin grafts and years of medical treatment. So... not really a "frivolous lawsuit", despite how it's been portrayed in popular culture.

Also, the $2.7 million decision in her favor eventually got appealed/negotiated down to more like $600k.

@LeDiva I got to be real though, even if it had been a frivolous lawsuit I would have been fine with that because I am fine with somebody taking a lot of money from a major shitty Corporation

@StarStuffSister it is, and for years it has been used against them as a way to suggest they're spoiled brats

Which to be fair they probably are, but not in this case!


Yup! Or more precisely, a bowl of M&Ms with /no/ brown ones. Snopes has a good readable summary on it:

Anyone else really, really sad to hear Van Halen be included in the subset "old", or is that just my back creaking?

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@Los_Ingobernables_De_Jorts and even more than that, if they decided that the concert promotor didn’t provide basic safe performing conditions (which happens more often than you’d think!) the band could just walk and still be legally owed payment

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