TWICC: This Week in Candy Cornness: Installment 5 (of 5)
What is a prodcast?
A prodcast is similar to a podcast, except that it has no audio. Instead, you have to read the information, or you can have a friend read the information to you out loud so that it simulates podcast.
Also, unlike a podcast where you an inactive listener; our transmission of the information below is meant to prod you into action. With our prodcast, you become an active participant ready to fight the fight -- in this case, the battle against provocation and harassment of lovers of candy corn.
Why “This Week in Candy Cornness”?
On September 23, 2017, a Twitterer by the name of Elon James White (if that is his real name) tweeted that Donald Trump was the “candy corn of people.” Immediately, those in the candy corn culture rose up in protests around the globe to proclaim that “Candy Corn Matters.” We joined the movement by launching this five-installment prodcast leading up to National Candy Corn Day on October 30.
The War on National Candy Corn Day: The Origins
The War on National Candy Corn Day: The Signs of War
Below the Origins
The War on National Candy Corn Day: What Can You Do?
Below the Signs of War
Candy Corn Trivia
Below the information on what you can do
Candy Corn Festivals
Below the Trivia
Waiting for an Apology: An Update -- and Some Sad News!
Below the Festivals
The public's desire for candy corn was so strong and widespread that sales of other candies began to wane substantially. Chocolatiers and other candy manufacturers mounted a smear campaign against Dickinson and his tri-colored confection.
Dickinson knew the public would resist the unjust operation mounted against his creation, so he wrote "A --'Revolution' -- 'tis -- what waits," one of his shortest poems, but one of his most significant. However, there was no social media in the late 1800s. There was no way to get the word out to the resistance. Therefore, the public never heard Dickinson's call to arms, and the major candy manufacturers continued their vicious attacks against candy corn.
Of course, the end of the story is well known. Dickinson was unable to rally a strong opposition, and as a result, the regard and acceptance for candy corn declined -- to the point that lovers of candy corn began having to endure harassment and persecution from those who turned against the delicious confection. Thus began the War on National Candy Corn Day.
To this day, "corners" or “cornians,” those who love candy corn, suffer maltreatment from aggressors who claim they have no affinity for the isoscelean, seasonal candy.
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
A "Revolution" -- 'tis -- that waits,
By our unrealized size –
By Emily Dickinson:
Not "Revelation" -- 'tis -- that waits,
But our unfurnished eyes –
THE WAR ON NATIONAL CANDY CORN DAY: THE SIGNS OF WAR
* Taco Bell uses corn tortillas, but they have NEVER sold candy corn tortillas. *
* Card shops do not sell National Candy Corn Day cards. *
* Grocery stores sell corn chips, but have you EVER seen candy corn chips? *
* Strip malls often feature pop-up Halloween stores. They NEVER include pop-up National Candy Corn Day stores. *
* Dr. Scholl’s sells Medicated Corn Remover Bandages. Have you EVER found a similar product for Candy Corns? *
THE WAR ON NATIONAL CANDY CORN DAY: WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Emmett Lee Dickinson's poem "A 'Revolution' – 'tis – that waits" inspired third-cousin Emily to pen her poem "Not 'Revelation' – 'tis – that wait." We hope his poem and our prodcast inspire you to rise up in the fight against the War on National Candy Corn Day. Take action against the oppression of candy corn lovers. Enough is enough! Let candy corn bullies like Elon James White (if that is his real name) know that you will not stand for such intimidation.
What can you do?
* Take to the streets!
* Fill your Facebook with positive reports about candy corn.
* Inundate your Instagram with photos of the sweet!
* Tweet your love of candy corn!
* Respond on Twitter to @elonjames with a simple message: I <3 /\ (a symbolic representation of “I love candy corn”).
* Whenever you are in a parade, pelt the crowd with candy corn.
* Hand out candy corn to your friends, family -- and even strangers -- on National Candy Corn Day.
* Hand out candy corn to your friends, family -- and even strangers -- on Halloween. Also on other other holidays of the year. Also on all other days of the year.
* Go to the Wood Grill Buffet (and/or any other restaurant which serves a buffet-style all-you-can eat meal) and demand that they put candy corn on the food line like Golden Corral does. CANDY CORN LOVERS HAVE RIGHTS!!!
Many people know that traffic cones were patterned after candy corns, but did you know that they were first called "traffic corns"?
Also, some early traffic lights featured tri-colored lights in the same pattern as Emmett Lee Dickinson's popular candy!
For more traffic trivia, be sure to visit the National Traffic Light & Traffic Sign Museum in historic Washerst, PA (birthplace of Emmett Lee Dickinson -- the inventor of candy corn). For information, click HERE.
CANDY CORN FESTIVALS
WAITING FOR AN APOLOGY: AN UPDATE
However, this week, we have troubling news to report: Due to her dogged determination, Ms. Koren refused to hang up the phone, and reports have leaked out that she was feeling shaky and weak. Late today, news broke that Ms. Koren has lost consciousness and has slipped into a coma.
We will give updates on this developing story as soon as details are available.
Below: An exclusive photo of Candace "Candy" Koren -- on hold with the corporate headquarters of TWIB.FM in Oakland, California -- before she slipped into a coma.