First, if you are unfamiliar with all that has happened, here is some background:
* We wrote about the opening shots on the War on National Candy Corn Day HERE and HERE.
* In response to the various conflicts and confrontations, were launched a five-installment prodcast (similar to a podcast - -but with no audio) in defense of candy corn. You can read the installments HERE (1st), HERE (2nd), HERE (3rd), HERE (4th), and HERE (5th).
* The battles then intensified, and we reported it all HERE.
* Then the actual day rolled around (HERE), and tragic news marred the festivities (HERE).
* We then reported on the final shots in the on-going confrontation (HERE and HERE).
If you are aware of the struggles candy corn lovers faced, then you will be relieved to know that there was at least a glimmer of hope offered to candy cornians by Robin Marwick, @electricland on Twitter.
Yesterday, Ms. Marwick tweeted a number of "utterly conventional opinions all right-thinking people should share." Her catalog of tweets started like this:
Then, for each "like" her tweet received, Ms. Marwick offered an opinion that "all right-thinking people should share," including the following:
After Ms. Marwick posted 20-plus truths, I posted one this morning:
At first, Ms. Marwick responded with a statement that was truly unbelievable: "I've never eaten candy corn but this seems fair." WHAT??? Someone on this planet has NEVER tasted candy corn?
Then she continued with the following statement:
Whether one has tried candy corn or not, will society ever reach a point where we can move beyond the hatred of the popular candy and the vilification of those who love it?
As a matter of fact, Ms. Marwick's comment inspired us to list the TOP TEN worthy/popular items that people love to hate:
1. Candy Corn
2. Oxford Commas
3. The French
4. Rick Astley Songs
5. People of Walmart
6. Group Texts
8. Ghostbusters with Women
9. Internet Explorer
10. People Who Say "Hashtag" (and then cross their fingers to form one)
Perhaps, one day, we'll reach a point where the merits of all ten of those items will be realized, and we can move beyond the loathing and hostility.
Ms. Marwick posted her inventory of truths with this: