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He glanced in, saw the brown ones there, and knew something could be seriously wrong.
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Does this have to do with food? Animals? Toxic substances? Leaves?
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Would he have preferd to see green ones? white ones? nothing at all?

Was he glancing in a window? door? box? somewhere he shouldn't have been glancing?

'He' = H? A? M? Has he seen the brown ones there before?
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Does this have to do with food? Partly.
Animals? No.
Toxic substances? No.
Leaves? No.
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Would he have preferred to see green ones? No.
white ones? No.
nothing at all? No.

Was he glancing in a window? door? box? somewhere he shouldn't have been glancing? No to these.

'He' = H? A? M? Yes.
Has he seen the brown ones there before? Yes.
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Are 'the brown ones' tangible? intangible? animals? objects? food?

glanced in = into a room? into a container?

was he expecting to see brown ones?

if someone else saw the brown ones would/could they have known 'something could be seriously wrong'?

could be seriously wrong = definitely seriously wrong?
something = something wrong with the brown ones?
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Should anyone come up with the answer for this early, please email it.

Are 'the brown ones' tangible? Yeah. intangible? animals? objects? <-these-> food?

glanced in = into a room? into a container? Container works, for simplicity's sake, let's say a bowl

was he expecting to see brown ones? No.

if someone else saw the brown ones would/could they have known 'something could be seriously wrong'? It depends..

could be seriously wrong = definitely seriously wrong? No. Excellent question.

something = something wrong with the brown ones? No.
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Should anyone come up with the answer for this early, please email it.

-Was this aimed at anyone in particular?!
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-Was this aimed at anyone in particular?! hahaha, no
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Were the brown ones brown because they were burned? rotten? otherwise spoiled?

Did he expect to see a different colour of "them"?
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Did he expect? hope? to see them at all?

Is anyone else relevant in this puzzle?
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M&M's! YEAHHHHHHH!
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(Alhucema)

Were the brown ones brown because they were burned? rotten? otherwise spoiled? nope, nope, nope

Did he expect to see a different colour of "them"? no

(Unleashedllama)

Did he expect? hope? to see them at all? Not the brown ones

Is anyone else relevant in this puzzle? I'll say..yes

(Doctapeppa)

M&M's! YEAHHHHHHH! Indeed.
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Email sent...
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That's all I can figure out. I'm stumped otherwise.
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Now as I recall, brown M&Ms were discontinued a few years back. So did he see them, then realize that he could have traveled into the past? (On the other hand, it could just have been a really old bag of M&Ms that still existed for some reason.)
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There are still brown M&Ms.

So, are the "ones" edible? Partly edible? Edible when they're not brown?

Were there any other "ones" in the bowl? Had someone been avoiding taking the brown ones? Would he rather see ones of a different color?
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Yeah, I realized that brown M&Ms still exist after I posted that. I was thinking of tan M&Ms.
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Emailed.
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The two e-mails have got it; I thought it would be relatively easy because it's somewhat well-known. For those of you who don't know it, and would like to continue without google's help (Which I'm not suggesting solved it for the e-mailers =P) I'll still answer questions. This one could be quite fun to figure out for yourselves. Moving on...

Clarification: Yes, there ARE brown M&Ms

(Gourami)

So, are the "ones" edible? Yes. They're JUST brown M&Ms
Partly edible?
Edible when they're not brown? All colours are edible.

Were there any other "ones" in the bowl? Yeah!.
Had someone been avoiding taking the brown ones? No.
Would he rather see ones of a different color? No, he'd just rather NOT see brown ones.
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Wait...you say they're JUST brown M&Ms, but also that there are others in the bowl? Huh?

Is an urban legend relevant? Could this work with any other multicolored candy? Could it work with other colors of M&M?

Was he just worried because there were M&Ms in the bowl at all? Did he mistakenly think there was something wrong with them? Did he think there was something wrong with them and he was right?

Relevant where the bowl sits? Had it originally held other colors too? Halloween relevant?
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Wait...you say they're JUST brown M&Ms, but also that there are others in the bowl? Huh? Clarification: They're simply brown M&Ms, meaning of course they're edible; but not ONLY brown M&Ms. The bowl was full of M&Ms of all colours, but because there were brown ones in it, he knew something serious could be wrong.

Is an urban legend relevant? Kind of; I believe this was spread like an urban legend, but it's actually true.
Could this work with any other multicolored candy? Had they decided to use other multicoloured candy, yes.
Could it work with other colors of M&M? Yope.

Was he just worried because there were M&Ms in the bowl at all? Did he mistakenly think there was something wrong with them? Did he think there was something wrong with them and he was right? Series of "no"s

Relevant where the bowl sits? Not relevant where in the ROOM it sits.
Had it originally held other colors too? Still does.
Halloween relevant? Not at all.
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Ohhhh.

Okay, so is it relevant what room it sits in? What kind of building? A house? An office? What city? What state? What country?

Are there usually no brown M&Ms in the bowl? Does someone typically pick out all the brown ones? If so, to eat?
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Is he a musician, and this was on his rider (wish list for the green room)?
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Okay, so is it relevant what room it sits in? Relevant in the sense that it will broaden the scope of your questions, and probably clear up some false assumptions.
What kind of building? One with walls. ;)
A house?
An office? Neither.

What city?
What state?
What country? These are irrelevant, because it could (and has, I guess) happen all over the world (not simultaneously).

Are there usually no brown M&Ms in the bowl? Yes, hopefully.
Does someone typically pick out all the brown ones? Yes.
If so, to eat? This isn't the intention of removing the brown ones, but I'm sure if the person who removed them was hungry for a chocolatey snack, he'd sooner eat them than throw them away.
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Is he a musician, and this was on his rider (wish list for the green room)? Shazam! Now, who and why? (Avoid google, please?)
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Hmmmm sounds like rock star behavior. True? If not, R&B? Rap? Other genre?

Is he a relevant performer, first famous in the:
2000s?
1990s?
1980s?
70s?
60s?
50s?
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Hmmmm sounds like rock star behavior. True? Yaw.

Is he a relevant performer, first famous in the:
2000s?
1990s?
1980s?
70s? <----This one.
60s?
50s?
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A solo artist or with a band?

Wild guess: David Bowie?
Steven Tyler?
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A solo artist or with a band? With a band.

Wild guess: David Bowie?
Steven Tyler? Neither.

Prioritize questions, people. I'll throw it out there that finding the name of the artist won't help discern the purpose of the brown M&Ms
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Was there someone who used to take all the brown ones from the bowl?

And when he saw that the brown ones are still there did he assume that this person did not come? and it could therefore be something wrong with him/her?
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Was there someone who used to take all the brown ones from the bowl?

And when he saw that the brown ones are still there did he assume that this person did not come? and it could therefore be something wrong with him/her? No to all, good idea, though.
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Did he realize that he was waning in popularity, due to people not being as attentive to his demands?
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Was it Elton John?
Was there a code in how many M&Ms were left in the bowl?
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By code, I mean message

Oh, you know what I mean...
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Is the substance used to color the M&M's relevant? Is brown dye number #427 relevant? Is the fact that chocolate can be brown relevant?
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Are the brown ones not aesthetically pleasing to him? Does he have no brown in the room? Do they remind him of something? Do they disrupt some sense of balance/continuity? Were they bad luck in the past?
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Did he realize that he was waning in popularity, due to people not being as attentive to his demands? No. That's funny, though =)

(Lynne)

Was it Elton John? Nope, we've established it's a band, not solo artist
Was there a code in how many M&Ms were left in the bowl? No. Possibly OTRT, beware FAs.

(Doctapeppa)

Is the substance used to color the M&M's relevant? Is brown dye number #427 relevant? Is the fact that chocolate can be brown relevant? No relevance.

(Gourami)

Are the brown ones not aesthetically pleasing to him? Haha, no.
Does he have no brown in the room? Irrel.
Do they remind him of something? Tasty chocolate?
Do they disrupt some sense of balance/continuity? Umm..elaborate?
Were they bad luck in the past? Haha, no.
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does someone usually like brown M&M? regularly dislike them? does there presence allow him to infer soemthing about a person who likes/dislikes m&M?

is there some superstition about a color of M&M? is brown somehow bad?
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does someone usually like brown M&M? Irrel.
regularly dislike them? Irrel.
does there presence allow him to infer soemthing about a person who likes/dislikes m&M? No.

is there some superstition about a color of M&M? is brown somehow bad? No, no.
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Were the M&M's put into a bowl by a person? By an animal? By a machine?
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Were the M&M's put into a bowl by a person? By an animal? By a machine? ...by the person in charge of the band's rider.
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Has the person in charge of the band's rider been in charge of the band's rider for a previous performance? Had the band performed for the same entity before? Was their rider fulfilled then? Did the person in charge of the band's rider purposefully fail to meet the criteria requested? Did his/her brown-M&M-filter break? Does anybody care?
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Has the person in charge of the band's rider been in charge of the band's rider for a previous performance? possibly, if they played the same location before, but irrel.

Had the band performed for the same entity before? Let's say no. Unsure of relevance.

Was their rider fulfilled then? Please elaborate

Did the person in charge of the band's rider purposefully fail to meet the criteria requested? No, only carelessly. This is relevant

Did his/her brown-M&M-filter break? If you're asking if they were colourblind, no.

Does anybody care? Nobody cares about whether or not they will be eating brown M&Ms; they only care what the presence of brown M&Ms means. Hope that clarifies things or removes any FA.
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Had the band ever had a criterion of having no brown M&M's in a particular bowl in a previous agreement with a different venue? If so, had that venue been successful in preventing there from being M&M's in the bowl? Did they ask for a bowl to have M&M's in it, with none of them being brown? Or did they simply request that all brown M&M's be removed from the green room prior to their arrival? Would their criteria have been met if there were no M&M's at all? If there was only one color of M&M's (and no brown ones)? Could the person in charge of fulfilling the band's rider be reasonably expected to be able to remove all brown M&M's/ provide M&M's that are not brown? Were there brown M&M's originally in the room? Was the band afraid that they had made some kind of mistake? Did they think that they were in the wrong venue? Did they think that they might have lost their minds?
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You say that someone typically picked out the brown ones, but then you said there wasn't anyone who would take the brown ones out of the bowl. Can you clarify?
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Had the band ever had a criterion of having no brown M&M's in a particular bowl in a previous agreement with a different venue? Yes, this was on the rider for every show, along with a buttload of other things. What was its purpose on the rider?

If so, had that venue been successful in preventing there from being M&M's in the bowl? I'll assume you mean the brown ones. Yes, most venues provided them with a bowl of M&Ms without brown ones. If 'he' saw brown M&Ms in the bowl, though, regardless of venue, he assumed something could be terribly wrong.

Did they ask for a bowl to have M&M's in it, with none of them being brown? Yes.

Or did they simply request that all brown M&M's be removed from the green room prior to their arrival? No.

Would their criteria have been met if there were no M&M's at all? No.

If there was only one color of M&M's (and no brown ones)? Yeah, that would work, but this answer could only really create FAs. Think of it as irrel.

Could the person in charge of fulfilling the band's rider be reasonably expected to be able to remove all brown M&M's/ provide M&M's that are not brown? Of course. Though odd, it's not a difficult request.

Were there brown M&M's originally in the room? I don't know. Irrel.

Was the band afraid that they had made some kind of mistake? Umm..who is 'they'? The band? Elaborate/clarify, please.

Did they think that they were in the wrong venue? No.

Did they think that they might have lost their minds? No.

CLARIFICATION: I answered the question below (November 14, 2008 - 4:38 pm) as if it were all one question, because that seems as how it was worded. To clarify, whoever was in charge of the rider was supposed to fill a bowl with all but brown M&Ms.

Was there someone who used to take all the brown ones from the bowl?
And when he saw that the brown ones are still there did he assume that this person did not come? and it could therefore be something wrong with him/her?
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Are superstitions relevant here?
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Are superstitions relevant here? Not at all, but that was a really smart question.
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Was this anything to do with his eyesight?
Had his eyesight just degenerated?
Was he red/green colourblind and saw the green ones as brown? (My father thought that the sweaters I gave him were brown not green)
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Did the band think that the band may have made a mistake? Perhaps in that they sent the rider to the wrong place? That the venue got the wrong venue? And this could have led to another thing differing from that on the rider? Something that could cause injury or death? Like they asked for cheesecake without any actual cheese because the lead guitarist is deathly lactose intolerant? And maybe the people in charge of fulfilling riders got the wrong rider? And that rider asked for cheesecake with a lot of cheese? And they are afraid the lead guitarist could die and not be able to play that sweet solo in "Even Flow"?
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was the bowl of M&M to be eaten? or did they perform another role?

is the 'something bad' have to do with the person intended to eat the M&M? the person who's job it was to pick the M&M out? the concert or event that was about to happen? the band or it's success in the future?

would this be a problem if the bown was filled with another type of candy with brown in it? is it relevent that brown M&M are no longer being made? does the apparnce of brown M&M imply an older bag of candy which is bad?
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(Lynne)

Was this anything to do with his eyesight? No.
Had his eyesight just degenerated? See above
Was he red/green colourblind and saw the green ones as brown? (My father thought that the sweaters I gave him were brown not green)See answer from November 17, 2008 - 7:54 pm: "Did his/her brown-M&M-filter break? If you're asking if they were colourblind, no."
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(Doctapeppa)

Did the band think that the band may have made a mistake? No.
Perhaps in that they sent the rider to the wrong place? No.
That the venue got the wrong venue? Woah, there.
And this could have led to another thing differing from that on the rider? I don't understand.
Something that could cause injury or death? Possibly, yes.
Like they asked for cheesecake without any actual cheese because the lead guitarist is deathly lactose intolerant? No.
And maybe the people in charge of fulfilling riders got the wrong rider? No.
And that rider asked for cheesecake with a lot of cheese? No.
And they are afraid the lead guitarist could die and not be able to play that sweet solo in "Even Flow"? Good guess, but not Pearl Jam

(Sollen)

was the bowl of M&M to be eaten? Yes.
or did they perform another role? This, too.

is the 'something bad' have to do with the person intended to eat the M&M? Nothing to do with the M&Ms.
the person who's job it was to pick the M&M out? Yope.
the concert or event that was about to happen? Moreso this.
the band or it's success in the future? No.

would this be a problem if the bown was filled with another type of candy with brown in it? Had they used a different multicoloured candy, and said on the rider "please remove all of [X colour, could be any]" it could be used for the exact purpose. I guess they liked M&Ms.

is it relevent that brown M&M are no longer being made? Irrelevant, but I'm pretty sure they are still made.

does the apparance of brown M&M imply an older bag of candy which is bad? No, see above, any multicoloured candy could have been used.

You guys are getting there, keep it up
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Are they used for counting, like an abacus?

Are they used for signalling?

Perhaps he worries that someone is trying to poison him by replacing certain M&Ms with pills?

Were the brown ones normally taken on stage?
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did this prove that the person picking out the colors of M&M was color blind? which caused them to realize that some aspect of the show he was suppose to set up may not be set up correectly if he can not detect the correct colors to use?
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Would there be cause for concern if a different, equally pointless element of the rider was visibly overlooked?
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The last two questions basically pulled it together, so it's about time for a

**********SPOILER*****************************
Van Halen used to have a note on their long concert rider to have a bowl of M&Ms in the dressing room with all the brown ones removed.
When David Lee Roth entered the dressing room, if he saw brown M&Ms in the bowl, he would know that essential (more essential than chocolate candy)small details could have been overlooked, as well. The M&Ms were an indicator. If he saw one, there would be a line-check of the entire concert setup. As an example, people would often under-estimate the weight requirement of the stage and gear and would ruin the floors as a result.

Good one, guys, hope you enjoyed.
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I discovered this fact while googling to see what color of M&Ms had actually been replaced with blue (tan, in 1995), realized that had to be the answer, and so didn't participate further.

Moral of the story: don't google during a puzzle.

Good one, though.
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Yeah, I suggested that useful moral halfway through; It's how I found the puzzle topic. Haha

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