} First off, you didn't GROVEL. I HATE it when people don't grovel. The
} last person who didn't grovel was from the United States, and in
} revenge I made George Bush get elected president (that'll teach those
} upstarts.) Trust me my lad, you DON'T want to ask things of the Oracle
} without groveling. Because this is your first question I'll let you off
} easy; minor traffic accident or two and a hassle with your next
} change-of-address card. That should encourage you to stay on your toes.
} Oh, yes. The question. As you well know, M&M's are not actually MADE
} anywhere. In fact, M&Ms are one of the rarer sub-atomic particles
} created during the immense pressures and unique conditions of the Big
} Bang -- right next to the bosons, hadrons, colons, Fleishman'N'Pons
} (existance hotly debated) and so forth. Your puny world's scientists
} have spent years fiddling with cyclotrons and atom-smashers to produce
} M&M's when they could just be going out to the nearest snack machine
} and buying them for about one forty-billionth the cost of your average
} Superconducting Supercollider. Dweebs.
} Oh, yes. The question. Anyway, these M&M's, once produced, orbit
} through the Universe at just under the speed of light, immune to all of
} the known forces and most unknown ones. Once they come within the
} gravitational field of influence of a major planet they come spiraling
} down and come to rest at a field nexus point. Much to the delight of
} the fortuitously-named M&M-Mars Company, the field nexus point for
} Earth is in the parking lot of their biggest factory. That's where they
} get the M&M's they sell; they just come spiraling down out of the
} atmosphere. The bit with the workers and the cocoa beans is just a
} front, you see. The only inconvenient part of this whole deal is that
} half of the M&M's are ANTI-M&M's (easily identified because they have a
} W on them instead of an M) and must be thrown away, but other than that
} it's worked out well.
} Oh, yes. The question. See, originally there was no color "blue". Back
} when God was drawing up the plans for the Universe, He, in His infinite
} wisdom, had decided there would be only five colors in all: red,
} yellow, mauve, puce, and Mitch. However, this plan soon ran afoul of
} the powerful Supernatural Construction Workers Local 42, who pointed to
} union regulations stating that all Universes must have at least 64
} colors, so that the numbering for the Crayola boxes will work out OK.
} Oh, yes. The question.
} Er, what was the question? I've forgotten.
} You owe the Oracle the question.