OB Rag Archives on the Ocean Beach Marshmallow Wars

by on July 6, 2012 · 2 comments

in Civil Disobedience, Culture, Environment, History, Ocean Beach

Every year for the past several, there’s a whole lot of soul-searching done by OBceans when they survey the gooey mess left over from the July 4th traditional OB Marshmallow War. There are usually calls to ban it outright and much gnashing of the teeth as volunteers struggle to clean up the beaches, the streets, the monuments, the …. everything else that got caught in the targets of marshmallow throwers.

In 2009, the OB Rag did a poll of readers on whether the tradition should continue.

… 69% of the respondents to the OB Rag poll want the Marshmallow Wars tradition to continue, although nearly half of those want some kind of controls placed on the event by volunteers, whereas 27% believe the event is out of control and want it to end.  3% wanted to study the issue.  At that time we had 62 respondents.

Here, then is the OB Rag’s Archives on the OB Marshmallow Wars, collected over the last several years – several of these articles have some tremendous comments, so make sure you read them as well. (Click on the the headlines.)



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hacks June 7, 2014 at 10:16 am

I enjoy looking through a post that can make people think.
Also, thanks for permitting us to comment!


Charlotte June 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm

I really like it when folks come together and share opinions.
Great website, continue the good work!


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