Back in 1999 and tired of hearing fruitcakes being abused and insulted, Mary Beth Goodman decided to start a society to defend the much-maligned food:
The Society's goal is to protect and preserve fruitcake, not in the pouring on more brandy or rum type of preservation but in the 'spread the gospel' way. By providing information and links about fruitcake,it's hoped we can provide safe haven for fruitcake lovers and some encouragement for others to give it a try.
Maybe all the chatter 'bout fruitcake is well-deserved: turns out that it may be a security threat! From Weirdenough.com:
In 2005, CBC News announced that fruitcake is a security threat. In fact, they said if you try to bring a fruitcake onboard an airplane, expect it to be X-rayed because they are dense and could hide a weapon. No kidding? I've always believed that the fruitcake itself was the weapon. In fact, you could kill someone with a fruitcake, easy.
Spyware Information Center lists these two viruses: Fruitcake, and Fruitcake 0.95b. Evidently, not even your computer is safe from this dreaded gift.
Links: Society for the Protection and Preservation of Fruitcake | The Great Fruitcake Recycling Project at Weird Enough