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(ABC)   Idiots buying Twinkies at a huge premium on eBay - $60 a box. Given that Mother's Cookies were back on the shelves in six months, we will be likely be tasting schadenfreude along with our creme filling next year   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 300
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2012-11-16 03:12:27 PM  
*sigh*

Why do I bother working for a living when I have such evidence of the continued imbecility of the American public? I could just scam the morons for a living - better hours, higher compensation, and I keep their money in circulation
 
2012-11-16 03:19:25 PM  
I wish I could sell Twinkies short. Not the stock of the Hostess corporation, I mean actual Twinkies.
 
2012-11-16 03:21:37 PM  
They'll be back. Twinkies are far too nasty to ever go away permanently.
 
2012-11-16 03:36:58 PM  
www.google.ca
 
2012-11-16 03:43:21 PM  
Darn...if I had bought a few boxes last week when they were 2 for $4 and auctioned them this week, I could've made enough $$ to pay for all of my holiday shopping. :(
 
2012-11-16 03:43:55 PM  
The only reason there may be a Twinkie shortage before some other company buys the name and recipe and resumes production is because of idiots hoarding Twinkies because ZOMG TWINKIES ARE GONE 4EVA WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW BUSINESS WORKS I BLAME FARTBONGO/UNIONS/LACK OF PRAYER!!!111!
 
2012-11-16 03:50:17 PM  
According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.
 
2012-11-16 03:54:48 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.


Oh, great, Poutine Twinkies.
 
2012-11-16 03:55:25 PM  

Osomatic: I wish I could sell Twinkies short. Not the stock of the Hostess corporation, I mean actual Twinkies.


A twinkie derivative? Intriguing...
 
2012-11-16 04:04:59 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.


I think I'd rather just not have real twinkies any more than your paltry northern knockoffs. I mean, look at what you people call bacon.
 
2012-11-16 04:10:44 PM  
api.photoshop.com
 
2012-11-16 04:11:38 PM  
Is this a great country or what?
 
2012-11-16 04:12:40 PM  
Glad to see there are some people around who understand what's going on. The recipee will be sold -probably along with the buildings they're making them in now. Doubtful people will even notice a break in production.
 
2012-11-16 04:25:45 PM  

bradkanus: Glad to see there are some people around who understand what's going on. The recipee will be sold -probably along with the buildings they're making them in now. Doubtful people will even notice a break in production.


I think there will be a bit of a break, supplies will dwindle, then when all seems lost, some company will swoop down and announce Twinkies are saved and get a huge bump in sales because ZOMG TWINKIES WERE SAVED LETS GO BUY SOME NOW WE MISSED THEM THIS WEEK THEY WEREN'T AVAILABLE!!!111!!2

It worked when Coke announced the return of Coca Cola Classic, didn't it?
 
2012-11-16 04:30:10 PM  
So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?
 
2012-11-16 04:41:42 PM  
I'll have to pick up a Twinkie at the market today. Haven't had one in probably 30 years.
 
2012-11-16 04:46:30 PM  

scottydoesntknow: So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?


Sell him into slavery.
 
2012-11-16 04:49:12 PM  

RedPhoenix122: scottydoesntknow: So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?

Sell him into slavery.


That's a terrible idea! He literally has no bones, how do they expect him to work?

/Now sex slave.....
 
2012-11-16 04:51:02 PM  
I dont care about Twinkies but you can have my Mother's frosted animal cookies when you pry them from my cold dead hands!
 
2012-11-16 05:01:18 PM  

scottydoesntknow: RedPhoenix122: scottydoesntknow: So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?

Sell him into slavery.

That's a terrible idea! He literally has no bones, how do they expect him to work?

/Now sex slave.....


I figure that was implied by the cream filling.
 
2012-11-16 05:04:47 PM  

Sapper_Topo: I dont care about Twinkies but you can have my Mother's frosted animal cookies when you pry them from my cold dead hands!


The only product in their entire line that's worth a damn.
 
2012-11-16 05:07:28 PM  
img.photobucket.com

Silly customer! You cannot hurt hoard a Twinkie!
 
2012-11-16 05:35:25 PM  
I feel fat just thinking about a twinkie.
 
2012-11-16 05:40:49 PM  
Idiots buying Twinkies at a huge premium on eBay - $60 a box.

"That's a big Twinkie (purchase)"


/Seriously? No one?
 
2012-11-16 05:55:11 PM  

Sapper_Topo: I dont care about Twinkies but you can have my Mother's frosted animal cookies when you pry them from my cold dead hands!


They taste like cardboard but it's the MOST DELICIOUS CARDBOARD ever.
 
2012-11-16 05:55:14 PM  
Good job unions. Twinkies and Ding Dongs have gone Galt.
 
2012-11-16 05:55:46 PM  

unyon: [www.google.ca image 500x212]


First thing I thought of, but that is thanks to popular culture and my recent hotel cable experience, man.

P.S. I cannot afford real cable at home.
 
2012-11-16 05:56:07 PM  
Will this story be followed up with, THERE ARE NO MORE WiiU's in America with a hard hitting report of them being sold online for 4x what they cost in the store. Love America.


/short sold a Wii when they were popular
//yes i did make enough for Xmas presents that year plus cell phone bill
 
2012-11-16 05:56:12 PM  
"Los submarinos" are way better.
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-16 05:57:20 PM  
we cannot allow big twinkie to fail, think of all the other support industries involved. all the twinkie part suppliers. it would destroy the economy to allow big twinkie to fail.


in all seriousness, I expect Nabisco or whomever puts out little debbie to pick up the line and pick up the slack. Hostess itself has been dead for years.

though I expect the wonder bread thrift store to be dead very soon, and that's a shame.. it was always my go to place for sugary, devoid of any nutritional value pastry snacks.

is there a white house petition I can sign to bring back chocodiles?

dear President Obama, please force whomever takes over the hostess line to bring back chocodiles, or I am seconding from the union!
 
2012-11-16 05:57:55 PM  
I've still got two Twinkies left. They're going for a million dollars apiece. And I'll get it, you wait and see.

Yeah, okay, I ate them; they're gone.
 
2012-11-16 05:58:00 PM  
I was going to make a joke, but it had too many hard words to spell. My point is this: Twinkies last forever.
 
2012-11-16 05:58:03 PM  
Im never selling my Reggie Bars.
 
2012-11-16 05:58:06 PM  
Hostesses' Twinkie dies tonight.

*sniffle*

You farkers.

I hope your hate fuels something other than your hate-engine.

Seriously.

Dehate, and bring back the Banana Flip.

That is all.

*)
 
2012-11-16 05:58:11 PM  
I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?
 
2012-11-16 05:59:21 PM  
To Subby, they're idiots. To me, they're the nice people with money who'll be helping me pay off my car. ^_^
 
2012-11-16 05:59:39 PM  

Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?


One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.
 
2012-11-16 06:00:01 PM  
Damn labor unions.
 
2012-11-16 06:00:51 PM  
Fools, money, etc.
 
2012-11-16 06:01:02 PM  

Osomatic: swaniefrmreddeer: According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.

I think I'd rather just not have real twinkies any more than your paltry northern knockoffs. I mean, look at what you people call bacon.


CA Twinkies with cut-out Hockey Player collector cards in Franch on the box bottom. Just when I thought it was safe to quit sniffing glue, you pull me right back in again.

/what have i done. what have i done, what have i done to deserve this
 
2012-11-16 06:01:22 PM  

badhatharry: Good job unions. Twinkies and Ding Dongs have gone Galt.


Good riddance.

Less junk food on American shelves can only be a good thing.

Interestingly, Hostess did cite reduced demand for Twinkies, due to an increased demand for healthier foods, as one of the reasons for their collapse: Link

Yeah, they had a pension fund that was almost a billion in the hole, and they had just been hit with a big strike last week, but they'd been in bankruptcy since January over declining sales.

Isn't this the whole "free market" thing at work? People want healthier food, people stop buying junk food. Junk food companies go out of business.
 
2012-11-16 06:01:49 PM  

Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.


I just mixed person knowingly.

Whut you gonna do?

Call the Grammar/Grammer Police?

*)
 
2012-11-16 06:02:14 PM  
I haven't had a Twinkie in 26 years.
 
2012-11-16 06:02:18 PM  
I put my box of twinkies with my Beanie Baby collection and just filed for retirement. Weep for yourselves, peasants.
 
2012-11-16 06:02:33 PM  

qorkfiend: Fools, money, etc.


Soon parted how?
 
2012-11-16 06:03:05 PM  
fark you people.

Somewhere in there, is the last box of twinkies on earth. Believe it or not, Twinkies have an expiration date. One day, life's little twinkie gauge is going to go..ploop. Zero.

Time to nut up, or shut up.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-16 06:03:18 PM  
a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
That's an expensive Twinkie.
 
2012-11-16 06:03:48 PM  

scottydoesntknow: So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?


He's far too acclimated to living among and having his needs met by humans to stand much of a chance at survival in the wild.

It's unlikely he would be accepted into an established pack and may even be killed by another Twinkie, that is if he didnt starve to death first.

Also, neither RC Cola or DADs Rootbeer have been the same since their production was taken over by others.
 
2012-11-16 06:04:18 PM  

BronyMedic: fark you people.

Somewhere in there, is the last box of twinkies on earth. Believe it or not, Twinkies have an expiration date. One day, life's little twinkie gauge is going to go..ploop. Zero.

Time to nut up, or shut up.

[i.imgur.com image 642x487]


Thanks for the back-up, BronyMedic.
 
2012-11-16 06:04:37 PM  

Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.


I don't have a survival shelter.
 
2012-11-16 06:04:53 PM  

Loadmaster: Damn labor unions.


Damn private equity firms buying companies, saddling them with debt to pay extraordinary dividends to the private equity firms, then trying to cut employees pay to make the loan payments on that debt.
 
2012-11-16 06:05:26 PM  

Indubitably: BronyMedic: fark you people.

Somewhere in there, is the last box of twinkies on earth. Believe it or not, Twinkies have an expiration date. One day, life's little twinkie gauge is going to go..ploop. Zero.

Time to nut up, or shut up.

[i.imgur.com image 642x487]

Thanks for the back-up, BronyMedic.


P.S. Make Peace, and Make Policy; Thank You.
 
2012-11-16 06:05:54 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.


Hurray!
 
2012-11-16 06:05:55 PM  
"Twinkies have a shelf life of 20 years. If you eat a Twinkie that's 20 years and one day old, do you say, 'Ew, does this taste funny to you?'"
 
2012-11-16 06:06:04 PM  
It's the perfect storm of American's shiatty diets, poor impulse control, and kindergartener attitudes toward finances. It's fun to watch.
 
2012-11-16 06:06:19 PM  

Silverstaff: Good riddance.

Less junk food on American shelves can only be a good thing.


Twinkies aren't going anywhere. Someone else will buy up the brand and start stocking new ones before anyone notices a blip in the supply. I hope it's Bimbo, because I like saying Bimbo.
 
2012-11-16 06:07:13 PM  

IrateShadow: Silverstaff: Good riddance.

Less junk food on American shelves can only be a good thing.

Twinkies aren't going anywhere. Someone else will buy up the brand and start stocking new ones before anyone notices a blip in the supply. I hope it's Bimbo, because I like saying Bimbo.


Bimbo.
 
2012-11-16 06:07:32 PM  

Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

I don't have a survival shelter.


Me either.

We shall form one together.

We will survive this cognitive dissonance together too.

Together squared.

Maths.

*)
 
2012-11-16 06:07:59 PM  
B-B-B-B-But the economy! And B-B-B-B-ut unemployment!! WAIT A BOX OF TWINKIES FOR $15? WHERE DO I SWIPE MY CARD?

/farking morons
 
2012-11-16 06:08:00 PM  

Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

I don't have a survival shelter.


well.... bye
 
2012-11-16 06:08:08 PM  
How can such a company of a very popular food item go bankrupt? Just what the hell happened with all of their money? Twinkies are everywhere yet they're going bankrupt? This is weird!
 
2012-11-16 06:08:09 PM  
I'm sure Drakes, Little Debbie, Entenmann's or some other company will buy the brands
 
2012-11-16 06:08:28 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: The only reason there may be a Twinkie shortage before some other company buys the name and recipe and resumes production is because of idiots hoarding Twinkies because ZOMG TWINKIES ARE GONE 4EVA WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW BUSINESS WORKS I BLAME FARTBONGO/UNIONS/LACK OF PRAYER!!!111!


Yeah, but you blame those three for everything from global warming to "gas with oily discharge".
 
2012-11-16 06:08:33 PM  

Nick Nostril: It's the perfect storm of American's shiatty diets, poor impulse control, and kindergartener attitudes toward finances. It's fun to watch.


As if you could look outside yourself, no?
 
2012-11-16 06:08:37 PM  
But they can't take our freedom.

www.littledebbie.com
 
2012-11-16 06:08:49 PM  
I've read Twinkie in this thread so many times that Twinkie doesn't even sound like a word anymore.

Twinkie.
 
2012-11-16 06:08:50 PM  

Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

I don't have a survival shelter.

Me either.

We shall form one together.

We will survive this cognitive dissonance together too.

Together squared.

Maths.

*)


Sounds like a plan. Where do you want to build our survival shelter?
 
2012-11-16 06:09:01 PM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-11-16 06:09:22 PM  
Someone brought a box to work this morning.

badhatharry: Good job unions. Twinkies and Ding Dongs have gone Galt.


And the world is a better place for it.
 
2012-11-16 06:09:29 PM  

L.D. Ablo: I'll have to pick up a Twinkie at the market today. Haven't had one in probably 30 years.


Decade here. I wonder how much they changed since 2000?
 
2012-11-16 06:09:36 PM  

Son of Thunder: Bimbo.


It looks like bimbo, but it's pronounce Beembo. It's a lot of fun if you draw out the e.
 
2012-11-16 06:09:44 PM  

Sapper_Topo: Mother's


It's not the same. The frosted animal crackers are smaller and taste different. The Ho Ho as we know and love it is dead.
 
2012-11-16 06:09:54 PM  
Tastykake is so much better

media.nowpublic.net
 
2012-11-16 06:09:59 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

I don't have a survival shelter.

well.... bye


"Being dead is probably fine." - Michael Ian Black's Twitter feed
 
2012-11-16 06:10:54 PM  
But what will we fry at our state fair every year?!?! Oh yeah everything else.

/ Fat Texan
 
2012-11-16 06:10:55 PM  

Indubitably: Indubitably: BronyMedic: fark you people.

Somewhere in there, is the last box of twinkies on earth. Believe it or not, Twinkies have an expiration date. One day, life's little twinkie gauge is going to go..ploop. Zero.

Time to nut up, or shut up.

[i.imgur.com image 642x487]

Thanks for the back-up, BronyMedic.

P.S. Make Peace, and Make Policy; Thank You.


Tallahassee is the biggest bad-ass to ever slap iron.

He killed for your sins.

myspideysenseistingling.files.wordpress.com

Be a good man and give him his farkin' Twinkie.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-16 06:11:09 PM  
www.retroist.com
 
2012-11-16 06:11:28 PM  

hbk72777: I'm sure Drakes, Little Debbie, Entenmann's or some other company will buy the brands


Hostess owned Drakes.
 
2012-11-16 06:12:11 PM  

hbk72777: I'm sure Drakes, Little Debbie, Entenmann's or some other company will buy the brands


Drakes is a Hostess brand.
 
2012-11-16 06:12:17 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-16 06:12:47 PM  

scottydoesntknow: So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?


Twinkie the Kid, or "Reggie" as his birth certificate would indicate is a one time halloween photo in which the young sponge cake was dressed as a cowboy. That photo was purchased, and the Twinkie the Kid likeness was licensed from Reggie.

Reggie actually was found deceased in 1982. A hotel detective discovered his body at the Chelsea Hotel in New York. He was found wearing womens lingerie and had a purple thong lodged down his throat. Autopsy report showed a combination death of asphyxiation and herion overdose. Although a cocktail of speed, qualudes, and cocaine was also found in his bloodstream.

At the time of his death Reggie was a roadie for the Rupert Holmes' "Pina Colada" tour.
 
2012-11-16 06:14:41 PM  

Farksteron: "Los submarinos" are way better.
[i.imgur.com image 640x480]


submairnos valen verga
 
2012-11-16 06:14:42 PM  
What are the odds the "capital (debt) management" groups that own Hostess today will still own Hostess next month, only under different names. The auction and foreclosure services will be contracted to companies they own which will sell the old Hostess at pennies on the dollar to the "new" Hostess, which of course will not have to deal with past binding labor agreements. All the trained and capable people now at Hostess will, in the meantime, be hired off by other bakeries needing help taking up the slack in the market. The "new Hostess" will be importing your All-American snack foods from Mexico or overseas, the new/old owners will be laughing all the way to their offshore tax-haven banks. And, first against the wall Day One of the Revolution - you don't mess with our Twinkies!
 
2012-11-16 06:14:42 PM  

Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

I don't have a survival shelter.

Me either.

We shall form one together.

We will survive this cognitive dissonance together too.

Together squared.

Maths.

*)

Sounds like a plan. Where do you want to build our survival shelter?


Where there is plentiful drinking water, man.

fark oil.

To drink.
 
2012-11-16 06:15:22 PM  
This guy was bitten by a radioactive Twinkie:

img327.imageshack.us

Now he has the proportional strength of a Twinkie.

You don't wanna know about the "cream filling" Twinkie powers.

/ormaybeyoudo
 
2012-11-16 06:15:29 PM  

GreenSun: How can such a company of a very popular food item go bankrupt? Just what the hell happened with all of their money? Twinkies are everywhere yet they're going bankrupt? This is weird!


Well they make an acquisition in the 90s that cost them quite a bit of money and gave them redundant product lines, Hostess makes both Wonder Bread and Butternut bread, they also make Twinkies and Zingers. Then when whatever pie in the sky economies of scale don't materialize and you've got debt obligations to pay, you eventually go bankrupt. While in bankruptcy you get money from two hedge funds and bought out by a private equity firm. The money the private equity firm spent to buy you is now a debt you have to pay back. Oh and all this time you're not spending money on things like improving equipment, so your costs per unit are higher than they would be if you did spend that money. Of course you're not spending it, because thanks to your wonderful decisions you now have too much debt to be able to spend it. And then you end up with debt structured in such a way that even though your total debt is equal to roughly have your revenues, you can't keep going. Granted with Hostess no one is entirely sure just how much debt they have on the books or what their current revenues are since it's a private company and that data doesn't have to be divulged. Though it should come out during bankruptcy proceedings. Oh yeah Hostess also has to pay various fees to the private equity firm. That doesn't help either. But long story short, Hostess decided being Hostess wasn't enough and that's where all the trouble started.
 
2012-11-16 06:15:50 PM  

Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

I don't have a survival shelter.

Me either.

We shall form one together.

We will survive this cognitive dissonance together too.

Together squared.

Maths.

*)

Sounds like a plan. Where do you want to build our survival shelter?

Where there is plentiful drinking water, man.

fark oil.

To drink.


Can I bring whiskey?
 
2012-11-16 06:16:10 PM  

Loadmaster: Damn labor unions.


Misch: Loadmaster: Damn labor unions.

Damn private equity firms buying companies, saddling them with debt to pay extraordinary dividends to the private equity firms, then trying to cut employees pay to make the loan payments on that debt.


This. Anyone who thinks unions are the REAL cause of this is probably buying Twinkies on EBay :)
 
2012-11-16 06:16:13 PM  

Silverstaff: badhatharry: Good job unions. Twinkies and Ding Dongs have gone Galt.

Good riddance.

Less junk food on American shelves can only be a good thing.

Interestingly, Hostess did cite reduced demand for Twinkies, due to an increased demand for healthier foods, as one of the reasons for their collapse: Link

Yeah, they had a pension fund that was almost a billion in the hole, and they had just been hit with a big strike last week, but they'd been in bankruptcy since January over declining sales.

Isn't this the whole "free market" thing at work? People want healthier food, people stop buying junk food. Junk food companies go out of business.


Yep. The free market at work. I don't have any problem with it unless the government decides to bail them out and give ownership over to the union.
 
2012-11-16 06:16:14 PM  

felching pen: What are the odds the "capital (debt) management" groups that own Hostess today will still own Hostess next month, only under different names. The auction and foreclosure services will be contracted to companies they own which will sell the old Hostess at pennies on the dollar to the "new" Hostess, which of course will not have to deal with past binding labor agreements. All the trained and capable people now at Hostess will, in the meantime, be hired off by other bakeries needing help taking up the slack in the market. The "new Hostess" will be importing your All-American snack foods from Mexico or overseas, the new/old owners will be laughing all the way to their offshore tax-haven banks. And, first against the wall Day One of the Revolution - you don't mess with our Twinkies!


I just made you money.

And I noticed; did you?

*)
 
2012-11-16 06:16:42 PM  
www.seinfeldonline.com
But are you Twinkie Worthy?
 
2012-11-16 06:17:03 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
"So....the Union held out.....for less NO Money."
 
2012-11-16 06:17:09 PM  

Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

I don't have a survival shelter.

Me either.

We shall form one together.

We will survive this cognitive dissonance together too.

Together squared.

Maths.

*)

Sounds like a plan. Where do you want to build our survival shelter?

Where there is plentiful drinking water, man.

fark oil.

To drink.

Can I bring whiskey?


Please do. Thank you.
 
2012-11-16 06:17:25 PM  
Maybe it's age or evolving taste, but last time I had a Twinkie, it tasted like sch***enfreude.
 
2012-11-16 06:18:02 PM  

GreenSun: How can such a company of a very popular food item go bankrupt? Just what the hell happened with all of their money? Twinkies are everywhere yet they're going bankrupt? This is weird!


Look to owners and management.

In this case hedge funds and investment firms. Basically sucking a company dry then selling off the bones

And to the bakers union. If the Teamsters settle, then you should probably settle.
 
2012-11-16 06:18:49 PM  

stratagos: *sigh*

Why do I bother working for a living when I have such evidence of the continued imbecility of the American public? I could just scam the morons for a living - better hours, higher compensation, and I keep their money in circulation


Nobody's stopping you!
 
2012-11-16 06:18:50 PM  

thornhill: Tastykake is so much better

[media.nowpublic.net image 635x424]


Indeed..

Well.. Besides this bullshiat they tried selling to us here this summer.. Seriously. WTF where they thinking?

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-16 06:19:57 PM  

styckx: Well.. Besides this bullshiat they tried selling to us here this summer.. Seriously. WTF where they thinking?


I have no idea what they were thinking, but damn, wish I would've given that a try.
 
2012-11-16 06:21:36 PM  

styckx: thornhill: Tastykake is so much better

[media.nowpublic.net image 635x424]

Indeed..

Well.. Besides this bullshiat they tried selling to us here this summer.. Seriously. WTF where they thinking?

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]


Ew.

Cakes should be earthy, not citrusy; that includes you, fruitcakes of the world X-mas.

*)
 
2012-11-16 06:22:03 PM  

Misch: Loadmaster: Damn labor unions.

Damn private equity firms buying companies, saddling them with debt to pay extraordinary dividends to the private equity firms, then trying to cut employees pay to make the loan payments on that debt.


Twinkie got bained
 
2012-11-16 06:23:09 PM  

JesusIsNowBlind: Misch: Loadmaster: Damn labor unions.

Damn private equity firms buying companies, saddling them with debt to pay extraordinary dividends to the private equity firms, then trying to cut employees pay to make the loan payments on that debt.

Twinkie got bained


TG he wasn't elected, yo.

Word.
 
2012-11-16 06:24:44 PM  

stratagos: *sigh*

Why do I bother working for a living when I have such evidence of the continued imbecility of the American public? I could just scam the morons for a living - better hours, higher compensation, and I keep their money in circulation


Al Swearengen: Sometimes I wish we could just hit 'em over the head, rob 'em, and throw their bodies in the creek.
Cy Tolliver: But that would be wrong.
 
2012-11-16 06:25:55 PM  
media.mlive.com

Look what I got here, Bob! A twinkie-weiner sandwich! Your favorite!
 
2012-11-16 06:26:21 PM  

scottydoesntknow: RedPhoenix122: scottydoesntknow: So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?

Sell him into slavery.

That's a terrible idea! He literally has no bones, how do they expect him to work?

/Now sex slave.....


i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-16 06:27:32 PM  

felching pen: What are the odds the "capital (debt) management" groups that own Hostess today will still own Hostess next month, only under different names. The auction and foreclosure services will be contracted to companies they own which will sell the old Hostess at pennies on the dollar to the "new" Hostess, which of course will not have to deal with past binding labor agreements. All the trained and capable people now at Hostess will, in the meantime, be hired off by other bakeries needing help taking up the slack in the market. The "new Hostess" will be importing your All-American snack foods from Mexico or overseas, the new/old owners will be laughing all the way to their offshore tax-haven banks. And, first against the wall Day One of the Revolution - you don't mess with our Twinkies!


100%
 
2012-11-16 06:27:39 PM  

Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.


Contain them well. Unconfined Twinkies are known to have wild parties at night. Especially if there is booze and a deep fryer.
 
2012-11-16 06:28:47 PM  
I'm going to go home and record a video to post on YouTube of me stuffing four twinkies down at once and put it up as "The last Twinkies on Earth die."

I will expect messages wanting me to sample other varieties of cream filling... Sorry fellas, I'm straight.
 
2012-11-16 06:28:55 PM  
I'm feeling cosmic suddenly.
 
2012-11-16 06:29:15 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: scottydoesntknow: RedPhoenix122: scottydoesntknow: So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?

Sell him into slavery.

That's a terrible idea! He literally has no bones, how do they expect him to work?

/Now sex slave.....

[i50.tinypic.com image 414x658]


Well i have my new Profile pic for facebook
 
2012-11-16 06:29:22 PM  
some one should make a "how many Twinkies" are left in the world countdown clock. It should start at around a Brazilian.
 
2012-11-16 06:29:27 PM  
It's like Bill McNeal when they took the sandwich vending machine away.
 
2012-11-16 06:29:33 PM  

Canton: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

Contain them well. Unconfined Twinkies are known to have wild parties at night. Especially if there is booze and a deep fryer.


Cute, Canton.
 
2012-11-16 06:30:25 PM  

Saberus Terras: I will expect messages wanting me to sample other varieties of cream filling... Sorry fellas, I'm straight.


And Obama's white.
 
2012-11-16 06:30:25 PM  

Indubitably: Canton: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

Contain them well. Unconfined Twinkies are known to have wild parties at night. Especially if there is booze and a deep fryer.

Cute, Canton.


Space: what is it?
 
2012-11-16 06:30:44 PM  
t.qkme.me
 
2012-11-16 06:32:32 PM  

Indubitably: Nick Nostril: It's the perfect storm of American's shiatty diets, poor impulse control, and kindergartener attitudes toward finances. It's fun to watch.

As if you could look outside yourself, no?


Guilty on count one, not so much on the others.
 
2012-11-16 06:32:35 PM  

KungFuJunkie: [t.qkme.me image 310x232]


Amaazon is at eleventy-billion.

Creme-filled cake: when did unlearning how to make become fashionable?

Do.
 
2012-11-16 06:33:16 PM  

Nick Nostril: Indubitably: Nick Nostril: It's the perfect storm of American's shiatty diets, poor impulse control, and kindergartener attitudes toward finances. It's fun to watch.

As if you could look outside yourself, no?

Guilty on count one, not so much on the others.


There was only one count...
 
2012-11-16 06:33:21 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-16 06:33:51 PM  

Indubitably: Nick Nostril: Indubitably: Nick Nostril: It's the perfect storm of American's shiatty diets, poor impulse control, and kindergartener attitudes toward finances. It's fun to watch.

As if you could look outside yourself, no?

Guilty on count one, not so much on the others.

There was only one count...


Ah-ah-ah...
 
2012-11-16 06:33:57 PM  

BronyMedic: Saberus Terras: I will expect messages wanting me to sample other varieties of cream filling... Sorry fellas, I'm straight.

And Obama's white.


Well, sorta -- so would that make Saberus Terras bi?
 
2012-11-16 06:35:48 PM  

jshine: BronyMedic: Saberus Terras: I will expect messages wanting me to sample other varieties of cream filling... Sorry fellas, I'm straight.

And Obama's white.

Well, sorta -- so would that make Saberus Terras bi?


Why do you care?

Does it matter?

No.
 
2012-11-16 06:36:20 PM  

Indubitably: Indubitably: Canton: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

Contain them well. Unconfined Twinkies are known to have wild parties at night. Especially if there is booze and a deep fryer.

Cute, Canton.

Space: what is it?


Sorry, Indubitably. Couldn't resist the image.

/Space?
 
2012-11-16 06:37:42 PM  

jshine: Well, sorta -- so would that make Saberus Terras bi?


There's nothing wrong with that. Especially if it's at the same time. That way, the front can make him feel straight, while the back makes him feel gay.

I think they call it the "Twinkie Train"
 
2012-11-16 06:37:58 PM  

Canton: Indubitably: Indubitably: Canton: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

Contain them well. Unconfined Twinkies are known to have wild parties at night. Especially if there is booze and a deep fryer.

Cute, Canton.

Space: what is it?

Sorry, Indubitably. Couldn't resist the image.

/Space?


Apologize to Indubitably?

*abject guffaw*

You may be the first...

*bow*

*)
 
2012-11-16 06:39:34 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.


And even if not, we still have Vachon 1/2 moons, at least in the maritimes...
 
2012-11-16 06:39:40 PM  
Far superior to the Twinkie.
di1-2.shoppingshadow.com
Cream filled coffee cakes.

Seriously, most people haven't given a damn about Twinkies in the last 20 years, and suddenly their demise is the greatest rejedy since 9/11.

If everybody loved Twinkies so much, they wouldn't be declaring bankruptcy for the second time.
 
2012-11-16 06:39:45 PM  

Canton: Indubitably: Indubitably: Canton: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

Contain them well. Unconfined Twinkies are known to have wild parties at night. Especially if there is booze and a deep fryer.

Cute, Canton.

Space: what is it?

Sorry, Indubitably. Couldn't resist the image.

/Space?


Oh my god. It makes sense now.

Indubitably is...THE SPACE CORE.

media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-11-16 06:40:53 PM  
I did go try to find a Twinkie just because, but they were gone. Didn't feel like braving the madhouse that was the Hostess/Wonder outlet store. I did get a lone box of original cupcakes and zingers. Someone has to pick it up at auction, they're too iconic.
 
2012-11-16 06:41:18 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: ZOMG TWINKIES WERE SAVED LETS GO BUY SOME NOW WE MISSED THEM THIS WEEK THEY WEREN'T AVAILABLE!!!111!!2


I don't know that I've ever bought a twinkie in my life, but by Glob... now I have to go buy one.

/They're going away you say?
//...better make it two.
 
2012-11-16 06:42:28 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: GreenSun: How can such a company of a very popular food item go bankrupt? Just what the hell happened with all of their money? Twinkies are everywhere yet they're going bankrupt? This is weird!

Look to owners and management.

In this case hedge funds and investment firms. Basically sucking a company dry then selling off the bones

And to the bakers union. If the Teamsters settle, then you should probably settle.


This is the part I don't get about the baker's union - the Teamsters thought they were being unreasonable! There was no sympathy strike, words of encouragement or even silence on the sidelines, just "uh dudes, we checked their books - they really don't have any money. You might want to back down on this."
 
2012-11-16 06:43:29 PM  

BronyMedic: Canton: Indubitably: Indubitably: Canton: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

Contain them well. Unconfined Twinkies are known to have wild parties at night. Especially if there is booze and a deep fryer.

Cute, Canton.

Space: what is it?

Sorry, Indubitably. Couldn't resist the image.

/Space?

Oh my god. It makes sense now.

Indubitably is...THE SPACE CORE.

[media.giantbomb.com image 850x850]


No, I am a singularitE.
 
2012-11-16 06:45:19 PM  

Indubitably: BronyMedic: Canton: Indubitably: Indubitably: Canton: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

Contain them well. Unconfined Twinkies are known to have wild parties at night. Especially if there is booze and a deep fryer.

Cute, Canton.

Space: what is it?

Sorry, Indubitably. Couldn't resist the image.

/Space?

Oh my god. It makes sense now.

Indubitably is...THE SPACE CORE.

[media.giantbomb.com image 850x850]

No, I am a singularitE.


Look, I make my own labels, mans.

Thank you.
 
2012-11-16 06:45:30 PM  

Indubitably: BronyMedic: Canton: Indubitably: Indubitably: Canton: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

Contain them well. Unconfined Twinkies are known to have wild parties at night. Especially if there is booze and a deep fryer.

Cute, Canton.

Space: what is it?

Sorry, Indubitably. Couldn't resist the image.

/Space?

Oh my god. It makes sense now.

Indubitably is...THE SPACE CORE.

[media.giantbomb.com image 850x850]

No, I am a singularitE.


What does all this have to do with Twinkies again? I forget.
 
2012-11-16 06:46:11 PM  

OptionC: Darth_Lukecash: GreenSun: How can such a company of a very popular food item go bankrupt? Just what the hell happened with all of their money? Twinkies are everywhere yet they're going bankrupt? This is weird!

Look to owners and management.

In this case hedge funds and investment firms. Basically sucking a company dry then selling off the bones

And to the bakers union. If the Teamsters settle, then you should probably settle.

This is the part I don't get about the baker's union - the Teamsters thought they were being unreasonable! There was no sympathy strike, words of encouragement or even silence on the sidelines, just "uh dudes, we checked their books - they really don't have any money. You might want to back down on this."


When was the last time the Teamsters called another union out for going full retard?
 
2012-11-16 06:46:31 PM  

Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: BronyMedic: Canton: Indubitably: Indubitably: Canton: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

Contain them well. Unconfined Twinkies are known to have wild parties at night. Especially if there is booze and a deep fryer.

Cute, Canton.

Space: what is it?

Sorry, Indubitably. Couldn't resist the image.

/Space?

Oh my god. It makes sense now.

Indubitably is...THE SPACE CORE.

[media.giantbomb.com image 850x850]

No, I am a singularitE.

What does all this have to do with Twinkies again? I forget.


They store well.
 
2012-11-16 06:47:11 PM  

Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: BronyMedic: Canton: Indubitably: Indubitably: Canton: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

Contain them well. Unconfined Twinkies are known to have wild parties at night. Especially if there is booze and a deep fryer.

Cute, Canton.

Space: what is it?

Sorry, Indubitably. Couldn't resist the image.

/Space?

Oh my god. It makes sense now.

Indubitably is...THE SPACE CORE.

[media.giantbomb.com image 850x850]

No, I am a singularitE.

What does all this have to do with Twinkies again? I forget.

They store well.


Oh right! We need them for our survival shelter because they last. Got it.
 
2012-11-16 06:47:19 PM  

Glendale: OptionC: Darth_Lukecash: GreenSun: How can such a company of a very popular food item go bankrupt? Just what the hell happened with all of their money? Twinkies are everywhere yet they're going bankrupt? This is weird!

Look to owners and management.

In this case hedge funds and investment firms. Basically sucking a company dry then selling off the bones

And to the bakers union. If the Teamsters settle, then you should probably settle.

This is the part I don't get about the baker's union - the Teamsters thought they were being unreasonable! There was no sympathy strike, words of encouragement or even silence on the sidelines, just "uh dudes, we checked their books - they really don't have any money. You might want to back down on this."

When was the last time the Teamsters called another union out for going full retard?


I'm bleeding suddenly...
 
2012-11-16 06:47:56 PM  
www.blissweddingsmarket.com 

so much better.
screw you Hostess... someone will innovate and pay people what they are worth.
 
2012-11-16 06:49:29 PM  
When you have Magnolia Bakery and The Frosted Cupcakery, why do you need Hostess anyway? Just sayin'.
 
2012-11-16 06:49:53 PM  

Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: Indubitably: BronyMedic: Canton: Indubitably: Indubitably: Canton: Indubitably: Theonceovertwice: I haven't eaten a Twinkie in 20 to 30 years. Why should I start now?

One should always contain a case of Twinkies in your survival shelter.

Contain them well. Unconfined Twinkies are known to have wild parties at night. Especially if there is booze and a deep fryer.

Cute, Canton.

Space: what is it?

Sorry, Indubitably. Couldn't resist the image.

/Space?

Oh my god. It makes sense now.

Indubitably is...THE SPACE CORE.

[media.giantbomb.com image 850x850]

No, I am a singularitE.

What does all this have to do with Twinkies again? I forget.

They store well.

Oh right! We need them for our survival shelter because they last. Got it.


And they fuel you, more than you knew.

You seem attitudinal.

Check it.

And look it up.

Then, stfu?

No, speak, but show some respect, mans.
 
2012-11-16 06:50:49 PM  
Pot is legalized.
Hostess goes out of business.

/WHAT IS THIS!?, I DON'T EVEN...JPG
 
2012-11-16 06:52:00 PM  

BronyMedic: jshine: Well, sorta -- so would that make Saberus Terras bi?

There's nothing wrong with that. Especially if it's at the same time. That way, the front can make him feel straight, while the back makes him feel gay.

I think they call it the "Twinkie Train"


Y'all make me laugh. Not sure how I'd react to a Lucky Pierre.

Depends on how drunk you manage to get me first, I guess.
 
2012-11-16 06:52:27 PM  

way south: Pot is legalized.
Hostess goes out of business.

/WHAT IS THIS!?, I DON'T EVEN...JPG


Word.
 
2012-11-16 06:53:06 PM  

Saberus Terras: BronyMedic: jshine: Well, sorta -- so would that make Saberus Terras bi?

There's nothing wrong with that. Especially if it's at the same time. That way, the front can make him feel straight, while the back makes him feel gay.

I think they call it the "Twinkie Train"

Y'all make me laugh. Not sure how I'd react to a Lucky Pierre.

Depends on how drunk you manage to get me first, I guess.


My level of care has been lowered.
 
2012-11-16 06:55:09 PM  

Theonceovertwice: When you have Magnolia Bakery and The Frosted Cupcakery, why do you need Hostess anyway? Just sayin'.


I hadn't heard of either of those, so I Googled -- they both appear to be single-location stores, whereas Hostess is a national brand. If the generic "you" happened to live near either of the stores in question, then your point is probably valid, but for 99% of the country, those other two options aren't really options.
 
2012-11-16 06:56:28 PM  
I figure it's been about 8 years since I ate a twinkie, and the one before that probably 5 years earlier. What can I say? I have a savory/salty tooth not a sweet one. It's hard to believe that Hostess went broke though (but then again Little Debbie seems to have a knock off of all of Hostess's products for a lot less money).

I did eat the hell out of some Hostess Ho-Hos when I was a kid.

Wolves, Geese, and Twinkies mate for life.

/fist bump
 
2012-11-16 06:57:16 PM  
Just don't take these away !
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-16 06:58:02 PM  

solokumba: so much better.
screw you Hostess... someone will innovate and pay people what they are worth.


In fairness, they aren't curing diseases over there and sales were down because people aren't as excited about eating junk as they used to be. Apparently, even the Teamsters were urging the union to slow down and think this through.
 
2012-11-16 06:58:55 PM  

cig-mkr: Just don't take these away !
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 304x394]


"To lose pie..."
 
2012-11-16 06:59:25 PM  
They still make twinkies? I mean used to still make twinkees?
 
2012-11-16 07:00:31 PM  

styckx: thornhill: Tastykake is so much better

[media.nowpublic.net image 635x424]

Indeed..

Well.. Besides this bullshiat they tried selling to us here this summer.. Seriously. WTF where they thinking?

[i.imgur.com image 850x637]


I had an Orange Dreamsicle Tastykake when I was in Philly over the summer - it was awesome. I wish that we could get them in California.
 
2012-11-16 07:00:37 PM  
Yes another company will buy the Twinkies Brand but until production starts up again the only Twinkies available will be the ones left on the shelves which last time I checked were none. I'm betting 20 Years from now an unopened box of Hostess Twinkies will probably go for way more than $15.
 
2012-11-16 07:01:47 PM  
Please permit me to remind you that TWINKIES ARE NASTY.
 
2012-11-16 07:01:59 PM  

Marc_Arsenal: Yes another company will buy the Twinkies Brand but until production starts up again the only Twinkies available will be the ones left on the shelves which last time I checked were none. I'm betting 20 Years from now an unopened box of Hostess Twinkies will probably go for way more than $15.


Try eleventy-billion.
 
2012-11-16 07:02:20 PM  
assets.diylol.com
 
2012-11-16 07:02:29 PM  
I find it hilarious that these union morons are going to be out of a job.
 
2012-11-16 07:02:34 PM  

pottie: Please permit me to remind you that TWINKIES ARE NASTY.


Still matter.
 
2012-11-16 07:03:26 PM  

stratagos: *sigh*

Why do I bother working for a living when I have such evidence of the continued imbecility of the American public? I could just scam the morons for a living - better hours, higher compensation, and I keep their money in circulation


You sound ready for a career in real estate!
 
2012-11-16 07:03:43 PM  

Marc_Arsenal: Yes another company will buy the Twinkies Brand but until production starts up again the only Twinkies available will be the ones left on the shelves which last time I checked were none. I'm betting 20 Years from now an unopened box of Hostess Twinkies will probably go for way more than $15.


What is that, like 50, 60 caps?

fc00.deviantart.net
 
2012-11-16 07:04:54 PM  
We've reached Peak Twinkie.
Nothing now but the bumpy plateau, then ... COLLAPSE!

/Leaves to buy more ammo to shoot the freedom takers.
 
2012-11-16 07:04:56 PM  
Oh great so Obama will bail out GM but not a snack cake?

/sounds like Michelle is behind this one.
 
2012-11-16 07:07:41 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: We've reached Peak Twinkie.
Nothing now but the bumpy plateau, then ... COLLAPSE!

/Leaves to buy more ammo to shoot the freedom takers.


You preempt as usual...please don't.
 
2012-11-16 07:08:23 PM  

Indubitably: HotIgneous Intruder: We've reached Peak Twinkie.
Nothing now but the bumpy plateau, then ... COLLAPSE!

/Leaves to buy more ammo to shoot the freedom takers.

You preempt as usual...please don't.


I need help like you do.

However, I am.
 
2012-11-16 07:08:39 PM  

JesusIsNowBlind: Misch: Loadmaster: Damn labor unions.

Damn private equity firms buying companies, saddling them with debt to pay extraordinary dividends to the private equity firms, then trying to cut employees pay to make the loan payments on that debt.

Twinkie got bained



I, for one, welcome our new lead-tainted, Chinese Twinkie overlords...
 
2012-11-16 07:09:40 PM  
eBay sellers have taken the opportunity to tap into buyers' Hostess panic, selling boxes for 95 percent more than grocery stores...Food Emporium grocery store in New York City...Retailing there for $4.29 for a box of ten Twinkies, one eBay seller sold a box for $59.99. Other boxes were on sale for $100 or more.

Math - how does it work?
95 percent more than $4.29 would seem to be $8.37, but maybe I'm missing something here.
 
2012-11-16 07:10:07 PM  
My Cool Twinkie Story Bro:

I was living in Florida when I turned 18 and was therefore legal to drink booze. (They've since raised the age, IIRC.)
To celebrate the event, I went out and got a six of Miller High Life in bottles and a box of Twinkies.
To this day I can't really identify my intent, but the result was drinking five beers and eating about six Twinkies and then spewing foam in the toilet a few times later that night.
Yay, drinking!
Yay, Twinkies!
Urp.
 
2012-11-16 07:11:03 PM  

Anthracite: Oh great so Obama will bail out GM but not a snack cake?

/sounds like Michelle is behind this one.


Please don't politicize snack-cakes, b/c they originated Retardumblican, and they fund R-party, ultimately, yo.

Don't be dense.

Grow brain tissue, please.

Thank you.
 
2012-11-16 07:11:31 PM  

Tarmangani: 95 percent more than $4.29 would seem to be $8.37, but maybe I'm missing something here.


That would be the retarded child doing the writing/editing/proofing, because there are very few educated adults in newsrooms anymore. In fact, probably an intern did the math.
 
2012-11-16 07:11:32 PM  
Female reporter on TV here in Las Vegas standing outside our local Twinkies plant and reporting it's closure. She's crying.
 
2012-11-16 07:12:07 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: My Cool Twinkie Story Bro:

I was living in Florida when I turned 18 and was therefore legal to drink booze. (They've since raised the age, IIRC.)
To celebrate the event, I went out and got a six of Miller High Life in bottles and a box of Twinkies.
To this day I can't really identify my intent, but the result was drinking five beers and eating about six Twinkies and then spewing foam in the toilet a few times later that night.
Yay, drinking!
Yay, Twinkies!
Urp.


See?
 
2012-11-16 07:13:04 PM  
Also better than Twinkies:

farm3.static.flickr.com

/hotlinked
 
2012-11-16 07:13:42 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Tarmangani: 95 percent more than $4.29 would seem to be $8.37, but maybe I'm missing something here.

That would be the retarded child doing the writing/editing/proofing, because there are very few educated adults in newsrooms anymore. In fact, probably an intern did the math.


Are you hiring?

P.S. I will NOT be pushed, but I expect to be paid.
 
2012-11-16 07:14:03 PM  

cig-mkr: Just don't take these away !


Dang skippy!
Grapette soda is a good substitute.
 
2012-11-16 07:15:01 PM  
I've got a case I'm letting go at only $50 a package since I'm such a nice guy.
 
2012-11-16 07:16:59 PM  
The irony of their sales skyrocketing is delicious.
 
2012-11-16 07:19:13 PM  
They just increased their CEO's paycheck to 1.2 million a year and they are going under... Geeee I wonder why?
 
2012-11-16 07:19:21 PM  

IRQ12: The irony of their sales skyrocketing is delicious.


Nope, it's a blackhole.

*)
 
2012-11-16 07:19:26 PM  
Subby is right and made with non-Union hands. They will taste sweeter!!!
 
2012-11-16 07:20:23 PM  

Indubitably: IRQ12: The irony of their sales skyrocketing is delicious.

Nope, it's a blackhole.

*)


To fund a lack of professionalism...
 
2012-11-16 07:20:41 PM  
So people can understand that Twinkies will be back very shortly, but if GM went under, then its cars and the jobs that went with them were gone forever.

Just curious.
 
2012-11-16 07:21:09 PM  

Sapper_Topo: I dont care about Twinkies but you can have my Mother's frosted animal cookies when you pry them from my cold dead hands!


Yup, those are my frosted crack.Somehow a local discount store got a case of them in and sold them for $1.29/bag, and I was forced to buy them all, lest some poor sod get hooked.
 
2012-11-16 07:22:05 PM  

Mean Daddy: Subby is right and made with non-Union hands. They will taste sweeter!!!


Three exclamation points?

Seriously?

One would suffice.

*)
 
2012-11-16 07:22:57 PM  
Zingers are better anyway.
 
2012-11-16 07:23:17 PM  

skylabdown: So people can understand that Twinkies will be back very shortly, but if GM went under, then its cars and the jobs that went with them were gone forever.

Just curious.


To lead by example: what does that mean?
 
2012-11-16 07:23:31 PM  
Uh... It's just sponge cake with cream filling. It's not like you couldn't make your own with just a little bit of effort. There are hundreds of walk-throughs on the web that cover every ingredient and step of the process.
 
2012-11-16 07:23:44 PM  
Wait, there was a period when Mothers was off the shelf? I remember when they said they would start grocery vendors, i haven't seen them off since...
 
2012-11-16 07:24:48 PM  
This is all just a marketing ploy by Hostess. You watch. Not only will Twinkies still be on sale this time next year, they'll be the SAME TWINKIES. I mean the exact same ones.

Mark my words.
 
2012-11-16 07:25:59 PM  
I bet this guy who sold hisHostess Twinkies Bake Set for for $8.99 is kicking himself!! he could have cornered the market!! http://www.ebay.com/itm/HOSTESS-TWINKIES-BAKE-SET-UNUSED-/110960445495
 
2012-11-16 07:27:40 PM  
Hey, has anyone made any Zombieland references yet?
 
2012-11-16 07:31:11 PM  
www.littledebbie.com 
Capitalism = survival of the fittest.
 
2012-11-16 07:33:16 PM  
Here's a story about a local unemployment level dropping from one of the areas that holds a Twinkie factory, the comments are what's golden: Link
 
2012-11-16 07:34:21 PM  

minoridiot: Zingers are better anyway.


Yep. That.

Zingers kick hell out of HoHos on any number of objective levels of comparison.
 
2012-11-16 07:40:58 PM  
I'm still pissed about Mrs. Baird's stopping the production of spice cups.
 
2012-11-16 07:43:54 PM  
I will not buy a non-union snack cake. Ever.
 
2012-11-16 07:45:27 PM  
I wish more companies would do this. Shame on the unions for trying to squeeze more out of this company instead of allowing the workers to help the company stay in business. It might've taken a cut in pay but at least they'd have jobs.
This is what happens when you go against the people that let you work for them and sign on with the union thugs. I bet those union bosses aren't feeling the sting of being out of work. The workers and their families should visit those union leaders over the holidays. See how the people that cost the jobs are getting by. I wonder if the union thugs told those workers to vote for obama. I wonder if those workers were promised a taxpayer bailout like the bigger unions.
 
2012-11-16 07:47:24 PM  
As someone currently selling Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and those chocolate minidonut things on ebay at the moment, I'm getting a kick, etc.

/Most stores were out already but managed to find some finally
 
2012-11-16 07:48:54 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Zingers kick hell out of HoHos on any number of objective levels of comparison.


Zingers are made by Hostess....
 
2012-11-16 07:49:00 PM  

IRQ12: The irony of their sales skyrocketing is delicious.


Unlike the Twinkies! HEYOOOOOO
 
2012-11-16 07:49:03 PM  
I made a batch of homemade twinkies, in the spirit of the real product. My twinkies are priceless, which is why you only get the cream filling if you're willing to work for it. So suck on those twinkies.
 
2012-11-16 07:56:10 PM  
Paging professor Farnsworth, Professor Farnsworth to the white courtesy phone please.
 
2012-11-16 07:58:09 PM  
al qaeda is alive but Twinkies are dead.
 
2012-11-16 07:59:47 PM  
If I'm going to spend $60 on yellowcake, it sure won't be for a Twinkie.
 
2012-11-16 08:02:33 PM  

styckx: B-B-B-B-But the economy! And B-B-B-B-ut unemployment!! WAIT A BOX OF TWINKIES FOR $15? WHERE DO I SWIPE MY CARD?

/farking morons


18,500 people losing jobs because one small union refused to budge.

Morons indeed.
 
2012-11-16 08:03:43 PM  

WhyteRaven74: HotIgneous Intruder: Zingers kick hell out of HoHos on any number of objective levels of comparison.

Zingers are made by Hostess....


And they were better when made by Dolly Madison!
 
2012-11-16 08:08:24 PM  
you got freude in my schaden.

/you got schaden in my freude
 
2012-11-16 08:09:07 PM  

Silverstaff: badhatharry: Good job unions. Twinkies and Ding Dongs have gone Galt.

Good riddance.

Less junk food on American shelves can only be a good thing.

Interestingly, Hostess did cite reduced demand for Twinkies, due to an increased demand for healthier foods, as one of the reasons for their collapse: Link

Yeah, they had a pension fund that was almost a billion in the hole, and they had just been hit with a big strike last week, but they'd been in bankruptcy since January over declining sales.

Isn't this the whole "free market" thing at work? People want healthier food, people stop buying junk food. Junk food companies go out of business.


Why do you hate America?
 
2012-11-16 08:10:03 PM  

Thunderpipes: styckx: B-B-B-B-But the economy! And B-B-B-B-ut unemployment!! WAIT A BOX OF TWINKIES FOR $15? WHERE DO I SWIPE MY CARD?

/farking morons

18,500 people losing jobs because one small union refused to budge.

Morons indeed.


Imagine all the 3 year olds that could be working in cold mines if only it weren't for those socialist unions.
 
2012-11-16 08:15:49 PM  
Silly peasants! Let them eat cake!
 
2012-11-16 08:16:01 PM  
All this happened because they took out the famous Framingham Hostess Factory (the one mentioned in Family Guy) and replaced it with the stupidity of the Natick Mall Collection Mall expansion, with its garages and Niemann Marcus and luxury apartments that everyone who lives in them must be getting ready to run the fark away from this week.

Though if they knew how much these threads are making me crave the living fark outta a Twinkie, they'd "die" more often! :P
 
2012-11-16 08:18:38 PM  
I still g
 
2012-11-16 08:19:04 PM  

cig-mkr: Just don't take these away !
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 304x394]


Don't you feel a diabetic coma coming on when you just *look* at an RC?
 
2012-11-16 08:20:46 PM  

thisiszombocom: I still g


I still got my crystal Pepsi auctions. Who's laughing now

/ damn submit
 
2012-11-16 08:23:27 PM  
pfft. I'll just continue making them at home, as I always have. In case any other farkers want it, here's the recipe:
Enriched wheat flour, sugar, corn syrup, niacin, water, high fructose corn syrup, vegetable and/or animal shortening - containing one or more of partially hydrogenated soybean, cottonseed and canola oil, and beef fat, dextrose, whole eggs, modified corn starch, cellulose gum, whey, leavenings (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), salt, cornstarch, corn flour, corn syrup, solids, mono and diglycerides, soy lecithin, polysorbate 60, dextrin, calcium caseinate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, wheat gluten, calcium sulphate, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, yellow #5, red #40.
 
2012-11-16 08:26:03 PM  
They're 2 for 6 bucks at my local grocer here in Ontario, I just bought 2 boxes on the way home.

Step 2...profit!
 
2012-11-16 08:31:10 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: I'm still pissed about Mrs. Baird's stopping the production of spice cups.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-16 08:31:21 PM  
The Hostess day old bakery outlet earlier today:
fusionanomaly.net
 
2012-11-16 08:32:10 PM  
Look, a side note on the unions. It's not the idea of unions that is the problem. It's the ridiculous abuse of them that's the problem. People see "union" and think "cushy job that gets you set for life," not "protected work environment that halts employer abuse." That really shouldn't be the case, but it is. People use unions to make more than they should with more benefits than any company can maintain forever, and then wonder why they go overseas or bankrupt.

That being said, when you're a union and your strike kills the market for your talents, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.
 
2012-11-16 08:34:23 PM  
What word do we use for "Twink" now?
 
2012-11-16 08:35:22 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.


Don chu worry. We will be sure to sell them via ebay for a fair price mericans.
 
2012-11-16 08:37:04 PM  
Here's a whole truck load.

Link

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-16 08:38:02 PM  
Can someone photochop a Twinkie, a crying eagle, and a never forget?
 
2012-11-16 08:42:48 PM  

hbk72777: I'm sure Drakes, Little Debbie, Entenmann's or some other company will buy the brands


Well then whar Stella D'Oro? WHAR?
 
2012-11-16 08:44:25 PM  
Hostess Bankrupt - Vulture Capitalists Picked Corpse Clean (VIDEO) Link
 
2012-11-16 08:45:21 PM  

Tony_Pepperoni: Here's a whole truck load.

Link

[i.imgur.com image 400x248]


Tomorrow's headlines: HOSTESS TRUCKS HIJACKED NATIONWIDE!! THOUSANDS OF TWINKIES UNACCOUNTED FOR IN MASS RAIDS!!!
 
2012-11-16 08:45:54 PM  
twinkies have sucked since they sold the recipie to little debbie...
 
2012-11-16 08:46:37 PM  

shill1253: crying eagle


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-16 08:47:33 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Tony_Pepperoni: Here's a whole truck load.

Link

[i.imgur.com image 400x248]

Tomorrow's headlines: HOSTESS TRUCKS HIJACKED NATIONWIDE!! THOUSANDS OF TWINKIES UNACCOUNTED FOR IN MASS RAIDS!!!


Bawhahahaha........
 
2012-11-16 08:49:29 PM  

Coelacanth: Hostess Bankrupt - Vulture Capitalists Picked Corpse Clean (VIDEO) Link


Yeah, I think this is the closest to some 'clean corpse' as you're gonna get: Link
 
2012-11-16 08:53:07 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Coelacanth: Hostess Bankrupt - Vulture Capitalists Picked Corpse Clean (VIDEO) Link

Yeah, I think this is the closest to some 'clean corpse' as you're gonna get: Link


Fark, I've been looking for that!

/+100 internets for you!
 
2012-11-16 08:53:30 PM  
Meh, fat american problems.
 
2012-11-16 08:54:21 PM  

scottydoesntknow: So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?


TTK's been domesticated. There's no way he would survive in the wild.
 
2012-11-16 08:54:30 PM  

Tony_Pepperoni: Gyrfalcon: Tony_Pepperoni: Here's a whole truck load.

Link

[i.imgur.com image 400x248]

Tomorrow's headlines: HOSTESS TRUCKS HIJACKED NATIONWIDE!! THOUSANDS OF TWINKIES UNACCOUNTED FOR IN MASS RAIDS!!!

Bawhahahaha........


You are less smart than you think.
 
2012-11-16 09:01:15 PM  
Last time I ate a twinkie was like in middle school. Who eats that stuff anyways - other than children?

I'm not being a foodie snob or health nut because I like the sweet stuff as well, but is the rest of the country so hard up for a nearby bakery or donut shop they need to eat a "pastry" out of a plastic wrap with god knows what kind of chemicals in it?
 
2012-11-16 09:02:43 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Last time I ate a twinkie was like in middle school. Who eats that stuff anyways - other than children?

I'm not being a foodie snob or health nut because I like the sweet stuff as well, but is the rest of the country so hard up for a nearby bakery or donut shop they need to eat a "pastry" out of a plastic wrap with god knows what kind of chemicals in it?


I eat them from time to time, but my favorite is when they're deep-fried and drizzled with chocolate sauce.
 
2012-11-16 09:05:30 PM  

Dear Jerk: I was going to make a joke, but it had too many hard words to spell. My point is this: Twinkies last forever.


www.sogoodblog.com
 
2012-11-16 09:06:53 PM  
The joke always was that they stopped making Twinkies years ago, but no one notices with all the preservatives.
 
2012-11-16 09:08:38 PM  
I dunno about the Twinkie's, but I could sure go for a Ding Dong.
 
2012-11-16 09:14:24 PM  
You have some of the most recognized brands in the world, simple products, billions in revenue, and you go bankrupt and liquidate. That is incompetence and greed, pure and simple. IT SHOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO SCREW THIS UP AND YOU DID IT ANYWAY.

It's criminal that the people responsible for this senseless destruction of value get to remain rich.
 
2012-11-16 09:18:47 PM  

Coelacanth: CapeFearCadaver: Coelacanth: Hostess Bankrupt - Vulture Capitalists Picked Corpse Clean (VIDEO) Link

Yeah, I think this is the closest to some 'clean corpse' as you're gonna get: Link

Fark, I've been looking for that!

/+100 internets for you!


:)

listening to some George right now, and it just feels weird, as much as i love him.... he's no Chris :(
 
2012-11-16 09:26:39 PM  
Twinkies do NOT last forever. They have a pretty standard dessert-treat shelf life, and are really awful when old.
Twinkies (and Hostess Cupcakes) were my pregnancy cravings, and because of a shipping dispute we couldn't buy them locally. So friends picked up boxes for me out of town - too many friends and too many boxes. They definitely spoiled.
 
2012-11-16 09:31:48 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: SirEattonHogg: Last time I ate a twinkie was like in middle school. Who eats that stuff anyways - other than children?

I'm not being a foodie snob or health nut because I like the sweet stuff as well, but is the rest of the country so hard up for a nearby bakery or donut shop they need to eat a "pastry" out of a plastic wrap with god knows what kind of chemicals in it?

I eat them from time to time, but my favorite is when they're deep-fried and drizzled with chocolate sauce.


You are suddenly so unworthy of follow...
 
2012-11-16 09:38:38 PM  

Indubitably: I'm feeling cosmic suddenly.


Sorry, thats my fault.
 
2012-11-16 09:43:54 PM  

Indubitably: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: SirEattonHogg: Last time I ate a twinkie was like in middle school. Who eats that stuff anyways - other than children?

I'm not being a foodie snob or health nut because I like the sweet stuff as well, but is the rest of the country so hard up for a nearby bakery or donut shop they need to eat a "pastry" out of a plastic wrap with god knows what kind of chemicals in it?

I eat them from time to time, but my favorite is when they're deep-fried and drizzled with chocolate sauce.

You are suddenly so unworthy of follow...


Dude, if you're ever in Sarasota, go to Munchies 420 Cafe and get a twinkie empanada... It will change your world
 
2012-11-16 09:43:57 PM  
There are a lot of other items besides Twinkies that will probably vanish now. Drake's Funny Bones were hard enough to find before all this, Frogdammit!

Also - no more Wonder bread? How is that possible?
 
2012-11-16 09:46:22 PM  

RedVentrue: Indubitably: I'm feeling cosmic suddenly.

Sorry, thats my fault.


No, it isn't.
 
2012-11-16 09:46:57 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Indubitably: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: SirEattonHogg: Last time I ate a twinkie was like in middle school. Who eats that stuff anyways - other than children?

I'm not being a foodie snob or health nut because I like the sweet stuff as well, but is the rest of the country so hard up for a nearby bakery or donut shop they need to eat a "pastry" out of a plastic wrap with god knows what kind of chemicals in it?

I eat them from time to time, but my favorite is when they're deep-fried and drizzled with chocolate sauce.

You are suddenly so unworthy of follow...

Dude, if you're ever in Sarasota, go to Munchies 420 Cafe and get a twinkie empanada... It will change your world


No, it won't.
 
2012-11-16 09:50:00 PM  
Well, crap. Wish I'd learned of this earlier. There's a Hostess Bakery Outlet just down the road from me...uber-cheap prices, and they carry the whole line of Hostess stuff. Maybe I'll stop in tomorrow and see if there are any Twinkies left, as I could use some extra cash.
 
2012-11-16 09:53:11 PM  
I went to the store earlier today to see if they had any Twinkies left. I didn't even consider the possibility there could be money to be made off of them, I just wanted to have one last Twinkie.

Well, I got to the bakery aisle of the store and in the middle of rows and rows of neatly stacked baked goods there was a massive gaping hole where the Twinkies had once been, but were now not. They even sold off the weird chocolate Twinkies.

The only Hostess products remaining were their passable chocolate "donettes" and the not so passable powdered sugar "donettes." I did buy one bag of the chocolate ones, mostly because I needed something to show for dragging my pasty ass out of the house.

I also bought a rack of ribs and some barbecue sauce, because man cannot live on "donettes" alone.

/I hope Twinkies stay dead, just so I don't have to go through this ever again
 
2012-11-16 10:14:33 PM  

Indubitably: RedVentrue: Indubitably: I'm feeling cosmic suddenly.

Sorry, thats my fault.

No, it isn't.


When the zombie apocolypse comes, I'm going to have to confiscate all of your Twinkies.

Sorry, it's for National Security.
 
2012-11-16 10:19:37 PM  
So is $60 what they're actually buying them for? Because this morning you didn't have to bother with that bidding stuff for a mere $600. I think the highest someone was trying for was $10,000.

I don't think it's blatant stupidity to try and sell them for that much as it is really dumb trolling. The blatant stupidity is buying them for anything more than $3 a box.
 
2012-11-16 10:22:49 PM  
As a diabetic and a conservative who despises what labor unions have evolved into, I am getting a big kick out of this thread!

First, there is a line of junk food that I will have to look at when I go to the store. Secondly, I have had the satisfaction
of seeing a bunch union members on TV trying to hold their composure even though they know that they and their union had screwed the pooch.

There was one woman, who looked about 45'ish, being interviewed on TV. She was complaining how she was just five years from years from retirement. She admitted that now that will never happen.

I live in taxafornia. It is not unusual to hear horror stories about how some cities who hire workers who retire after only five years and retire with full benefits like 90%-100% of salary and free Cadillac medical paid for by the taxpayer.

/bites into a nice sweet gala apple.
 
2012-11-16 10:23:26 PM  

nmsarazi: Twinkies do NOT last forever. They have a pretty standard dessert-treat shelf life, and are really awful when old.
Twinkies (and Hostess Cupcakes) were my pregnancy cravings, and because of a shipping dispute we couldn't buy them locally. So friends picked up boxes for me out of town - too many friends and too many boxes. They definitely spoiled.


Wikipedia says the shelf life is "25 days or more", and spend no more than 7-10 days from mfg to when they're sold off the shelf. So actually it's a pretty perishable item compared to, say, M&M's.
 
2012-11-16 10:27:26 PM  
Idiots.

Someone will buy the brand and keep producing the same sweet goodies to stuff in our lard holes. But, they will be made in Mexico by enslaved South American immigrants.
 
2012-11-16 10:34:46 PM  

nmsarazi: Twinkies do NOT last forever. They have a pretty standard dessert-treat shelf life, and are really awful when old.
Twinkies (and Hostess Cupcakes) were my pregnancy cravings, and because of a shipping dispute we couldn't buy them locally. So friends picked up boxes for me out of town - too many friends and too many boxes. They definitely spoiled.


Yeah, but they don't get moldy or anything. So technically they do last "forever." You could probably eat them a year later without dying from it too badly.
 
2012-11-16 10:35:51 PM  

Oznog: Wikipedia says the shelf life is "25 days or more", and spend no more than 7-10 days from mfg to when they're sold off the shelf. So actually it's a pretty perishable item compared to, say, M&M's.


M&Ms were originally energy rations for American soldiers during WWII. They would have to have a longer shelf life to be fair.
 
2012-11-16 10:44:32 PM  

StranahansBarracuda: There are a lot of other items besides Twinkies that will probably vanish now. Drake's Funny Bones were hard enough to find before all this, Frogdammit!

Also - no more Wonder bread? How is that possible?


White bread is white bread, and white bread is crap.
The store brand is the same bleached, bland, un-nourishing crap as Wonderbread, only for less money.
 
2012-11-16 10:47:10 PM  

TommyymmoT: White bread is white bread, and white bread is crap.
The store brand is the same bleached, bland, un-nourishing crap as Wonderbread, only for less money.


We don't like your kind around these parts, boy.

rolandog.com
 
2012-11-16 10:49:06 PM  
I was out at the grocery store a bit ago and decided to check the snack isle just for kicks. There was nothing but empty shelves where all the Hostess products were and an old lady standing there with a blank look on her face. Funniest thing I've seen in a while.
 
2012-11-16 10:55:53 PM  

mikebellman: What word do we use for "Twink" now?


Barrista?

Ooo, boy, am I wicked.
 
2012-11-16 10:59:42 PM  
Look for the union label
 
2012-11-16 11:06:26 PM  

unyon: [www.google.ca image 500x212]


This.

Bought a box of Twinkies this afternoon, just to sit and eat a couple while watching that glorious, glorious movie.

So it was bye bye yellow dough and creme pie.
Chevy won't be heavy 'cause the cake was a lie.
And them big ol boys will eat Little Debbie and cry,
The day the Hostess died.
 
2012-11-16 11:13:51 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Mess with the duck, you get the horns.
Devil Dogs > Twinkies any day of the week
 
2012-11-16 11:17:57 PM  

scubamage: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 408x199]

Mess with the duck, you get the horns.
Devil Dogs > Twinkies any day of the week


Wait, drakes was a hostess brand?????

files.myopera.com
 
2012-11-16 11:21:27 PM  

TommyymmoT: StranahansBarracuda: There are a lot of other items besides Twinkies that will probably vanish now. Drake's Funny Bones were hard enough to find before all this, Frogdammit!

Also - no more Wonder bread? How is that possible?

White bread is white bread, and white bread is crap.
The store brand is the same bleached, bland, un-nourishing crap as Wonderbread, only for less money.


I never eat white bread, and more so since I learned that plumbers use wonderbread to dry the inside of freshly soldered pipes. Apparently it's great stuff to use because it soaks up any water or moisture and then dissolves without blocking the pipes. Yes: ZERO fiber.
 
2012-11-17 12:07:50 AM  
Fools! In less than ten years we'll download all the Twinkies we need and 3D print them! AH ahahahahaaaaa!!!
 
2012-11-17 12:09:04 AM  

OptionC: This is the part I don't get about the baker's union - the Teamsters thought they were being unreasonable! There was no sympathy strike, words of encouragement or even silence on the sidelines, just "uh dudes, we checked their books - they really don't have any money. You might want to back down on this."


I picture it as this scenario, except they called his bluff.
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-17 12:34:26 AM  
I put two in the freezer just in case I need to use them as bargaining chips during the apocalypse.
 
2012-11-17 12:44:52 AM  
You know what's better than a twinkie?

Dog crap.
 
2012-11-17 01:02:43 AM  

Theory Of Null: I put two in the freezer just in case I need to use them as bargaining chips during the apocalypse.


Alternatively, you can use them for ammo!
 
2012-11-17 01:06:58 AM  

Misch: Loadmaster: Damn labor unions.

Damn private equity firms buying companies, saddling them with debt to pay extraordinary dividends to the private equity firms, then trying to cut employees pay to make the loan payments on that debt.


Damn customers. When's the last time you bought a Hostess product?
 
2012-11-17 01:10:27 AM  
Pfft... I bought a case of Twinkies last week and put them in my basement next to my "Old Coke" from 1985.

/Please refrain from asking about my 2007 "these are for flipping" real estate portfolio
 
2012-11-17 01:15:58 AM  
I'll sell my FB stock and invest in Twinkies.

Hey! They are appreciating much faster.

Retirement, here I come.
 
2012-11-17 01:55:15 AM  

swaniefrmreddeer: According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.


i714.photobucket.com

That didn't stop people at the local Real Canadian Superstore from buying boxes in droves (they were down to their last three boxes when I went at 9:30 PM). They're made by the Saputo Bakeries in Montreal, Quebec, so depending on how the licensing agreement works out, they will probably continue producing them.

I bought a couple boxes on a whim. I suspect they aren't going to be that highly sought after because they have Canadian packaging.
 
2012-11-17 02:06:48 AM  
i.imgur.com

Was it good for you too? 
 
2012-11-17 02:28:03 AM  

Enigmamf: I will not buy a non-union snack cake. Ever.


So you do the research if they are union before you buy a snack? I suppose the problem might be if it was non union workers manufacturing delivered to the stores by the teamsters. At least then you can eat half of it. Or more if the flour workers were union but what of the sugar makers weren't?

I would need a slide rule to figure out how much I could eat.
 
2012-11-17 02:32:17 AM  

Thunderpipes: styckx: B-B-B-B-But the economy! And B-B-B-B-ut unemployment!! WAIT A BOX OF TWINKIES FOR $15? WHERE DO I SWIPE MY CARD?

/farking morons

18,500 people losing jobs because one small union refused to budge.

Morons indeed.


Not to mention the independent truck drivers who delivered the product.

/I assume not all drivers were company employed
 
2012-11-17 02:43:05 AM  

Osomatic: swaniefrmreddeer: According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.

I think I'd rather just not have real twinkies any more than your paltry northern knockoffs. I mean, look at what you people call bacon.


No, you people call Back Bacon "Canadian Bacon."

Why would WE call anything "Canadian"? Everything here is Canadian! That's the assumption! We call it back bacon like most of the planet. And it's not even that popular. Regular, real bacon, that's the shiat, and that's what we call bacon.
 
2012-11-17 02:44:18 AM  

phunkey_monkey: I live in taxafornia. It is not unusual to hear horror stories about how some cities who hire workers who retire after only five years and retire with full benefits like 90%-100% of salary and free Cadillac medical paid for by the taxpayer.


I live there too but would like to see some citation on this. The ones I heard about worked in some capacity for the state for many years and shifting positions allows them to shift the retirement. Kinda like the UC system. I could work for UCB, UCSC then UCLA. I put in five years at UCLA but my total years with the UC system is over 20 when it is all added up.
 
2012-11-17 02:47:13 AM  

LavenderWolf: Why would WE call anything "Canadian"?


just like Mexican food in Mexico is known as food.
 
2012-11-17 02:53:07 AM  

phunkey_monkey: There was one woman, who looked about 45'ish, being interviewed on TV. She was complaining how she was just five years from years from retirement. She admitted that now that will never happen.


Oh, one more thing. If I lose my job because

nmemkha: Idiots.

Someone will buy the brand and keep producing the same sweet goodies to stuff in our lard holes. But, they will be made in Mexico by enslaved South American immigrants.


When did Mexico become South American? North America's only land connection to South America is at the Isthmus of Panama.

I'm guessing geography was not your strongest subject in middle school.
 
2012-11-17 02:54:40 AM  
Damn! Mixed up two posts.

Ignore the man behind the curtain.
 
2012-11-17 02:57:38 AM  

LavenderWolf: Osomatic: swaniefrmreddeer: According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.

I think I'd rather just not have real twinkies any more than your paltry northern knockoffs. I mean, look at what you people call bacon.

No, you people call Back Bacon "Canadian Bacon."

Why would WE call anything "Canadian"? Everything here is Canadian! That's the assumption! We call it back bacon like most of the planet. And it's not even that popular. Regular, real bacon, that's the shiat, and that's what we call bacon.


"Canadian Twinkie" sounds like a rather involved gay sex maneuver.
 
2012-11-17 03:29:59 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: LavenderWolf: Osomatic: swaniefrmreddeer: According to the guy on the radio this morning, Canadian Twinkies are still going to be made. Suck it 'Merica.

I think I'd rather just not have real twinkies any more than your paltry northern knockoffs. I mean, look at what you people call bacon.

No, you people call Back Bacon "Canadian Bacon."

Why would WE call anything "Canadian"? Everything here is Canadian! That's the assumption! We call it back bacon like most of the planet. And it's not even that popular. Regular, real bacon, that's the shiat, and that's what we call bacon.

"Canadian Twinkie" sounds like a rather involved gay sex maneuver.


It involves a blonde, 100 pound 17 year old boy, and your penis.
 
2012-11-17 03:34:58 AM  
Don't like Twinkies. Don't care what morons pay for them. Suspicious of anything with a shelf life longer than Plutonium.

Got some 30 year old DIY Hires Rootbeer syrup, still sealed in the origonal bottles, Get 'em now at $50.00 a bottle. (Might have to chip the stuff out though.) Not responsible if you poison yourself.
 
2012-11-17 08:09:22 AM  
Twinkies are ok, the big loss is the cupcakes and Suzy Q's.
More job and product loss by the Romney Republicans of the world.
 
2012-11-17 09:21:12 AM  
Well shiat! How the hell am I supposed to have my Mug 'n' Bun double cheeseburger without the slice of Wonder Bread between the 2 beef patties?
 
2012-11-17 09:25:16 AM  
This is all MIchelle Fartbongo's fault. She's wanting us to knock off the good tasting snacks for that nasty ass fruit, and tofu.

Somebody get a Ho-Ho and mush it in the ho's face.
 
2012-11-17 09:42:52 AM  

Tumunga: This is all MIchelle Fartbongo's fault. She's wanting us to knock off the good tasting snacks for that nasty ass fruit, and tofu.

Somebody get a Ho-Ho and mush it in the ho's face.


Do it man. Be an hero to us all. Wear a FARK.com t-shirt when you do it.

patdollard.com

Say hi to the guys in the sunglasses while you're doing it.
 
2012-11-17 10:17:20 AM  

BronyMedic: Tumunga: This is all MIchelle Fartbongo's fault. She's wanting us to knock off the good tasting snacks for that nasty ass fruit, and tofu.

Somebody get a Ho-Ho and mush it in the ho's face.

Do it man. Be an hero to us all. Wear a FARK.com t-shirt when you do it.

[patdollard.com image 550x349]

Say hi to the guys in the sunglasses while you're doing it.


It's ironic that the Secret Service now look like mob guys.
 
2012-11-17 11:09:45 AM  
" ... tasting schadenfreude along with our creme filling ... "

Oh, subby, I loves you
 
2012-11-17 11:31:09 AM  

DanZero: [img.photobucket.com image 804x612]

Silly customer! You cannot hurt hoard a Twinkie!


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-11-17 11:34:21 AM  

scottydoesntknow: RedPhoenix122: scottydoesntknow: So are they going to put Twinkie the Kid down? Or just release him into the wild?

Sell him into slavery.

That's a terrible idea! He literally has no bones, how do they expect him to work?

/Now sex slave.....


He's already young, dumb and full of cu....
 
2012-11-17 12:00:33 PM  
Yeah, Mother's Cookies may have come back, but my favorite product of theirs, Flaky Flix, remains dead. Damn shame.
 
2012-11-17 02:55:45 PM  
We need a knight on a special quest:

i1240.photobucket.com">

'Fruit pie?' 



/hotlinked from youtube
 
2012-11-17 03:02:36 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

watch out it's a POISONOUS cake !
 
2012-11-18 01:05:45 AM  
At first I was like... oh man, Twinkies are gonna disappear, I better find some and stock up. Then I realized that I had bought two boxes in my entire life. Once to try the whole deep fried twinkie thing. (Which is delicious... by the way.) In both cases, the remainder of the boxes went stale. OK, I know they don't really go bad, but I pitched them anyway. My 80+ year old mother said she had never had one.

I didn't bother with that whole "stocking up" thing.
 
2012-11-18 01:11:29 AM  

saturn badger: phunkey_monkey: There was one woman, who looked about 45'ish, being interviewed on TV. She was complaining how she was just five years from years from retirement. She admitted that now that will never happen.

Oh, one more thing. If I lose my job becausenmemkha: Idiots.

Someone will buy the brand and keep producing the same sweet goodies to stuff in our lard holes. But, they will be made in Mexico by enslaved South American immigrants.

When did Mexico become South American? North America's only land connection to South America is at the Isthmus of Panama.

I'm guessing geography was not your strongest subject in middle school.


You don't think there could be South American immigrants in Mexico? Interesting.

I wonder how South American, Asian, European, African and Australian immigrants ended up in the United States. Quite the mystery.
 
2012-11-18 11:05:54 AM  

BronyMedic: Tumunga: This is all MIchelle Fartbongo's fault. She's wanting us to knock off the good tasting snacks for that nasty ass fruit, and tofu.

Somebody get a Ho-Ho and mush it in the ho's face.

Do it man. Be an hero to us all. Wear a FARK.com t-shirt when you do it.

patdollard.com

Say hi to the guys in the sunglasses while you're doing it.


You know, for Secret Service Agents, those guys in the sunglasses don't look too intimidating. After a couple of beers, I believe I can take that pudgy one in the front, as well as the midget on the left.

Oh, and this is me. They don't want none of this: 

i.chzbgr.com

/that's not a bb gun. it's a Desert Eagle...bb gun
 
2012-11-19 06:53:09 PM  

RedVentrue: Indubitably: RedVentrue: Indubitably: I'm feeling cosmic suddenly.

Sorry, thats my fault.

No, it isn't.

When the zombie apocolypse comes, I'm going to have to confiscate all of your Twinkies.

Sorry, it's for National Security.


You'll pry my Twinkie out of my cold, dead head and hands, man.
 
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