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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 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.
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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
 
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