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(ABC News)   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
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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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