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2012-12-16 02:53:41 PM
Am I the only one who never really liked Twinkies?
 
2012-12-16 03:02:39 PM
Well farking duh. But I do hope you all went out on eBay and spent $100 or more on Twinkies.

And yeah, they do suck. Ding Dongs on the other hand, oh ho ho!
 
2012-12-16 03:05:43 PM
Twinkies suck.
 
2012-12-16 03:07:30 PM
Lame
 
2012-12-16 03:14:21 PM
i970.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-16 03:23:07 PM

jehovahs witness protection: Am I the only one who never really liked Twinkies?


no.

Saborlas: [i970.photobucket.com image 445x267]


but, as noted, they *do* make excellent paranormal activity indicators.
 
2012-12-16 03:27:44 PM

jehovahs witness protection: Am I the only one who never really liked Twinkies?


I'm partial to Zingers myself.
 
2012-12-16 03:39:17 PM
Don't call it a "comeback," they've been here for years.
 
2012-12-16 04:18:50 PM
i277.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-16 05:36:35 PM
I don't know how it's more likely than I thought, as I thought it was an absolute certainty that someone would keep making the damn things.
 
2012-12-16 05:36:36 PM

jchic: jehovahs witness protection: Am I the only one who never really liked Twinkies?

I'm partial to Zingers myself.


*sobs* I miss my Zingers!
 
2012-12-16 05:39:06 PM
obviousness is obvious
 
2012-12-16 05:39:32 PM
if people cared this much about having a twinkie before, the company wouldn't have gone bankrupt.
 
2012-12-16 05:40:05 PM

CruJones: I don't know how it's more likely than I thought, as I thought it was an absolute certainty that someone would keep making the damn things.


Yep. The company might have gone under but the infrastructure, brand names and the iconic recipes that they represent are still worth a fortune.
 
2012-12-16 05:40:43 PM
Tastykake's Tasty-klairs, which I hate myself for even typing that tortured title.

But they are farking delicious and you can be fooled into thinking they might have actually been baked under the watchful eye of human beings at some point in their creation process. I haven't missed Hostess treats since.
 
2012-12-16 05:42:03 PM
They're making *another* twilight movie? God damnit.
 
2012-12-16 05:42:16 PM
It's a brand of snack cake, people. A brand of snack cake.

i229.photobucket.com
You're hung up on some clown from the sixties,man.
 
2012-12-16 05:43:32 PM
If people want them and are willing to part with money. Capitalism fi-fi-fi-finds a way.
 
2012-12-16 05:43:52 PM
Of course someone is going to buy the recipe and the associated trademarks.

Quite probably it will be purchased by a shell company owned by the people who ran the original company into the ground.

It's a time-honored way of looting a company: cash out your stock, intentionally mis-manage it into bankruptcy, raid the pension fund, fark the creditors and employees. Then buy up all the real assets at fire-sale prices, set up business again under a new name with no debt and no pesky union contracts. Then you hire the old staff back at half their old wage with no benefits while loudly proclaiming yourself to be a "job creator".
 
2012-12-16 05:45:02 PM

Frederf: If people want them and are willing to part with money. Capitalism fi-fi-fi-finds a way.


If they don't want them, capitalism hires advertising to MAKE THEM.
 
2012-12-16 05:46:42 PM
Surprised Bimbo didn't buy it yet
 
2012-12-16 05:47:08 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-16 05:47:38 PM
They haven't made Twinkies in 20 years. The whole kerfluffle right now is because they ran low on stockpiles.
 
2012-12-16 05:49:14 PM
Twinkies (like most hostess products) are disgusting.
 
2012-12-16 05:49:26 PM

baltimoreblonde: jchic: jehovahs witness protection: Am I the only one who never really liked Twinkies?

I'm partial to Zingers myself.

*sobs* I miss my Zingers!


Anyone remember Devil Dogs?
/probably not, it's an old guy thing.
 
2012-12-16 05:50:16 PM
Despite the glee and schadenfreude of some leftwing media types, there is a market for Twinkies and it is likely to be filled by someone.
 
2012-12-16 05:51:44 PM
I'm hiring some of those employees who were let go. Their salaries SUCKED. 25+ years at a job and earning 28K a year?! I've been shocked at some of the salaries I've seen written on aps. Even with the most incredible of benefits packages, that is piss poor for a couple of decades of your life.
 
2012-12-16 05:51:48 PM
I like Ding-Dongs -- Twinkies? Meh.
 
2012-12-16 05:53:14 PM

LargeCanine: Despite the glee and schadenfreude of some leftwing media types, there is a market for Twinkies and it is likely to be cream filled by someone.

FTFY
 
2012-12-16 05:53:59 PM

sk8r: I'm hiring some of those employees who were let go. Their salaries SUCKED. 25+ years at a job and earning 28K a year?! I've been shocked at some of the salaries I've seen written on aps. Even with the most incredible of benefits packages, that is piss poor for a couple of decades of your life.


Whatever, you know they could afford a fridge. They don't deserve Land of Prosperity money.
 
2012-12-16 05:54:02 PM

wildcardjack: They haven't made Twinkies in 20 years. The whole kerfluffle right now is because they ran low on stockpiles.


Only because some of the key ingredients went on the Chemical Weapons precursor list. Once they straighten that snag out, it will be business as usual.
 
2012-12-16 05:56:15 PM

TheOriginalEd: Twinkies (like most hostess products) are disgusting.


I always liked the Hostess fruit pies.
 
2012-12-16 05:57:04 PM

cig-mkr: baltimoreblonde: jchic: jehovahs witness protection: Am I the only one who never really liked Twinkies?

I'm partial to Zingers myself.

*sobs* I miss my Zingers!

Anyone remember Devil Dogs?
/probably not, it's an old guy thing.


Ah Devil Dogs. So dry, oh, so dry. I don't think it's an old guy thing. I'm in my early 30's, and I remember them quite well. It may be a regional thing, though. I had the displeasure of growing up in the NYC area.
 
2012-12-16 05:59:03 PM

clyph: TheOriginalEd: Twinkies (like most hostess products) are disgusting.

I always liked the Hostess fruit pies.


sadpanda.us
 
2012-12-16 06:00:22 PM
The union should put in an offer.
 
2012-12-16 06:01:05 PM

RanDomino: The union should put in an offer.


An offer they can't refuse?
 
2012-12-16 06:01:51 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

What's all this about coming on a twink's back?
 
2012-12-16 06:02:29 PM
Don't call it a comeback
www.anidolheart.com

Its been here for years... 
 
2012-12-16 06:04:46 PM

sk8r: I'm hiring some of those employees who were let go. Their salaries SUCKED. 25+ years at a job and earning 28K a year?! I've been shocked at some of the salaries I've seen written on aps. Even with the most incredible of benefits packages, that is piss poor for a couple of decades of your life.


Can I have a job?
 
2012-12-16 06:05:32 PM

sk8r: Their salaries SUCKED. 25+ years at a job and earning 28K a year?!


Depends on what they were doing. $13/hr + benefits isn't bad money for unskilled / semi-skilled labor. Not good, but not bad either. You do realize that some people are quite content to do some menial repetitive task every day for decades and don't have any ambition to do anything more than that, right?

Now if we're talking skilled tradesmen, that's absurd.
 
2012-12-16 06:09:58 PM
www.grocerycouponnetwork.com
 
2012-12-16 06:10:15 PM

jehovahs witness protection: Am I the only one who never really liked Twinkies?


no, you aren't.

Fark twinkes. Bring Back Funny Bones.
 
2012-12-16 06:11:29 PM

sk8r: I'm hiring some of those employees who were let go. Their salaries SUCKED. 25+ years at a job and earning 28K a year?! I've been shocked at some of the salaries I've seen written on aps. Even with the most incredible of benefits packages, that is piss poor for a couple of decades of your life.


Havent been able to move past an entry level position in 25 years? Their skills SUCKED.
 
2012-12-16 06:12:15 PM

clyph: sk8r: Their salaries SUCKED. 25+ years at a job and earning 28K a year?!

Depends on what they were doing. $13/hr + benefits isn't bad money for unskilled / semi-skilled labor. Not good, but not bad either. You do realize that some people are quite content to do some menial repetitive task every day for decades and don't have any ambition to do anything more than that, right?

Now if we're talking skilled tradesmen, that's absurd.


Plus it depends on where they are located. $28K + benefits a year is really crappy pay in some places while it's most certainly a living wage in others.
 
2012-12-16 06:13:57 PM
So who gets the money for the bids on those recipes? The employees should sue for those recipes, and decide to either open their own business as some kind of co-op, or sell them to recover what was stolen from the pension.
 
2012-12-16 06:14:02 PM

cig-mkr: LargeCanine: Despite the glee and schadenfreude of some leftwing media types, there is a market for Twinkies and it is likely to be cream filled by someone.
FTFY


Creme.
 
2012-12-16 06:14:06 PM

MorteDiem: sk8r: I'm hiring some of those employees who were let go. Their salaries SUCKED. 25+ years at a job and earning 28K a year?! I've been shocked at some of the salaries I've seen written on aps. Even with the most incredible of benefits packages, that is piss poor for a couple of decades of your life.

Can I have a job?


What can you do?
 
2012-12-16 06:21:27 PM

clyph: sk8r: Their salaries SUCKED. 25+ years at a job and earning 28K a year?!

Depends on what they were doing. $13/hr + benefits isn't bad money for unskilled / semi-skilled labor. Not good, but not bad either. You do realize that some people are quite content to do some menial repetitive task every day for decades and don't have any ambition to do anything more than that, right?

Now if we're talking skilled tradesmen, that's absurd.


In an area of New England where a starter home is 175K - ouch. These people are semi-skilled but for here these salaries are pretty low.

I know there are those who are content at a menial labor job- thank God- because someone has to do those jobs- but I'm hiring them at almost what they were earning at their old job and it is for semi-skilled health care positions. Care attendants and LNAs only earn around $12 to $13 an hour to start. (One on one home care- pretty nice jobs) When the laid off workers started trickling in, I didn't want to insult them. Now they are bringing friends to apply. Wonderful people- I'm glad to have them.
 
2012-12-16 06:22:33 PM

CruJones: I don't know how it's more likely than I thought, as I thought it was an absolute certainty that someone would keep making the damn things.


This.
 
2012-12-16 06:26:37 PM
Who will be the new Twinkies owner?

I smell a Photoshop contest
 
2012-12-16 06:33:55 PM
I had my first and last Twinkie in 1978.
 
2012-12-16 06:35:17 PM
Popcorn Johnny
You bastard!!!!! I never loved a sugary snack more than a honey bun back in HS.
 
2012-12-16 06:35:54 PM

clyph: Quite probably it will be purchased by a shell company owned by the people who ran the original company into the ground.

It's a time-honored way of looting a company: cash out your stock, intentionally mis-manage it into bankruptcy, raid the pension fund, fark the creditors and employees. Then buy up all the real assets at fire-sale prices, set up business again under a new name with no debt and no pesky union contracts. Then you hire the old staff back at half their old wage with no benefits while loudly proclaiming yourself to be a "job creator".


There's a video about those people.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGIk30pyHUs
 
2012-12-16 06:36:13 PM

sk8r: I'm hiring some of those employees who were let go. Their salaries SUCKED. 25+ years at a job and earning 28K a year?! I've been shocked at some of the salaries I've seen written on aps. Even with the most incredible of benefits packages, that is piss poor for a couple of decades of your life.


Yeah but if they payed their employees more, the execs wouldn't be able to give themselves such generous salaries/bonuses regardless of the fact the company was going under.

And we can't let that happen can we?
 
2012-12-16 06:38:01 PM

cig-mkr: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 304x394]


Hell yeah
 
2012-12-16 06:38:20 PM

laid back w/bud light: I never loved a sugary snack more than a honey bun back in HS.


Yeah, they were quite da bomb.
 
2012-12-16 06:40:33 PM

robohobo: cig-mkr: baltimoreblonde: jchic: jehovahs witness protection: Am I the only one who never really liked Twinkies?

I'm partial to Zingers myself.

*sobs* I miss my Zingers!

Anyone remember Devil Dogs?
/probably not, it's an old guy thing.

Ah Devil Dogs. So dry, oh, so dry. I don't think it's an old guy thing. I'm in my early 30's, and I remember them quite well. It may be a regional thing, though. I had the displeasure of growing up in the NYC area.


Adhere to the top of your mouth like glue.

/NYr
 
2012-12-16 06:43:33 PM

Molavian: MorteDiem: sk8r: I'm hiring some of those employees who were let go. Their salaries SUCKED. 25+ years at a job and earning 28K a year?! I've been shocked at some of the salaries I've seen written on aps. Even with the most incredible of benefits packages, that is piss poor for a couple of decades of your life.

Can I have a job?

What can you do?


AnythIng I've ever been given the opportunity to do.
Restaurant worker, construction, journalist, office drone, commercial printer, business owner...
Problem is, I get bored when it stops being new or challenging.
 
2012-12-16 06:45:43 PM
www.lifelounge.com.au
Approves!
/hot. just like George!
 
2012-12-16 06:46:52 PM
I don't know how to can fark up a sugary baked snack...but Hostess does it consistently. Their entire lineup is pretty much larded up nastiness.
 
2012-12-16 06:47:56 PM
our kindergarteners are safe, again!
 
2012-12-16 06:48:11 PM

LemSkroob: jehovahs witness protection: Am I the only one who never really liked Twinkies?

no, you aren't.

Fark twinkes. Bring Back Funny Bones.


Screw Drakes Cakes, they taste like sadness.
 
2012-12-16 06:56:07 PM

robohobo: cig-mkr: baltimoreblonde: jchic: jehovahs witness protection: Am I the only one who never really liked Twinkies?

I'm partial to Zingers myself.

*sobs* I miss my Zingers!

Anyone remember Devil Dogs?
/probably not, it's an old guy thing.

Ah Devil Dogs. So dry, oh, so dry. I don't think it's an old guy thing. I'm in my early 30's, and I remember them quite well. It may be a regional thing, though. I had the displeasure of growing up in the NYC area.


Yea, it must be a regional thing, Rhode Island myself.
But I don't remember dry.
 
2012-12-16 06:56:23 PM
I just hope that I can get my Beefsteak soft rye.
 
2012-12-16 06:56:48 PM

clyph: Of course someone is going to buy the recipe and the associated trademarks.

Quite probably it will be purchased by a shell company owned by the people who ran the original company into the ground.

It's a time-honored way of looting a company: cash out your stock, intentionally mis-manage it into bankruptcy, raid the pension fund, fark the creditors and employees. Then buy up all the real assets at fire-sale prices, set up business again under a new name with no debt and no pesky union contracts. Then you hire the old staff back at half their old wage with no benefits while loudly proclaiming yourself to be a "job creator".


Quoted for truth.
 
2012-12-16 06:56:49 PM
Senator Lindsey Graham uses Twinkies in his sex rituals.
 
2012-12-16 06:57:06 PM

clyph: Then buy up all the real assets at fire-sale prices, set up business again under a new name with no debt and no pesky union contracts. Then you hire the old staff back at half their old wage with no benefits while loudly proclaiming yourself to be a "job creator".


Win-win.

Nobody is forcing anyone to work at those rates. If they don't like it, they can decline the job.

Maybe if your union didn't screw the pooch so much the first time you'd still have your old job.

Unions screw everything up. See: well, everything ever related to a union.
 
2012-12-16 06:58:09 PM
I thought it almost certain. Not much more likelier than that.
 
2012-12-16 06:58:26 PM
Should be Wal-Mart. A perfect match for Twinkies and that tasteless textureless tissue paper they call Wonder Bread.
 
2012-12-16 06:59:38 PM

SevenizGud: Unions screw everything up. See: well, everything ever related to a union.


Yep, it's the unions fault Hostess went under while the executives were giving themselves generous salaries and bonuses.

It's always the union's fault amiright?
 
2012-12-16 07:02:07 PM

cig-mkr: baltimoreblonde: jchic: jehovahs witness protection: Am I the only one who never really liked Twinkies?

I'm partial to Zingers myself.

*sobs* I miss my Zingers!

Anyone remember Devil Dogs?
/probably not, it's an old guy thing.


Remember them? They're still available my friend.
 
2012-12-16 07:02:20 PM

Mrtraveler01: SevenizGud: Unions screw everything up. See: well, everything ever related to a union.

Yep, it's the unions fault Hostess went under while the executives were giving themselves generous salaries and bonuses.

It's always the union's fault amiright?


The union was the fall guy for the whole mess. Hostess was in some serious trouble for years now.
 
2012-12-16 07:04:51 PM

Mrtraveler01: SevenizGud: Unions screw everything up. See: well, everything ever related to a union.

Yep, it's the unions fault Hostess went under while the executives were giving themselves generous salaries and bonuses.

It's always the union's fault amiright?



yeah, and it's the unions fault that Twinkies will be back again within half a year... or something. It doesn't really matter if something good or bad happens at a company, somehow unions are making everything bad.
 
2012-12-16 07:09:03 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-16 07:13:05 PM
www.endlesssimmer.com

Who needs Twinkies?
 
2012-12-16 07:15:24 PM
Bloomberg said the liquidation sale could yield up to $1 billion.

Will any of that money go to restore the pension that was looted to provide the last round of executive bonuses?
 
2012-12-16 07:17:41 PM
Go ahead and kill yourself eating that crap.

I just hope those union workers will at least get their pension back. What happened to them is nothing more than grand larceny at a massive scale.
 
2012-12-16 07:34:39 PM

viscountalpha: Mrtraveler01: SevenizGud: Unions screw everything up. See: well, everything ever related to a union.

Yep, it's the unions fault Hostess went under while the executives were giving themselves generous salaries and bonuses.

It's always the union's fault amiright?

The union was the fall guy for the whole mess. Hostess was in some serious trouble for years now.


The union may not be the only reason why Hostess went bankrupt but what the union did was the straw that broke the camel's back.

/Am I doing it right?
 
2012-12-16 07:38:28 PM
Screw Twinkies, I want them to bring back these...

blog.timesunion.com
 
2012-12-16 07:39:00 PM

SevenizGud: clyph: Then buy up all the real assets at fire-sale prices, set up business again under a new name with no debt and no pesky union contracts. Then you hire the old staff back at half their old wage with no benefits while loudly proclaiming yourself to be a "job creator".

Win-win.

Nobody is forcing anyone to work at those rates. If they don't like it, they can decline the job.

Maybe if your union didn't screw the pooch so much the first time you'd still have your old job.

Unions screw everything up. See: well, everything ever related to a union.


Yes, do let's go back to the good old Lochner era! Who needs unions, let contract law prevail!
 
2012-12-16 07:47:44 PM
I hate to sound like a pretentious asshole (who am I kidding? it doesn't bother me...)
but it's hard to understand why anyone who has eaten, say, a cannoli, could possibly consider taking a "twinkie" and putting in their mouth in order to consume it.
 
2012-12-16 07:48:21 PM
No it's not.
 
2012-12-16 07:48:29 PM
You mean I bought up 80 cases of Twinkie's for nothing? Damn!
 
2012-12-16 07:52:48 PM

Dakai: You mean I bought up 80 cases of Twinkie's for nothing? Damn!


with a shelf life of 80 years you have your food storage set.
 
2012-12-16 07:54:33 PM

proteus_b: I hate to sound like a pretentious asshole (who am I kidding? it doesn't bother me...)
but it's hard to understand why anyone who has eaten, say, a cannoli, could possibly consider taking a "twinkie" and putting in their mouth in order to consume it.


you have to deep fry them first. otherwise, yah, cannoli is 1000x better. but deepfried twinkies are like crack crossed with heroin, man.
 
2012-12-16 07:55:14 PM
What I don't understand is, where were all those superhuman, supernatural, and/or astoundingly wealthy people that Hostess so freely helped defeat their foes all those times back in the 1960s through 1980s? Why did none of them step up to return the favor and help Hostess in their time of need? Where was Superman? Wonder Woman? Spider-Man? Captain America? Even Casper the Friendly Ghost, or Wendy the Good Li′l Witch?

Bruce Wayne could′ve done without yet another Batplane and helped bail them out.

Heck, Ri¢hie Ri¢h, the Poor Li′l Rich Kid, could've bought the whole company with a week's allowance!
 
2012-12-16 08:08:12 PM
I work for Bimbo selling entenmanns on Long Island our drivers mostly earn over 100k a year. The Union local 802 and the Hostess local 550 provide a haven from managers who can be real fools. I would like to see some of you clowns work as a vender. It is a hard job with lots of stress. The pay used to be good until management started screwing over the drivers. My close friend made over 70k selling bread.
I would love to see you snobs live without outside venders. Go buy some yeast and make your own bread. Get your milk from a farm buy your beer and soda from a micro brewery. The next time you go by your local market around 6-7 am and you see a bunch of small trucks gathered around the receiver, know that that driver has been breaking his ass way before the dawn. Try to push a uboat up a ramp with 500+lbs of beer on it.
I watched this one guy unload a semi (yes he has a class A license ) every day until he broke his ankle. He took two weeks off and proceeded to get back to work humping those milk cases 6 at a time.
You folks that live in cubicle land should wake up.
 
2012-12-16 08:27:53 PM

cakeman: I work for Bimbo selling entenmanns on Long Island our drivers mostly earn over 100k a year. The Union local 802 and the Hostess local 550 provide a haven from managers who can be real fools. I would like to see some of you clowns work as a vender. It is a hard job with lots of stress. The pay used to be good until management started screwing over the drivers. My close friend made over 70k selling bread.
I would love to see you snobs live without outside venders. Go buy some yeast and make your own bread. Get your milk from a farm buy your beer and soda from a micro brewery. The next time you go by your local market around 6-7 am and you see a bunch of small trucks gathered around the receiver, know that that driver has been breaking his ass way before the dawn. Try to push a uboat up a ramp with 500+lbs of beer on it.
I watched this one guy unload a semi (yes he has a class A license ) every day until he broke his ankle. He took two weeks off and proceeded to get back to work humping those milk cases 6 at a time.
You folks that live in cubicle land should wake up.


Good on them for making 100k a year for a job that took about 20 minutes of training to master.
 
2012-12-16 08:39:29 PM
I had some WalMart ramrod twinkies last week. Completely tasteless
 
2012-12-16 08:40:09 PM
what, was the obvious tag still binging on little debbie trying to console itself?
 
2012-12-16 08:41:42 PM

It's Me Bender: clyph: Quite probably it will be purchased by a shell company owned by the people who ran the original company into the ground.

It's a time-honored way of looting a company: cash out your stock, intentionally mis-manage it into bankruptcy, raid the pension fund, fark the creditors and employees. Then buy up all the real assets at fire-sale prices, set up business again under a new name with no debt and no pesky union contracts. Then you hire the old staff back at half their old wage with no benefits while loudly proclaiming yourself to be a "job creator".

There's a video about those people.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGIk30pyHUs


Youths and teens that had been with them for 30 years? I think the guy needs a math editor.
 
2012-12-16 08:44:12 PM
Molovian you have to know how to run a business to operate a route. I have to manage 200-300k of merchandise on a weekly basis. If you can train a person to run a retail establishment do inventory work all aspects of getting the product from the street to the register in 20 minutes you sir are not a Moran.
 
2012-12-16 08:55:15 PM
I gotta say, it's about exactly as likely as I thunk.
 
2012-12-16 08:59:12 PM

SevenizGud: clyph: Then buy up all the real assets at fire-sale prices, set up business again under a new name with no debt and no pesky union contracts. Then you hire the old staff back at half their old wage with no benefits while loudly proclaiming yourself to be a "job creator".

Win-win.

Nobody is forcing anyone to work at those rates. If they don't like it, they can decline the job.

Maybe if your union didn't screw the pooch so much the first time you'd still have your old job.

Unions screw everything up. See: well, everything ever related to a union.


Sure, they could just get another job. If there was one. Otherwise they are saying they would rather starve, and that's rather harsh.
 
2012-12-16 09:02:52 PM

BokChoy: Screw Twinkies, I want them to bring back these...


That's not a magic middle.

3.bp.blogspot.com

That's a magic middle.
 
2012-12-16 09:03:18 PM

clyph: Of course someone is going to buy the recipe and the associated trademarks.

Quite probably it will be purchased by a shell company owned by the people who ran the original company into the ground.

It's a time-honored way of looting a company: cash out your stock, intentionally mis-manage it into bankruptcy, raid the pension fund, fark the creditors and employees. Then buy up all the real assets at fire-sale prices, set up business again under a new name with no debt and no pesky union contracts. Then you hire the old staff back at half their old wage with no benefits while loudly proclaiming yourself to be a "job creator".


There were people who didn't know that that was exactly what Hostess was doing the instant they said they were folding? Seemed pretty blantantly obvious to me.

Out with Hostess, in with "Hostesss".
 
2012-12-16 09:24:44 PM
That is exactly what happened to Stella Doro..they were a union baker that closed the doors.. More related to a death in the family. They now do business form somewhere in Ohio. All nonunion with extended shelf life so they can remain on the shelves for months.
 
2012-12-16 09:25:22 PM
from
 
2012-12-16 09:32:41 PM
No, it's exactly as likely as anyone who understands business thought.
 
2012-12-16 09:34:17 PM
Ho Ho's were really the only hostess snack I loved. So much better than the Little Debbie swiss cake rolls.
 
2012-12-16 09:36:40 PM
Whoopie pies. Can't find them out here, but I suppose that I could make them if I wanted to.

/don't want to, those things have got to be more fattening than a Hardee's burger
 
2012-12-16 10:00:40 PM
So let me get this straight...an American culinary icon 'Twinkie' could very possibly be bought out by a Mexican bakery cartel named 'Bimbo'. Please tell me this is another acid flashback.
 
2012-12-16 10:08:06 PM

AcneVulgaris: Frederf: If people want them and are willing to part with money. Capitalism fi-fi-fi-finds a way.

If they don't want them, capitalism hires advertising to MAKE THEM.

"Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need."
Will Rogers

 
2012-12-16 10:15:20 PM
Count on the hungry among us to bring back the Twinkie as soon as possible, but when Polaroid or Kodak's in trouble we're a little slower to respond.

/semi-serious
 
2012-12-16 10:48:05 PM
badgerherald.com
/approves of this news
 
2012-12-16 10:49:03 PM

sk8r: I'm hiring some of those employees who were let go. Their salaries SUCKED. 25+ years at a job and earning 28K a year?! I've been shocked at some of the salaries I've seen written on aps. Even with the most incredible of benefits packages, that is piss poor for a couple of decades of your life.


But...but...but...EVUL UNION THUGS IS EVUL!

(Searched the page for your user name and found none of the usual suspects whom I have farkied in red. Gee, I wonder why.)
 
2012-12-16 10:51:11 PM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: sk8r: I'm hiring some of those employees who were let go. Their salaries SUCKED. 25+ years at a job and earning 28K a year?! I've been shocked at some of the salaries I've seen written on aps. Even with the most incredible of benefits packages, that is piss poor for a couple of decades of your life.

But...but...but...EVUL UNION THUGS IS EVUL!

(Searched the page for your user name and found none of the usual suspects whom I have farkied in red. Gee, I wonder why.)


OK, maybe it's only because I plonked SevenizGud a long time ago.
 
2012-12-16 10:54:50 PM

Freschel: viscountalpha: Mrtraveler01: SevenizGud: Unions screw everything up. See: well, everything ever related to a union.

Yep, it's the unions fault Hostess went under while the executives were giving themselves generous salaries and bonuses.

It's always the union's fault amiright?

The union was the fall guy for the whole mess. Hostess was in some serious trouble for years now.

The union may not be the only reason why Hostess went bankrupt but what the union did was the straw that broke the camel's back.

/Am I doing it right?


No. It's 100% the fault of the Union Thugs. Evul Union Thugs is evul. Worthy Jerb Creators are worthy. Especially when they're laying people off for fun and profit.
 
2012-12-16 11:39:09 PM

johnnyrocket: I don't know how to can fark up a sugary baked snack...but Hostess does it consistently. Their entire lineup is pretty much larded up nastiness.


It's all still edible... But not as tasty as the calories ought to be.

Sugar stirred into butter and eaten with a spoon would be better.
 
2012-12-17 12:34:28 AM
More likely than I think? I thought it highly likely, almost certain.
Why? Because it's solid brand with lots of recognition. The odds of someone not buying this property at a bankruptcy sale approached zero. The buyer not doing something with it, highly unlikely.
 
2012-12-17 01:01:55 AM

cptjeff: clyph: Of course someone is going to buy the recipe and the associated trademarks.

Quite probably it will be purchased by a shell company owned by the people who ran the original company into the ground.

It's a time-honored way of looting a company: cash out your stock, intentionally mis-manage it into bankruptcy, raid the pension fund, fark the creditors and employees. Then buy up all the real assets at fire-sale prices, set up business again under a new name with no debt and no pesky union contracts. Then you hire the old staff back at half their old wage with no benefits while loudly proclaiming yourself to be a "job creator".

There were people who didn't know that that was exactly what Hostess was doing the instant they said they were folding? Seemed pretty blantantly obvious to me.

Out with Hostess, in with "Hostesss".



yup, pretty much. raid the pension and fark over the non-privileged shareholders (also former employees and pensioners), then buy back your old assets and hire scab labor at a half the salary and no benefits.

yeah, it's the *unions* that are ruining America.
 
2012-12-17 02:20:08 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Am I the only one who never really liked Twinkies?


They taste like industrial plastic waste mixed with high fructose corn syrup. I took one bite and threw the rest away.

I am hoping the Bimbo company buys the brands so I can get Bimbo Ho-Hos.
 
2012-12-17 05:04:47 AM

monty666: Well farking duh.


Yeah no sheet, other corporations are lining up around the block to get the rights to make these things -- the f*cking sell-outs at corporate Hostess will have their pick of the litter but any price they accept will still be too low.

My only hope is that the former employees aren't left hung out to dry, they're already taking huge financial hits.
 
2012-12-17 07:18:25 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: sk8r: I'm hiring some of those employees who were let go. Their salaries SUCKED. 25+ years at a job and earning 28K a year?! I've been shocked at some of the salaries I've seen written on aps. Even with the most incredible of benefits packages, that is piss poor for a couple of decades of your life.

But...but...but...EVUL UNION THUGS IS EVUL!

(Searched the page for your user name and found none of the usual suspects whom I have farkied in red. Gee, I wonder why.)


Do I even want to know what it means to be farkied in red?
 
2012-12-17 09:41:54 AM
I'm so torn.

Recently I got on a ridiculous Chocolate Pudding Pie spree. Literally ate a couple dozen of those things in less than a week. Next thing I know, POOF gone.

I'm dying to see them back on the shelf cause they're so stinking awesome, but pretty sure if they come back I'll keep eating a couple a day and all the horrible ingredients will kill me in short order.
 
2012-12-17 10:10:15 AM
I never figured they'd be gone for long, honestly.
 
2012-12-17 10:12:15 AM

push3r: I'm so torn.

Recently I got on a ridiculous Chocolate Pudding Pie spree. Literally ate a couple dozen of those things in less than a week.


I used to love those pies, now that you mention them.


push3r: I'm dying to see them back on the shelf cause they're so stinking awesome, but pretty sure if they come back I'll keep eating a couple a day and all the horrible ingredients will kill me in short order.


On the bright side, with all the preservatives you'll probably mummify instead of rot, which would be kinda nifty.
 
2012-12-17 10:15:25 AM

jchic: jehovahs witness protection: Am I the only one who never really liked Twinkies?

I'm partial to Zingers myself.


One of my kids got a 3-pack of chocolate zingers in her Halloween basket. I've already eaten 2 of them, but there's still one left in my pantry sealed up in ziplock bag.

The bid starts at $50 ;-)
 
2012-12-17 01:16:45 PM
I do want one more twinkie before I die, and for one reason only: I never got around to making the twinkie weiner sandwich from the Weird Al movie UHF.

Split a twinkie down the middle, put in a (presumably cold) hot dog, and squirt easy cheese all over the top.

It sounds... interesting... but I have to do it.
 
2012-12-17 01:18:04 PM

BokChoy: Screw Twinkies, I want them to bring back these...

[blog.timesunion.com image 300x223]


Yes - those were amazing
 
2012-12-17 05:11:24 PM

Kaiser442: I do want one more twinkie before I die, and for one reason only: I never got around to making the twinkie weiner sandwich from the Weird Al movie UHF.

Split a twinkie down the middle, put in a (presumably cold) hot dog, and squirt easy cheese all over the top.

It sounds... interesting... but I have to do it.


Okay I have Easter dinner planned out now...

BTW more Egon and the twinkie, I have developed a crush on that ubergeek's epidermis.
 
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