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The Search for the Last Twinkie on Earth

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  1. ElGrande

    November 16th, 2012

    Don’t laugh — there isn’t a single Twinkie in the entire 10 mile radius of my address.

    Nothin. No Hostess left anywhere.

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  2. michellesbigbeaver

    November 16th, 2012

    It will soon be the same for guns and ammo…..

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  3. Lisl

    November 16th, 2012

    I actually ate a twinkie once. I bit into a lump of sugar in the middle and it grossed me out so much I never tried it again–and that was an 11-year-old palate!

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  4. jclady

    November 16th, 2012

     
  5. Plain Jane

    November 16th, 2012

    Would have been entertaining, except they used God’s name in vain and after the second time they did it, I stopped watching.

    What a shame they did that and ruined what could have been funny.

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  6. MN Patriot

    November 16th, 2012

    http://www.moneynews.com

    Pabst Brewing Co. owner C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. is considering an offer to buy Hostess Brands Inc., which said Friday it plans to liquidate its business.

    “Our family would love to purchase these iconic brands,” Daren Metropoulos, a principal at the private-equity firm, said in an e-mail.

    “We have analyzed this opportunity very carefully for a few years now. Shedding the complications of the unions and old plants makes it even more attractive.”

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  7. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 16th, 2012

    Mass depopulation does have some drawbacks.

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  8. Menderman

    November 16th, 2012

    Yeah, I went looking for Twinkies and Ding Dongs today with zero success. I never thought to put that on my list with ammo, propane and Ramen Noodles…who would have thought Hostess would go first?

    Bit kinda like the vid, I have a story. It is a shipwreck story. A few years back, I was King Fishing off of Hatteras in late Novemner, like I did every year for over a decade when we had money. I left out of Bogue Inlet, jumped the shoals at Cape Lookout and headed towards the lighthouse huntin’ menhaden…cought em and headed for the ‘smell wreck’ where the water is usually in the mid 70′s that time of year…it was 58! No fish there. I watched as the commercial fleet head north, so I followed them. Turns out the temp break was off the weather bouy off Diamond Shoals, 96 nautical miles from home. The fish hit fairly well that day, but the thing I remember most about the day was a shipping container floating about the Gulf Stream eddies…a steel container floating. Turns out that the next day that container washed up on the beach right near the Cape and broke open. It was full of Doritos. The locals took their trucks on the beach and loaded up with the tasty snacks! The next day, the marina I get feul at for the trip post the pics and the made the comment that the locals were on the beach looking for the Tostito Dip Ship that they were sure would follow….

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  9. MN Patriot

    November 16th, 2012

    @JClady, noticed the chocolate filled ones are going for way less than white cream filled ones.
    That’s RACIST!

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  10. my wife

    November 16th, 2012

    Likes snowballs.

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  11. Jorel Lives!

    November 16th, 2012

    Rosebud.

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  12. qwerty

    November 16th, 2012

    i went to a store and i bought all of the hostess stuff left now i have to finish all before they expire ugh

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  13. Blink

    November 16th, 2012

    Obamazombies run life’s little twinkie guage to empty.

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  14. LC Aggie Sith

    November 16th, 2012

    I got a box of Hostess Cupcakes.

    And I shall shellaq one of them for posterity.

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  15. Menderman

    November 16th, 2012

    I think a Ho Ho looks a lot like a really big fur hat…

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  16. CrustyB

    November 16th, 2012

    Thanks, Mr. Pinko. I now fell less guilty that the first thing that entered my mind when Hostess became a victim of Obamanomics was “poor Woody Harrelson.”

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  17. old_oaks

    November 16th, 2012

    Don’t laugh… But in about 30-40 years a box of ‘union made’ hostess will be worth something more than you’ll pay for it now.

    Just stuff the box in some mylar and put an oxygen absorber in and throw it in a cool dark place.

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  18. Mr.Pinko

    November 16th, 2012

    IronyCurtain caught this on Rush Limbaugh

    “Okay, folks, so where are we today? I can sum it up for you very simply.
    Al-Qaeda is alive; Twinkies are dead.” – Rush

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  19. Horrorman18

    November 16th, 2012

    @ Pinko
    Very appropriate…we are currently residing in Zombieland

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  20. Stirrin the B.S.

    November 16th, 2012

    MN Patriot – you just described how the bankruptcy process works – the old inefficient (i.e., union labor force) is replaced with a new free-market competitive operation.

    Twinkies will come back – but they will be produced by non-union labor, that’s all.

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  21. k r p

    November 16th, 2012

    “i bought all of the hostess stuff left now i have to finish all before they expire ”

    no, YOU’LL expire before they will

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  22. Nutjob

    November 16th, 2012

    These guy just cut their own throats and for what? To think these bozos think that ripping open a bag of flower, pressing the “mix” button on the blender and putting cases onto a skid is skilled labor.

    No wonder there’s about to be 18,000 more rocket scientist in the job market search now. Dear union dolts, when the economy falters, that means less people have money to pay for your goods and services which means like most americans you can’t ask for a pay raise.

    This has to be Romney or Bushs fault, and surely can’t be from ignorance.

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