It's a Mad, Mad, Twinkie World

In a world of real problems, the world has lost its mind over the most trivial of things. What will we do without Twinkies? The wide world of the web went crazy with the news that Hostess would be going out of business and the world would be without Twinkies.

When I last checked there was a seller on Ebay selling a box of 10 of the hill shaped, yellow cakes for a small fee of $1,000. Of course I doubt this is a serious sale but even the more reasonable prices seemed ridiculous such as a box of 10 for $36. If you need to know why other countries hate us, you need look no further than the frenzied response to the possibility of a world without cream filled sponge cakes.

People did not react this badly when September 11th happened, Twinkies are the new "never forget". Any day now Woody Harrelson is going to gather his celebrity friends for a "Save Hostess" telethon. Fans of "Zombieland" know why I picked Woody. I can see it now, the headlines will read "The Olsen twins save "twin"kies". You know in some countries the only meals they have are a consistent flow of rice. Yeah, I went all "starving children in Africa" on you.

For those of you who have no idea how to live in a"twink"alyptic world came the news that Bimbo coukld be a suitable buyer and that Hostess has agreed to mediation with the Union of Cake-makers and Cream-fillers. I can only guess that is the name of the union they are fighting with.

You know the economy is bad when Hostess fails in the fattest country.

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