Y’know, it’s kinda like when Orson Wells died.

I wasn’t even a fan. I always thought he was pretentious, even before he got big as a house and started selling cheap-ass wine at exactly the right time.

But then he croaked, and I was sad, and didn’t even know why. I guess it’s just because he’d always been there.

Now this.

I don’t even like Twinkies. Ding-Dongs, yes – when I was chooming (an expression I never heard before the last prez campaign) I was a big fan of Ding-Dongs. But that was a long time ago. Twinkies, meh. Snowballs, never. It’s like eating foam rubber with lots of confectioner’s sugar.

My point – to the extent that I have a point – is that somehow I’m sad about this anyway, even though it really doesn’t matter to me at all. The world moves on, I guess. And it looks like it’s going to have to do it without Twinkies to kick around.

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8 Responses to Y’know, it’s kinda like when Orson Wells died.

  1. kel says:

    Awesomeness. Digging the alt-text thing.


  2. Tam says:

    When I first saw “Hostess Shrugged” yesterday, I wept with joy at its perfect beauty and with sorrow because I hadn’t thought of it first. 😀

  3. Too perfect! Stolen and posted. With linkage, of course!

  4. Brass says:

    Well, hopefully some company will see the demand and start churning them out again.

    Underground, BTW, not able to post comments on your blog.

  5. Claire says:

    Tam — That was exactly my reaction to the “Hostess Shrugged” meme. Would love to know who came up with it. It’s brilliant and makes me bang my head with regret that I didn’t think of it first.

    A world without Twinkies, though? Nah, I don’t think that’ll go on for long. Somebody else will buy that brand and next thing you know we’ll not only have Twinkies, but probably everything from mini-Twinkettes to Twinkie Barbie dolls to Twinkie-flavored vodka.

    Hostess wasn’t very good at marketing …

  6. Joel says:

    Regarding the picture: It’s marked with iowntheworld.com, so I assumed that guy made it.

  7. Brass says:

    Claire, to be fair, they were trying to market an injection-molded sponge cake filled with whipped sweetened lard/vegetable shortening. But for all that is sweet, they’re Twinkies. As American as Mom and Apple Pie! The butt of jokes for generations! I haven’t had a Twinkie for years, but it’s like Pepsi or Coke going out of business. I have to admit, though, I will miss those saturated-fat-laden Hostess fruit pies even more.

  8. wrm says:

    From the facebooks: “parasites kill hostess”

To the stake with the heretic!