Mourn Hostess Properly With These 11 Hilarious Marvel Comics Advertisements
Whether it's due to crippling mismanagement or labor strikes, the fact of the matter is that Hostess is winding down its operations. Their brands are for sale, which could mean we'll see Twinkies once again produced outside of Canada, but the company as it exists in the United States is going away. Back in the day, the company took out a series of hilarious advertisements within the pages of Marvel Comics, and we've collected our 11 favorite ads to pay our respects. Hit the jump to check them out.Read on...
Chris Christie Refuses to Talk About Twinkies By Saying Twinkies Four Times in Under One Minute
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held a press conference today about the news that Hostess was closing, and that it meant the world was ending because there would be no more Twinkies, but he refused to talk about the delicious, spongy, and radiation repellent treat. He refused to talk about it by saying "Twinkies" four times in less than a minute.Read on...
Twinkie the Kid Is Alive and Well and Living in CanadaToday, just when the plight of snack cake lovers across the United States looked most bleak, a beacon of light shone down upon us from the North, where Canada has become the surprising savoir of all Twinkie-dom. The Globe and Mail reports that the Canadian brands that own the licenses for Hostess products in Canada will continue producing Twinkies, Ho Hos, and Ding Dongs, even as suppliers in the United States shutter their doors. Though Hostess may be dead, the Twinkie lives on.Read on...
Labor Dispute Could Finally Bankrupt Hostess, Wipe Out World Twinkie SupplyA labor dispute between management and union bakers at financially troubled American snack cake icon Hostess could do what decades of age, trampling by herds of elephants, and nuclear holocaust could never accomplish, bringing about the end of the Twinkie as we know it. The company's management says that unless striking bakers -- who are protesting a labor deal forcing them to accept lowered wages and cuts to benefits -- return to work, the company could be forced to liquidate its assets and stop producing the delectable snacks that have helped to make our proud nation the doughy, wheezing powerhouse it is today.Read on...
Professor Loses 27 Pounds on Twinkie Diet: Why That Makes Sense
Mark Haub, professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, ate a Twinkie every three hours for ten weeks in an attempt to prove that caloric intake, rather than the healthiness of food, was the main factor contributing to weight loss, to which I reply, "Duh." Read on for details.Read on...
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