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Old 11-16-2012, 07:10 AM  
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Say Goodbye to Twinkies and Wonderbread

Sad to see this happen...

Twinkies Maker Hostess Going Out of Business
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/national-...179643161.html
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:20 AM   #181
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I hope not.
As others have said, I can't see these brands going away even for a day. Hell, who knows? The union may straighten out and accept the new terms.

What is the legal reason the company can't shitcan the union workers and hire them or anyone else as non-union under a bk then re-org? Anyone?
There is probably language in the contract(s) that says anyone who buys it accepts the terms and conditions of the contract(s).
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:11 PM   #182
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This is a sad tale of unmet desire. Upon learning of, then contemplating upon, this sad news, I came to realize a great truth; I am not prepared to never again eat of the Twinkie cake for the rest of my life.

Therefore, I went to the grocery last night. As luck would have it, they were running a "buy 1, get 1" special on Twinkie cakes. Needless to say, they were sold out and so was the quick market I stopped in on the way home.

This is not looking good.

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:24 PM   #183
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Anyone exclusively blaming the unions and ignoring 10 years of piss poor management at the top is beyond help.

The main reason Hostess failed was a decade of shitty management. Period. The strike is a convenient scapegoat.

Poorly managed businesses SHOULD fail. That's how our economy is supposed to work.
I mistakenly blamed the union and the workers.

I didn't realize they had so many issues.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #184
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I had a fried Twinkie at Ribfest last weekend. It was damn good. Worth the 10 lbs that I gained.
A 10lb Twinkie?

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #185
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I had a fried Twinkie at Ribfest last weekend. It was damn good. Worth the 10 lbs that I gained.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #186
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... Poorly managed businesses SHOULD fail. That's how our economy is supposed to work.
Okay, but do they have to take the Twinkie cakes with them?

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:30 PM   #187
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Okay, but do they have to take the Twinkie cakes with them?

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It'll be okay, Mr. FAX. Another company will buy the Twinkie name and recipe.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #188
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It'll be okay, Mr. FAX. Another company will buy the Twinkie name and recipe.
Good to hear, Mr. Dave. Real good.

You know, the Twinkie cake has been around since the year after the Buffalo Bisons set the record for most games without a lead (until we did it, of course). That's a long time and an America without the Twinkie cake just wouldn't be the same.

The funny thing is, though ... I don't really eat a lot of Twinkie cakes. In fact, I don't think I've had one for probably 10 years or more. But, when I learned that I was going cold Twinkie not out of choice, but out of necessity, I wanted a Twinkie cake pretty darn bad.

They say that there's a company in Canada that makes Twinkie cakes, so maybe they can start selling on e-bay, or something.

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Old 11-17-2012, 03:28 PM   #189
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A 10lb Twinkie?

That's a big Twinkie

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Old 11-17-2012, 03:47 PM   #190
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:50 PM   #191
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Petition to Obama to nationalize the Twinkie industry.
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