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World War 3 may just be months away, with much of the middle east currently being blown apart by missiles and the locals setting their neighbours on fire, but the real news is that the Twinkie, the USA's primary contribution to world cuisine, could cease to be.

"You eat those?" I hear people ask. Hell no. Never eaten one in my life. There's something about their unnatural, chemical-yellow colour and that they have a half-life rather than a use-by date that just sets off one too many alarm-bells.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that if you read the print on the pack, you'll find asbestos to be a key ingredient.
Even John McClane can't keep one down, and he took out a building full of terrorists with nothing but his bare feet and a Santa hat.

Which leads to my point: Without the Twinkie, there are SO many lines from SO many classic movies that future generations just aren't going to get.
Die Hard, Flight of the Navigator, Zombieland, The Iron Giant, Wall-E, and, most importantly; Ghostbusters.
What unit are we going to use to measure PKE if there are no Twinkies?!
Cats and dogs, man!
MASS HYSTERIA!!
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Space0ctopus Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so much more upset about the fact I'll never see gingerbread spice donettes ever again, when they were easily the most delicious pastry, and in the top 5 most delicious foods in general, in the world. I had to wait until December every year for them, too.  Twinkies...could take 'em or leave 'em. Ho-ho's? Gonna miss  those delicious bastards, too. Their donettes were so perfect & soft & moist & delicious, unfortunately for which there's no real substitute, because even while entmanns mini-donuts are acceptable, they're no acceptable replacement at all.  :(

However, you're totally right, it's definitely sad that there will be so many future generations that will never know what a twinkie is. It's always been the hallmark of junk foodness & stuff....
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remeber the twinkie scene in ghostbusters, i never ever understod what they were on about, mainly for we dont have it here.
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:iconevill-bob:
The funny part is it's been the better part of a decade since I ate a Twinkie... suddenly I wanted one of those freakish little things... then I found out they were no more...
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:iconstylemaster:
What about the Simpsons episode where Apu says: "Silly Costumer! You cannot hurt the Twinkie!", ?

But I guess health regulations are the only thing that can stop them.
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Destroyah5000 Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One time I bought a package of Hostess cupcakes (assuming they were the usual chocolate ones that are okay). They looked liked the chocolate kind to me. Took a bite; it was that dreaded yellow dough, now in my stomach for the first time for the last time. OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE!!!!!!
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DarkDragonDave Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super late on this but:

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I've eaten one of those. It was dreadful. (Even dipped it in milk too.)
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weird-coma Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I call bullshit on the whole Hostess debacle. There's too many redneck assholes who fill-compact themselves with ding-dongs for them to just go out of business. There's already rumblings from them that they might not call it quits after all. Too bad, I was hoping to see some hill-jack's nugget exploded when he had to eat something that didn't have a shelf-life measured in decades.
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weird-coma Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Lil' Debbie?
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:iconlarchus:
The Nutrition Facts of a Twinkie is just a transcript of a doctor laughing.
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