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  • Could be a good fit, they get the cultural significance and they know how to do a turn around.
  • Think of the stoners. Washington and Colorado legalize weed and all of sudden there are no more Hostess products?

    Way to step to the plate, PBR.
  • Shedding the complications of the unions and old plants makes it even more attractive.

    Yep, just the name. No plants or employees, like PBR.
  • "Shedding the complications of the unions and old plants makes it even more attractive."

    I'm sure the 18,500 employees will be so relieved.
  • This was funnier the first time I saw it, but I still grin a bit:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGSN7JV​g1yQ

    "Pabst Blue Ribbon. Buy American. Drink it y'asshole."
  • Yeah... Cause you know, that's what REALLY did them in.

    farking money men and their farking money games. Hostess was a popular brand that was making money and putting Americans to work. Then the money men come in, and gamble with debt and the markets, while raping and gutting local/state/national economies. People get laid off, loose their way of life...all so some rich jackasses can have enough money to buy a polished gold turd bowl.

    Then when they break their toy, they hand it over to their buddies who take a farking hammer to it, squeezing out the last of goddamn cents out of it.

    And all that is left, pain and the sorrow of shadow of a company. A company sold a beloved product, served it's community and supported it's loyal workers with a good way of life.
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    And he snorted Sno-Balls too.

    /and mainlined Ho-Hos
  • So hipsters will suddenly consume Ho-Hos and Twinkies?
  • dahmers love zombie: [i.imgur.com image 468x250]

    And he snorted Sno-Balls too.

    /and mainlined Ho-Hos


    Tasty Kake? F*CK THAT SH*T! HOSTESS!
  • jbuist: This was funnier the first time I saw it, but I still grin a bit:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGSN7JV​g1yQ

    "Pabst Blue Ribbon. Buy American. Drink it y'asshole."


    Farkin hysterical.
  • So whick eBay buyers of the 'last' Twinkies feel like suckers now?

    It's sad and funny that there will now be a Hostess without the Unions who went on strike in the first place. So now if any of them are hired by the new owners, the workers will have no bargaining power at all.
  • "We have analyzed this opportunity very carefully for a few years now," Metropoulos said in an e-mail. "Shedding the complications of the unions and old plants makes it even more attractive."

    /Why is this surprising? Many American companies have closed down plants in the USA and gone to another country, and paid those poor bastards 2 bucks a day, if that.
  • Darth_Lukecash: Yeah... Cause you know, that's what REALLY did them in.

    farking money men and their farking money games. Hostess was a popular brand that was making money and putting Americans to work. Then the money men come in, and gamble with debt and the markets, while raping and gutting local/state/national economies. People get laid off, loose their way of life...all so some rich jackasses can have enough money to buy a polished gold turd bowl.

    Then when they break their toy, they hand it over to their buddies who take a farking hammer to it, squeezing out the last of goddamn cents out of it.

    And all that is left, pain and the sorrow of shadow of a company. A company sold a beloved product, served it's community and supported it's loyal workers with a good way of life.


    LOL. So much funnier if you read it in the voice of the guy in jbuist's link. "polished gold turd bowl!"
  • dahmers love zombie: [i.imgur.com image 468x250]

    And he snorted Sno-Balls too.

    /and mainlined Ho-Hos


    Mommy... Mommy... Baby wants to fark a Twinkie.
  • Bit'O'Gristle: "We have analyzed this opportunity very carefully for a few years now," Metropoulos said in an e-mail. "Shedding the complications of the unions and old plants makes it even more attractive."

    /Why is this surprising? Many American companies have closed down plants in the USA and gone to another country, and paid those poor bastards 2 bucks a day, if that.



    It's too bad that both sides make it so difficult to just give people fair, but not union-extortionate rates in a non-adversarial environment.
  • So Twinkees will become Hipster food? Can hipsters be fat?
  • "Our family would love to purchase these icronic brands," said Daren Metropoulos, a principal at the Greenwich, Connecticut-based firm, which paid $250 million for Pabst in 2010. "We are actively pursuing this deal as no doubt strategics will also."

    FTFH
  • Whoever gets it I hope they go back to the older recipes before they replaced all the ingredients with cheap crap and chemical preservatives. Maybe it is rose tinted glasses but I seem to remember them tasting much better once upon a time. They were probably awesome in the 30s.
  • my Dad was so cheap he would buy PBR's no frills label - Red, White & Blue. and that was upscale for him. the closest i ever seen him come to crying was when A&P Warehouse Liquors took their no-frills swill 'A&P Tudor Ale' off the market. he didn't talk for days, just stared at the black & white TV while munching the PathMark no frills equivalent of Cheez-It's and farting loudly whenever Mom tried to console him.
  • Aar1012: So Twinkees will become Hipster food? Can hipsters be fat?


    Makes wearing skinny jeans a real biatch.
  • Little Debbie is better.
  • Hand Banana: Whoever gets it I hope they go back to the older recipes before they replaced all the ingredients with cheap crap and chemical preservatives. Maybe it is rose tinted glasses but I seem to remember them tasting much better once upon a time. They were probably awesome in the 30s.


    They went to ESL (extended shelf life) in the early 2000s... Shelf lives went from a week on cupcakes to 19 days.

    /Got laid off today
    //Maybe not the best management team I've ever worked with in my career, but by far, far far the worst union workers of any company I've worked for
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