Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Twinkie-Shaped Hole in My Heart

If the past teaches us anything, it's that the future is uncertain, and humankind is historically and notoriously bad at predicting it. Will Twinkies, Ho Ho's and Ding Dong's be a relic of the past? All we can do is wait helplessly by while the events around Hostess' bankruptcy play themselves out.

Twinkies have always been a part of Nerd counterculture. What better to represent the supposedly sedentary lifestyle we Nerds live than a quick, sugary snack like Twinkies? It's like a burrito for Nerds, and the perfect compliment to the other (there's only two!) Nerd staple: The glorious Hot Pocket.

Now, I'm not going to predict the demise of the Twinkie, or the potential world-changing consequences that will assuredly happen if we lose this valuable, natural resource. I leave those predictions to folks more paranoid than me. But I will say this: we must be very careful with the forces at work here. We do not want to risk the consequences to society that the loss of Twinkies (and Ho Ho's, etc.) could bring. We just don't. We bailed out the banks, right? Well, this is a no-brainer.

So, I hope cooler heads will prevail, and Hostess will eventually emerge from bankruptcy with all of our snacks intact, hopefully along with the machines that make them. In the meantime, there's a Twinkie shaped hole in my heart.

No comments:

Post a Comment