Friday, November 16, 2012

(OT) Friday Fun: Hostess Twinkie, Uneaten, Collector's Grade for $5100 Current Bid


Yes there are two bidders, and the shipping cost is 10 dollars.

From Ebay, after the news that Hostess, the company that makes twinkie, is firing 18,000 workers and shutting down business rather than being bullied by the labor union into extinction (that's CEO's view, diametrically opposed, predictably, from the labor union's view):


The seller says:

Due to unions kissing the fourth point of contact of the Democrat Party and because I must find a way to fund my portion of Obamacare, I am auctioning one pre-bankruptcy Hostess Twinkie.  Hostess Brands closing for good due to bakers strike - Nov. 16, 2012


Condition:  New, pristine, sealed, never-eaten.

* * *  Note:  I will not accept food stamps as payment.

His listing is a bargain. The highest starting bid on pre-closure twinkie is 3,000,000 dollars for 4 boxes of twinkies. If you can't wait, you can "buy it now", for 8,000,000 dollars. This seller generously offers free shipping.

But not to worry. Someone already set up a petition on the White House website, pleading Mr. Obama to save twinkies by nationalizing the company. 1813 signatures so far.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This comment is FUN and helps trivialize this website.

Anonymous said...

Twinkies...wtf? Were they even a food? Why would anyone miss them let alone want to collect them. Will this become some priceless americana antique? People are nuts.

Anonymous said...

Typical blackmailing of workers: after the company has been run down by its management, workers should bring their own wages or get fired.

The New Yorkers' synopsis: "Management, of course, blames the company’s demise on the greedy, unreasonable unions. But, while the strike may well have sent Hostess over the edge, the hard truth is that it probably should have gone out of business a long time ago."
(see http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/11/who-killed-the-twinkie.html)
Ron

Anonymous said...

One less cake for my American cakehole, WHAT WILL I DO!

BTW, how dare the blog owner have fun on their own personal blog. Don't they realize it upsets the lazy people who can't figure out how to setup their own "serious" blog? I for one demand a relentless tirade of depressing stories until the baby Jesus cries.

Anonymous said...

Some people seem to have simply too much money. (Very well done auction listing, though.)
*mscharisma*

Anonymous said...

What a trivial comment the first poster wrote!

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