- The bad news hit the wires early Friday:
- — Breaking News (@BreakingNews)Fri, Nov 16 2012 12:41:04
- — The Associated Press (@AP)Fri, Nov 16 2012 12:47:54Time to stock up on Twinkies: Hostess says it's going out of business and laying off all 18,500 workers: http://apne.ws/U3CYpy y -JM
- Reactions were swift:
- — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation)Fri, Nov 16 2012 18:05:44Hostess is going under, closing Oakland Twinkie plant? That's ok, I still have some #Twinkies from the '70s that I bet haven't expired yet.
- — Mark Pritchard (@MarkPritchard)Fri, Nov 16 2012 18:02:17
- — Michael Siegel (@OaktownMike)Fri, Nov 16 2012 18:01:10My understanding of #Hostess plan: owners will sell the right to make Twinkies, Ho-Hos, etc. (brands + recipe), thus making $$$ w/o workers.
- — TenSpeedPress (@TenSpeedPress)Fri, Nov 16 2012 17:58:28
- — Joe Sterne (@MrJoeSterne)Fri, Nov 16 2012 17:54:38I don't know whether to laugh or cry about the petition to nationalize twinkies. Hopefully its not the same people asking for the "fat tax"
How we reacted to #Hostess bankruptcy
Social media lit up Friday with mourning of childhood memories and grown-up indulgence, quips about signs of the apocalypse and post-apocalyptic snack supplies, and the state of labor vs. big business. Also: lots of whining.
byGeorge Kelly3,084 Views