This morning’s news that Hostess (makers of those delightful, radiation-resistant Twinkies) will be closing its doors has caused a wave of existential depression across social media sites like Twitter.
In what amounts to the tearing of one’s digital robes, the confectionery’s announcement of insolvency and closure has caused an outpouring of sadness on Twitter. Though at least 18,000 workers made the tough choice of “no job” versus “crap job” today, many more feel their pain and lament the almost certain loss of Twinkies.
The posts ranged from fun pop culture humor:
Hostess is going out of business. No more Twinkies, Ding Dongs, or Ho Hos. Requests on our “Please destroy Earth” hotline just tripled.
— Death Star PR (@DeathStarPR) November 16, 2012
Woody Harrelson desperately buying every Twinkie he can get his hands on.
— Joey (@JoeyPositivity) November 16, 2012
To helpful suggestions:
Hostess was Michelle Obama’s Osama bin Laden. — Steven Amiri (@StevenAmiri) November 16, 2012
Screw the fiscal cliff!Where’s the Twinkie bailout?! — Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) November 16, 2012
And good old fashioned pain and suffering:
RIP Twinkie the Kid. twitter.com/MayorBurnsy/st…
— Ashley Burns (@MayorBurnsy) November 16, 2012
And a YouTube video t’boot:
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What say you, readers? Are you sad about no more Twinkies?