Saturday, November 17, 2012

Signs of the Apocalypse - Does Twinkie Shortage Mark TEOTWAWKI?

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In keeping with my reputation as The Official Blog of the End of the World™, I figured it was time for an update. The signs and portents that led to Harold Camping's predictions have come and gone, but the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21 is fast approaching. What did those wily Mayan boogers know that we don't???

One totally unexpected foreshadowing omen of the Signs of the Apocalypse is...a worldwide Twinkie Shortage. People are rushing to the stores and cleaning the shelves of Hostess goodies as though they were battening down for a hurricane or some other natural disaster.

Could the absence of delicious, creme filled sponge cakes be a sign of The End of the World as We Know It (TEOTWAWKI)? Come to think of it, TEOTWAWKI does sound like it could be the name of a minor Mayan deity, doesn't it? Could another baker buy the rights and recipe for Twinkies? Almost certainly, but not in time to appease the wrath of TEOTWAWKI by December 21.

As dire as the prospects of a world without Ho-Ho's, I believe that we can weather this catastrophe as well. Just as we survived the loss of Sugar Jets, Sugar Smacks, Sugar Pops, and Sugar Frosted Flakes, this too, shall pass!

And remember! Just because the world isn't ending December 21st. doesn't mean you can't get hit by a bus, so let's be careful out there!


Update:
And since I'm not the only one with this particular earworm, let me share the wealth...

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    1. Knowing what a Twinkie or Hostess cupcake is selling for on e-bay these days, I'm kinda sorry I just ate the ones I bought last week!

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