In trying to compile something to say about the demise of Hostess, maker of fat-kid fuel, I came across interesting stories that not only illustrate America's ingenuity but also our strange devotion to sugar, oil and white flour. What I found reaffirmed my faith in humanity - and the mighty Twinkie. Enjoy.
- Someone once lost 27 pounds in two months eating nothing but sugary cakes, including Twinkies. Why this diet never caught on remains a mystery.
- A Hostess delivery driver in Tennessee was recently arrested for pocketing $1,500 worth of the company's sweets. No word on whether ol' sticky fingers planned to share the wealth.
- Apparently, Hostess products have a storied history in design.
- People in Columbus, Ohio, are stockpiling - even freezing - Hostess treats, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Alison Hunter of Gahanna, Ohio, is quoted in the story as saying "I like my Sno Balls." Who doesn't, sister.
Delette Nycum was my great-grandmother.
Goddamn this town is a drag.
His voice just creeps me out. That is all.