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The Glorious Return of the Twinkie 528

Posted by samzenpus
from the get-in-my-belly dept.
iggymanz writes "The geek food staple the Twinkie is coming back. The sturdy main component of the foundation to the geek four food groups of sugar, fat, caffeine and bacon — with rumored shelf life on the order of the time span to cool a white dwarf to room temperature — the Twinkie, along with Ding-Dongs, Ho-Ho's and Cupcakes, will be returning 15 July 2013 to the shelves under new management of Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulous & Co which paid over 400 mega dollars (U.S.) for the brands."
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The Glorious Return of the Twinkie

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  • Geek Food Staple? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by DrGamez (1134281) on Monday June 24, 2013 @01:24PM (#44094009)

    Could you not just write "Bazinga! 42! All Your Base!! xD!" instead?
    If anything, the Twinkie is the food staple to those who are too nostalgic or stupid to know to buy ANYTHING ELSE.

    The sturdy main component of the foundation to the geek four food groups of sugar, fat, caffeine and bacon

    Ugh. I feel ashamed this is in the summary.

  • by sjbe (173966) on Monday June 24, 2013 @02:05PM (#44094557)

    The union took cuts twice, and each time management gave themselves huge bonuses (million +), . SO after that, why would the union cut yet again?

    The union played a game of chicken with management and lost. I think it is clear the management was incompetent (and greedy) but apparently so was the union. The company had already been through bankruptcy once before. The union leadership BADLY misread the strength of their position and it cost a lot of people their jobs.

    I think the negotiation went something like this.

    Mgt: We need wage concessions, etc.
    Union: We're going on strike
    Mgt: We're going to liquidate the company if you do that
    Union: You're a bunch of liars and poopyheads
    Mgt: We warned you
                        Mgt takes company into Chapter 7
    Union: Oh shit, they weren't kidding.
    Mgt: Let's pay our selves some handsome bonuses before this thing completely goes under [/evil cackle]

  • Glorious indeed (Score:5, Insightful)

    by sl4shd0rk (755837) on Monday June 24, 2013 @02:15PM (#44094673)

    Welcome back, Type II Diabetes. We have missed you.

  • by BigBunion (2578693) on Monday June 24, 2013 @02:41PM (#44094957)
    Vacujamming a Ding Dong... Is that some sort of S&M?
  • by Hatta (162192) on Monday June 24, 2013 @03:46PM (#44095587) Journal

    It went more like this.

    Mgt: We need wage concessions, etc.
    Union: OK
    Mgt: Let's pay our selves some handsome bonuses
    Later...
    Mgt: We need wage concessions, etc.
    Union: OK
    Mgt: Let's pay our selves some handsome bonuses
    Later...
    Mgt: We need wage concessions, etc.
    Union: We're going on strike
    Mgt: We're going to liquidate the company if you do that
    Union: You're a bunch of liars and poopyheads
    Mgt: We warned you
                                            Mgt takes company into Chapter 7
    Union: Oh shit, they weren't kidding.
    Mgt: Let's pay our selves some handsome bonuses before this thing completely goes under [/evil cackle]

  • by publiclurker (952615) on Monday June 24, 2013 @05:08PM (#44096233)
    Also, if you know the company is going to tank, agreeing to wage cuts only means that you will end up getting less unemployment when the ax does fall, since the benefits are based on your salary.
  • by dwpro (520418) <dwpro777@@@yahoo...com> on Monday June 24, 2013 @05:41PM (#44096463)

    "The union" _is_ the employees, and they do have a seat at the table during decision making, that's what collective bargaining allows. You think this is a bad thing, I think it's the only thing that will keep our society together (division of power, some semblance of equality.)

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