Thursday, November 22, 2012

and if i never see your face again, i don't mind

one of the biggest pieces of news recently (and in light of everything that's going on everywhere i find this a little sad, in the way that makes me feel that someone should be punched in the face) is that hostess is declaring bankruptcy and closing down. it is the end of the twinkie (at least until some other company decides to buy them and start reselling all of hostess's products). for maybe half a second, i was caught up in the overwhelming sadness and panic that the rest of the world seemed to be swept up in: no more twinkies?! how will we ever survive?! but then i remembered that i don't even like twinkies and moved on with my life.

in fact, i've never actually met anyone in real life that liked twinkies. pop culture likes to boast about how they're the greatest thing since putting cheese on a burger, and it seems like every other celebrity is claiming that its their favorite food, but real live people that i could reach my hand out and touch (despite the fact that that sounds a little creepy) have never once told me that the thing they love most in the world is a twinkie. 

every once and a while, my sister and i would get caught up in the hype of the twinkie. we'd be bombarded with references to its awesomeness and think, 'you know, maybe we're just remembering them wrong. maybe we got one that they forgot to inject with awesomeness. maybe we should try another twinkie.' and so we run out to 7-11 and pick up a couple. of course, after tearing open the wrapper in anticipation, taking a bite and chewing in slow motion to give it maximum dramatic effect, we are hit with the same thing we are always hit with: disappointment. i'm not saying twinkies are bad or anything, but i never seem to remember what they taste like besides disappointment. i would never choose a twinkie over a hoho is all i know.  

(i refer to this as the KISS phenomenon. i have never once met a KISS fan and yet on every movie and tv show i see they are toted as the greatest band ever. granted, the fact that they did a concert semi-recently must mean that someone has to like them, but i dunno. twinkies and KISS are mixed up in the worst conspiracy ever.)

so if the world really doesn't see another twinkie ever again, well, i think i might be okay with that. and deep down, i think every one else will be too, because if you stop to think about it, no one likes twinkies. 

just in case you were wondering, i'm more of a little debbie girl anyway. 

*If I Never See Your Face Again - Maroon 5

5 comments:

  1. jenine LOVED twinkies. i think she was the only person I knew who did.

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  2. when i was writing this post she came to mind but i told myself that she loved hohos not twinkies. guess i was wrong and i do know someone who loved them.

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  3. anonymous hippopotamusNovember 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    when we were younger we loved twinkies....you know that age when kids are literally garbage disposals and will eat anything that contains sugar? I remember i used to like licking out the cream then eating the rest of the sponge. that was like in 3rd grade or something...
    don't remember really liking them later on in life though

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  4. omg that's right. actually, i remember you loving them, but i always got the cupcakes i think. but being young doesn't count because, like you said, if it had sugar we would scarf them down. later in life we realized they tasted like disappointment.

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  5. Anonymous hippopotamusNovember 25, 2012 at 7:18 AM

    I loved those cupcakes too....but those were also disgusting once I got older

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