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Death to the Twinkie: The funniest eulogies
With Hostess' closing, the beloved cream-filled sponge cake is not long for this world. But it's rumored to be able to survive anything, even merciless punch lines
After hearing news of the Hostess Brands shutdown, actor Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) tweeted: "a Twinkie could likely survive a nuclear fallout, but not bankruptcy, it seems."
After hearing news of the Hostess Brands shutdown, actor Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) tweeted: "a Twinkie could likely survive a nuclear fallout, but not bankruptcy, it seems."
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he imminent demise of Hostess Brands and its iconic, otherwise virtually indestructible Twinkies is certainly no cause for mirth. Along with the (possible) end of an institution, Hostess is laying off 18,500 employees. But fans of the cream-filled sponge cake needn't despair — Hostess is asking permission to sell off its brands, so the Twinkie could live to see another day. Just in case it doesn't, the eulogies are pouring in on Twitter, from both Twinkies lovers and wistful haters alike, and black humor is the order of the day. Here are some of the best odes to the dying Twinkies:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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