Twinkies Die at Age 82. Is The Zombie Apocalypse Nearing?

Hostess Brands, the makers of such wonderful wrapped snacks as Twinkies, Ho Hos and Wonder Bread said Friday that it is shutting down operations.

I have very few vices. I don’t smoke. I rarely drink. My two biggest vices are my obsession with the cinema art of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Twinkies.

This gloomy news is proof that the end of the world is near! Maybe those damned Mayans got it right after all.

In the movie Zombieland, Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) has two purposes as he tries to survive the zombie apocalypse: destroy the undead and find Twinkies. The golden cakes with creamy filling are scarce in the future and he has to risk his life to find his favorite snack.

All I’m asking is this: can zombies be too far off in our future?

Our lives are full of anxiety. The economy is recovering, slowly, and the future is still uncertain. We all have our problems: health, relationships gone badly, money woes and natural disasters.

But, as Zombieland showed, sometimes it is the little things that matter. Sometimes a song we like, a puppy running around in the park or, yes, a Twinkie can make the crap fate throws at us just a little easier to endure.

Like Tallahassee, Twinkies were my little decadent escape from the pressures of everyday life. I didn’t eat them often, but when I did, I savored every bite.

Goodbye Hostess. It was fun.

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