Maybe The Mayans Were Right…

(Yeah, yeah, I know. My muse is being prolific tonight!)

I have been hoping, despite reports to the contrary, that the (alleged) great Mayan apocalypse of December 21, 2012, might just be right. Well, here’s some proof that I may have been at least partially correct:

“I did the math. Won’t bore you. Based on the last (Hostess) trucks leaving today,
and how few (T)winkies were made due to the strike, and averaging how many
usually went out – I could not account, though, for panic buying. I did
fudge a few numbers for panic, though. I have come to the date crunch of
December 19-21 to be the day the last (T)winkie is sold off the shelves.
Maybe the Mayans were referring to the Twinkiepocalypse!”

This came from a friend of my wife’s, who is a professional astronomer and amateur geek – or vice versa. You should take two things away from this. First, that there just might be something to that Mayan apocalypse, after all. And second?

Now you know why my wife and I are so suited to each other. 😀

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18 Responses to Maybe The Mayans Were Right…

  1. Elyse says:

    If the world will end with the last Twinkie, I’m all for it. There will be an afterlife.

  2. benzeknees says:

    We don’t have Twinkies in Canada – copycats but not exactly Twinkies. Even if we did I don’t think I could get that excited about them. Something double chocolate or mocha or coffee flavored chocolate – maybe. Sorry you guys are losing Twinkies.

  3. aFrankAngle says:

    Let the buying frenzy begin … but wait, given Dec 21st, there is one more proclamation …. Leave no Twinkie behind!

    • We shall buy Twinkies on the beaches, and in the fields We shall buy them in the towns. We shall NEVER surrender .. er .. quit buying Twinkies! (Well, until they’re no more, and then we just have to wait for some other corporate conglomerate to buy up the assets and start making them again.) 😀

  4. whiteladyinthehood says:

    Twinkiepocalypse? hahaha

  5. Road Dave says:

    Remember that Twinkies don’t have a Best-Before, more of a Half-Life, so all that will remain after the Mayan calendar cliff will be roaches and Twinkies.

  6. Archon's Den says:

    There’s a story of a newly minted high school chemistry teacher who, years ago, ate one of a two-pack of twinkies, and put the other on the classroom window-sill to see how soon it would degrade. He recently retired, and passed on the still pristine Twinkie to his successor.

  7. tom says:

    All the no expiration and calendar comments were taken leaving just the gourmet treat of the Twinkee. Get your bid in when that brand is auctioned off.

    • Yeah, I really doubt we’ve seen the end of something called a Twinkie. “New Twinkie”? “Twinkie 2.0”? “Twinkie: The Next Generation”? (Sorry, I’ve got TNG on in the background. 😀 )

  8. Archon's Den says:

    In this section of Canada (perhaps all) Westons bakery owns the rights and bakes Wonder Bread. Saputo, the Italian dairy company, owns the rights to things like Ho-Hos and Ding-Dongs. Maybe they’ll make Twinkies. Based on what’s in them, maybe they should be produced by a pharmacy or chemical company.

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