Death to the Twinkie: The funniest eulogies

The Week's Editorial Staff
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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."

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

The 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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— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) November 16, 2012

 

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— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) November 16, 2012

 

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— Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) November 16, 2012

 

— MJ (@sucittaM) November 16, 2012

 

— Joshua Green (@JoshuaGreen) November 16, 2012

 

— Mister Dave (@RidiculousFood) November 16, 2012

 

— Tony Bedora (@tbedo04) November 16, 2012

 

— Dillon Ryan (@thedillonryan) November 16, 2012

 

— Chris Jones (@MySecondEmpire) November 16, 2012

 

— Amy(@CAAmyO) November 16, 2012

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