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Reply Sun 18 Nov, 2012 02:38 pm
Given storms, earthquakes, and pollution increasingly threatening civilization "...with 1 billion people chronically hungry and Earth's population expected to increase by 50% before the end of the century,"

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/10/opinion/la-ed-population-contraception-20120810

......in a worldwide recession on the brink of a second nuclear war, the"...the cream-filled sponge cakes and their sibling snacks--Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, and Zingers." ("Crave a Twinkie? Online prices surprise" Nov. 18) dominate the news.

"What on earth is a Twinkie?" asks Andrew Howard in LETTERS, ("Twinkies and doom") Nov. 18. Yes, I too will have to try one before they all run out--or before it's too late for some other reason.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 18 Nov, 2012 03:15 pm
@dalehileman,

you never had one?
twinkies have been around since 1930...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twinkie
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 18 Nov, 2012 03:18 pm
@Region Philbis,
somehow I don't find it that hard to believe that dale has never encountered a twinkie.

I'm guessing it's on a long list of things...
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 18 Nov, 2012 03:30 pm
@Rockhead,
i wonder if he's encountered Tinky Winky

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lj10qf3B1p1qb31dg.gif
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 18 Nov, 2012 04:04 pm
@Region Philbis,
Quote:
since 1930...
The year I was born

Truth to tell, Reg, I might have tried one years ago
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 19 Nov, 2012 02:40 pm
@dalehileman,
When I was a kid American comics were imported and contained adverts for American stuff that we couldn't get. Hostess Twinkies stood out because they had their own cartoon advertising them with Spider Man or the Hulk.

That made them really desirable, and many years later I tried one, I didn't like it at all. My daughter really likes them though, and has just been send a load by an American friend of hers, and she sent a load of Cadbury's chocolate back.

I know who got the better deal.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 19 Nov, 2012 05:22 pm
@izzythepush,
I'm sorry to hear of her bad taste, but maybe she'll reconsider at some point.
Oh, and hi, from me.

izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 19 Nov, 2012 06:23 pm
@ossobuco,
Hi back,

With the internet and niche marketing things are very different today. I know of a few shops who specialise in foreign confectionary, and almost everything is available online, but back then, the only way to get the stuff you saw advertised in American Comics was go to America.
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