This and That –

Hope is alive for the Twinkie and not so much for the greedy scalpers. For you entertainment today, check out ebay where the cost of Twinkies are outrageous. One listing for twenty one million states:

THIS ITEM IS NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION!!!! THANK YOU FOR VIEWING MY AUCTION. I WANT TO MAKE A FEW THINGS CLEAR TO VIEWERS OF THIS ITEM: 1) THE ITEM WAS NOT PACKAGED ON THE 15TH OF NOV, BUT THE BOX IS FACTORY STAMPED WITH A BEST BY DATE OF NOV 15. THIS HAPPENS TO BE THE LAST DAY OF FULL HOSTESS FACTORY OPERATIONS. 2) THIS BOX IS IN SEASONAL HALLOWEEN DESIGN. THE DATE AND DESIGN MAKE THIS BOX EXTREMELY RARE AND COLLECTIBLE. WHY? BECAUSE HOSTESS DRIVERS DROP OF FRESH TWINKIES AND PICK UP THE “EXPIRED” BEST BY DATE ITEMS. THIS GEM DID NOT GET PICKED UP AND SURVIVED THE HALLOWEEN RUSH. IF YOU CAN FIND ANOTHER BOX WITH THIS DATE AND DESIGN, PLEASE SEND ME THE LINK TO IT. I’VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR 3 DAYS ON EBAY AND ALL OVER THE INTERNET AND HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE ANOTHER. EVERYTHING I’VE BEEN ABLE TO FIND IS DATED LATER NOV AND DECEMBER. AGAIN, WHAT MAKES THIS ITEM SO RARE? THE BEST BY DATE BEING THE SAME AS THE FINAL HOSTESS OPERATIONS DATE AND THE SEASONAL HALLOWEEN BOX DESIGN. IT’S A TRUE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH. 95% OF THE SALE PRICE WILL GO TO HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS THROUGH THE EBAY DONATION SYSTEM.

What a guy.  He is only keeping a little over one million dollars.

If that is a little high for you then five million dollars states:

Hi there! You are looking at a collection of Hostess Products. As you probably know, Hostess is no longer going to be around to make these. 40% of the profits made from this sale will be donated to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy ruined and has devastated the lives of many. The donations will be made to Red Cross. If you are interested in buying and are not in the US, please contact me beforehand. All of the products are new and unopened. I will try to ship out the products ASAP. Good luck! This collection of Hostess products includes: -4 10 count boxes of Twinkies- date says December 8 (on one of them, it says October 3) -8 raspberry zingers package (3 in a package)- dates say December 14 -8 vanilla zingers packages (3 in a package)- dates say December 13 -3 8 count boxes of Strawberry Cupcakes- Dates say December 15 -3 8 count boxes of chocolate cupcakes- dates say December 3-5 -2 fruit pies (one lemon and one cherry)- dates say December 2-3 -9 chocolate cupcake packages (2 cupcakes in a package)- dates say December 6 -1 pack of chocolate donettes- date says December 12 -27 Twinkies packages (2 Twinkies per package) – Dates vary from November 27 to December 5 (most are in December) – 7 single Twinkies -1 10 count box of chocolate filled Twinkies- date says November 22.
Profit – Two million dollars!
Another listing was for two million and with this you get:

This isn’t just a auction, it is a way to become famous and get great publicity for any business or company… Me and my family will hand deliver the product to you and if bought by a company or business we will wear shirts with your logo, for the media to be able to take pictures.The money will be used to help put my kids through college and help me and my wife have a safe future.

This individual is only keeping 800,000 dollars.

If that is a little pricy for you then you can buy one box for $21.00.

Next up is the scandal that rocked the CIA. Paula Broadwell, General Petraeus and Jill Kelley have all hired either crisis management teams or P.R. Firms. It is not like having an adulterous affair is anything new. I don’t think that information is the most damaging information that has come out of all this. Jill Kelley hasn’t fared well, with the fact that the money for the charity she started was all used for entertainment, and travel expenses. The fact that Paula sent anonymous messages warning people about Jill makes me question her mental status. And General Petraeus just falls under the “there is no fool like an old fool.” So how is a P.R. firm going to white wash this?

Come on tell me your thoughts!

- – Leigh AAR

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5 thoughts on “This and That –

  1. maggie b.

    This whole hostess thing is traumatic enough without these societal leeches behaving this way. Thank God for Little Debbie. :-) At least one firm will still be baking extremely unhealthy but delicious goodness.

  2. Leigh

    maggie b.: This whole hostess thing is traumatic enough without these societal leeches behaving this way. Thank God for Little Debbie. At least one firm will still be baking extremely unhealthy but delicious goodness.

    I can only think that the listers want the publicity on e-bay, not that they truly think someone is stupid enough to spend that type of money. Like the woman who put her soul up for sale on e-bay. I heard that Little Debbie is not doing so great either – but that could just be a rumor. And honestly, I like Hostess much better than Little Debbie’s. And all this news about Twinkies is making me want to go out and buy a box- although there are probably not any left on the shelf.

  3. LeeB.

    Re the Petraeus affair, I just don’t get it. He was head of the CIA and he had time to have an affair? And I know he’s not the first person in a position of power to engage in extracurricular activities while on the job. Obviously these people are being paid WAY too much salary if they have so much free time while at work.

  4. VictoriaS

    Lee, not only too much time and paid waaaaaay too much, but really, a grown woman sending “stay away from my boyfriend” messages!? I thought we stopped that in junior high school! Mary Wollstonecraft must be so proud :-(

    Those people who are stockpiling Twinkies if they had bought that many when the company was still viable……….

  5. Leigh

    VictoriaS: Lee, not only too much time and paid waaaaaay too much, but really, a grown woman sending “stay away from my boyfriend” messages!? I thought we stopped that in junior high school! Mary Wollstonecraft must be so proud
    Those people who are stockpiling Twinkies if they had bought that many when the company was still viable……….

    I know. If Broadwell hadn’t sent the message then the whole affair might not have been discovered. Which is not right – I am not saying that they didn’t deserve to be caught but their poor families with all this publicity.

    I was disappointed to read that the mediation failed – not that this is going to change my buying habits – but I just don’t want anyone to make a killing off a company going out of business.

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