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I've always heard that there are two things that would survive an atomic war. Cockroaches and Hostess Twinkies. Unfortunately, as of today, that list is down to ONE. Cockroaches.
Say goodbye to your Twinkies.
North Texas-based Hostess Brands, Inc. has decided to go out of business and liquidate its assets after failing to win back striking workers.
The company posted a statement on a website set up specifically for people following the strike.
"We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," said Gregory F. Rayburn, chief executive officer. "Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders."
About one-third of the company's workers are union members who are unhappy about the company's cutbacks during its bankruptcy reorganization.
But problems with several unions -- including the Bakery, Confectionery, and Tobacco workers and the Grain Millers International Union -- have prevented the company from moving forward.
Hostess said it will seek bankruptcy court permission to sell all of its assets. The company said bakery production has already shut down.
Some of the brands' products include Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho-Hos, Fruit Pies and Wonder Bread.
Here's a glimpse inside my life outside of the radio station. :)
I think my daughter Kendall could very well be the spokesperson for Heinz. She LOVES her ketchup!! I mean...REALLY REALLY loves her ketchup. Watch what happens when we try to take it away from her!
One of my favorites from 1977 that you NEVER seem to hear anymore, here's this week's Lost 70s Hit:
Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy
"Lonely Boy" is a song written and recorded by Andrew Gold in 1976 for his album "What's Wrong with This Picture? When released as a single in 1977, the song became a top-twenty hit in both the United States (#7) and the United Kingdom (#11). While it would prove his biggest U.S. hit, Gold's single "Never Let Her Slip Away" achieved greater success in the UK.
The second verse of the song features backing vocals provided by Linda Ronstadt (for whom Gold had previously worked as a producer and backing musician).
The song follows the life of a child who feels neglected by his parents after the birth of a younger sister. Many assume this song to be autobiographical of Andrew Gold, yet the artist denied the implication, despite great similarities between the lyrics and Gold's own life.
Regarding the verses' first lines: "He was born on a summer day in 1951" matches Andrew's 2 August 1951 birthday, "In the summer of '53 his mother/Brought him a sister" matches his sister Martha's 22 July 1953 birthday, and "He left home on a winter day, 1969" may well match the formation of Bryndle, of which Andrew was a member, in 1969.
In February 2000, the Foo Fighters recorded a cover of the song to be used as a B-side in one of the then upcoming singles for There Is Nothing Left to Lose; however, it wasn't used as a B-side as planned. They tried to release it, but were not allowed for reasons unknown.
Happy Halloween! I just ran across this and HAD to share it. I'm sure we all know the famous "Thriller" voice-over that Vincent Price did for Michael Jackson's song. Well, it was edited quite a bit before making it into the song and video.
Here is the entire, creepy voice-over - including parts where Michael and Vincent are talking back and forth. Cool stuff!
You may or may not have noticed this before. But when it's windy - like...REALLY windy outside - have you ever noticed that the water in your toilet moves? I know. Toilet facts to get your Tuesday going...I apologize. But with the gusty winds that we've got going on right now, I just couldn't help but try to get to the bottom of this. Yes, folks. This is Kevin's mind at work at 6:30 in the morning.
So here's why it happens:
In most homes, part of the plumbing system is a pipe that runs up and out to the roof. This outlet, called a “vent stack,” allows gases to vent outside instead of through the toilet, sink or tub. It basically keeps your house from smelling like sewage. Nice. Huh?
Well, when wind blows over the vent stack on the roof, the air pressure in the pipe is lowered. It's pretty much the same thing that gives airplanes their lift, in action in your bathroom. The lowered pressure in the pipes creates a slight suction effect throughout the plumbing system, pulling on water in the toilet below. As the wind kicks up and dies down, the suction gets stronger and weaker, and the water in the bowl sloshes around accordingly.