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Twinkie the Kid rides off into the sunset?

I don’t even remember the last time I ate a Twinkie or a piece of Wonder Bread. But it never occurred to me that they might go away someday.

The things we take for granted are not in fact granted, as Fox 59 in Indianapolis reports:

The Chicago Tribune has more:

Hostess Brands Inc., the bankrupt maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, said it had sought court permission to go out of business after failing to get wage and benefit cuts from thousands of its striking bakery workers.

Hostess, which has about $2.5 billion in sales from a long list of iconic consumer brands of snack cakes and breads said it had suspended operations at all of its 33 plants around the United States as it moves to start liquidating assets…

Hostess said a strike by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union that began last week had crippled its ability to produce and deliver products at several facilities, and it had no choice but to give up its effort to emerge intact from bankruptcy court.

The Irving, Texas-based company said the liquidation would mean that most of its 18,500 employees would lose their jobs.

Welcome to the next four years. At least.

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P.S. As Ace points out, this was foretold:

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Zombies, unions… whatever.