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Tue., Nov. 27, 2012, 4:39 p.m.

Mayan Calendar To Outlast Twinkies?

"According to popular myth, Twinkies are so stuffed with chemicals and preservatives that they will last for decades. Hostess insists that the shelf life is more like 25 days." So writes Bich Minh Nguyen, the author of the novel “Short Girls” and the memoir “Stealing Buddha’s Dinner” in a recent (and clever) New York Times Op Ed, shortly after the sugar-plum fairies unplugged the international Twinkies light. We all believed that Hostess Twinkies would be available during the apocalypse. And then a funny thought hit me. Even with all the popular mythologies of Twinkies being with us forever, they didn't quite make it to the end of the world, as we  know it - or at least as the Mayans knew it/Dennis Mansfield. More here.

Question: Anyone getting nervous out there that everything's going to come to an end in less than a month when the Mayan calendar runs out?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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