Week In Review

Hostess With(out) The Mostess?

Twilight for Twinkies?

Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Sno-Balls, Ding-Dongs and many other of your childhood favorites, filed for bankruptcy protection this week.  But don’t worry, the company still plans to keep operating and hopes to restructure.  With the rumored life expectantly of a Twinkie, rest assured, even if the company goes out of business there is still enough product to last well into the next millennium…

France: A Major Faux Pas

Though the Netherlands and Germany are keeping their top credit scores by a hair, France is unfortunately not so lucky.  To further add to France’s bad day, Newt Gingrich is running a tv ad in which he mocks Mitt Romney for speaking French.  Apparently sending a message to school children everywhere that it is a major negative to speak a foreign language.  Though it might be more productive to point out that, given current American scholastic standards, probably not many students could point out France on a map anyway.  Mon Dieu!

New Hampshire News

Despite his ability to speak French, Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire Republican Primary with 36% of the vote.  In other words, quite a large margin compared with the 8 vote victory he had in Iowa. Next up?  South Carolina – we’re interested to see how “Massachusetts Moderate” Mitt plays in this conservative southern state.

Home Depot to Add 70,000 Jobs

We’re going to view this one as half full – Home Depot recently announced that they will be adding 70,000 temporary jobs for its upcoming Spring season.  But, hey, seasonal employment is better than no employment!  Plus, the retailer predicts many of these temp jobs turning into full-time employment.  The bottom line is that more orange aprons do signify a somewhat rosier economy.

Throwing Eggs At Apple 

An angry mob pelted a Beijing Apple Store with Eggs after finding out they had sold out of the iPhone 4S.  Many had waited in line overnight and were not happy to hear that they had been waiting in vain.  In a move sure to make Chinese egg producers happy, Apple has now announced they aren’t any more shipments due to safety concerns.  All of which leads us to believe that if people are really that upset about not getting their iPhones, cell service on them must be way better in China than it is here in the States.

And how was your week?

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One Response to “Week In Review”

  1. Jiminy Drambuie says:

    Re: France Faux Pas

    I don’t think Newt is sending a message to school children everywhere that it is negative to speak a foreign language; I think school children everywhere will just understand that it is negative to speak French!! :D

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