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Archie Bunker Opines Upon The Demise Of Twinkies

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Archie Bunker Opines Upon The Demise Of Twinkies

"Edith!  Edith!   I didn't find a Twinkie in my lunch bucket today!
What happened, Dingbat?   Why do you torture me this way?"
"But Archie, ain't you seen on TV they ain't makin' 'em anymore?
The company is foldin' up and they ain't stockin' 'em at the store!"

"I blame you fer this disaster, Meathead, you and yer pinko friends!
The greedy union reached too far killin' jobs on which people depends!
Yer democrat gov'mint stimulated my tax dollars fer ever' thing in sight!
Instead of blowin' money on green inergy, I'd like some to solve my plight!"

"But, Daddy" - poking his gut - "fast food like Twinkies isn't good for you!"
"Let me tell you somethin', little girl!  That may be yer lib'ral point of view!
My life ain't never gonna be the same agin without Twinkies fer a snack!
Them things is as American as yer mother's punkin' pie and I want 'em back!"

"I fought for the flag, baseball, Coca Cola and Twinkies in Dubya Dubya Two!
I slogged through the mud in Italy and was shot in a very fragile area too!
Now, I feel that it was all in vain to pertect all them things I hold dear!
No Twinkies for my lunch?  Stifle yerselfs!  I'm goin' to Kelsey's fer a beer!"

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 11/26/2012 1:48:00 PM
    I feel the same about bacon baps and ketchup! Bravo! great write. Read ;{>

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 9:43:00 AM
    ....and I've never had a twinkie :-( another great poem Bob!

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 12:54:00 PM
    You should've been a script writer Bob. I can hear each characters voice in your words. Theirs no defense for this Twinkie case. Enjoyed very much.

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 4:35:00 PM
    hey the Mexican's may be buying the twinkie company..cheaper sugar down there hoozah! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 8:04:00 AM
    Way to go jack! My dad used to really relate to Archie Bunker. He didn't realize the show was being used to poke fun at certain ways of thinking. I really enjoyed how you brought these characters back to life.

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 1:29:00 PM
    This is absolutely a hoot OR as they used to say way back when, the 'bee's knees"! Gonna save this one my friend... yee haw!

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 10:41:00 AM
    Bob, this is just great, nice to be back and reading your work...Dave

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 6:46:00 PM
    Too funny that was a great show! Taught me what not to take from my men? Light & Love soup mail

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 5:47:00 PM
    Hear Ye Hear Ye The Old Mighty King has issued a command, all twinkies abondon ship and swim west to Robert Hinshaws house, cuz he misses you somethin real and Oh! Say! Is that a twinkle in his eye? Well I'll be a whiskered cat if it don't beat all, eat ate all em twinkies clean off his plate, and that's why we don't have any twinkies today, xxxx I miss ya Bubs, vie

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 3:59:00 PM
    Oh, this is too funny, Absolutely outrageous. You are too much, Bob. I think you can make fun of anything. Too gifted! :) Love ya, Toquyen

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 3:03:00 PM
    Brilliant write! I believe the late Carroll O' Connor's TV character would have responded this way to the discontinuation of Twinkies. This is being included among my favorite poems!

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 2:50:00 PM
    lol I'm smiling and so would my dad.. he loved All In A Family... Great storyteller you are my friend... Wishing you and all around you a wonderful Thanksgiving..

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 2:19:00 PM
    This would have made a great episode!

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 2:14:00 PM
    Masterful, delightful, funny and spot on!

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 1:44:00 PM
    This is like watching t.v., I can hear their voices! A good laugh and a serious look at our economy!

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 1:39:00 PM
    An era gone by. I loved twinkies. Great poem! LOL