Posts made in November, 2012

Hostess Declares Bankruptcy, But There’s Twinkies Galore on eBay for all you Ding-Dongs

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in On The Street | 0 comments

Hostess Declares Bankruptcy, But There’s Twinkies Galore on eBay for all you Ding-Dongs

One of my greatest regrets (not that I have many) about turning vegan was that I wasn’t able to indulge in any of the many delectably diabetes-inducing, freakish concoctions that the Hostess baking company produced by the millions every day. But now I guess I don’t even have anything to regret on. Except that maybe there are now a gaggle of eBay trolls offering an unopened box of Twinkies for the reasonable price of $500 USD. Early this Friday morning, Hostess declared it would be shuttering all business and liquidating their stock out of their bakeries, after union strikes, low...

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Is K-Pop South Korea’s Blessing, Or a Curse?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in On The Street | 0 comments

Is K-Pop South Korea’s Blessing, Or a Curse?

It’s been a great year to be a member of a Korean boy/girl band. Because “Gangnam Style,” the viral, extremely catchy and extremely┬ácochlea-aching single by South Korean singer PSY┬áhas been dominating the airwaves since this past summer, K-pop singers have the golden ticket into the hearts and wallets of their now burgeoning American fanbase. And it isn’t an accident. Before being cast out into the limelight, “accepted” k-pop auditionees pretty much have to make a deal with the devil– the devil of unabashed vanity. It isn’t uncommon for a k-pop...

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No Doubt Angers Hothead Indians, Without “Looking Hot”

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in On The Street | 0 comments

No Doubt Angers Hothead Indians, Without “Looking Hot”

It can be pretty tiresome to be Gwen Stefani— people are always wanting your autograph, wondering if your baby daddy had a celebrity love child and having someone mistake a chick half your age for you. Though nothing can compare to the annoyance that results from people thinking the product of all your hard work is nothing but a bunch of racist hogwash. Stefani’s band, No Doubt, released a particularly interesting music video for their single “Looking Hot” just last Friday, but it has been banished from the farthest corners of the ‘nets, along with your standard...

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