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Old 11-18-2012, 06:28 AM   #1121
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:45 AM   #1122
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That's an epic picture, and certainly couldn't come at a more appropriate time.

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:56 PM   #1123
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Was that Princess Kate in the background with the famous blue dress?
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:50 PM   #1124
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Was that Princess Kate in the background with the famous blue dress?
No....
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:43 AM   #1125
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With operations stalled, the company that makes Twinkies and other famous U.S. brands said last week that liquidating its business was the best way to preserve its dwindling cash. It won court approval on Wednesday to start winding down in a process expected to claim 15,000 jobs immediately and over 3,000 more after about four months.

Interviews with more than a dozen workers showed there was little sign of regret from employees who voted for the strike. They said they would rather lose their jobs than put up with lower wages and poorer benefits.

"They're just taking from us," said Kenneth Johnson, 46, of Missouri. He said he earned roughly $35,000 with overtime last year, down from about $45,000 five years ago.

With 18,500 workers, Hostess has 12 different unions including the BCTGM, which has about 5,600 members on the bread and snack item production lines, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents about 7,500 route sales representatives, drivers and other employees.

Unlike some non-unionized rivals, the maker of Wonder Bread and Drake's cakes had to navigate more than 300 labor contracts, with terms that often strained efficiency and competitiveness, Hostess officials have said. In some extreme cases, contract provisions required different products to be delivered on different trucks even when headed to the same place.

Aside from those so-called onerous labor contracts, Hostess has grappled for some time with rising ingredient costs and a growing health consciousness that has made its sugary cakes less popular. It filed for bankruptcy in January, only three years after emerging from a prior bankruptcy.

Lance Ignon, speaking on behalf of Hostess, said the company recognized how difficult the past few years had been for workers and wished it did not have to ask them for more givebacks.

"But the reality was that the company could not survive without those concessions," Ignon said.

Workers had a laundry list of frustrations, from rising healthcare costs to decreased wages and delayed pension benefits. They even cited a $10-per-week per worker charge they said Hostess claimed was needed to boost company capital.

"They have taken and taken and taken from us," said Debi White, who has worked at Hostess for 26 years, most recently as a bun handler at its bread and roll plant in Lenexa, Kansas.

"They have been walking around stomping their foot saying either you give in ... or else we're going to close you now. Well, go ahead, we're tired of their threats," she said. "That's how we feel."
Damn it. There will never be a company that makes cupcakes the same again.

Oh those magic white loops on delicious chocolate frosting... coating the always fresh chocolate sponge-cake goodness - take a bite - and - *SURPRISE* - the heavenly white cream middle.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:39 PM   #1126
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:54 AM   #1127
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If i can remember back that far but they either used to sell these cakes in Australia or we had something very, very similar, these had a pink swirl and were absolutely awesome. this was about 15 years ago now and i can still distinctly remember them and how they tasted.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:30 PM   #1128
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Surely any fan of the Chocolate Hostess CupCakes has tried the Orange Frosted ones...
A damn shame if not.

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:57 AM   #1129
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Surely any fan of the Chocolate Hostess CupCakes has tried the Orange Frosted ones...
A damn shame if not.

Ahhh - Yes. Hostess was truly magic, and if any other WannaBee cup cake makers ever try to make these it will probably taste like a highlighter pen
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:32 AM   #1130
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Surely any fan of the Chocolate Hostess CupCakes has tried the Orange Frosted ones...
A damn shame if not.

Now those are the cupcakes I'd find myself going for all the time. Hardly ever grab the chocolate ones. Mleh.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:51 PM   #1131
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I only liked one thing Hostess made.

Zingers.

And I haven't had one in about twenty years. I guess I better go find some before they're gone forever.
At least Star Crunch and Moon Pies will still be around.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #1132
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Star Crunches...YES! I love those chocolate covered nut-clustered cookies! Always ordered them as a dessert in the lunch line during my school days. Never went a day without them.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:09 AM   #1133
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EPIC LEXUS REPO!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82rcrvRhV-0
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:55 AM   #1134
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Do you get Jeffa cakes in the states?
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:32 PM   #1135
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I had to Google it. Apparently a U.K. product. Haven't seen Jaffa Cakes in the US, but perhpaps they are around at some place like Pier1 or Trader Joe's which specialize in bringing some of the popular imported consumables.



Orange flavored filling? They also featured limited edition versions, lik strawberry and Lemon-Slime for Halloween, and I was unable to confirm a possible product -something called a "Lemon Squeezy".

American's would call most cake-bisquits a cookie. In England they tried to apply VAT because they classified it as the size and shape of a bisquit. The manufacture, famous for "digestive bisquits" won the decision to have it available Tax free, because it's actually a cake.

More about McVitie's

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McVitie's is a snack food brand owned by United Biscuits. The name derives from the original Scottish biscuit maker, McVitie & Price, Ltd., established in 1830 on Rose Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. The firm moved to various sites in the city before completing the St. Andrews Biscuit Works factory on Robertson Avenue in the Gorgie district in 1888. The company also operates two large manufacturing plants south of the border in Levenshulme, Manchester and Harlesden, London.


Though the McVitie & Price factory burned down in 1894, it was rebuilt the same year and remained operative until 1969, when production ceased and operations were transferred to English sites. McVitie & Price expanded to a new factory in Harlesden in 1910 and to Manchester in 1917. The firm acquired Edinburgh bakery Simon Henderson & Sons in 1922.McVitie & Price merged with another Scottish family bakery, Macfarlane, Lang & Co., Ltd, in 1948 to become United Biscuits Group.

McVitie's brand products are now manufactured in five United Kingdom factories: the two former McVitie & Price factories in Harlesden and Manchester, a former Macfarlane, Lang & Co. factory named Victoria Biscuit Works in Glasgow, a former Carr's factory named The Biscuit Works established 1831 in Carlisle, and the McVitie’s Cake Co. factory (formerly Riley's Toffee Works) in Halifax.

McVitie & Price's first major biscuit was the McVitie's Digestive, the first ever digestive biscuit, created by young new employee Alexander Grant in 1892. The biscuit was given its name because it was thought that its high baking soda content served as an aid to food digestion.

The McVitie's Chocolate Homewheat Digestive was created in 1925. Over 71 million packets of McVitie's Chocolate Homewheat Digestives are eaten in the United Kingdom each year, giving an average of 52 biscuits per second.[4] HobNobs were launched in 1985 and a milk chocolate variant followed in 1987.

In 1947 McVitie & Price made the wedding cake for Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten.

Some of the products in the McVitie's line were rebranded McV in 2002, but this was replaced in 2005 with a restyled version of the McVitie's brand logo. In 2007, United Biscuits licensed the McVitie's brand to Meiji Seika Kaisha Ltd for biscuit production in Japan.

In March 2011, it was announced that Prince William had chosen a groom's cake for his wedding reception, made from 1,700 McVitie's Rich Tea biscuits and 17 kg of chocolate.
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Everywhere you go, they really know how to stick it to the common folk.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:00 AM   #1136
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Oh, you're missing out, Gilligan! they're lovely!

I think we get twinkies over here but only in specialist shops.

When I eventually visit the states I'm actually quite interested in trying the chocolate as I recall reading things like Snickers and Twix's taste completely different to their uk counterparts.

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I remember this!

In the court case, to prove their point that it was in fact a cake, they made a massive, cake sized, Jaffa Cake!

Yum!
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:47 PM   #1137
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Well, you also have Vanilla Wafers, too, which would be kind of like those. I always loved to snack on a lot of those behind my mother's back half the time, and she wondered who opened the box and ate half of them. LOL.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:22 PM   #1138
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When I eventually visit the states I'm actually quite interested in trying the chocolate as I recall reading things like Snickers and Twix's taste completely different to their uk counterparts.
I prefer Hershey chocolate when it's a chocolate bar - they make Hershey bar, Reese's, Kit Kat, Almond Joy, Mounds, York (chocolate peppermint pattie). Hershey chocolate is very rich and less milky than swiss chocolate. There is a big difference, and Hershey is a lot better.

I remember reading about the early exposure to chocolate (Cocoa) when South America was the new world several hundred years ago. The Mayan elite drank it in a bitter drink. It was a big trade item amongst South Americans. A leader in Spain said that only a pig would like it (about 1500AD). It took them like 100 years to import it and sweeten it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:00 PM   #1139
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Americans:

We take sides and argue violently about which group of politicians is forcing our country into financial ruin.

Then we all go to WalMart on Black Friday and buy about 50 Billion dollars worth of cheap crap from China.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:43 PM   #1140
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whoop whoop
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:05 AM   #1141
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:53 PM   #1142
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Whop-ba-dee-bop-bop. Hehe...
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:08 AM   #1143
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MT.EVEREST FROM SPACE
(@ 400km on the I.S.S.)

This is a different pic than the recent viral pic

Credit to this guy who has tons of photographic goegraphical wonder on his twitter
https://twitter.com/PC0101

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:16 PM   #1144
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MT.EVEREST FROM SPACE
(@ 400km on the I.S.S.)

This is a different pic than the recent viral pic

Credit to this guy who has tons of photographic goegraphical wonder on his twitter
https://twitter.com/PC0101

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Quite a cliched quote but that picture makes us look very insignificant, awesome pic though.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:23 AM   #1145
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Looks climbable.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:35 PM   #1146
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(@ 400km on the I.S.S.)

Sigh. First 400 hours of Skyrim and then this.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:51 PM   #1147
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I think I can recreate that in Bryce or Vue rather easily.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:57 PM   #1148
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Starting to think we might see some snow in my area just in time for christmas.

Can't stand the cold but it seems bearable when there's a nice snowy vista to take in.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:19 PM   #1149
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It's been very unusually warm here so far this year, and no snow yet. Perhaps i't's just because the world is ending in a few days.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:09 PM   #1150
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:51 PM   #1151
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haha, that is brilliant!

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Starting to think we might see some snow in my area just in time for christmas.

Can't stand the cold but it seems bearable when there's a nice snowy vista to take in.
Well, I was totally wrong. It's not stopped pissing it down since I posted this. More Rain tomorrow too.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:58 PM   #1152
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...and in Germany they just had the warmest christmas eve in recorded history with 20,7 C in Munich.

Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:28 PM   #1153
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...and in Germany they just had the warmest christmas eve in recorded history with 20,7 C in Munich.

Happy Holidays!
Which would be the opposite from last year when WE had the mild winter! Now we have snow storm after snow storm, and 30s throughout... Sigh.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:08 PM   #1154
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It was -37 C when I woke up to go to work, but it's warmed up to -28 C. Couple years ago, we had a mild Christmas. Thing is, where I live, it's not far from the Rocky Mountains so somehow that explains all the wacky weather. One day it's nice, next day it could be snowing, in the middle of May sometimes. It's happened.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:22 AM   #1155
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Happy christmas 3DR!!!!!!!!!



Hope everyone is having a good time! - going to depart on an absolute epic amount of gaming over the holidays.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #1156
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Christmas presence:

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Old 12-25-2012, 08:00 PM   #1157
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/me only wishes forums would have like buttons for posts like Facebook does.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:14 PM   #1158
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Ditto.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:36 PM   #1159
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There's not much point in doing that now, dead as it is, but back in the day it would've been a mess here, particularly if downvoting / one star ratings were allowed.

I remember a few of the test boards here had member ratings enabled, with lots of one star ratings being handed out.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:46 PM   #1160
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Like buttons are enough I think. 'Don't like' buttons would pretty much make everyone get in a negative mood sooner or later. I mean really, sometimes I want to put 'don't like' on fb, but it isn't necessary, I guess...
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