Posts Tagged: Harvey Milk

Murderous Twinkie Will Still Be Made After Bankruptcy Sale

America engaged in a few moments of phony communal nostalgia for the Hostess Twinkie today, as the news got around that the Texas-based snack manufacturer would shut down operations and sell its assets following bankruptcy and a long battle between the brand's current private equity owners, creditors and the union representing 18,500 bakery and factory workers. The biggest losers, as always, are the employees. With a Kochian sneer, Hostess CEO Gregory F. Rayburn announced that "Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders."

Oh, the Twinkie! How will America recover, etc. First, [...]


Teens On Soda-Fueled Murder Rampage

"Teenagers who drink lots of soft drinks get into more fights and carry more weapons than their peers who drink less, found a new study. And while the study couldn’t determine whether soft drinks actually cause violence, the findings add to a growing — yet still controversial — body of research on the effects of nutrition on behavior." Older readers might not want to click through, as the article goes on to reference "a notorious 1979 San Francisco murder trial, lawyers blamed the killer’s actions on his recent switch from a health-food diet to one filled with Coca-Cola and other junk food," which… really? It is incredibly painful to [...]


Easy Listening: Harvey Milk, "A Small Turn of Human Kindness"

Harvey Milk, an Athens, Ga. doom metal band, release their seventh album, A Small Turn of Human Kindness, this week. The doom metal palette is generally somewhat monochromatic-it is usually two-to-five people approximating Black Sabbath and Blue Cheer in slow motion. These bands make the noise of the ancients if the ancients were truckers with bags of glue. And hey, maybe they were?