Hello, Goodbye You Damned Dirty Snack Cake

Sunday, April 06, 2008
I feel emotionally drained and it's only 4:30 in the am. So much has happened in the five or ten minutes I've been up...

A big happy birthday shout out to the TWINKIE! He's quite well preserved for a 70 year old. Must be all those chemicals... To help 'celebrate', why don't you run out and read Twinkie Deconstructed? Trust me, you'll never eat one again. In it, author Steven Ettlinger, tries to answer the question put to him by his daughter: Where does polysorbate 60 come from? You can read the review I wrote last summer if you don't feel like reading the book.

And then there's the sad news. Last night, while we slept soundly (or not so soundly if you have cats like me), actor Charlton Heston passed away at the age of 84. Heston had been suffering from Azlheimer's. Oh sure, we make fun of him for his giant teeth, funny acting and wonder how women ever found him sexy. And yes, he was the spokesman for the NRA but did you know he was the longest serving president of the Screen Actor's Guild and he was married to the same woman for 60 years? That's unheard of in this day and age. He also made some of the best movies...the original Planet of the Apes, Omega Man, Soylent Green, The Ten Commandments and Ben Hur. The entertainment world has certainly lost one of the last remaining true "stars". He will be missed.


SME said...

Do you mean Twinkies in general are 70 years old, or there's just one Twinkie who's turning 70? Cuz that wouldn't surprise me at all.

Not a big Heston fan, myself, but I'm sure my grandmother is not happy about this. I should give her a call.

sp said...

Let's not forget my favorite Heston film "Touch of Evil." That film is brilliant.

I heard the news when db said to me, "Moses is dead."

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