It’s time for a quick commercial break. Watch this clip for Hostess from 1976 (or thereabouts).
When I was a kid I could eat buckets full of Hostess pies, cup cakes and Twinkies if given half a chance. Thankfully, I wasn’t. I did have a Hostess pie-eating contest with myself once and ate something like 7 or 8 pies in-a-row, only stopping when I ran out of money. And no, I didn’t feel ill. I’m not sure I could eat more than one these days without getting a bit queasy.
Pay attention to the TV spot below. Recognize the kid with the headphones and cymbals? That’s Erin “Ahmad Abdul-Rahim” Blunt of Bad News Bears fame.