You've just purchased a meal at a restaurant that offers a salad bar, with the stipulation that you can only take items from it once. How do you get the most out of your one trip? Simple: build a salad tower
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posted by tocts
on Jul 29, 2013 -
In 1974, artificial intelligence researchers at Michigan State University made a giant leap forward in computer-aided communication for the handicapped: they used an early text-to-speech system to order a pizza
. Spoiler: Domino's hung up on them. [more inside]
posted by supercres
on Jan 25, 2013 -
We were kids...and songs would come on...and I would sing really loud...always the wrong lyrics. My little sister grew up thinking MY lyrics were the right ones. via
posted by Knappster
on Dec 22, 2011 -
When we did "Beat It," Michael came in the van with us to scout locations. I remember saying, "I'm hungry, let's stop for a pizza." Michael said, "Oh good, I've never had a pizza." This is a 25-year-old man who'd never had pizza. Now he wasn't accessible like that. He was a superstar, but then he became a deity.
I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution is a hugely readable and fun new oral history of the first decade of MTV. Veteran music writers Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum interviewed many of the era's major players, putting a microscope on the biggest, weirdest, and most memorable videos of the time, and [Pitchfork is] thrilled to present the following excerpt.
posted by obscurator
on Oct 27, 2011 -
Pizza! Slice Harvester
is one man's quest to taste and review every pizza slice offered by NYC's pizzerias. His mission statement reads, "...I'm going by neighborhood, starting in Manhattan, getting a plain slice at every place. I am f***ing sick of the current trend in Pizza Journalism that's all about f***ing artichoke guacamole tahini pizza on rice dough. That s*** isn't pizza. Sorry."
posted by Arthur Phillips Jones Jr
on Sep 28, 2010 -
If there is ever one song that you should not listen under the influence of hallucinogens or other mind-altering substances, it would be "Pizza Song
," quite possibly one of the creepiest-sounding tracks in existence.
posted by WCityMike
on Sep 24, 2010 -
"Papa" John Schnatter loved his old Camaro
so much he couldn't bear to watch it drive away after he sold it, but he used the proceeds of the sale to start a restaurant business (which ended up going pretty well
). To celebrate the 25th anniversary of starting his restaurant, he traveled the US to thank his employees and search for his lost car. Surprisingly, he found it
, bought it back and to celebrate he's giving everyone with a Camaro a free pizza tomorrow
. (Aug. 26th)
posted by 1f2frfbf
on Aug 25, 2009 -
It seems that this gentleman
bought a set of musical robots from the defunct Showbiz Pizza
restaurant chain. This gent has been reprogramming the robots to sing recent hit songs, rather than the '60s Motown hits they sang originally. He then takes video of these performances, and posts it on YouTube. I guarantee this version of Evanescence's "Lithium" will haunt your dreams (or, perhaps, make you hurl).
posted by metasonix
on Aug 2, 2007 -
Pizza in Three Dimensions
"Every few years, a product comes along that completely changes its category
. As the iPod has revolutionized the way people interact with music; as cell phones and wireless internet access has altered the way they communicate, so, too, will the way they approach eating change with the introduction of Pizzacono, the first dramatically new way to consume pizza in recent memory."
posted by sportbucket
on Nov 3, 2006 -