The life of a pizza man is intense
May 19, 2016 10:03 AM   Subscribe

The Secret Order of the Slice: photographer Chris Gampat captures the magical moment of opening a pizza box. posted by Johnny Wallflower (27 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
Well that finally answers my Marcellus Wallis question.
posted by beerperson at 10:05 AM on May 19, 2016 [12 favorites]


welp looks like i'm having pizza for lunch
posted by entropicamericana at 10:09 AM on May 19, 2016


None of those boxes is from Original Ray's, so I do not believe.
posted by dubwisened at 10:11 AM on May 19, 2016 [1 favorite]


This was charming, and yes, that's exactly how it feels!
posted by mochapickle at 10:11 AM on May 19, 2016


Pizza with LED topping is a thing? Huh.
posted by monospace at 10:30 AM on May 19, 2016 [1 favorite]


Some of those boxes are clearly empty. The box is a lie!
posted by leotrotsky at 10:33 AM on May 19, 2016 [5 favorites]


During the last Superbowl, Twitter user @fart was retweeting tweets by angry customers who were tweeting photos of the horrific looking pizzas they were delivered by Domino's and Papa Joohn's. Like, pizzas delivered with a slice removed, pizzas that were obviously transported with the box held vertically, pizzas that were dropped upside down by the driver and still delivered, etc.

It was one of the best days on Twitter.

Just to stay on topic: I like these photos.
posted by bondcliff at 10:43 AM on May 19, 2016 [3 favorites]


I used to deliver pizza, back in the early 90's. Sometimes I 'd get to a house and the family would have a kid almost about to die from pizza excitement and happiness. I think some of them thought I was going to be bringing the Ninja Turtles. It's weird to think about those children now, full-grown and entombed in some conference room on some corporate campus.
posted by thelonius at 10:44 AM on May 19, 2016 [15 favorites]


Papa Joohn's

yeah, well, duh, clones make shitty pizza
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:46 AM on May 19, 2016 [3 favorites]




Some of those boxes are clearly empty. The box is a lie!


I know! where is the pizza?
posted by zutalors! at 10:46 AM on May 19, 2016


what if enlightenment was the true pizza after all
posted by griphus at 10:47 AM on May 19, 2016 [4 favorites]


The photos are amazing and I love them, but that Elsa (I think) costume in the first one is terrifying to me.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:48 AM on May 19, 2016


If you click through at the bottom, you can see the Reverse Shots of a pizza ripping people in half whose innards are strangely absent yet glowing.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:54 AM on May 19, 2016 [2 favorites]


what would pizza use as a tearing mechanism?
posted by zutalors! at 10:55 AM on May 19, 2016


I'm getting more of a Kiss Me Deadly vibe.
posted by The Card Cheat at 10:56 AM on May 19, 2016 [3 favorites]


I used to deliver pizza, back in the early 90's. Sometimes I 'd get to a house and the family would have a kid almost about to die from pizza excitement and happiness. I think some of them thought I was going to be bringing the Ninja Turtles. It's weird to think about those children now, full-grown and entombed in some conference room on some corporate campus.

I love this comment. This, exactly.
posted by sallybrown at 10:57 AM on May 19, 2016 [3 favorites]


...entombed in some conference room on some corporate campus.

For the love of God, Papa John!
posted by griphus at 10:57 AM on May 19, 2016 [8 favorites]


I know I've seen somewhere a critical review of the "light coming from within the treasure chest" trope. Repo Man, Raiders of the Lost Ark, it all dates back to some silent 1920s film or something. Ring a bell for anyone?
posted by Nelson at 11:01 AM on May 19, 2016


I made an FPP featuring those scenes. Earliest one I found was Kiss Me Deadly from 1955.
posted by griphus at 11:11 AM on May 19, 2016 [1 favorite]


what if enlightenment was the true pizza after all

the real enlightenment was the pizza we ate along the way
posted by poffin boffin at 11:12 AM on May 19, 2016 [4 favorites]


Thanks, griphus, it was Kiss Me Deadly I was trying to remember. Now that I look at these examples I'm struck by how the light emanating from the box is a sign of menace, dangerous power, terror. I knew it looked odd in these pizza photos, it's because they're all happy their pizza slice has been decorated with radioactive salumi.
posted by Nelson at 11:20 AM on May 19, 2016 [1 favorite]


what would pizza use as a tearing mechanism?

lots of red pepper flakes or maybe some hot sauce
posted by robocop is bleeding at 11:36 AM on May 19, 2016


how can you be terrified of a numinous power beyond your comprehension that could destroy you and everything you know if you wield it unwisely when it's topped with THOSE LITTLE CURLY-UPPY CRISPY PEPPERONI OMG
posted by prize bull octorok at 11:45 AM on May 19, 2016 [1 favorite]


If it was only pizza...
posted by Splunge at 2:00 PM on May 19, 2016


That's why there ain't a pizza man I know that don't take speed.
posted by ZipRibbons at 2:12 PM on May 19, 2016 [1 favorite]


Pizza Man, 1991
posted by Captain l'escalier at 4:05 PM on May 19, 2016


I did not know that Pripyat Pizza did home delivery.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:04 PM on May 19, 2016 [2 favorites]


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