"A pizza is something, a traditional thing. I am a pizza lover. And I like to eat a real pizza."
January 23, 2001 6:37 PM   Subscribe

"A pizza is something, a traditional thing. I am a pizza lover. And I like to eat a real pizza." As It Happens, everybody's (second) favorite CBC show is playing classic bits from 5, 15 and 25 years and letting listeners vote on which ones get rebroadcast. In this 1996 excerpt (.ra), Michael Enright interviews Eugenio Ghezzi about pizza. Gradevole! Quintessential Italian charm; you can't help but love him.
posted by sylloge (7 comments total)
I began enjoying As It Happens from my very first hearing of that groovy guitar riff and the cheesy pun that ends the introduction. It's truly one of the few eclectic radio programs on the air, and it's always funny, topical, and serious all at once. Unfortunately, those of us here in the the U.S. only get to hear the first hour of the show before Mary Lou bids us adieu. : (

So tell me Canadians, what IS it that you folks talk about for the rest of the program?
posted by Avogadro at 8:29 AM on January 24, 2001

The plot to rule North America, of course.
posted by cCranium at 9:20 AM on January 24, 2001

I'm just glad the Canadians have figured out that a pizza is "something." Down here we call such words "nouns." A noun is a person, place, or thing!

(I'm sure it sounds better when he says it than it looks in print. I'm always amazed at how hard it is to not sound like an idiot when speaking. No slight to Canadians intended.)
posted by kindall at 9:27 AM on January 24, 2001

If you sound like an idiot while you're talking how is that offensive to Canadians?

posted by cCranium at 11:06 AM on January 24, 2001

Hm, yeah, I sound like an idiot when I'm writing too, sometimes, obviously. What I was referring to was the tendency for perfectly acceptable utterances to sound moronic when set down in print. "Dialog has to read like speech, but it can't be speech," according to one memorable book on writing I can't remember the name of. And for good reason.
posted by kindall at 11:34 AM on January 24, 2001

ah, Stewart, you're right. That's a very charming clip. "that is wonderful!... No, you are wonderful!" Signore Ghettzi does not speak Engligh as a first language, but is so very nice.

posted by Avogadro at 3:47 PM on January 24, 2001

kindall, I did understand what you meant, I was just being an ass.
posted by cCranium at 9:00 AM on January 25, 2001

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