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Pizza Party U.S.A.

Please support my latest initiative.

Posted on February 04, 2004 to Elsewhere


I'm proud to be #12. If that stupid 'Talk like a Pirate Day' can catch on, surely this has a chance.

Hey: maybe we could take a moment during the festivities to sing a quick Happy Birthday to all those poor shlubs who only get to celebrate once every four years, whaddya say?

Posted by: Dugrless on February 4, 2004 7:52 AM

This is another reason I won't vote for John Kerry. He has taken special interest money from both Pizza Hut AND Dominos. Hypocrite.

Posted by: Duane on February 4, 2004 7:58 AM

why did one of your posts just disappear?? i haven't left work yet to check out the kerry re-mix!!

Posted by: zach on February 4, 2004 8:17 AM

I can't believe someone else out there loves the Discs of Tron "sit in the cabinet for groovy quasi-surround-sound" machine.

Posted by: jdodd on February 4, 2004 8:20 AM

...but we won't have to work on a leap day until 2-29-2008! If a leap day lands on a Sunday and no one notices, does the guy in HR with bad hair care?

Posted by: machaus on February 4, 2004 8:26 AM

I don't think that many people are sitting around watching Treasure Planet, but hey. I'll sign.

Posted by: Greg on February 4, 2004 8:56 AM

Heh heh. It says PP.

Posted by: Gopi on February 4, 2004 9:02 AM

This idea was actually first proposed at the 2nd continental congress.

Posted by: Adam Hindman on February 4, 2004 9:29 AM

If you contact Jonathan Richman with the idea, he'll probably write a catchy song about it. Then your campaign will have a musical theme.

Posted by: palinode on February 4, 2004 9:57 AM

But what if I don't LIKE pizza....can I order a calzone???

Posted by: spam on February 4, 2004 10:16 AM

That was hella funny, and a great idea to boot. Defective Yeti, you're my hero.

Posted by: Celeste on February 4, 2004 10:28 AM

what about the Canadians?

Posted by: Pippi on February 4, 2004 10:28 AM

You misspelled Tukwila in your article.

Posted by: Dunsany on February 4, 2004 10:47 AM

Errr....great plan, Matt. Who's gonna make the pizzas? I mean....no one's working since we all paid our three bucks. Or are you planning on ordering out from Canada?


Posted by: cath on February 4, 2004 11:02 AM

You just know that the states are going to try to push February 29 over to the nearest Monday and we'll end up with "Pizza Party U.S.A. Observed".

Posted by: Jeff on February 4, 2004 11:20 AM

you are a farking genious. what i would do to spend a minute inside of that head...

Posted by: Devlyn on February 4, 2004 11:22 AM

...Stupid Low-Carb Diet.
I guess I wouldn't get a better reason to cheat than this.

Posted by: Mike on February 4, 2004 11:28 AM

We really do need to solve the whole "Who's Cooking" dilemma. I mean, I like Canadians, but I just don't trust them with my pizza. Look what they do bacon, for cripes sake! If Canadian Bacon:Bacon::Canadian Pizza:Pizza, maybe we can get Mexico to hook us up.

Posted by: Flatlander on February 4, 2004 12:02 PM

this plan is pure genius. plus, the shins kick ass.

Posted by: marty on February 4, 2004 2:04 PM

good idea i like pizza and not working its good, very good

Posted by: jibba jabba on February 4, 2004 2:13 PM

I once had a similar idea, but it involved Steak and B!@^ J@&$, oddly enough the town board never went for it. They used names like pervert and whoremonger. It was really very hurtfull. I hope Pizza Party day will open doors and minds. So that one day my son, or my son's son might enjoy what could have been a truely world wide day of celibration.


Posted by: chris on February 4, 2004 2:54 PM

Mmmm, pizza.

About the Canadian Pizza is to pizza guy: Remember, Mexican pizza is like a flat taco. I think really since you've gotta be paying taxes to get your pizza, the people making the pizza would be anybody here illegally. And once they cook the pizza, they're granted citizenship. By the following Pizza Party USA, we'll have surely imported enough more illegals to make the next batch.

Posted by: i on February 4, 2004 4:39 PM

You're gonna get SO many pizzas delivered this leap day. I love you, Matthew Baldwin.

Posted by: Choire on February 4, 2004 6:53 PM

That is a great idea. The reason February 29th is on Sunday is because the 27th is Friday.

Posted by: lockbox on February 4, 2004 7:00 PM

Hey, I LIKE day old pizza, so if it means making sure absolutely no one works on Pizza Party Day, I'll accept it. However, if we get enough VOLUNTEERS, especially from New York City, Northern New Jersey, New York City, Chicago and New York City, then we could still make sure nobody has to work! I also think if we forego the day old cold pizza for quality, then you can ONLY make the pizza if you're from one of these five regions (especially New York City).

Posted by: mr. grooism on February 4, 2004 8:43 PM

First, it has to be hand tossed crust. There is this new kind of crust going around and it is a travesty.

Also--someone does have to work. But like Mr. G says above we can call them volunteers.

I think this WILL change the world!

Posted by: Miel on February 4, 2004 8:47 PM

A co-worker pointed out that Pizza Day wouldn't be "Atkins-Friendly" (don't you just hate those people).
So rather than have a pizza "lock box" for funds, maybe we need a voucher system to preserve our constitutional right to dietary freedom!

Posted by: Jon on February 5, 2004 8:46 AM

Dude, this is the best idea ever! And now you've gone and made me hungry, dammit! Time to order a pizza...

Posted by: Erin on February 5, 2004 9:00 AM

great idea! ...the 2nd continental congress had a great idea and it was more than time that the yeti revived it! now all i need is someone to propose the same for europe! hell, maybe I'll be th one to do that - I need to update my two year old website anyway :)
oh, but please don't let Jonathan Richman write the jingle for it - I'd much rather hear the Mellow Mushroom Lady sing her "Ilove the mighty meaty" jingle. (www.mellowmushroom.com)

Posted by: christian on February 5, 2004 9:11 AM

Dude, you really have a problem with Treasure Planet, don't you?

Posted by: Beth on February 5, 2004 9:13 AM

Now wait just a minute!! What did Canadians do to bacon?? Oh wait...we took all the FAT out. Ahhh and this is bad HOW?

Besides...who puts BACON on a pizza. Pineapple belongs on a pizza!!!!

Posted by: Cath on February 5, 2004 12:25 PM

This sounds like a great idea!In 2008 Feb.29th is on a Friday.Maybe by this time the idea will have had time to take off.

Posted by: JSR on February 5, 2004 12:49 PM

Err... what about the millions of Americans who don't pay taxes and can't check the box?

You really want to exclude the oppressed poor, the illegals, and those who just don't feel like working?

Freakin' conservative bloggers... bah.

Posted by: The Lemon Guy on February 5, 2004 3:18 PM

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Posted by: hekki on February 5, 2004 3:32 PM

holy shtoikies, you're a genius.

Posted by: Bets on February 5, 2004 6:17 PM

For those on the Atkins diet, you can follow the path a California pizza maker has taken: "Pizza in a Bucket." Just heap everything except the crust into a metal bucket and bake!

Posted by: myrall on February 6, 2004 11:03 AM

What about the rest of us, eh? What are we supposed to do as we watch you imperialist Americans scarfing your pizza and guzzling your non-diet pop?

Can't it be Pizza-Party-International? I mean, living here in Britain they put some really crazy stuff on pizza like chicken and corn. But from what I've seen, these Brits catch on, they're pretty smart. We could learn 'em some pizza skills and then have a trans-atlantic pizza day!

But no frenchies.

Posted by: Stephanie on February 8, 2004 5:28 PM

Then we’ll erase the government’s ‘Patriot Act Mandated Database on Terrorists/Democrats’ and use that server to store PPUSA-related information. So instead of ‘Janet Castro, Tukwila, Wash.: reads UTNE, once chuckled at a Saturday Night Live Al Franken sketch,’ the database will store important information, like ‘Janet Castro, Tukwila, Wash.: likes mushrooms, pepperoni, onions, NO GREEN PEPPERS!!!’

Oh great, then John Ashcroft's team will come visiting "Hmm, Janet Castro doesn't like GREEN PEPPERS, those wholesome and delicious God given vegetables - we'd better send her down to the bay and interrogate her..."

Posted by: Martin Alak on February 9, 2004 9:01 AM