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Video: Pizza Hut's 'Top This' Super Bowl Commercial

Watch David Johnson, the Department of Defense employee who won Pizza Hut's 'Top This' jingle contest, in his 30-second rap debut. The commercial will premiere just before the Super Bowl, but here's a sneak peek. I like the line: "Take it from your boy / if you order from those other places / you'll just get annoyed." Is that annoyed or a noid? Some clever rival pizza punning there, DJ. About the author: Meredith Smith is the Slice editor. You can follow her on Twitter: @mertsmith.... More

Because of Him, We're Even Free to Go to the Edge of Our Pizza

Or, 'An Excuse to Show You This Video Once More' From the New York Times editorial page today: Mr. Gorbachev has been on this journey before. Ten years ago, he did a TV spot for Pizza Hut that drew considerable scorn. In the ad, he feeds a slice to his 10-year-old granddaughter while Russians debate whether he sold them out or brought them freedom. He argued at the time that he needed money for his foundation.... More

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