If hypnotic pizza images that celebrate great pizza moments in movies and television, retro animation, and pizza weirdness are your thing, then you need to bookmark this fledgling feed that seems to be adding more GIFs by the hour.
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Seeing how the animated pizza gif like the one above came to life it pretty cool. The hybrid of zoetrope and pizza looks way more entertaining than computer animation. If you didn't catch this when it started making the rounds on the internet last week, check out the how-to video.
The Pizza Pilgrims are Thom and James Elliot, a couple of brothers from the UK who flew to the tip of Italy, picked up a Piaggio Ape (it's pronounced ah-peh, Italian for "bee"), and drove it back to London. On route, they stopped at various pizza destinations in Italy, from pizzerias to an olive farm, where they boosted their knowledge of the dish they would make back home.
Remember the "Pizza Slice" parody lyrics of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" that drbubbles came up with? Robin Rothman and certified pizza obsessive Sean Taylor went and set them to music. Thanks, you two! (This is the internet at its finest — connecting people and ideas and getting shit done.)
I saw this while cruising around Facebook the other day. Thought I'd share.
An email from a BRILLIANT Slice'r: "Singing along to Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face' one evening while making pizza I absentmindedly changed the chorus to 'Pizza Face.' The image brought me up short with disgust, as you can imagine, but there seemed potential in the idea of a pizza parody of the song.... Here it is; I hope you like it. —drbubbles"
Carey Jones posted a Daily Slice yesterday from Saggios in Albuquerque. Which prompted some discussion in the comments about the famous pizza-tossing scene in Breaking Bad.* I'm happy the discussion went there, because it now gives me an excuse to post these videos.
Are you watching Breaking Bad? If not, what the hell is wrong with you? It's by far the best thing on TV right now. There have been a couple of notable pizza moments in the show's history. Maybe that's what inspired the folks at Vinnie's Pizza in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to make these specials: the (Ba)con (Ba)d and the ... Meth-Ham-Feta-Bean. Clever.
Check out this amazing piece of pizza history. It's a pizza roundup from a 1970 issue of New York magazine, the goal of which was to find the best pizza in New York City. Written by Jerome Snyder and Milton Glaser, the originators of the magazine's "Underground Gourmet" column, it just may be the city's first "Best Pizza in NYC" article.
[Photograph: Reddit] Someone on Reddit made a spaghetti-and-meatball deep dish pizza. I don't know what's come over me, but I really want a slice of this thing. Funny, too, because when you scroll through the pics from the original poster, you'll see s/he used DKM's Chicago-Style Deep Dish recipe from pizzamaking.com. I'm going to have to hunt for a good meatball recipe and try this myself. See also: Deep Dish Pizza à la Cook's Illustrated »...
You all saw this yesterday, right? Eighty-two-year-old Jean Wilson's daily pizza habit helped save her life. When Domino's delivery driver Susan Guy learned that the Memphis woman hadn't phoned in her usual order (one large pepperoni pizza — Wilson has been ordering that every day for three years now), Guy suspected something was up and told her boss she needed to go check on WIlson, stat.
This is great. Fukung.net posted this cute bit in which the customer ordered Domino's online and in the "special instructions" form asked them to draw a unicorn fighting a giraffe inside the pizza box. The response, after the jump.
If you saw artist John Riepenhoff's recursive pizza artwork earlier this week and thought, "Dang, I'd like to see that in person," now's your chance. He's showing it in Milwaukee at the University of Wisconsin Union Art Gallery on Friday and then every Thursday thereafter through October 14.