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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Domino's: What Else Can You Fit on a Pizza?

From the Onion News Network: "Domino's Scientists Test Limits of What Humans Will Eat."

Domino's Scientists Test Limits Of What Humans Will Eat

The sad thing about this piece is that commercials for actual Domino's pies are interspersed throughout the parody -- can you tell what's real and what's fake?

To be fair, I delivered pizza for Domino's in the summer between my freshman and sophomore years in college. At the time, I really needed a summer job, and Domino's was the only company that would hire me for such a short period of time. I was so thankful that I did manage to consume some Domino's products while I worked for them. Though I would prefer not to touch the stuff today, I do remember the Literature Program at Duke opting for Domino's during our undergraduate major meet-and-greet event. I may have eaten a slice or two of the pepperoni, and even then I felt as though I had been consuming more grease than meat. And needless to say, we didn't get many undergraduates to sign up for the Literature B.A. that afternoon.