Macaulay Culkin is on tour with an art concept band Pizza Underground, and Boston Magazine was interested in talking. Eugenia Williamson asked for an interview with Culkin and was told to email questions and a band member would respond. Williamson complied.
… Boston Magazine will publish the interview online with the show details if the band answers the following questions:
If you were a very large (but, admittedly, very dried-out) piece of sausage on top of a mediocre pizza surrounded by much smaller pieces of sausage hoping to receive some of your reflected glory, would you do interviews or make journalists email the pizza as a collective?
If drugs were pizza, what toppings would they have?
If you had a choice between staying relevant forever and never eating a slice of pizza again or being a has-been and eating all the pizza you want, which would you choose?
If a lady pizza married a man pizza and had a pizza baby, should they put the pizza baby in showbiz and take all his money?
If you fell in love with a gentle, pre-adolescent pizza that died from a bee sting, how would you grieve?
Has pizza ever slept with Lindsay Lohan?
If you wanted to have some little boys over for a slumber party at the Neverland Ranch, would you order pizza?
Earlier this spring, the NY Times covered a pizza price war that had two neighboring pizzerias incrementally reducing their pricing in a mutually destructive fashion. Well, in a blatant example of collusion, both pizza shops have raised their prices back to a dollar, and FOR SOME REASON THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE IS REFUSING TO COMMENT.
â€œAny agreement to fix prices is illegal per se,â€ Harry First, a law professor at New York University and an antitrust expert, said. The action could violate not only state law, but also federal law if it involved interstate commerce. â€œWho knows?â€ Professor First said. â€œMaybe the cheese is from out of state.â€
Scott from Scott’s Pizza Journal goes undercover as a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver to see what it’s like. There’s nothing explosive in here, but the earnestness with which Scott approaches the job is endearing.
If nothing else, I expected a massive company like Dominoâ€™s to be extremely organized. Incorrect. After a detailed online interview process, the seemingly tight structure of the organization seemed to slip into utter chaos, with a mandatory orientation that felt like its purpose was to satisfy a district manager rather than introduce trainees to the company and its methods. But I made it through and signed up for a shift the next night, figuring Iâ€™d be doing some training. Wrong again. With little more instruction than â€œbring people their food and then come back,â€ I went out on my first delivery. Maybe this isnâ€™t the most complicated job ever, but I would have liked some guidance about how to conduct the transaction. Oh well, I guess Iâ€™ll just learn on the job.
(I can’t remember where I found this one.)