Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Should Trump ban pineapple as a pizza topping?

Via Reddit: President of Iceland announces that he would ban pineapple as a pizza topping

The president of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, threw a political bombshell into one of the national conversation today when he took sides in one of the more contentious debates of our times: The "pineapple as a pizza topping" debate.

Guðni answered questions about various personal things, including which team he rooted for in the English premiere league (which turned out to be Manchester United). He was then asked about his opinion about pineapples as a pizza topping. Guðni answered that he was fundamentally opposed to putting pineapple on top of a pizza.

Then he went one step further, announcing that he would pass a ban on pineapple as a pizza topping if he had the power to pass laws on his own
Bacon cheddar and pineapple pizza

24 comments:

Amartel said...

All he has to do is mention it in a speech and it will automatically be deplorable and shunned. The great pineapple pizza ban. Just drop a reference in passing; doesn't have to be positive or negative. Just mention it. Immediately everyone on TV will be opposed to it, automatically, or at least highly suspicious. Just the sort of thing that Trump would like: pineapple on pizza. Deplorable! Morons will mobilize and march. Boycotts will be instituted. Photos of pineapple with golden combover photoshopped hairdo giving a speech will suddenly appear in the Facebook feed. Discussions about cultural appropriation and how white folks ruin everything (make it okay for everyone else to secretly enjoy it) will proliferate.

Amartel said...

Short answer: NO!

Methadras said...

I agree. Pineapple has no business being on a pizza. I realize that pizza has evolved into the various ingredient concoctions that make it great for a lot of people, but give me cheese, pepperoni or a cheese, pepperoni, black olives, mushrooms, and bacon any time.

Amartel said...

Then don't order pineapple on pizza!

edutcher said...

Why not?

Only a Lefty would want pineapple on pizza.

ampersand said...

Sacrilege

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Pineapple on pizza is an infamnia.

But if you want to live like a mook and do that, go ahead.

Rabel said...

Pineapple's great on a pizza. Sweet plus salty.

I fully expect to be Milo'ed* for saying that. Bring it, bitches.

*Only fully mature pineapples for me though.

Amartel said...

It's delicious. You don't have to admit that in public or in writing ... but you know it is. Hawaiian pizza > Iceland pizza.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Then don't order pineapple on pizza!

Pineapple on a pizza is an abomination.

I hate it when I'm in a group of people who are ordering pizza and they get pineapple. I don't have a say, because it is a group and I'm outnumbered. And there is no point in whining about it. So. I don't eat pizza that night.

Either don't eat or I just scrape off the toppings into the garbage and eat the crust. I'd almost rather starve than eat a soggy disgusting pineapple pizza. And...I really like pineapple otherwise.

ampersand said...

Except it's not Hawaiian, it's Canadian. CANADIAN! What's next poutine pizza? Genuine Hawaiian Pizza should have bits of long pig and Poi on it.

Lem said...

sauerkraut pizza?

A slice only Pollo would love.

Lem said...

Years ago, behind the port authority in Manhattan, there were a couple of places selling a slice for one dollar.

I wander if they still there?

ricpic said...

The worst thing about this story is that it ruins my illusion that Iceland is this wonderfully out of the way far north place where everybody hunkers down for eight months of the year eating a diet limited to cod and reindeer and then everybody goes crazy in midsommervarka and mates with woodland fairies. No. They've got pizzerias. PIZZERIAS! It's the end days.

Rabel said...

This debate is ended.

Known Unknown said...

No. Banning consumer choices is a Bernie dick move.

Trooper York said...

If you put pineapple on a pizza.....it is just not a pizza. It is something else.

There are lots of examples of this so it is no big deal. Stupid people think stupid things.

If you make a hamburger out of vegetables it is not a hamburger.

If you make bacon out of a turkey it is not bacon.

If you make a gay marriage it is not a marriage.

If you put a dress on a dude he is not a girl.

It is really simple. I don't understand why people don't get it.

Stupid people think stupid things.

Trooper York said...

There is a joint on 39th that sells two slices and a soda for five bucks. That is about as good as it gets in Manhattan these days.

They have lines spilling out on the street.

Trooper York said...

When I was a kid in 1964 two slices and a soda was twenty five cents.

I keep watching this show Timeless and wishing I had a time machine.

Trooper York said...

Now if you want to put pineapple on your pizza that's just fine with. If you want you boyfriend to put his dick in your ass that's fine too.

Just don't expect me cook that pizza for you or bake you a cake. Do your own thing and leave the rest of us alone.

Rabel said...

"I keep watching this show Timeless and wishing I had a time machine."

You're not alone in that wish.

Chip Ahoy said...

Pineapple is really good.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

My next pizza will have pineapple on it.

Let's find out.

virgil xenophon said...

My wife the RN notes that considerations of taste/tradition aside, pineapple prevents the absorption of many medications, so people taking meds might want to re-think no matter what their taste buds say..