Friday, November 18, 2011

I thought pizza was a fruit...

Apparently, pizza is a vegetable. Also apparently, the overall congressional grasp of the finer points of botanical science rivals in its obvious incompetence the federal understanding of what makes for safe air travel and what "shall not be infringed" means. We're told this pearl of governmental wisdom came about so schools, whose menus must fit within fairly stringent regulatory constraints, can provide foods that are theoretically nutritious but sufficiently tasty that the kids will actually eat them. Arguments for and against congressional involvement of any sort in school lunch are a valid topic for a longer discussion, but in the meantime, here's one pro tip: if you have to make stupid rules for "regulatory" reasons, it's not a sign you're working nicely within the system. It's a sign you have stupid regulations.


If you see any pizza seeds at the nursery next spring, please let me know. I'll gladly turn over some of the wheat field for a patch of Extra Large 10-Topping.

5 comments:

  1. Can you plant a side of bread sticks with that? The garlic kind?

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  2. For an extra $1.99, you can get your seed package *and* a family-size 2 liter bottle of soda!

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  3. So the reason pizza is a vegetable is because of the tomato sauce, according to the article. Tomatoes are a fruit people!

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  4. I think we should call pizza "livestock" because the pepperoni and sausage come from pigs and cows. Or does the pineapple make it too much vegetable? ;)

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  5. Or, since school pizza tastes like deep fried cardboard, they should just call it fiber. Keeps 'em regular!

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