Dateline: Barstow, CA (7:47 am PDT) — Well, it’s National Pizza Month & the official celebration of a wonderful dish, revered, enjoyed and possibly worshiped by many. Having known many pizzerias, along with relatives who have & have had owned them it is a wonderful, and tasty tribute.

According to historians, pizza goes back to the 8th century A.D. in Italy, and like Chinese restaurants there probably isn’t a city in America that has at least one. Yet, today it’s still a favorite epicurean delight enjoyed all over the world & in countless variants & tastes .. some quite hideously:


Once upon a time there was a pizza eating contest in at an academic institution at a college long ago, and far, far away. And so there it was, dozens of dozens of pizzas (cheese) with pitchers of carbonated soda lined up for the contestants – long story short – the winner was an engineering major (whose name escapes at the moment) who poured the soda over all the slices before consuming and thereby winning with the most slurped down. Happy to report & recall .. he lived.

Even on Twitter and in the context of politics “pizza” can raise controversy:

At any rate, pizza is just pizza .. Happy Pizza Month !

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