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The Fat Man Cometh

Posted on 2007.01.03 at 11:06
Current Location: 63146
Current Music: Dune (Expanded)
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When I first arrived in Germany in 1991, I found my way to the bowling alley on base. This was my first assignment, and my first time overseas. The bowling alley had nachos, beer, soft drinks, and a pizza parlor. It was Friday night and I didn't know anyone yet and hadn't left base alone on a weekend night, so I ordered a pizza and brought it to my room. During this time I was reading the classics and introducing myself to cases of Spatelese.

I frowned when I opened the pizza box, because though it was steamy hot, the cheese atop the pizza was brown and crusty. I could tap on it. Certainly not what I was expecting, and not what I wanted. Nonetheless, I ate the pizza. My thoughts at the time were, "If I wanted a German pizza, I'd leave base. They should have American pizza on base." Next Friday came, and another pizza. The cheese was odd. It was crunchy on the outside, but soft on the inside. The Friday after that, I ordered extra cheese.

The more I ate, the more it grew on me. It became the best pizza I've ever eaten, and my ruler to judge all others. I can't get pizza like that anymore, and I sure miss it. Fast forward to the ass-end of 2005. I relocate to Saint Louis. I don't know what IMO's is, and I didn't know there was any such thing as 'St. Louis style pizza.' galinda822 orders me a large supreme. At first, I was mortified. There were these little squares of pizza toppings & sauce atop thin phyllo-like 'crust' and the most god-awful cheese I've ever eaten, provel. As unusual as this was, there were other, more positive oddities about this pizza. The entire pie was covered with criss-crossed slices of crispy bacon.

Many IMO's later, its my new favorite, and just like the German pizza I left back in '92, I'm sure once I say goodbye to STL, I'll have a hankering for St. Louis style pizza.

Snatched from ximo:
You scored as The Operative. You are dedicated to your job and very good at what you do. You've done some very bad things, but they had to be done. You don't expect to go to heaven, but that is a sacrifice you've made for a better future for all.

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The Operative

88%

Capt. Mal Reynolds

69%

Zoe Alleyne Washburne

69%

Simon Tam

56%

River Tam

44%

Inara Serra

44%

Hoban 'Wash' Washburne

44%

Kaylee (Kaywinnet Lee) Frye

38%

Shepherd Derrial Book

31%

Jayne Cobb

31%

Which Serenity character are you?
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110/78 p69.

Comments:


galinda822 at 2007-01-03 19:27 (UTC) (Link)
As long as you have a STL contact - you'll have access to IMO's! I can always ship them frozen to wherever you may be.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-01-03 20:02 (UTC) (Link)
That's awesome. Thanks! Hey, I've got an idea - let's have IMO's Friday?
galinda822 at 2007-01-03 19:31 (UTC) (Link)
You scored as The Operative. You are dedicated to your job and very good at what you do. You've done some very bad things, but they had to be done. You don't expect to go to heaven, but that is a sacrifice you've made for a better future for all.

</td>

The Operative

69%

Zoe Alleyne Washburne

63%

Shepherd Derrial Book

56%

Simon Tam

50%

Kaylee (Kaywinnet Lee) Frye

44%

Capt. Mal Reynolds

44%

River Tam

38%

Inara Serra

31%

Hoban 'Wash' Washburne

25%

Jayne Cobb

25%

Which Serenity character are you?
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Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-01-03 19:31 (UTC) (Link)
I don't get it. Go bowling.

That pizza sounds absolutely horrid.

You are making me hungry.

Why, oh why are you leaving STL when you just got there for the sole purpose of saving money on a house? I don't get it, despite last night's insight into this topic.

I'm still hungry for Domohoe's pizza, you bastard. I want you to die.

P.S. I'm checking out the Unearthed album you sent me. So far, I think I like the first track, but it will take a few listens until I can intelligently comment on this gift. And before you reply celtmanx, I just want you to know that you can take your "but he never comments intelligently" comments and go straight to hell.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-01-03 19:49 (UTC) (Link)
I orderd a Domohoe's pizza for lunch you bastard! I hope you die and burn in hell.
This Is Me, Ten Sticks
lehah at 2007-01-03 20:33 (UTC) (Link)
This is the third Firefly/Serenity test I've taken and I've always gotten the same result...

You scored as Kaylee (Kaywinnet Lee) Frye. The Mechanic. You are a natural mechanic, and you are far too sweet and cheerful to live out here. How you can see the good in everyone around you boggles the mind occasionally. Still you don't seem to be any crazier than that, and it is a nice kinda crazy.

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Kaylee (Kaywinnet Lee) Frye

94%

River Tam

81%

The Operative

75%

Zoe Alleyne Washburne

75%

Capt. Mal Reynolds

69%

Jayne Cobb

63%

Simon Tam

63%

Shepherd Derrial Book

56%

Inara Serra

38%

Hoban 'Wash' Washburne

38%

Which Serenity character are you?
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ehowton
ehowton at 2007-01-03 21:03 (UTC) (Link)
And that's an impressive percentage.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2007-01-03 21:12 (UTC) (Link)
After reading this, I'm craving pizza. With extra-crispy-on-top cheese, mmm (that's quite common here). And it's past 11pm, so no pizza restaurants are open.

*weep* Damn you, ehowton. :) :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-01-03 22:20 (UTC) (Link)
It seems to me that you have the best of the best where food is concerned there, and that's just fantastic (Chiptole not withstanding). I admire your extra-crispy-on-top cheese pizza! My omelette entry garnered a lot of what you're now feeling - those who read it, desired it. Food and I get along very well.

If its any consolation whatsoever, I won't be getting one of those pizzas until the 12th, when photogoot arrives in STL. I'm downright giddy with anticipation.
snapper521 at 2007-01-03 21:59 (UTC) (Link)
Aww... kool. :-D
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-01-03 22:23 (UTC) (Link)
I want to put it in my mouth.
Me
photogoot at 2007-01-04 04:03 (UTC) (Link)

Oh Captain My Captain

You scored as Capt. Mal Reynolds. The Captain. You are the captain of the ship, so the crew are your responsibility. You just want to do the job, get paid and keep flying. Why is that always so hard?

</td>

The Operative

69%

Capt. Mal Reynolds

69%

Zoe Alleyne Washburne

69%

Simon Tam

63%

River Tam

56%

Inara Serra

50%

Shepherd Derrial Book

50%

Jayne Cobb

44%

Kaylee (Kaywinnet Lee) Frye

38%

Hoban 'Wash' Washburne

19%

Which Serenity character are you?
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ehowton
ehowton at 2007-01-04 18:54 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh Captain My Captain

You rock harder dude. I was actually expecting to be Mal. Imagine my surprise when I turned up The Operative. Then again, reading about him, I'm no longer surprised. Your score was close on the both of them.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-01-05 07:11 (UTC) (Link)
You scored as Capt. Mal Reynolds. The Captain. You are the captain of the ship, so the crew are your responsibility. You just want to do the job, get paid and keep flying. Why is that always so hard?

</td>

Capt. Mal Reynolds

100%

Zoe Alleyne Washburne

100%

Simon Tam

100%

River Tam

100%

The Operative

94%

Jayne Cobb

81%

Inara Serra

75%

Shepherd Derrial Book

75%

Hoban 'Wash' Washburne

75%

Kaylee (Kaywinnet Lee) Frye

75%

Which Serenity character are you?
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ehowton
ehowton at 2007-01-05 17:25 (UTC) (Link)
You hit 100% on four choices. That's odd.
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