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The best thing that ever happened to my developing literacy.

Who remembers Book It? I.e. the greatest thing that ever happened to elementary school children of the 90's and early 2000's. Read a book, get a gold star for your totally awesome Book It button. Get 5 stickers and get a free personal pan pizza at Pizza Hut. If someone made this a thing for adults today, I would most certainly spend less time on the internet and more time reading, if only for the sake of pizza. Pizza is awesome. Pizza comes in so many varieties, so many types of crust, so many toppings, so many cheeses, so hot and cheesy, oh my goodness I am so hungry.

Now, in honor of October being National Pizza Month, I'm gonna take you all on a walk down all-things-90's-pop-culture-and-pizza-related-memory lane.

Mary-Kate and Ashley's Pizza Party was clearly the coolest party of 1997. And yes, I still sing this song every now and then when I really really want pizza, like right now.

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"I’m topping my pizza with mountains of cheese,
with acres of peppers, pimentos, and peas,
with mushrooms, tomatoes, and sausage galore,
with every last olive they had at the store."

Dane says he thinks the pizza in this Jack Prelutsky poem sounds disgusting, but this book holds a special place in my heart, and besides, I think any pizza sounds delicious -- you can always pick off the toppings you don't like, right? Though personally, I prefer pineapple or sausage.

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I wonder if Quail Man liked Pizza too...

 

I have no idea what Doug Funny is doing in this picture but I would not be opposed to someone leaving me pizza through a mail slot, as long as it means that I'd have pizza right now.

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HOW AWESOME IS THIS NINJA TURTLES PIZZA, DUDE?!

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This is all I have to say in response to the government shutdown.

 

Clearly, TMNT knows what's really important: Pizza, fighting bad guys, and more pizza. I hope you're all sufficiently hungry for pizza now, and maybe a bit nostalgic for the 90's, when Pizza seemed to solve all problems. So, go out, get some pizza, celebrate national pizza month, and forget your problems for a few moments. I recommend the white pizza from Aiello's on Murray Ave in Squirrel Hill, or anything with ranch dressing from Sorrento's on Atwood in Oakland. ENJOY THE CHEESY GOODNESS!

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