#474 When someone who doesn’t like pizza crust gives you their pizza crust

Personally, I’m a crustless gentleman.

Gimme that melty tip of of cheesy goodness, gimme that pepperoni with crispy edges, and then gimme another slice.

Yes, for my money Belly Space Analysis dictates I’m better off grabbing another slice from the box rather than chomp away at the crust’s puffy blandness. So I gaze up at the feasting lions clawing the pizza zebra to bits around me and offer up my crust to anyone who wants it.

Sometimes I even leave a little cheese and sauce at the edges to sweeten the deal.

If you’re a crust lover this is when your eyes flash fast and you growl at the others before tearing it from my hands and ripping it to shreds.

AWESOME!

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39 thoughts on “#474 When someone who doesn’t like pizza crust gives you their pizza crust

  1. First of all- Am i rly the 1st commenter? Awesome!
    Oh, I was about 2 go insane w/ 2 awesome-less days so i was forced 2 make my own which actually included making pizza. I got all the leftover crusts from my little brother…u have extremely eerie timing sometimes.

  2. We call them pizza bones!

    I think the fact that my husband (then boyfriend/fiance) doesn’t like his pizza crusts is the main reason I gained fifty pounds in college.

  3. I hate pizza crust, but do you know what’s INCREDIBLY awesome? Pizza Hut’s “garlic bites” – garlic bread on the edges of your pizza! Best idea ever, and whoever had it was most definitely stoned.

  4. Having a friend who likes the crust is kind of like finding a good chicken wing partner. Of course, I’ve never met someone who prefers all crust and no pizza, but I have a few friends who will happily sacrifice a full slice or two in order to nosh on everyone else’s pizza-slice rejects.

    However, I’m with you; I’ll gladly save tummy space for actual pizza in lieu of filling up on crust.

  5. it’s not that I don’t like pizza crust, just i’m too full to eat it. So there’s always that person that i’ll ask if they want my crust and he’ll never turn it down. my own personal garbage disposal

  6. Pizza crust is my fave, especially with some garlic dipping sauce. I don’t understand people who don’t like a good helping of crust. Shame on you.

    But not really.

    Only slightly.

    1. Ok, dipping sauce (I’m with Bekah on the whole ranch thing, though) changes the game (… but only slightly). If it’s decent crust, you’re working with more of a breadstick √† la sauce than a rejected 1/10 of a pizza slice.

      Hey, wait a second … shouldn’t you appreciate us folks who don’t like the crust as much? More for you :)

  7. Love the blog. Very disappointed at the photo of a zebra being killed. Please don’t do anything like this again.

    1. I remember being scarred for life once… It was a really long time ago. I was reading my science textbook, and what did I see on the next page? A pic of this poor, defenseless zebra, covered in blood in the mouth of a lion.

      Poor younger version of me was pretty disturbed, and most likely missed a question on her science test because she couldn’t quite focus on those pages. ;)

    2. To be fair, this isn’t exactly in bad taste.

      1) Even for animal lovers, this doesn’t exactly qualify as animal cruelty – it’s not someone engaging in dog fighting. These are animals fulfilling their niche in the ecosystem. No different than the plant absorbing sunlight, the buffalo grazing on grass or the whale eating krill. Circle of life and all that.

      2) I watch a LOT of nature documentaries, and this is about as tame a picture of a lion eating a zebra as you’re going to find.

      3) If I’m not wrong – that’s not even an ACTUAL picture of the event taking place. It looks like it’s a picture taken of an exhibit at a natural history museum. Do you avoid going to museums?

      Anyways – back on track:

      I LOVE CRUST! GIVE ME YOUR CRUST, NEIL!!

  8. I LOVE LOVE LOVE pizza crust. I love eating pizza with peeps who don’t like the crust…
    So yummy good! Hm… :)

    Actually, I love carbs period but that’s beside the point.

  9. More awesome even is having a constant source of pizza crust from my mate. He’s the pizza, I’m the crust – perfect relationship.

    As for the crust, I like to re-toast leftovers and dip into butter then parmesan & garlic. Drool….

    1. Yes, I don’t mind it when I have something to dip it in… Bring on the chocolate, butterbeer, alfredo sauce, honey, parmesan cheese…. Yum!!

  10. I love pizza crust!! When i’m done eating the pizza part i sprinkle some parmesan cheese on my plate and dip the crust in it mmmmmm.
    First time commenting on here, and i love this blog! :)

  11. I LOVE CRUST!!! GIVE ME ALL YOUR CRUST I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK OF ME FOR IT. I DON’T WHAT YOU THINK OF ME WHEN I DIP THE CRUST IN MY COKE. I JUST DON’T CARE. YOU CAN HAVE THE PEPERONI OFF MY PIZZA JUST GIVE ME THAT CRUST BEFORE I SHANK YOU.

  12. The day I discovered dipping pepperoni pizza in honey garlic chicken wing sauce was epic.
    I now have a reason to eat the crust.

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