Thursday, November 09, 2006

If Michigan Doesn't Want Affirmative Action, They Can't Have "Brooklyn Style" Pizza



I tried not to write about Affirmative Action again but I couldn't resist.

Ann Arbor, Michigan based Domino Pizza just launched their Brooklyn Style Pizza nationwide right around the time Michigan voted to ban Affirmative Action.

Ignoring the fact that I have no idea what the fuck a Brooklyn Style pizza is and I have lived in Brooklyn and eaten its pizzas for over two decades, why is a Michigan company using NYC's ethnically varied image to sell its bullshit pizzas?

Their bullshit ad campaign consists of a website with a bunch of stereotypes straight out of a deleted scene from a 1990's Spike Lee movie.
As the Times explains, you see...
  • An older Italian woman yells out of a brownstone window.

    A man with the look of an extra from “The Sopranos” pumps iron on the roof.

    A Rosie O’Donnell lookalike berates a taxi driver for not folding his slice like a man.

    And there’s an African-American guy. You can’t hear what he’s saying because the rap music pouring from his car speakers is too loud.

They have yellow cabs in Brooklyn?
Right...

Domino's founder, Tom Monaghan, is a hardcore right-wing Christian who donates significant amounts of money to the type of Republicans who rally against issues like affirmative action and is in the midst of building his own mini Vatican City in Florida.

I guess diversity is popping when you want to milk one of the most ethnically rich areas in the country to sell your porduct, but not when a University is trying to offset some of the effects of institutional racism and prevent their campus from looking like a recruitment poster for the Aryan race.

Domino's Pizza doesn't care about black people!


- Keeping on the topic of diversity, what is the deal with this Game track with every rapper from North America on it.

How did Ja Rule get on this track?
That's some true affirmative action right there.

The Game - "One Blood Remix" (Featuring Jim Jones, Snoop Dogg, Nas, T.I., Fat Joe, Lil' Wayne, Nore, Jadakiss, Styles P, Fabolous, Juelz Santana, Rick Ross, Twista, Kurupt, Daz, WC, E-40, Bun B, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, Young Dro, Clipse and Ja Rule)



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7 comments:

  1. once again, a great entry. i think the domino's guy needs no further comment, but it sure does suck for him now i guess.

    as for this whole remix thing, it's interesting. a guy just doesn't come across too many 12 minute songs anymore. could this be an attempt by the Game to gain back some relevance by importing it?

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  2. Have you ever been to Grimaldi's? There is no way in hell that Dominos makes pizza like that.

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  3. The super hip-hop remix track hasn't been done in a long time.

    Shit was kind of a throwback to the old days.
    I liked it but he still gets no props.


    - Never been. I've been meaning to check out all the classic NY pizza joints.

    One day...

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  4. There's a Dominos on Smith St. in Brooklyn in a traditonally Italian neighborhood. Fuck that dominoes. It's got bullet proof glass cause they know the Italianos ain't having that.

    Their Cheesy bread/twisty bread is delicious though. Fundamentalists or not.

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  5. I'm guessing that Domino's "Brooklyn style pizza" is probably something approximating what we New Yorkers call "pizza". As opposed to what the rest of the country thinks is pizza, which I would call "flat bread that happens to have some cheese and sauce".

    oh yeah, and the voters of Michigan can bite me.

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  6. this is so succinct: "I guess diversity is popping when you want to milk one of the most ethnically rich areas in the country to sell your porduct, but not when a University is trying to offset some of the effects of institutional racism and prevent their campus from looking like a recruitment poster for the Aryan race."

    speaking of brooklyn pizzz (i must moved to nyc), i hear there is a pizza spot under one of the bridges heading into the bk, do you know about this place?

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