Pizza Hut Will Give You Free Pizza for Life If You Ask "Sausage or Pepperoni?" at the Next Presidential Debate

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Not sure what will happen if you sneak in "Withagarlicbreadcrust"

Update 10/13: According to AdAge, Pizza Hut is backtracking on the whole ask-a-question-at-the-debate-thing. It's probably due to feedback like--just an example--Gawker, who called it a "mockery of the American democratic system." And AP, who said it will pretty much ruin everything ever. Pizza Hut isn't, however, canceling the whole shebang. They're moving it online, reports AdAge.

President Obama and Mitt Romey will square off for their second debate on October 16 at Hofstra University in New York. It's a town hall meeting format-thing, which likely means slung jackets and awkward, aimless candidate-walking. The debate is set to cover foreign policy, domestic policy and, if Pizza Hut has anything to do with it, toppings policy.

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Here's Pizza Hut's challenge to you; it's a philosophical quandary of the highest order, really. They'd like you, John or Jane Q. Debate Attendee, to stand up and ask either Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama: dude, dude, do you like sausage or pepperoni? (They will, apparently, accept "pepperoni or sausage") Says the press release:

We recognize there are a lot of serious issues to be debated, but we also know a lot less serious - but no less important - ones are being discussed every night inside houses across the country," said Kurt Kane, CMO, Pizza Hut. "So for the candidates to be able to show that they're in tune with all the issues, we felt a pizza-related question on behalf of The Pizza Party was very appropriate for a town hall debate."

If an official attendee does so, during the live telecast, Pizza Hut will offer that person "free pizza for life" (which is good because I probably don't want pizza in the after-life. And, let's be honest, if I did want pizza, it'd probably be a burnt ends thing from Cane Rosso. I mean, how would the pizza even get to the after-life? Or is it already there because Pizza Hut killed it back in '09, when it stuffed a llama in the crust? I'm so confused.)

Anyway, now there's another reason to watch the debate: to see if some frightened soul stands up, and in a booming, Henry Clay-like voice, asks the Big Question. Or, more interestingly, to see if a person in a moment of sweaty fear, suddenly belts "SAUSAGE OR PEPPERONI?"

Either way, let's not waste time. It's not like Jim Lehrer is moderating.


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kplo
kplo moderator communitymanager

On a sadder note, Pizza the Hutt was found dead earlier today in the back seat of his stretched limo. Evidently, the notorious gangster became locked in his car and ate himself to death.

999luftballoons
999luftballoons

really wish Herman Cain was the nominee. He would know the right answer.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Pizza Hut, subsidiary of Yum! Brands, churns out assembly line dreck and makes billions for its CEO, who is also a director of JP Morgan Chase.  No, thank you.  I'll make my own or go to a "Mom and Pop" store.

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

while both pork products certainly have redeeming merits that are highly tempting we do not want to rush into an imprudent decision on an issue that matters deeply to the american people as such i have appointed a panel that will carefully consider all parameters before we place this crucial order 

Donn D Mershon
Donn D Mershon

Please don't screw up the debates any more than they already are.

Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce

pizza hut, dumbing down the nation via malnutrition and stupidity, one question at a time

Christopher Cyrek
Christopher Cyrek

Mitt's gonna ask the question. Free pizza for life, you cheapskate douchebag!

foodbiatch
foodbiatch

Way to elevate the conversation, Pizza Hut. Honestly, I kind of hope the stunt backfires by starting a conversation about obesity in America. 

Brian Beck
Brian Beck

That's like asking the question 'Squirts or Runs"

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

Lifetime Pizza Hut pizza sounds more like a punishment than a reward.

Stan Macabare
Stan Macabare

next thing you know, Hanes will be offering free underwear for life if you ask the question, "boxers or briefs" at the Oct 16 debate

Scott Strong
Scott Strong

A lifetime of crappy pizza for asking a stupid question!?

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

I've never been comfortable with the concept of purchasing pizza from a hut.

nick.rallo
nick.rallo moderator

 @TheCredibleHulk Especially when it's the vague "The Hut." Maybe Pizza Sphere? I'd order from Pizza Sphere.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

 @nick.rallo There is (maybe was, it's been a few decades) a place in Madison WI. called the Pizza Pit, and that was another name I just couldn't get around.

 

PizzaSphere. Kinda like Atmosphere - I like it.

nick.rallo
nick.rallo moderator

 @Double-O-Joe  @TheCredibleHulk I believe the hawking has a working theory that a Pizza quasar existed before pizza, and if we were around then we'd be able to "hear" pizza

Double-O-Joe
Double-O-Joe

 @TheCredibleHulk  @nick.rallo 

Extending the functionally planar surface of a pizza into a sphere?  This begs for topological study.

 

The idea of a 3-dimensional pizza just blew my mind.

 

Its successor:  The Pizzacohedron.

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