“Oh God, no, not pizza. Ruin ANYTHING ELSE but spare the pizza!”
~Your Taste Buds
We talk a lot about pizza around these parts, but can you blame us? Pizza is just about the perfect, when done right. But, as you no doubt know, it’s…not always done right. Now we get a lot of flack from St. Louis and Ohio Valley residents because of our article that (correctly) points out what their regional pizzas are (garbage) but we can at least take solace in knowing that, as a nation, we generally have our shit together.
Other countries, though? Not so much. Sure, we’ve previously talked about Pizza Hut’s crazy international menu items, and England’s hot dog crust pizza, but we’ve not really taken the moment to sit down and let you know how badly other countries are screwing up pizza.
And boy howdy, are they screwing up pizzas.
Granted, this article only lists isolated instances—a bad pizza idea from a country other than America does not mean that the country in question does not know how to make at least passable pizza otherwise. But still, when we see pizzas being ruined across the world, it’s our duty, as Americans, to point it out. You know, so we can feel superior, and also so we can say, “Well, sure, we have St. Louis-style pizza, but we’re not monsters.”
Because these pizzas? Yar, there be monsters.
A Brief Foray into How Other Countries Are Ruining Pizza
Posted in America Fun Fact of the Day, Insulting Foreigners, Pizza Pizza, The Rest of Them
Tagged America, Bad Pizza, Brazil, Canada, Cockroaches, Donuts, Japan, Marshmallow Peeps, pizza, Pizza Donuts, Sweden, Worst Pizza
“Were you born without goddamn taste buds?”
~AFFotD Staffers reading The Top Tens’ list of Countries With the Worst Food
Occasionally, we have been known to read websites other than our own. It goes against our general ego-centric, ignorance-embracing lifestyle that we’ve worked very hard to foster, but it happens. Granted, most of the time we wander to the other darker corners of the internet, we find horrific, un-American things, so we try to limit how often we stray out, because the doctors have been telling us for years that we gotta start watching our blood pressure.
Anyway, this brings us to the purpose of today’s article. In researching for our lovely borderline-xenophobic series, The World’s Saddest Cuisines, we stumbled across an article from thetoptens.com that claimed to list the 10 Countries with the worst food in the world.
We were interested. Would they include Armenia? Botswana? Oh, God, Latvia?
What we clicked was, very possibly, the most wrong a top 10 list has ever been about anything in the history of the internet.
Fuck you, thetoptens.com, we’re going to write an article about how shit you are now.
Wherein AFFotD Denounced the Culinary Lies Perpetuated By the Brainless Fools Behind thetoptens.com
Posted in America Fun Fact of the Day, Insulting Foreigners, The Rest of Them
Tagged America, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Sweden, The World’s Saddest Cuisines, Top 10 List, Ukraine, Wherein
“I will get a Hard Rock Café shirt from EVERY location!”
~The Saddest World Traveler in the World
Hard Rock Café is a music theme restaurant chain founded in London by two Americans, which was then purchased by the Seminole Tribe of Florida in 2007 and is currently headquartered in Orlando, Florida. It’s a relatively friendly and tourist-dominated place that you’ve very probably visited at some point in your life, though if you said you could remember what kind of food they had there you’d be lying. It’s known for having a shitload of music memorabilia (all together, they’re responsible for the largest collection of that in the world) and for the fact that old people seem to love to buy shirts to show what cities with a Hard Rock they’ve been to.
We think that Hard Rock Café is fascinating, but not for the reasons you’d suspect. Tricking people into overpaying for decent generic food through gimmicks is, while extremely American, not something that we find particularly novel or new. We’ve all eaten at a TGI Fridays, after all. No, the fascinating part of Hard Rock is that, though it was founded in England, it’s really an American export that’s happened to establish locations in a frankly surprising number of countries. No, seriously, there are 191 Hard Rock locations (if you include hotels and casinos) in over 59 countries. That’s insane! So, we figured we should go through the list of locations and tell you about some of the weirdest one, because we know that when you go to exotic and strange locations, you really want to sit down and eat a whatever the fuck Hard Rock sells while looking at a guitar Elvis played for a few weeks during some practice session in 1962.
The Most Surprising Hard Rock Café Locations in the World
Posted in Insulting Foreigners, The Rest of Them
Tagged America, Bahrain, Cambodia, France, Hard Rock, Hard Rock Cafe, Hard Rock Hotel, Northern Marina Islands, Paris, Sweden, Vietnam