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2012-06-13 01:12:31 PM
Start up fees will probably cost you an arm and a leg.
 
2012-06-13 01:43:00 PM
FTFA: "I couldn't afford to bring chefs in from Europe, it was too expensive. And then I thought about Iran... I brought some chefs in from Iran to train the Afghans about cooking pizza. They were with us for one year and then I had my own trained staff," he says.

There are just so many thnigs wrong with that statement that I don't even know where to begin. Pizza chefs from Iran??? And a year to train the Afghans to cook pizza??? That should take about an hour. Maybe 2 hours if you include making the dough.

"No, no, you Afghan pig, the sauce goes on TOP of the dough. Do we have to beat the soles of your feet again?"
 
2012-06-13 01:53:06 PM
"Yeah, I'll have an extra-large pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, with double semtex, and could you PLEASE ask the driver to bring extra detonators this time???"
 
2012-06-13 02:38:34 PM
Good thing, too.
 
2012-06-13 02:56:52 PM

BillCo: FTFA: "I couldn't afford to bring chefs in from Europe, it was too expensive. And then I thought about Iran... I brought some chefs in from Iran to train the Afghans about cooking pizza. They were with us for one year and then I had my own trained staff," he says.

There are just so many thnigs wrong with that statement that I don't even know where to begin. Pizza chefs from Iran??? And a year to train the Afghans to cook pizza??? That should take about an hour. Maybe 2 hours if you include making the dough.

"No, no, you Afghan pig, the sauce goes on TOP of the dough. Do we have to beat the soles of your feet again?"


Just think, in a few years Iran and Afghanistan will have a pizza rivalry like NYC and Chicago. Wrap your mind around that one.
 
2012-06-13 04:23:58 PM
"Okay, which one of you jokers put fertilizer in the cooking grease?"
 
2012-06-13 04:30:06 PM
The plan to fatten this planet is expanding ever more quickly.

Excellent...
 
2012-06-13 04:30:21 PM
Now you can get a bomb delivered to your house in under 30 minutes or it's free.
 
2012-06-13 04:31:05 PM
So Canadian Bacon and Sausage are probably out of the question?
 
2012-06-13 04:31:49 PM
30 minutes or less or you get a free boy
 
2012-06-13 04:35:28 PM
Only one way their sales can go...

www.absolutefiction.com

Up.
 
2012-06-13 04:35:43 PM
It's easy to overlook the part of the article where it says they've already been in business for over 10 years.
 
2012-06-13 04:35:53 PM
pizza boy should spend some of his ooey gooey cheesy profits on a full-wrap helmet before they add Vegetable Pie to the menu

/if you got a $10 head, buy a $10 helmet
 
2012-06-13 04:37:09 PM
I wonder if they charge the locals the same as the international workers
 
2012-06-13 04:38:36 PM
The Afghani pizza delivery motorcycle is the bomb.
 
2012-06-13 04:39:17 PM
...and it exploded
 
2012-06-13 04:39:37 PM
Also, I'm kind of surprised that he spent $100k USD starting up a pizza place in Kabul. I kind of figured the costs of real estate and building out the place would be lower there... and its not like hes paying a franchise fee.

Furthermore, what Afghan has $100k USD laying around?
 
2012-06-13 04:42:07 PM
i492.photobucket.com
Joey, have you ever eaten in an Afghan pizza parlor?
 
2012-06-13 04:42:26 PM
Hiro Protagonist is overjoyed
 
2012-06-13 04:44:51 PM
BillCo:
There are just so many thnigs wrong with that statement that I don't even know where to begin. Pizza chefs from Iran??? And a year to train the Afghans to cook pizza?

Pff, I was told we'd have pizza chefs from Tadjikistan by now, and delivery men armed with katanas. And that we'd still have 30-minutes-or-it's-free.
 
2012-06-13 04:46:00 PM

MyNameIsMofuga: [i492.photobucket.com image 272x185]
Joey, have you ever eaten out in an Afghan pizza parlor?


FIFM
 
2012-06-13 04:52:07 PM
Will of Allah.
 
2012-06-13 04:52:27 PM

Alonjar: Also, I'm kind of surprised that he spent $100k USD starting up a pizza place in Kabul. I kind of figured the costs of real estate and building out the place would be lower there... and its not like hes paying a franchise fee.

Furthermore, what Afghan has $100k USD laying around?


The Karzai brothers?
 
2012-06-13 04:55:06 PM
Yes, I'd like to order a large pepperoni pizza. Name? I.N. Fidel.
 
2012-06-13 04:59:13 PM
+1 headline. I laughed. I couldn't help myself.
 
2012-06-13 05:04:57 PM
some pretty lame jokes in this thread so far.

anyhoo, this article is worth a read for those of you who think that kabul is some version of beyond thunderdome:
http://flaremag.com/2009/07/camping-in-kabul-part-i-afghanistan-hot-o f f-the-presses/

4 million people live in kabul. that's more than in any other US city except NY and maybe LA. business goes on.
 
2012-06-13 05:05:36 PM
Grimwalds cost extra.
 
2012-06-13 05:06:36 PM

TravisBickle62: Hiro Protagonist is overjoyed


Came here for this. Satisfied but slightly disappointed it took so long.
 
2012-06-13 05:08:59 PM
Slight threadjack because the headline brought it to mind:

In GTA:Vice City, were the pizza delivery missions (on your "Faggio" IIRC) needed for 100% completion or were they there just to make some money?

/Hated doing them, in any case.
 
2012-06-13 05:11:57 PM
Damn 1%er
 
2012-06-13 05:13:33 PM
I can't believe those people are even allowed to eat pizza.
 
2012-06-13 05:14:57 PM

Snapper Carr: TravisBickle62: Hiro Protagonist is overjoyed

Came here for this. Satisfied but slightly disappointed it took so long.


I checked the thread twice because I couldn't believe nobody had mentioned it yet.
 
2012-06-13 05:15:54 PM

Alonjar: Also, I'm kind of surprised that he spent $100k USD starting up a pizza place in Kabul. I kind of figured the costs of real estate and building out the place would be lower there... and its not like hes paying a franchise fee.

Furthermore, what Afghan has $100k USD laying around?


this is what i'm farking asking !!!?!?!?! i cant get $100,000 together in teh US with all the class warfare i'm attacked with from corporations and these dwellers have 100 farking K in a bomb tract ?
 
2012-06-13 05:18:51 PM
The kabul guy.

blog.scribblelive.com
 
2012-06-13 05:22:31 PM

Molavian: The plan to fLatten this planet is expanding ever more quickly.

Excellent...


that's how I read that
 
2012-06-13 05:29:01 PM

URAPNIS: I can't believe those people are even allowed to eat pizza.


Why are they sitting on the floor?
 
2012-06-13 05:31:44 PM
ct.fra.bz

huh?
 
2012-06-13 05:34:41 PM
farm8.staticflickr.com

Sometimes I think you want to fail.
 
2012-06-13 05:37:44 PM
I used to live in Cairo Egypt in the 80's. There was only one pizza place, Mermaid Pizza, where peperoni pizza consisted of sliced vienna sausages with cheese and no tomato sauce on a doughy pan pizza. Was gross but reminded us of home....
 
2012-06-13 05:39:25 PM

Bomb Head Mohammed: some pretty lame jokes in this thread so far.

anyhoo, this article is worth a read for those of you who think that kabul is some version of beyond thunderdome:
http://flaremag.com/2009/07/camping-in-kabul-part-i-afghanistan-hot-o f f-the-presses/

4 million people live in kabul. that's more than in any other US city except NY and maybe LA. business goes on.


Kabul is strange place....the wedding centers are straight from Las Vegas with the neon and glass, but one block away, an open-air market with fly-covered sides of beef hanging up...huge piles of trash, new buildings for the current goverment, over-grown parks from another time....and the huge, dead expanse of what was an Olympic park.

And the bombed out King and Queen's palaces.....it stays with you.
 
2012-06-13 05:40:03 PM

BillCo: FTFA: "I couldn't afford to bring chefs in from Europe, it was too expensive. And then I thought about Iran... I brought some chefs in from Iran to train the Afghans about cooking pizza. They were with us for one year and then I had my own trained staff," he says.

There are just so many thnigs wrong with that statement that I don't even know where to begin. Pizza chefs from Iran??? And a year to train the Afghans to cook pizza??? That should take about an hour. Maybe 2 hours if you include making the dough.

"No, no, you Afghan pig, the sauce goes on TOP of the dough. Do we have to beat the soles of your feet again?"


You'ld be surprised how long it takes some people to learn. I had a coworker who never got the concept of yeast. She took too long putting the dough in the cooler causing the yeast to die in the cooler instead of hibernating. Later the dough wouldn't rise and had black spots. I felt bad for our customers and did not blame those who chose not to come back. These guys, I am sure, are working with scratch ingredients and not the premix pouches from Little Caesar's. So, I'll cut them a little slack for they are probably making a really good product verses a slap together easy bake pizza from our major chains.
 
2012-06-13 05:40:26 PM
suvudu.com

The future is here...
 
2012-06-13 05:44:05 PM

Rembrant_Q_Einstein: I used to live in Cairo Egypt in the 80's. There was only one pizza place, Mermaid Pizza, where peperoni pizza consisted of sliced vienna sausages with cheese and no tomato sauce on a doughy pan pizza. Was gross but reminded us of home....


I was on one of the FOB's in Kabul, and a local guy had a restaurant on the base...we got back in from a convoy trip that was pretty rough, and a couple of us recalled this guy had pizza on the menu, with real silverware and plates.

We scraped up enough cash to buy a couple and sit at one of his tables...it was not "real pizza", but it was close enough to remind us of home.
 
2012-06-13 05:45:19 PM
Do they refuse to make pizzas with pepperoni or pork? Do they get a lot of orders from "Seymour Butts"?
 
2012-06-13 05:48:35 PM
"We want to expand our business if the situation gets better around the country."

that's a big IF. especially once we pull our troops out.
 
2012-06-13 05:49:46 PM
Dredwolf:
I was on one of the FOB's in Kabul, and a local guy had a restaurant on the base...we got back in from a convoy trip that was pretty rough, and a couple of us recalled this guy had pizza on the menu, with real silverware and plates.

We scraped up enough cash to buy a couple and sit at one of his tables...it was not "real pizza", but it was close enough to remind us of home.

The real silverware and plates go a long way...

Get home soon!!!
 
2012-06-13 06:00:16 PM

Nexzus: Slight threadjack because the headline brought it to mind:

In GTA:Vice City, were the pizza delivery missions (on your "Faggio" IIRC) needed for 100% completion or were they there just to make some money?

/Hated doing them, in any case.


If you completed all of them you got +50 max health.

And if you completed all the police missions you got +50 max armor

Fire truck mission completion got you immune to fire.

Ambulance missions get you infinite sprinting

They were all pretty difficult. The police was the easiest. If you used the helicopter.
 
2012-06-13 06:07:45 PM
Overt racial prejudice! Impressive...
 
2012-06-13 06:11:14 PM

Axel_Gear: Nexzus: Slight threadjack because the headline brought it to mind:

In GTA:Vice City, were the pizza delivery missions (on your "Faggio" IIRC) needed for 100% completion or were they there just to make some money?

/Hated doing them, in any case.

If you completed all of them you got +50 max health.

And if you completed all the police missions you got +50 max armor

Fire truck mission completion got you immune to fire.

Ambulance missions get you infinite sprinting

They were all pretty difficult. The police was the easiest. If you used the helicopter.


Ah yes. I remember completing the firetruck (I think you had to get up to level 12 or something) missions, and, yeah, I used the attack helicopter for the police missions. I think I only got up to 11 on the ambulance missions. Stupid ambulance kept getting destroyed with the patients in the back.

I also remember how annoying they were - the emergency vehicles didn't have the music radio stations, and the police radio had like a five minute script.

(From Gamefaqs)

"235: Radio Control: Message from the Captain: Crime is up. We need more
arrests, Just bag anyone.

Male: I'm on it."

/Wow. Almost 10 Years ago.
 
2012-06-13 06:18:46 PM
Get this, Farkers, and prepare yourself.

YOU CAN ORDER BURGER KING AND MCDONALD'S IN TURKEY AND THEY BRING IT ON A MOTORBIKE TO YOUR DOOR.

Do you know what that means for stoners the world over? Turkey is awaiting, that's all I'm sayin'...
 
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