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(KWQC Quad Cities)   Children order a taco pizza, surprised to see it brought out to them by their father, whom they didn't realize was home from the war   (kwqc.com) divider line 75
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2013-07-16 12:34:08 AM
Taco pizza sounds like a new porn term I am unfamiliar with.
 
2013-07-16 12:34:15 AM
Some war dads get to catch the first pitch at a Major League game.

Others serve pizza.
 
2013-07-16 12:36:26 AM
How disappointing it must have been for them to realize that their dad is now a pizza delivery boy. Minimum wage plus tips ain't gonna pay for my braces, daddy.
 
2013-07-16 12:38:42 AM

WhippingBoy: How disappointing it must have been for them to realize that their dad is now a pizza delivery boy. Minimum wage plus tips ain't gonna pay for my braces abortion on my 12th birthday, daddy.


FTFY.
 
2013-07-16 12:39:43 AM
I'm not convinced about taco pizza.

I like pizza.  I like tacos.  The two together?  You're taking 2 great foods and making them into a single abomination. .

"pizza burger" is another example.
 
2013-07-16 12:40:19 AM
So is this the war of the goofy homecoming surprise?
 
2013-07-16 12:41:12 AM
We could just, you know, end the war or something?
 
2013-07-16 12:44:51 AM
It's always heartwarming to see this kind of story, but did the news site really have to lead into the next one and then leave us on a cliffhanger?
 
2013-07-16 12:45:43 AM
But did they leave a tip?
 
2013-07-16 12:47:17 AM

SirEattonHogg: I'm not convinced about taco pizza.

I like pizza.  I like tacos.  The two together?  You're taking 2 great foods and making them into a single abomination. .

"pizza burger" is another example.


What about "fur-burger"?
 
2013-07-16 12:48:15 AM
So as I lay here right now my friend is picking up her husband at the airport. He has been gone ten months because he got reassigned to the states and she had a visa problem and couldn't leave Germany. Her kids are downstairs sleeping and have no clue who is going to wake them up. It's going to be a great day!!!!!
 
2013-07-16 12:52:00 AM
There's a war?

What did you do in the war Daddy?
 
2013-07-16 12:52:12 AM
Generally I'm not a fan of taco pizza, but Happy Joe's makes a good one.
 
2013-07-16 12:55:20 AM

demonocracy21: Generally I'm not a fan of taco pizza, but Happy Joe's makes a good one.


This. I miss me some taco pizzas ever since I moved to MI.

/parents send me bottles of their taco sauce every couple of months
 
2013-07-16 12:56:01 AM
Delivering pizza, eh? Who says the Army doesn't teach useful career skills. I'll bet that's the most well-organized, God-fearing pizza you ever saw. I'll bet it only took 6 chefs and 4 ovens to bake it, too, thanks to that Army efficiency.
 
2013-07-16 01:01:24 AM
Mexico and Italy fought a war?
 
2013-07-16 01:02:56 AM
I was going to say, "even though they felt the need to make a big stunt out of an emotional situation, at least they didn't do it publicly."

Then I clicked the link.
 
2013-07-16 01:03:30 AM
wow... I will go inject some insulin now... I feel it coming on...

Welcome Home Soldier!
 
2013-07-16 01:03:52 AM

HotWingAgenda: Delivering pizza, eh? Who says the Army doesn't teach useful career skills. I'll bet that's the most well-organized, God-fearing pizza you ever saw. I'll bet it only took 6 chefs and 4 ovens to bake it, too, thanks to that Army efficiency.


Normally I think you suck, but that was really funny. Well played.
 
2013-07-16 01:05:34 AM

MBooda: Mexico and Italy fought a war?


They've fought a couple wars in my stomach.  Mexican always 'wins'.... If that's what you want to call it.
 
2013-07-16 01:12:08 AM
What war?
 
2013-07-16 01:12:57 AM

Mister Buttons: MBooda: Mexico and Italy fought a war?

They've fought a couple wars in my stomach.  Mexican always 'wins'.... If that's what you want to call it.


Is that because Italy retreats quickly?
 
2013-07-16 01:14:33 AM
"He's not your father."
 
2013-07-16 01:15:35 AM
Taco pizza... Not sure about that. It sounds like "The Highwaymen" or the "Traveling Wilburys."
Yeah, the ingredients are all good, but the result may be very disappointing.

Glad dad's back though.
 
2013-07-16 01:16:57 AM

tetsoushima: We could just, you know, end the war or something?


Umm, it ended a decade ago. What's your point?

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2013-07-16 01:22:14 AM

ZeroCorpse: Mister Buttons: MBooda: Mexico and Italy fought a war?

They've fought a couple wars in my stomach.  Mexican always 'wins'.... If that's what you want to call it.

Is that because Italy retreats quickly?


Jalapeños and habanero send garlic and basil fleeing from the battlefield.  And after that, the Mexicans make a full on salt-the-earth campaign through the intestines, leaving nothing but misery and regret in its' wake.
 
2013-07-16 01:29:20 AM

lostcat: I was going to say, "even though they felt the need to make a big stunt out of an emotional situation, at least they didn't do it publicly."

Then I clicked the link.


Seriously, this crap was news 10 years ago. The cleverness has worn off.

/two tours
//both of the bad places
 
2013-07-16 01:36:27 AM

HempHead: Taco pizza sounds like a new porn term I am unfamiliar with.


Have some... it's like sex in your mouth.

And happy for them. But I know there are still those out there that don't get to have a happy ending like this.
 
2013-07-16 01:37:00 AM
Which war?

/dnrtfa
 
2013-07-16 01:37:39 AM
This is a very sweet and wonderful thing for the family. But, does this kind of thing have to be reported to a national audience every farking time? Soldier surprises his kids with a homecoming. We get it. Let's move on.
 
2013-07-16 01:51:49 AM
That pizza looked terrible.  Taco shells on the pizza?!
 
2013-07-16 01:57:55 AM

SirEattonHogg: I'm not convinced about taco pizza.

I like pizza.  I like tacos.  The two together?  You're taking 2 great foods and making them into a single abomination. .

"pizza burger" is another example.


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2013-07-16 02:00:07 AM
Inaditch:   This is a very sweet and wonderful thing for the family. But, does this kind of thing have to be reported to a national audience every farking time? Soldier surprises his kids with a homecoming. We get it. Let's move on.


Well, it's not really a national audience.  That was a local news affiliate story.
 
2013-07-16 02:08:36 AM
He should have just gone home instead of taking a job.

But good for him for working hard to provide for his family.
 
2013-07-16 02:08:47 AM
Blah blah blah allergies acting up blah blah blah.

Seriously, this never gets old. Welcome home, dude.

I'll be cynical again tomorrow.
 
2013-07-16 02:11:11 AM
As someone who travels much, this shiat is pure evil to pull on kids.

Especially if deployed.

Dad doesn't just randomly come home.
 
2013-07-16 02:12:26 AM
'the' war? What war?
 
2013-07-16 02:27:00 AM

SirEattonHogg: Inaditch:   This is a very sweet and wonderful thing for the family. But, does this kind of thing have to be reported to a national audience every farking time? Soldier surprises his kids with a homecoming. We get it. Let's move on.


Well, it's not really a national audience.  That was a local news affiliate story.


Yet hear I am, 2000 miles from Elridge, Iowa, reading this unnecessary article.
 
2013-07-16 02:27:42 AM
Here, not hear. Damn it.
 
2013-07-16 02:56:20 AM
Used to make a snack when I was younger: flour tortilla, marinara, mozzarella, and four or so slices of pepperoni.  Put it in the toaster oven.
 
2013-07-16 03:03:17 AM
DAMN! They already started the Reduction in Force (RIF)? Well, everybody needs a job and it is good to see he found one so quickly. He could make manager someday!

/it's difficult to transition from military to civilian
//our vets need better jobs than Walmart and fast food joints
 
2013-07-16 03:05:47 AM

filter: As someone who travels much, this shiat is pure evil to pull on kids.

Especially if deployed.

Dad doesn't just randomly come home.


Sometimes, in his profession, dad randomly just doesn't come home.
 
2013-07-16 03:52:15 AM
It sure is dusty in here... wait no, that's just the onions and peppers from the taco pizza.
 
2013-07-16 03:53:28 AM
 
2013-07-16 03:54:02 AM

SirEattonHogg: I'm not convinced about taco pizza.

I like pizza.  I like tacos.  The two together?  You're taking 2 great foods and making them into a single abomination. .

"pizza burger" is another example.


I'm not sure I want to live in a world where this kind of abomination exists.

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I went to Italy a few years ago, and this was a revelation. I rediscovered pizza, there. I realized that the quality of the pizza was in the quality of its ingredients, and that you did not have to put all kinds of greasy stuff on it to make it good. The less the better actually. In the hands of a good pizzaïolo, a margherity, four-season or Napoletana is legend.
 
2013-07-16 04:00:41 AM

HempHead: Taco pizza sounds like a new porn term I am unfamiliar with.


If Taco Pizza is done right, it's farking amazing.
 
2013-07-16 04:19:09 AM

powhound: Which war?

/dnrtfa


OEF (Afghanistan)

Technically, we're not in Iraq anymore supposedly, but tell that to my friend and my neighbor (they're both in the same unit) whose unit is in Iraq.
 
2013-07-16 04:21:38 AM

padraig: SirEattonHogg: I'm not convinced about taco pizza.

I like pizza.  I like tacos.  The two together?  You're taking 2 great foods and making them into a single abomination. .

"pizza burger" is another example.

I'm not sure I want to live in a world where this kind of abomination exists.

[i3.mirror.co.uk image 615x409]

I went to Italy a few years ago, and this was a revelation. I rediscovered pizza, there. I realized that the quality of the pizza was in the quality of its ingredients, and that you did not have to put all kinds of greasy stuff on it to make it good. The less the better actually. In the hands of a good pizzaïolo, a margherity, four-season or Napoletana is legend.


What the holy fark is that supposed to be?

And yes, there is no pizza like actual Italian pizza. God dammit, now I want a pizza from my hometown...
 
2013-07-16 04:45:05 AM
The correct answer was "who", subby. Whom is usually an indirect object or an object of a preposition. Any time you aren't sure, guess "who" because there's nothing more obnoxious than using "whom" and getting it wrong.
 
2013-07-16 05:10:44 AM

thisdaydreamer: Seriously, this never gets old.


Yeah, it does. This was old years ago. We get it, you couldn't get a real job so you joined the military and now we're all supposed to be thrilled that you managed to stick it out for a couple of years. Whoopie. It's the adult job equivalent of the kindergarden "graduation."
 
2013-07-16 05:17:06 AM
Why is the father working at a pizza joint? Shouldn't he be out shooting people or whatever?
 
2013-07-16 06:15:46 AM
These surprise-dad-returning videos make my skin crawl on five different levels. Yeah, it's a DefCon 5.

1. They're all based on a style of war propaganda from the Iraq War.
2. The local TV whores know it's an easy story.
3. The business or baseball team posturing that it's for 'Merica, and not for their own free publicity.
4. The parents who arrange these things have an odd combination of attention whoredom and sh*tty parenting going on.
5. Seeing the people who supported the war and the Bush Administration get all misty-eyed at these videos. You can see these same types gathering at Arlington National Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknowns. It's their Mecca.

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2013-07-16 06:30:49 AM
I love how he asks where they're sitting. They're the only ones in the farking restaurant.

/these were cute the first 652,395 times I saw them.
//not so much any more
///still watched
 
2013-07-16 06:37:55 AM
It's a heartwarming story and all, but I think the tag for this story should be *sick*, because of the taco pizza.
 
2013-07-16 06:39:26 AM

SirEattonHogg: I'm not convinced about taco pizza.

I like pizza.  I like tacos.  The two together?  You're taking 2 great foods and making them into a single abomination. .

"pizza burger" is another example.


Or "sushi sundae".
 
2013-07-16 06:52:36 AM

August11: So is this the war of the goofy homecoming surprise?


I remember my dad surprising us that he was back from the Vietnam War "Conflict." He was at the kitchen table reading the paper when we got home from school. "Dad!" we yelled, running over to him. He hollered, "Can't you see I'm reading the paper? SHUT UP!" And then he beat us with our own shoes for not taking them off at the door. It was so good for our lives to get back to normal.
 
2013-07-16 07:19:57 AM

REO-Weedwagon: These surprise-dad-returning videos make my skin crawl on five different levels. Yeah, it's a DefCon 5.

1. They're all based on a style of war propaganda from the Iraq War.
2. The local TV whores know it's an easy story.
3. The business or baseball team posturing that it's for 'Merica, and not for their own free publicity.
4. The parents who arrange these things have an odd combination of attention whoredom and sh*tty parenting going on.
5. Seeing the people who supported the war and the Bush Administration get all misty-eyed at these videos. You can see these same types gathering at Arlington National Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknowns. It's their Mecca.

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I'd be OK with the whole thing if it weren't aired on TV (or otherwise passed off as news).  I see nothing wrong with surprising your kids after being away like that.  These guys/gals are heroes after all. They may not all be "war" heroes, but they are certainly heroes to their kids.  Airing it on TV just makes if feel like more disaster porn.
 
2013-07-16 07:20:39 AM
These are all government propaganda pieces, right? I can't imagine many people, who after multiple tours of blowing people's heads off, would want to delay seeing their loved ones even one minute longer than necessary in order to make a heartwarming, viral homecoming video.
 
2013-07-16 07:46:28 AM
Either someone can't count to three properly, or there's a black-sheep kid who had to sit in the car and miss out.
 
2013-07-16 07:54:54 AM
Proudly serving his country... tonight's special.
 
2013-07-16 07:58:06 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: 'the' war? What war?


There isn`t a war, that takes an attacker and a defender.

All the good ol USA has to do to stop the conflict is to stop attacking and go home...

Here`s a thought, maybe don`t go into another country and start killing people, maybe they might think you nicer than if you did?
 
2013-07-16 08:39:40 AM

Fear the Clam: thisdaydreamer: Seriously, this never gets old.

Yeah, it does. This was old years ago. We get it, you couldn't get a real job so you joined the military and now we're all supposed to be thrilled that you managed to stick it out for a couple of years. Whoopie. It's the adult job equivalent of the kindergarden "graduation."


terrible troll 0/10
 
2013-07-16 08:41:48 AM
Thank god president peace-prize has ended all wars so everyone's daddy can come home.
 
2013-07-16 09:07:14 AM
You should try the onion blossom - it's amazing.
The genius of it is, you soak it in ice water for an hour so it holds its shape. Then you deep-fry it, root-side up, for about five minutes.
 
2013-07-16 09:10:00 AM

OnlyM3: Thank god president peace-prize has ended all wars so everyone's daddy can come home.


Considering that Obama never campaigned on such a platform, I don't know why you would expect that to have happen.
 
2013-07-16 09:16:01 AM

tetsoushima: We could just, you know, end the war or something?


sure, and maybe end hunger and poverty while we're at it.
 
2013-07-16 09:23:21 AM

ace in your face: So as I lay here right now my friend is picking up her husband at the airport. He has been gone ten months because he got reassigned to the states and she had a visa problem and couldn't leave Germany. Her kids are downstairs sleeping and have no clue who is going to wake them up. It's going to be a great day!!!!!


That's awesome! Savor it, and bring some kleenex.
 
2013-07-16 10:05:40 AM
Isn't a taco pizza just "nachos"?
 
2013-07-16 10:13:00 AM
Taco pizza sounded gross, until I saw it in that video.
 
2013-07-16 10:32:53 AM
Living in the Quad Cities my whole life I sometimes forget not all people know what Taco Pizzas are. Every pizza place here carries them, even the big chains like Pizza Hut and Papa John's. My favorite taco pizza is the Nacho Joe from Happy Joe's. It's basically just the Taco Pizza, but instead of taco sauce, they use a nacho cheese sauce.
 
2013-07-16 10:46:23 AM
My friend came back from Iraq to surprise his parents, except he was in a human farking pizza box or coffin.
 
2013-07-16 11:48:40 AM
Now jonesing for a Taco Supreme.  Thanks, subby!
 
2013-07-16 04:55:23 PM
We need to order the Let's-Get-Out-Now special, hold the theocracy. KBR gets the check.

/It's too easy to say from an office chair but, I wish well anyone wanting to leave
 
2013-07-17 09:10:17 AM
Gwyrddu

OnlyM3: Thank god president peace-prize has ended all wars so everyone's daddy can come home.

Considering that Obama never campaigned on such a platform, I don't know why you would expect that to have happen.

Of course he didn't.

// keep spinning.
 
2013-07-17 09:52:46 AM

OnlyM3: Gwyrddu

OnlyM3: Thank god president peace-prize has ended all wars so everyone's daddy can come home.

Considering that Obama never campaigned on such a platform, I don't know why you would expect that to have happen.
Of course he didn't.

// keep spinning.


No he didn't, and the only one spinning is you. Obama campaigned on ending the Iraq war, but also increased our military presence in Afghanistan.

"As Obama removes our combat brigades from Iraq, he will send at least two additional brigades to Afghanistan, where the Taliban is resurgent. He will also provide our armed forces with the reset capability that they need. He will replace essential equipment, and he will ensure that our men and women in uniform get the care and support they have earned."

-A 21st century military for America

Obama was never a pacifist or even pretended to be one. If Americans wanted a pacifist president they would have elected or at least nominated Dennis Kucinich or Ron Paul, but that's not what the majority or either party wanted. Obama has use military resources more wisely than Bush, however low that bar may have been set.

Speaking of Bush, I remember a candidate George Bush discussing how he would never involve himself in nation building in a debate with Al Gore. At that time I had a decision to make and decided to join the army and took Bush at his word and thought he was just a harmless fool. How wrong I was, at least had I made that decision eight years later I would know exactly what I was getting into.
 
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