Many, many years ago, I stopped going to Domino’s Pizza. I can’t remember when it actually was. I want to say it was when I was still in high school but that was so long ago I barely remember that as well. Basically, it was brought to light that Domino’s was indeed run by a right-winged, crazed evangelical Christian. I don’t remember exactly what the CEO was accused of, all I know is folks where I came from referred to them as Evil. So I stopped going.
It’s 2005 and I still don’t go to Domino’s not because I’m an activist against their pizza-making empire, but because I’d basically written them off and later forgotten about them. And the funny thing is, I know a fairly large number of folks around my same age who have fallen into the same practice.
What do you know about Domino’s?
They’re evil. Stay away. I heard it’s run by militant right-wingers.
Recently, a friend of mine was offered work and that work is somehow affiliated with the Domino’s Corporation. My first reaction was, “Don’t go there. I hear the CEO gave money to pro-life. They’re evil.”
It’s becoming more and more obvious that I can’t back this statement up nor do I have any idea what it is I’m talking about. Not only can I not back it up, but there are members of my family who are pro-life and I’m not about to boycott them. I love them. Toby Joe said the same thing to this person, “All I know is they are evil. But I don’t know why or how they are evil.”
That’s my question, dear Internet; Are they in fact this evil empire we’ve made them out to be? Or is this sort of like the college version of the adolescent-Pop-Rocks-and-Coke-will-blow-up-your-face phenomenon. That myth was easy to break. All you had to do was Double Dog Dare some poor bastard in the cafeteria and watch his face sit calmly on the top of his neck to prove that was indeed false. But this? This one is a tough one. And while I know I could “talk to Google” I also know I once lied about moving to LA. I once told the Internet I had a tail. I once saw someone get REALLY intimate with several Barbie dolls sans lubricant. Sometimes I don’t trust Google.
Is Domino’s Pizza indeed an evil empire out to feed more religious fanatics and crazy right-winged fundamentalist gun-wielding dirtbags, or are they just making pizza?