In the 1980’s, Dominoes Pizza decided to create an enemy of a favorite lazy dinner. For reasons I have nightmares about, the chose to go with The Noid. We all remember the commercials, I mean, if you are over the age of 25 you do. I was thinking about ordering Dominoes today. In my decision making process, I thought about The Noid. Why did he want to ruin pizzas? What was his motive? Does the commercial ever go on to explain his displeasure of pizzas? I will ponder these things tonight as I lay in bed.
Here’s a funny story I found on The Noid’s Wiki page:
In 1989, Kenneth Lamar Noid, a mentally ill customer who thought the ads were a personal attack on him, held two employees of an Atlanta, Georgia Domino’s restaurant hostage for over five hours. After forcing them to make him a pizza and making demands for $100,000, getaway transportation, and a copy of The Widow’s Son, Noid surrendered to the police. Noid was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, extortion, and possession of a firearm during a crime. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Noid, I promise I won’t hate you, if you tell me your reason for loathing pizza. There has to be a great story behind it.