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Comic #2001

1 {scene: Giuseppe's pizza shop}
1 Giuseppe: {into phone} ... one large pepperoni, and a garlic bread. Bene!
1 Ishmael: Hey, Giuseppe!
2 Giuseppe: Un momento, Ishmael; taking an order. {into phone} Address? Infinite Featureless Plane. Sì, will be there in half an hour.
3 Ishmael: I need a week off. I'm going into space to deflect the asteroid.
3 Giuseppe: What? You're kidding me.
4 Ishmael: No, it's true!
4 Giuseppe: Don't mess with a Sicilian when Death is on the line!

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Aha! You didn't expect that one, did you? :-)

There are so many good quotes from The Princess Bride.

I did have to modify this one slightly from the canonical version, to better fit the comic. But I'm sure if you know the film you would have got it ayway.


2019-09-29 Rerun commentary: It's interesting that Giuseppe thinks "Infinite Featureless Plane" is a precise enough address for a pizza delivery.

Not even a street number or the name of the nearest cross-plane.


Alec C. pointed me at What 3 Words, which I was previously unaware of, and which maps 3×3 metre squares of Earth to unique combinations of three words. Unfortunately "infinite featureless plane" is not a valid What 3 Words address, but the closest match is "infinite fatherless plan", which maps to a remote point near the Nullarbor Plain in South Australia, which is appropriately enough about the closest approximation to in infinite featureless plane that there is on Earth.

So Giuseppe is not as vague as he seems. And can somehow convince an Uber Eats driver to deliver to one of the remotest locations on Earth.

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