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Free pizza promised for Obama-Romney debate question
提問歐巴馬、羅姆尼比薩口味 一生比薩免費吃

US President Barack Obama delivers pizzas to volunteers at a local Obama campaign office in Henderson, just outside Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 1.
美國總統巴拉克‧歐巴馬十月一日送比薩,給在內華達州拉斯維加斯近郊漢德森市地方競選辦公室內的志工們。

Photo: Reuters
照片:路透

Pizza Hut is promising “free pizza for life” to whoever dares to ask Barack Obama and Mitt Romney the most burning question of the day: sausage or pepperoni?

The fast food chain is angling to get some publicity out of a town hall debate today between the Democratic president and his Republican challenger at a liberal arts college outside New York.

In a statement, Pizza Hut offered “free pizza for life” — or more to the point, one large pizza a week for 30 years — to whoever pops the question.

“We recognize there are a lot of serious issues to be debated,” said Pizza Hut’s chief management officer Kurt Kane.

“But we also know a lot less serious — but no less important — ones are being discussed every night inside houses across the country.”

To ask “on behalf of the Pizza Party” what their favorite pizza topping is would demonstrate how much each man is “in tune on all the issues.”

Free pizza is among several PR stunts planned in the run-up to the Nov. 6 elections, the USA Today newspaper reported.

Others include free JetBlue flights out of the US for voters whose preferred candidate loses the election, and an eBay auction of Obama and Romney effigies organized by the makers of Cabbage Patch dolls.

(AFP)

只要膽敢把「要點香腸或是義大利辣香腸口味的披薩」當成一天中最重要的議題,向巴拉克‧歐巴馬與米特‧羅姆尼提問,必勝客就保證提供「一輩子免費吃比薩」的好康。

民主黨總統與其共和黨對手今天將在紐約近郊一所文科大學舉行市鎮辯論會,而這家速食連鎖業者看準該辯論會的商機,好從中得到宣傳機會。

在一份聲明稿中,只要有人提出此問題,必勝客將提供「一輩子免費吃比薩」─或是更精確地說,連續三十年,每週可得到一客大比薩。

比勝客行銷長柯特‧肯恩表示:「我們承認,有很多嚴肅議題有待辯論。」

他說:「但我們也知道,全國家庭每晚都在討論許多沒那麼嚴肅,但未必較不重要的問題。」

「代表披薩黨」問兩位候選人各別的披薩口味,可以顯示他們是否對「各項議題都在狀況內」。

《今日美國報》報導,免費比薩是許多公關在十一月六日大選前,所出的幾個宣傳花招之一。

其他還包括捷藍航空提供落敗候選人的選民免費機票,飛離美國。另外還有生產椰菜娃娃的公司,製作歐巴馬與羅姆尼的肖像,在eBay拍賣網站上拍賣。

(法新社/翻譯:林亞蒂)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. liberal arts n. phr.

文科 (wen2 ke1)

例: She chose a liberal arts degree over a degree in engineering.

(她選擇文科而非理工科學位。)

2. in tune adv. phr.

在狀況內地 (zai4 zhuang4 kuang4 nei4 de5)

例: The manager was obviously not in tune with his employees.

(該經理顯然與員工不同調。)

3. effigy n.

肖像 (xiao4 xiang4)

例: Activists burned an effigy of the dictator.

(群眾焚燒這位獨裁者的肖像。)


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