This blog is dedicated to spreading the truth about Jack Scalfani, a child abuser and racist who has run up modest celebrity on the internet through his “Cooking with Jack” youtube channel. For a long but by no means exhaustive list of what Jack has done, please see this post.
Originally uploaded: 21 February, 2009
The rates of hunger in developed countries is staggering, to say nothing of the entire globe. With widening income inequality, deepening poverty and many other factors it is, more than likely, going to get far worse in our time. On top of that, food waste in developed countries is at shamefully high rates. Of course, everyone lets a bit of uneaten risotto or the odd carrot go off in the fridge. That is to say the real issue is the amount of food that is just left to spoil or is thrown away needlessly. It’s a “first world problem” in the very real sense of being unaccountably link to consumption habits in developed countries.
Which is probably why watching Jack rip apart three pizzas just to complain, no intention of eating them, grates on me so badly. I’ve described Jack’s attitude as “unearned smugness” but it’s times like this when his carefully(?) crafted persona comes crashing down that really reinforce just how appropriate that is. His monstrous ego crashing against his obvious ignorance (California has no pizza culture? Seriously?) concludes with him hemming and hawing to make an inane point. To disparage the bread-making traditions of California and then try to prove that point by going to chain pizzas (and a fucking warehouse store) just perfectly encapsulates his dim, self-serving mindset.
This is kind of a proto-Jack on the Go, and the theme of him being furious anything other than a bucket of slop for pennies will be repeated over and over there. His half-hearted attempt at censorship of the pizza place with those boxes you can easily just close is the Jack we know and love: if only it was a clip of him talking about beating and choking his son, I’m sure he’d find a way to properly remove it.