Lol. I can be a pizza jerk sometimes too but not that often. A pizza jerk is someone with an elitist mentality. Easy to spot. Says stuff like there's only true pizza style. Their stuff is better than everyone else's. If you're not doing XYZ or this way or that, then you're missing the mark. Easily irritated and doesn't play nice.
I guess thinking cheese pizza with sauce and awesome dough is the ultimate pizza would be kinda pizza jerky? Well, I suppose then I'm a bit that then, but I don't feel too badly about it. On rare occassions I'll go for mushrooms...I did enjoy the veggie stuffed UNO's in Boston years ago. I love all styles, but can you really blame a pizza nut for saying dough, cheese, and sauce are what its all about? This is truly the way one can tell a good pizza the basics. (I even had the pineapple pizza Papa Johns many years ago....lol don't sue me).
On a side note, I don't get people who make and eat damn filet mignon wrapped in bacon!!!! WTH!@!
You taste bacon for goodness sake, not the awesome filet flavor...ugh, I just don't get it...
In fact, the Italians confirm this by their pizza Margerhita of course. Dough, tomatoes, basil, olive oil. and bufalo moz. You surely won't be calling the Italians pizza jerks will ya?
To me, same concept with pepperoni I suppose. Will hide the taste of dough, cheese, and sauce...
Oh, and speaking of Italy. One of my my new plans is to go to L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele
(best pizza in Italy? We shall see) as I recently found out about it through YouTube...and of course the Uffizi Gallery.