A pizza fairy tale
Once upon a time, there lived a modest old beancounter in the desert, and he had three sons who each set out to make his mark on the world. The eldest son played a small part in the exploration of outer space. The middle son played a small part in an organization that gives away magic that makes life easier for half the people in the world every day. But the youngest son solved one of the pressing problems of our time: He created a magic item that allows pizza to be reheated in the microwave and come out with crisp crust and melted cheese.
... OK, I could spin a longer tale involving taming a dragon to roast pizza and the king offering the hand of his daughter, but frankly I have no interest in a princess’s hand or any other part thereof and need to stop writing this and get back to the whole space thing, so let me cut to the chase: My brother is trying to raise enough money on Kickstarter to manufacture his pan, which he calls the Reheatza. I suspect that a large fraction of people I know have always wanted to be able to reheat a pizza properly without firing up a huge oven, or reheat a pizza at work or in a con suite, and might consider pre-ordering a Reheatza if they only knew about it. I haven’t seen his prototype in person, but his video on Kickstarter of toasting a marshmallow is very convincing. He needs to find roughly a thousand people who will pre-order by next month, but has reached less than a hundred in the first week, and there must be millions of people who would like this if it were ever made. So I wanted to do what little I can to help spread the word. I want to live in a world where pizza is on the list of things it's a good idea to microwave.
Also maybe to brag a little about my half brother’s accomplishment. Who’d have guessed that whatever creative and artistic genes I may possess came from the accountant’s side of the family?