Patrick Stewart, 72, live tweets his first slice of pizza: adorable or try-hard?

Patrick Stewart

Ahhh, Patrick Stewart. The dude is not usually my type, but his gravelly voice makes me want to spit shine his adorable little head while murmuring, “Make it so, Number One.” Voices are important, you know.

Did you know what Captain Picard … er … Patrick …. is on Twitter? Well, he is, and he’s quite charming in the process. In fact, he’s tweeting a lot of sexy photos of himself (including a nice kilt shot, which I’ve included at the bottom of this post) and really embracing the social-media reality of today. Of particular interest is Stewart’s tweet of yesterday, which includes an incredible claim: “My first ever pizza ‘slice.’ Please note: the authentic NY fold.” In the above photo, Stewart is holding his folded pizza in one hand while drinking a wee soda and wearing a fetching, tight black t-shirt. Oh, and he’s also wearing a Montreal Canadiens hat too:

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Let’s just assume that Stewart is poking fun at Michael Bloomberg’s “tiny soda” law, shall we? Clearly, Stewart is a fellow with a great sense of humor, and the tiny soda proves his ironic point. Still, I can’t believe that Captain Picard has never enjoyed pizza before in his entire life. Talk about a couple of wasted decades, right? Pizza is amazing, and I weep to think that “Ooh, captain!” has deprived himself of this special joy for so very long. Time to make up for lost time! Also, kilts.

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Photos courtesy of Patrick Stewart’s Twitter page

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124 Responses to “Patrick Stewart, 72, live tweets his first slice of pizza: adorable or try-hard?”

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  1. brin says:

    Awesome! He could never be try-hard!

  2. janie says:

    Love him! Seriously? First slice of pizza…

  3. LL says:

    I have nothing to add but I love Professor X/Captain Picard/Patrick Stewart and Chicago Pizzas is the best.

  4. Anna says:

    Is there a chance he was vegan or something, and now decided to say ‘screw it’?

  5. Mel says:

    I love Cpt Picard. I will always have a soft spot for this guy.

  6. Rianic says:

    Love him. Would hit it soooo hard

  7. spugzbunny says:

    I read it that he had never bought a ‘slide’ as in a single serving?

    Also – he is adorable!

  8. j.eyre says:

    I adore Sir Patrick but I feel the need to judge him on the pizza neglect. If he had really been my boyfriend – not just in my mind – he would have many, many pizzas.

  9. Tessa says:

    He meant a “slice”, as in a single piece of pizza at a New York pizzeria. I’m sure he’s had pizza before, but this time he’s sitting down for a slice with some dried pepper flake and a soda. Unless you spend a lot of time in New York or New Jersey, you may not have that authentic experience.

  10. Lucy2 says:

    How does one go that long without a slice???

    • Sam says:

      My husband has never had pizza! It’s just not that common in certain places. If you grew up in a place where it wasn’t that common, it’s easy. Patrick is British and gew up, IIRC, in a smaller town. Easy to see how it’s just not something he’s ever had.

      • Londerland says:

        Yeah, you really don’t get the one-slice pizza thing here in England. If you get takeaway pizza you get a whole pizza, it’s Dominos or Pizza Hut. No comparison.

        Those huge thin oven-charred NY slices are heaven and I can’t believe Patrick Stewart went so long without trying them…! Poor deprived sod.

  11. the original bellaluna says:

    Sir Patrick is awesome. And I like that he doesn’t blow up Twitter with tripe.

  12. allons-y alonso says:

    I’ve always held the belief that the words ‘Sir Patrick Stewart’ and ‘awesome’ were mutually exclusive :D

  13. T.Fanty says:

    To stir up a little controversy: I am completely on board with the soda legislation.

    • Anna says:

      Ok, can you please explain how it can be in any way effective if you can just go and buy 2 of whatever it is limited by volume? Or a big-ass bottle? I dont have a philosophical problem with it, but it just seems frivolous, Bloomy’s eccentric caprice? (btw, I was supportive of pretty much all of his initiatives while living in NYC, esp everything anti-smoking oriented).

      • lin234 says:

        Yea, I think it would be more effective if they had a display showing exactly how much sugar is in a cup of soda. That way, people know exactly how much sugar they are consuming and let them make their own decision. Otherwise, I don’t see how limiting cup sizes is going to make a huge difference.

        Also, does this mean places like Starbucks have limited cup sizes for their fraps and what not? There is so much more sugar in those drinks.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Anna, I giggled at your comment about getting second hand fat! That’s funny.

    • Tessa says:

      Soda legislation? What’s next? Where does it end? Will they ban soda altogether and we’ll have to get our sodas at an underground speakeasy? Will they be selling it bootleg style out of the back of a truck? Come on. It’s soda. I want legislation on people’s self control, on parents who can’t get a handle on their children’s health. A privately owned business should be allowed to serve as much or as little soda as they want to a customer. Are you going to limit how much pepperoni per slice? How many cupcakes you can take away from the bakery? It’s absurd.

    • T.Fanty says:

      @Anna and @Tessa;

      The idea is philosophical. The point is that in many ways, Americans have lost perspective on what consititues a “normal” portion of food – and I presume that nobody will take issue with me if I generalize and say that Americans undeniably have an obesity problem. People can take as many cupcakes as they want, but if a person will think twice (possibly) about eating a dozen cupcakes in a sitting, or a large cake. Soda in giant containers is packaged as *a* portion, and people think that’s normal.

      The idea behind the soda ban isn’t about protecting people from themselves (okay, maybe a little bit, but I’m choosing not to focus on that, because then I’ll have to argue against the smoking ban), but to re-think how we’re consuming food. If one has to buy two sodas to feel full, it’s going to force the person to think twice, and maybe not consume as much. And I presume that they went after soda, because of child obesity, which is (I believe) most commonly linked to soft beverage consumption.

      ETA: I don’t think this is a legit source by any stretch of the imagination, but it illustrates the point:

      • Anna says:

        I think smoking ban is a lot easier to support bc it’s a ‘non-consensual’ public health risk through 2nd hand smoke. I am surely not getting 2nd hand fat by someone drinking a soda in my vicinity. Or even getting a coughing fit, or any other involuntary sensation.

      • T.Fanty says:

        That’s true, and I do love waking up after a morning out and not smelling like an ash tray, but it’s kind of on the same spectrum. And the American obesity problem does need to be tackled, and clearly nothing else is working.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I think Bloomberg’s soda regulation is stupid but no more stupid than the fact that I have to show ID to buy Zyrtec or an energy drink.

        So people would have to make two trips to get their damn soda. Sure it defeats the purpose but at least they’re getting a bit of exercise when they walk to the soda fountain.

      • marie says:

        I’m sorry Kitten, what was that? you have to show your ID?

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        In Boston (and I think it’s Mass-a state law) you have to show ID if you wanna buy a caffeinated energy shot and you have to show ID if you want to buy anything that has pseudoephedrine in it (AND you can only buy 3 packs at a time) due to the fact that it’s a main component in the recipe for meth.

        It’s all so effin arbitrary to me. I mean…I don’t know. I’m not a lawmaker and I get that it’s hard trying to find a way to curtail stuff like this but it reminds me of the aviation experience-it’s all just a big huge hassle to fly now when it was once so simple.

        I’m going to sound super-old here, marie but I yearn for the olden days, when gas was 5 cents a gallon and I could get a sandwich for 75 cents……………

      • marie says:

        I get the pseudoephedrine (we have the same restrictions) but it seems silly for the energy drinks.

        I remember way back in high school my friend decided he’d see how far he got off the change in his pocket $0.86, granted it wasn’t far but it got him more than a gallon. Don’t even get me started on “when I was younger” stories.

        Damn whippersnappers, get off my lawn!!

    • Hollz says:

      I’m with you T.Fanty!
      It’s not that people have to walk to get a soda refill…it’s that some people won’t get the refill!
      It’s not going to help much, but it will help some, and right now I think the obesity problem in America needs all the help it can get!
      (and when I say America, I mean North America since I’m Canadian, and I think we need help to)

      I love that he’s got a Habs hat on, I’m going to have to show that to my dad :)

  14. Mindy says:

    Okay… First off, I ADORE him. But this is NOT his first slice of pizza. Not even his first slice of NEW YORK CITY pizza. I know this first hand. I used to be a ‘security volunteer’ at Star Trek conventions in NYC way back in the early 90′s. I was part of the ‘inner circle’ of volunteers who used to ‘guard’ the stars. Patrick BELCHED a ‘pizza slice’ belch right in my face backstage at a convention in 1991. He said that he was sorry, because he wolfed down his two slices when he realized he was running late and basically ran to the show (ditching his limo for a very brisk walk). Afterwards, he went onstage and continued his burping and apologized to the audience SAYING he had eaten some pizza right before he got there.

  15. teehee says:

    Am I the only one who finds him totally adorable :D

  16. annaloo. says:

    He is absolutely adorable.

  17. Relli says:

    Avery Bullock can do no wrong!

  18. Shelley says:

    I used to be sooo in love with Captain Jean Luc Picard of the USS Starship Enterprise. I must have been 6 but that was definitely the start of my lusting for older

  19. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    I love PS, but I *especially* love his guest appearance on Frasier as the gay opera director who becomes besotted with Frasier after Frasier is mistakenly “outed.” Oh my God, he is the cutest thing ever.

    I watch Frasier like an addict, and this is one of my favorite episodes.

  20. Poppy says:

    He is up there with The Cumberbatch in the list of Awesome Voices (aka voices that make my biscuit tingle!)

  21. lambchops says:

    He looks damn good for 72!

  22. BooBooLaRue says:

    He’s a sweet slice of man pie. Give me some!

  23. JL says:

    The man simply IS…

    Compared to all the “Is Nots” men and Women in Hollywood…

    Are you kidding me, everyone else is trying hard to be like him!

  24. judyjudy says:

    That pizza picture has made my day! It also makes me want pizza.

  25. bluhare says:

    Oh my. There is some serious Patrick Stewart love today. Not a single negative comment so far.

    Waiting for it now I’ve said it . . . .

  26. Amy Tennant says:

    I saw him in person at a convention years ago. I had never found him attractive in his Star Trek uniform, but when he was right there in a casual button-up shirt with the collar undone…mercy. Hotter than Earl Gray tea.

    And those pizza pics are adorbz.

  27. Lflips says:

    He’s looking very handsome in those pictures!

  28. Sumodo1 says:

    The first time he appeared on screen in the first ep of Next Gen, I flipped out over him. Imagine! Casting a balding Brit as a starship captain? Yes, oh, yes! Soooo happy they cast him against type! Forever love with Patrick Stewart.

  29. LAR says:

    Never try hard! Adorable with his teeny soda!

  30. mkyarwood says:

    You will never, EVER say that Sir Stewart is being try hard again!!

  31. Murphy says:

    Captain Picard can do NO WRONG.

    Love following him on twitter.

  32. drdoolittling says:

    Nothing this man does could ever be considered try-hard. I just love him so much. I don’t even really know why; there is just a genuine softness and caring in him.

  33. Loulou says:

    First SLICE but not first pizza, no doubt. Great choice of team on his hat!

  34. Sachi says:

    The small drink in his hand makes the photo even more awesome. :D

  35. decemberist15 says:

    I live 3 blocks from this joint. HOW WAS I NOT THERE???? Although it sucks that his first slice of pizza is at Smiling. It’s good drunk food, but first slice ever? Nope

  36. Ag says:

    I LOVE him. But what the hell is wrong with him?! He’s never had pizza before?! Heresy.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      I didn’t read it as his never having had pizza before. He’s 72 years old—I would be amazed if he’s never had pizza!

      I think he just meant that this was his first New York “individual pizza slice” experience. New Yorkers always refer to getting “a slice.” I wonder if he’s getting hundreds of tweets asking him if this is his first pizza!

  37. paranormalgirl says:

    Pizza and Picard. My ideal twosome.

  38. Ivana says:

    Never. Never. Never. Could this man be try-hard. He’s so adorable.

  39. PortlandJan says:

    My crush on Sir Patrick goes all the way back to the late 70s, when he played the villain Sejanus in “I, Claudius”. Villainy never before or since looked like so much fun.

  40. xxx says:

    Eh… I think he may have meant he’s never had a “slice” as in pizza served by the large slice, USA style. Other countries don’t do that. I’m sure he’s pizza at some point in his life. So you know how you guys say “I’m going to have a slice”, that is not the case everywhere in the world. I think that’s why he put “slice” in inverted commas. When I went to NYC I was a bit excited about my first “slice” too!

  41. Sam says:

    Just gotta leave this here for people to see! It’s Patrick Stewart recently at an anti-DV event meeting a woman who his work helped – it’s awesome!

    He also works with organizations that help people with PTSD after he found out his father had it (and it caused the domestic violence in his own home). Just love him.

  42. Patrice says:

    While I can definitely appreciate Patrick’s silver fox sexiness now, growing up, Star Trek Enterprise was one of my parents’ favorite shows (And for good reason! I still think it remains the best version of them all :D ) so he will indeed forever be Captain Picard to me :) ) Love him! P.S. It seems like he hasn’t aged a day.

  43. Simply Red says:

    Gotta love Sir Patrick…

    Deep Dish Pizza is the bomb and garretts popcorn… Yummy

  44. Onyx XV says:

    Adorable. And nothing else. Love Sir Patrick!

  45. Porsha says:

    This is what I like to see famous people use twitter for, especially well establised actors – not reality stars or skank pop stars

  46. Monkeysam says:

    This thread is amazing haha so much love and not a single bad comment

  47. Ravensdaughter says:

    I love him-anyone seen his recent speech for Amnesty International about his own childhood abuse? Amazing!.
    He is such a loving. giving man. I would watch him take his garbage out on Twitter if that was part of his learning curve…..
    See SAM’s post-#45-above. I believe this was a related event to the AI event.