He made only a brief, humorous reference to Mitt having called him “zany.”
The proliferation of zany burger toppings came next as an inevitable by-product of the high-end burger fad.
Once you read Ngai's account of it, you'll see "zany" everywhere.
comic performer, 1580s, from French zani, from Italian zani, zanni "a zany, clown," originally Zanni, Venetian dialect variant of Gianni, pet form of Giovanni "John." A stock character in old comedies, he aped the principal actors.
1869, from zany (n.). Related: Zanily; zaniness.
Pizza: Rents are parents. Za is pizza
[1968+ Teenagers; a shortening of pizza]