2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) was born in Rockland, Maine. At her mother’s urging, she entered her poem “Renascence” into a contest and won fourth place, bringing her immediate acclaim and a scholarship to Vassar. She continued to write poetry in college and became involved in theater.
In 1917, Millay published her first book, “Renascence and Other Poems.” She published “A Few Figs From Thistles,” a volume of poetry that drew much attention for its controversial descriptions of female sexuality and feminism, in 1920. At the request of Vassar’s drama department, she wrote her first verse play, “The Lamp and the Bell,” in 1921. Her fourth volume of poetry, “The Harp Weaver,” was awarded the 1921 Pulitzer Prize.
The recordings featured here are taken from “Five American Women,” part of Random House Audio’s “Voice of the Poet” series. “Fatal Interview: Sonnet LI” was recorded on Jan. 8, 1933. The recording date of “Recuerdo” is unknown.
Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.
KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.