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.
This installment in the “Voice of the Poet” series — a series comprising rare archival recordings, some never before released — features the acclaimed Elizabeth Bishop.
Although she wrote less than many of her peers, the evident mastery of her poems secured for Elizabeth Bishop a leading position in American letters. Praised from the start for their descriptive surfaces — their clarity, wittily observed details and tonal control — Bishop’s poems reveal dark, abiding mysteries.
Bishop mostly refused to allow recordings of her work. Still, the archives have yielded a rare and generous series of readings, released here for the first time. These recordings will enthrall her many fans and illuminate her poetry.
The audio production is accompanied by a book containing the text to the poems and a commentary by J.D. McClatchy.
Listen to Elizabeth Bishop read “The Fish,” “In the Waiting Room” and “The Moose,” courtesy of Random House Audio.
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.