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.
In his latest book, “Why Terrorism Works,” celebrated defense lawyer and controversial author Alan Dershowitz argues that the European community, the United Nations and the Vatican have rendered terrorism successful by rewarding terrorist leaders — especially Palestinian terrorists. Dershowitz, a fervent supporter of Israel who this year argued in the Jerusalem Post that Israel should formally announce that it will destroy Palestinian villages in response to terror attacks, cites the United Nations invitation, in 1974, to PLO leader Yasser Arafat to speak at the General Assembly shortly after a string of deadly Palestinian attacks on airlines and Israeli civilians, including children.
More significantly, Dershowitz suggests that without the achievements of Palestinian terrorism, Osama bin Laden might not have been so inspired to mastermind Sept. 11: “Global terrorism is thus a phenomenon largely of our own making.” Dershowitz spoke to Salon from his summer home on Martha’s Vineyard about how we reward terrorism, how we can stop it, and why torture might be necessary to prevent further violence. To read the complete interview, click here.
Featured here is an excerpt from the interview in which Dershowitz addresses why a national I.D. card would be better than racial profiling, and how Osama bin Laden is becoming George W. Bush’s reelection campaign manager.
Suzy Hansen, a former editor at Salon, is an editor at the New York Observer.More Suzy Hansen.
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.