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.
The right is still railing against MoveOn.org, three days after the group held a raucus party to unveil the winner of its “Bush in 30 seconds” ad contest. Opinion Journal’s James Taranto, abetted by Matt Drudge, riled up the troops on Wednesday by printing selective anti-Bush quotes from some of what Taranto called the group’s “puerile B-list celebrity” supporters. On Thursday Taranto actually admitted that the winning ad, “Child’s Pay,” was “professionally done” and “surprisingly unobjectionable.” (Andrew Sullivan liked it, too.) But the damage was done: A performer at the event, comedian Margaret Cho, has been getting racist hate mail from Free Republic, according to Cho’s manager. (Some of the mail is posted at American Politics Journal.) And as Salon’s Michelle Goldberg details, lots of right-wing bloggers are getting even nastier than Taranto toward MoveOn supporters. Meanwhile, CBS television apparently has decided it wants no part of the 30-second spot for its upcoming Super Bowl programming.
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.
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