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.
When CNN asked Karl Rove last summer about the Valerie Plame case, he said, “I didn’t know her name. I didn’t leak her name.” In making that fine, legalistic distinction — it turns out that Rove might not have named names, but he did tell Time’s Matthew Cooper that Joe Wilson’s wife, who just happens to be Valerie Plame, was a CIA analyst — Rove said he was merely repeating “what I said to ABC News when this whole thing broke some number of months ago.”
The folks at the Center for American Progress have done some digging and come up with a September 2003 edition of ABC’s The Note in which Rove makes the comments — or comment — to which he was apparently referring. And unfortunately for Rove, it’s just a little less nuanced than he might like it to be today. According to The Note, an ABC producer asked Rove, “Did you have any knowledge or did you leak the name of the CIA agent to the press?” His answer: “No.”
It’s now clear that that wasn’t true: Rove may or may not have leaked “the name of the CIA agent to the press,” but he sure had some “knowledge” of the subject. Perhaps ABC could ask Rove if he’d like to revise his unequivocal denial of two years ago. And perhaps someone in the White House press corps might like to ask White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan if he’s standing by what he said about the Plame outing back in September of 2003. “If anyone in this administration was involved in it,” McClellan said then, “they would no longer be in this administration.”
Last time we checked, Karl Rove was still on the White House payroll.
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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