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 didn’t really happen, did it?
According to the Associated Press, members of a church who believe that God is punishing American troops because their country tolerates homosexuality protested over the weekend at the funerals of two soldiers killed in Iraq.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas — which is apparently made up mostly of the family of a man named Fred Phelps, but which echoes, albeit in a slightly uglier fashion, some of the wisdom of Jerry Falwell — turned out for the funerals of Tennessee National Guard Staff Sgt. Asbury Fred Hawn II, 35, and Spc. Gary Reese Jr., 22, the AP reports. With shouts and signs, the AP says, the church members conveyed messages like “God hates fags” and “God hates you.”
Proving Justice Louis Brandeis right once again — which is to say, showing that the solution to stupid speech is “more speech” — hundreds of local residents gathered outside both funerals to stand up to the anti-gay zealots. According to the AP, counterprotesters at one of the funerals turned their backs on the church members until the time expired on their protest permits and they went home to Kansas.
“If they were protesting the government, I might even join them,” Danny Cotton, 56, told the AP. “But for them to come during the worst time for this family — it’s just wrong.”
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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