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.
After the Oscars wrapped up last night, I flipped briefly to “E!” to catch a bit of the post-show, and was struck by the differences between the backstage questions asked of best-supporting-actor winner George Clooney and those asked of best-actress winner Reese Witherspoon.
Now there’s lots of great Academy coverage on Salon already today, and I had neither TiVo nor tape recorder, so this is rough, but here’s what I heard reporters ask Clooney: Do you think the nominated films this year are left of center? What do you think about your fellow best-director nominee Ang Lee?
Here’s what I heard them ask Witherspoon: Where did you get your dress? No, seriously, can you tell us more about your dress? It has so much beading; is it heavy?
Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.More Rebecca Traister.
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.