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.
Robert Luskin says that Patrick Fitzgerald has told him that he “does not anticipate” bringing criminal charges against Karl Rove. Luskin also says that Rove has done “everything he can to cooperate” with Fitzgerald’s investigation.
Is it fair to read some connection into those things? That is, it fair to assume that Rove has struck a deal with Fitzgerald under which he gets a pass from prosecution in exchange for his continuing cooperation in the Plame investigation?
Rove spokesman Mark Corallo says no. In an e-mail message, Corallo tells us: “There is no deal. Period.”
In a follow-up interview, we asked Corallo if he could provide us a copy of the letter — and he says there was a letter — that Luskin says he received from Fitzgerald. He declined to do so, saying it has been the Rove team’s long-standing policy not to release written communication from the special prosecutor. He insisted, however, that the letter says nothing at all about Rove’s continuing cooperation with Fitzgerald’s investigation. “There is nothing, there are no conditions, there were no discussions of any conditions or deals or anything of the sort,” Corallo said. He said that Fitzgerald’s decision was based solely on “Mr. Fitzgerald’s coming to the proper conclusion” about Rove’s legal culpability, or lack thereof.
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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