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.
There’s a moment in the Republican National Committee’s Harold Ford Jr. attack ad — it comes smack-dab in the middle of the two bimbo eruptions — when a sleazy-looking fellow eyes the camera from behind his sunglasses and says, “So he took money from porn movie producers. I mean, who hasn’t?”
Who hasn’t? Well, it turns out that the RNC has. As Josh Marshall reports, the RNC has accepted a number of campaign contributions from Nicholas T. Boyias, whom Marshall describes as the owner and CEO of one of the largest producers and distributors of gay porn in the United States.
Now, surely there must be a difference between the porn money Ford took and the porn money the RNC is taking, right? There is: Ford gave his back.
The line in the RNC’s anti-Ford ad is apparently based on the fact that Ford’s campaign took $3,600 in contributions from executives at five “adult entertainment broadcast companies.” The Ford campaign returned the contributions as soon as Gannett News Service brought the nature of them to the campaign’s attention, saying that taking the money “doesn’t meet our standards and is not in tune with Tennessee values.”
So far as we can tell, the RNC hasn’t returned the contributions that it received from Boyias, which leads us to this question: Will Bob Corker now say about the RNC what he once said about Ford — that porn contributions are “further proof” of the dangers of taking money from people “outside of Tennessee who don’t share our values”?
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.