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.
Today, the New York Times ran a story headlined “For Clinton, Wooing Women Requires a Careful Balance.” Nothing illustrates that more clearly than the Times/CBS News poll also released today. It reveals that Clinton is most popular with female voters (46 percent view her favorably), but she hardly has all of us lady folk won over (33 percent view her negatively).
As a group, married women are more cleary divided over Clinton: Thirty-nine percent view her favorably and 39 percent view her unfavorably. On the other hand, 53 percent of single women view her positively. Age is also a big factor: “The older the woman, the more negatively she views Mrs. Clinton: 27 percent of those under age 45 view her negatively; 33 percent of those 45 to 64 view her negatively; and 40 percent of those 64 and older view her negatively.”
Women may be a tough-to-tackle voting group, but as a whole, men view Clinton less favorably. In fact, men’s view of Clinton is nearly the exact opposite of women’s: Thirty-four percent view Clinton positively; 47 percent view her negatively.
If you believe the polls, Clinton isn’t winning over many voters by virtue of being the first serious female candidate; only 5 percent of women and 9 percent of men who view her positively say it’s simply because she’s a woman running for president. As the Times’ Patrick Healy points out, Clinton’s campaign has strategized accordingly: “As Mrs. Clinton highlights her sex … she tries not to lay it on too thick; she rarely brings up, for instance, the possibilities of adding a woman’s touch to national security.”
The Times/CBS poll throws yet more stats on the pile that Clinton’s campaign strategists are already sorting through. But the respondents were utterly clear on one thing: The majority believe Clinton will win the Democratic nomination and will, once again, call 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. home. One question, though: Will Clinton’s newly discovered cleavage hurt or help her campaign? It certainly isn’t hurting her online presence — “hillary clinton cleavage” is (I’m not kidding) currently the third most Googled phrase of the day.
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.