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.
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Just a short alert regarding the Skype worm going around: If you use Windows and if a friend sends you a Skype instant message that contains a link to a JPG picture file, don’t click on that link.
However tempting it may be, whatever promises your friend might make regarding the awesomeness of the picture (it’ll be that kind of picture), you’re better off clicking elsewhere for your jollies — for you may find that instead of going to a picture, the link actually opens up a prompt to run an application. And if you’re so foolish or hot-under-the-collar as to actually click Yes to that prompt, well, then you’re screwed, as it were.
If it gets in, the worm uses the Skype API to send itself to all your Skype contacts. It also searches your machine for passwords and other sensitive information to send back to the nefarious fellows who created it.
Skype says it’s working with anti-virus vendors to create updates to stop the worm, and it’s trying to get ISPs to shut down the sites spreading the virus. If you think you might be infected — why’d you click on the link, man? — click here for a cure.
Farhad Manjoo is a Salon staff writer and the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.More Farhad Manjoo.
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.