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.
She had me at “It’s that ‘I have a master’s but then I got married’ look!” in the yogurt video I wrote about a few weeks ago. But when she stripped down to bike shorts and a sports bra to demonstrate her resemblance to a computer-fattened contestant on “Bulging Brides” (video below) she, um, had me even more. I am officially girl-crushing on Sarah Haskins something fierce.
Who is Sarah Haskins? Good question. Google doesn’t turn up much on the creator of “Target: Women” — a segment of the generally hilarious “InfoMania” show on Current TV — even though she has become the toast of the feminist blogosphere after just two outings. From the opening montage of cocktail glasses and tampons to Haskins’ perfectly timed and executed “WTF?” face, “Target: Women” satirizes vapid lady programming so brilliantly, every woman I know wishes “The Daily Show” would offer Haskins a job already. Even if we had no idea who she was a month ago and haven’t seen any of her work other than two three-minute videos. She’s that good! Private island good! Cute best man good! Who serves yogurt at their wedding good!
If you haven’t seen her latest, “Target Women: Wedding Shows,” check it out below. I’ll just be over here in my gray hoodie, watching the We channel and eating Activia while impatiently awaiting the next installment.
Kate Harding is the co-author of "Lessons From the Fatosphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body" and has been a regular contributor to Salon's Broadsheet.More Kate Harding.
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.