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.
As Obama edges toward his first 100 days, Ms. magazine has jumped into the conversation about what he has achieved so far. And while I try to refrain from Obama mania, and I firmly believe the left needs to monitor the Obama administration just as critically as we did his global-gag-ruling predecessor, I am happy to confess that the Ms. report had me humming a few bars of “Hail to the Chief.” The report lists 14 ways in which Obama has moved the country toward the full support of women’s rights, and while we’ve reported on several of them before now, it’s worth running down a few highlights:
Jan. 29: Signed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring women’s ability to sue for pay discrimination
March 9: Lifted restrictions on stem cell research
March 11: Established the White House Council on Women and Girls
March 11: Restarted U.S. contributions to the United Nations Population Fund, reinstating low-cost birth control availability at college health centers and at some 400 clinics serving low-income women.
You can read the rest here. As Ms. publisher Eleanor Smeal says: “I have been working for women’s rights in Washington since the Carter days and I have never seen anything like these first 100 days.”
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.