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.
WASHINGTON — President Obama will announce his pick to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court at 10:15 a.m. today, a White House official has confirmed to Salon.
The New York Times reported that the finalists are federal appeals court judges Sonia Sotomayor and Diane Wood, Solicitor General Elena Kagan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Reports this morning are indicating that Sotomayor will get the job, but the administration isn’t saying much about it.
You can watch the announcement live here.
UPDATE: The White House confirms to Salon that Obama’s choice is Sotomayor. President Clinton appointed her to the 2nd Circuit in 1998. The 54-year-old New York judge would be the first Latino on the Supreme Court and the third woman. The first was Sandra Day O’Connor, now retired. The second is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was appointed by President Clinton and is still on the court.
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.