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.
It seems former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s book will have a little competition, and from the moment it’s released, no less. Palin’s memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Story,” is set to be released on Nov. 17. On the same day, a small publishing house, OR Books, will be releasing “Going Rouge: Sarah Palin — An American Nightmare.” As you might imagine, it’s not going to portray the former governor in a very flattering light.
The book is being edited by two editors from the Nation, Richard Kim and Betsy Reed, and is being released in a somewhat unconventional manner — at first, it’s only going to be available through the publisher, either as an e-book or a print-on-demand order.
Several articles originally published in Salon are slated for inclusion in the book: “The Sarah Palin Pity Party,” by Rebecca Traister; “The Losers Who Gave Us Sarah Palin,” by Joe Conason; and two pieces by Juan Cole, “What’s the Difference Between Sarah Palin and Muslim Fundamentalists? Lipstick” and “Sarah Palin: Meet Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.“
Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.More Alex Koppelman.
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.