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.
Here’s the latest from Polatik, the official rapper of the Tea Party Express — the GOP consultant-run PAC mascarading as a grassroots movement.
Not to be confused with Hi-Caliber, the conservative hip-hop artist who graced the stage during the 9/12 Tea Party rallies, Polatik, a young right-wing emcee from Waco, is a more recent phenomenon. The song “That’s a Tea Party” may sound familiar to those of you who are regular on the circuit — he’s been performing it live along the Tea Party Express bus tour from St. George, Utah to Little Rock, Arkansas to Hunstville, Alabama. But the snazzy new music video just came out this week.
From the Tea Party sensation who brought you “Freedom,” here’s Polatik’s oddly defensive explanation of what a Tea Party is (hint: It’s “not a race thing but you hear that often”):
Emily Holleman is the editor of Open Salon.More Emily Holleman.
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.