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.
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner’s stand with Israel no matter the facts tour continues! At a Manhattan press conference yesterday, Weiner took a break from being a reliable liberal to answer a question about Israel by calling the nation of Turkey our “former ally.”
Now, as far as I know, the United States does still consider Turkey an important strategic ally. But Anthony Weiner knows the best way to deal with sensitive diplomatic issues like this is to become a belligerent blowhard.
Look, we sometimes in our U.S. foreign policy, we sometimes have what we hope will be in front of what we see clearly happening. And we are constantly on the lookout for the moderate Arab state that is going to be the one that’s going to be the linchpin of our policy there. And we sometimes don’t just look at how they’re behaving. Turkey has not act — this was clearly instigated by Turkey.
Anthony Weiner explains the flotilla raid: Why are you boarding and shooting yourself, Turkey? Why are you boarding and shooting yourself?
(Then, just because being a steadfast supporter of Israel’s far-right government still does not prevent you from being a complete bleeding-heart about issues closer to home, Weiner criticized Obama’s predator drone program. I think we’re supposed to be very proud of Israel for not killing everyone in the flotilla with unmanned drones?)
Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @pareeneMore Alex Pareene.
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.