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.
The headlines from the Gulf Coast are hardly inspirational, and for most of us, they’re also far away. Short of taking your largest straw out to sea and sucking up the oil yourself — which you couldn’t do anyway, since you’re stuck in an office all week — you don’t know how to help. As it turns out, no matter how lazy (or ambitious) you are, there are plenty of ways to volunteer in response to this crisis. Here are five quick ideas for a range of do-gooders, from the slothful to the zealous.
Ben Van Heuvelen is a journalist living in Brooklyn.More Ben Van Heuvelen.
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.
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.