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.
One can only hope that Facebook takes heed of the intense desire for a real “dislike” button after users got duped by a spam application this week. The scam went viral, and just as people were getting word that they got played, a new nefarious plot popped up. This one’s called “clickjacking,” and it’s spread through the site’s “share” feature.
Sophos is the security firm that uncovered the clickjacking worm, and Information Week has a layman’s breakdown of what it does. Reuters tells people how to avoid scams on sites like Facebook (hint: Surveys are hellish rabbit holes and Ikea doesn’t give out $5,000 merchandise cards.) Yesterday, PC World covered the “dislike” scam, with screen grabs of the pages you want to run away from (or click away from). And ABC News asks the real burning question: Why can’t you “dislike” something on Facebook?
In other Facebook-related news this week, the social networking site may try to compete with Foursquare by pinning you down by your location. Former Israeli soldier Eden Aberjil provoked outrage by posting pictures of herself smiling in front of elderly Palestinian detainees. A woman in Florida was arrested after uploading a picture of her baby holding a bong on the site, and a man was picked up for violating a protective order after “friend requesting” his ex-wife. Twice.
All that, plus the upcoming release of “The Social Network,” a film about the backstabbing and jockeying behind the world’s most successful purveyor of baby pictures and “Just had lunch!” status updates. Check out the trailer:
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.