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.
An interesting theory passed along by Florida political reporter Adam Smith: Would Jeff Greene be the presumptive Democratic Senate nominee if only he’d spent even more money?
Greene has spent $22.9 million of his own cash so far, but Kendrick Meek is opening up a decent lead in the polls ahead of next week’s primary.
The theory is that, had former campaign manager Joe Trippi convinced Greene to spend even more, “he could have buried Meek to the point where he could not dig out.” But, I dunno! I mean Greene has basically already spent “bury him” money, and he didn’t bury Meek. But money doesn’t stop an endless drumbeat of stories about how best man Mike Tyson might’ve done cocaine on your party boat, or how you’re a shitty boss, or how you were involved in a scuzzy real estate deal in California.
In Connecticut, Linda McMahon is sorta showing that money can trump character issues, but Greene is a heroically bad candidate, character-wise. Lots of people enjoy professional wrestling. Mega-yacht trips to Cuba are a bit less populist.
Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.