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.
Lady Gaga can’t be stopped — on the Billboard charts, or in the social media game. The glam rock-inspired artist is now the most followed person on Twitter, with 5.74 million followers, eclipsing former title-holder Britney Spears’ 5.71 million (which is, be honest, kind of surprising in itself, right?).
This is just the latest online triumph for Gaga. The social media tracker Famecount.com ranks her as the most popular celebrity on the internet, with a perfect score of 100 percent on its Famecount scale. Trailing her is President Obama (90.46), the leader of the free world, and Justin Bieber (88.8), the holy grail of tween girls everywhere. Along with the Twitter crown, Lady Gaga boasts 16.37 million fans on Facebook (compared to Obama’s paltry 12.79 million) and 333,358 YouTube Subscribers.
It’s now safe to say Gaga is the queen of social media. But she promises to be a benevolent monarch.
“I vouch never partake in celebrity online shenanigans,” she says in her inaugural video (see below) posted on YouTube shortly after her coronation.
Gaga goes on to thank her fans, wishing them well in future social networking. “May you always have soft cuticles while tweeting,” she says, waving a fluorescent blue wand amid a cloud of glitter. “May you never have carpal tunnel.”
Long live Queen Gaga!
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.