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.
Extremist Pastor Bill Keller, the man behind the anti-Muslim 9/11 Christian Center at ground zero, is now joining the ranks of Gen. David Petraeus and others who are speaking out against Florida pastor Terry Jones’ plan to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11.
Keller, who opened his 9/11 Christian Center on Sunday with a sermon denouncing Islam as a “1,400-year-old lie,” told Salon today that he likely agrees with Jones on most theological matters, including on the question of Islam.
But, Keller said, “this stunt is just stupid.” He added that there is “no biblical support for such a thing” and “it does nothing to advance the Gospel in any way.”
Keller, who, like Jones, is based in Florida, says he does not know Jones.
Petraeus has argued that Jones’ plan to burn Qurans may put American troops in danger. There has already been a protest in Kabul about the plan.
It is also worth keeping in mind in all this that Jones’ Dove World Outreach Center has a membership of just 50 people.
Justin Elliott is a reporter for ProPublica. You can follow him on Twitter @ElliottJustinMore Justin Elliott.
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.