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.
Wha? It’s still around? Don’t worry, you didn’t step into a wormhole launching you back to 2005. MySpace wants to reintroduce itself into your netsurfing world. Like a celebrity checking out from Promises, MySpace attempts a fresh start today with a new ‘do and a new outlook on life. But will anyone give him, er, it a chance?
Over the past couple of years, MySpace slowly slumped from king of the social networking hive into a breeding ground for sex offenders and also-ran musicians. The new MySpace would rather focus on the latter. “We want to become the leading social entertainment destination,” says CEO Mike Jones in an interview with Forbes. That means fewer games of catch-up with Facebook, and more sharing of songs and videos… on Facebook. A nice, focused idea, but it essentially makes MySpace a middleman for its archrival, in a weird way.
Oh, and apparently you can no longer call it “MySpace.” The website now wants to be known as Myspace — or, as it says on the home page, “My___” It’s a space! Get it? Get it?
CNN notes the new look is earning a lot of praise in the tech community. But it’s not without some skeptics. PC World lists 10 reasons why neo-Myspace will fail. It will be available to every user by the end of November, but in the meantime, the company prepared a video that shows off the new features of “My___”:
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.