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.
Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) has asked the Defense Secretary Robert Gates for a visit with the Army private suspected of giving classified material to WikiLeaks.
Kucinich, who is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter Friday to Gates asking for a visit with Pfc. Bradley Manning.
Manning is being held in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va. He has not been convicted of any crimes.
Kucinich says he is concerned about reports of Manning’s treatment while in custody. David Coombs, Manning’s lawyer, has filed a complaint with the Quantico commander about the conditions Manning is being held under, which he says are overly harsh and punitive. The Pentagon has denied these conditions.
To read more about the allegations that Manning is living in cruel and inhumane treatment, even constituting torture, check out Glenn Greenwald’s Dec. piece, “The inhuman conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention.”
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.