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.
With a Robocop statue going up in Detroit and “BattleStar Galactica” getting a roller coaster in its honor, it appears the year of hard sci-fi takeover is finally upon us. For more evidence, look no further than Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan Arnold’s dramatic masterpiece “The FINAL SCHWARZENEGGER MUSICAL, Predator: The Musical.“
Up on YouTube for a limited time only, Kaplan and Kaplan have used Alan Silvestri’s original score as a soundtrack to an operatic number called “If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It.” It’s a climatic movement based on the scene in the jungle where Arnold realizes that … well, just read the title.
Of course, “Predator” has a precedent of musical adaptation. “Predator Rap,” a plot dissection of the film in verse, was dropped by The Anomalies (Mouthmaster Murf and Dj Mayhem) along with a “Robocop Rap.” The video gained viral notoriety in 2008 with lines like:
The ex Mr. Universe is praying for a miracle
That the rays from the heat vision have now made him invisible
Unable to find him, Predator retreats to his lair
To admire the skulls and trophies he has there.
So guys, rap or opera? Which of the “Predator” tributes do you prefer?
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.