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.
UPDATE: According to the Twitter feed of Josh Kraushaar, editor of National Jounal Hotline, Gingrich says the TMZ photo is not of him. “Just asked Newt…the picture on TMZ is not him…remarkable resemblance though,” he tweeted. Remarkable indeed. For the sake of accuracy, this is now the “allegedly Newt on the beach” caption contest.
On Wednesday a number of horrific images will likely emerge from Greece as a general strike is already prompting violent clashes with a notoriously oppressive, harsh Athens police force. One unexpected horror, however, has also come out of the beleaguered nation today: an image that has indelibly scarred our memories. Newt Gingrich. Sunbathing. Shirtless. TMZ obtained the photo, taken during Gingrich’s recent Greek getaway. Reclining in the Mykonos sun, Gingrich has the relaxed countenance of a man who has not just launched an historically disastrous presidential campaign. As TMZ aptly puts it: Gingrich is “on a rock, in a hard place.”
We can’t find the words, but we’re hoping you can. Welcome to the topless Newt Gingrich caption competition. Write your caption for the photo in the comments section and at the end of the day, we will select and publish our favorite.
Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email email@example.com.More Natasha Lennard.
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.