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.
Since the first release of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in June 1997, author J.K. Rowling and her young wizards have helped define more than a decade of pop culture. Where would we be without the homosexual-Dumbledore controversy, sorting-hat jokes, and the knowledge that these books and movies are secretly turning our children into godless heathens?
It’s hard to imagine a world without “Harry Potter” and its various franchise tie-ins, and though I’m not the hugest H.P. fan out there, I’m eternally grateful to Ms. Rowling for making Quidditch a real sport played by college students, and for bringing “Doctor Who” scarves back in style.
Below, a guide to some of the best gifts “Harry Potter’s” world has bestowed on our own.
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.
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.