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.
1. Barney Frank may or may not have passed gassed on television last night:
OK, I’ve watched/listened to this video of Democrat Rep. Barney Frank talking to Rachel Maddow three times now, and it definitely sounds like a fart.
We can pretend like there are more important things going on in American politics right now than a natural bodily function, but let’s not kid ourselves. Flatulence remains the No. 1 key issue for voters during election years; everyone knows that.
2. The smallest living area in New York that you still can’t afford:
For only $800 a month, you too can live in this 78-square foot closet that some Manhattan real estate dealer pawned off as an apartment.
3. Oh the places you’ll go:
Warning: Do not show this video of Maurice Johnston — a Dartmouth-educated Boston resident with three degrees (including electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in physics) and no place to live — to any recent college graduates.
4. “American Idol” winner Scott McCreery’s first music video:
It’s called “I Love You This Big.” There is a lot of hugging. He has a really deep voice.
5. Viral video becomes iPhone game:
Remember the famous “Baby monkey riding backward on a pig” clip with the catchy song?
OK, but now imagine that scene, but animated! And also you get to control the animals. And also it’s not as cool because obviously you can make anything up for a video game, but that monkey on a pig thing actually happened.
“As addicting as Swedish Fish,” says the game’s press release, which must know how much I hate Swedish Fish.
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.