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.
Some segments of the media remian fixated on the idea that Occupy Wall Street is made up entirely of hippies and dreadlocked anarchist types. In reality, the group here has always been more diverse than that, and the range of people participating seems to be broadening by the day.
Liberty Square now has, for example, a designated play area to allow parents of young children to come and show their support.
Kate Fermoile of Brooklyn came with her 13-month old, Lucy, to bring some supplies and join the movement.
“I’ve been wondering when somthing like this was going to happen,” she says.
Lucy was taking advantage of the crayons and face paint spread out on tarps on the ground in the play area.
“She certainly doesn’t understand what’s going on,” says Fermoile. “But it’s something we’ll be able to tell her about when she learns about it in school later on.”
Someone even set up a website, parentsforoccupywallst.com. Its slogan: “creating change now for our children’s future.”
The group is planning a sleepover at the park for parents and children Frday night.
Justin Elliott is a reporter for ProPublica. You can follow him on Twitter @ElliottJustinMore Justin Elliott.
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.