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.
The growing movement against oligarchy has spread like wildfire from Zuccotti Park and across America. Now — as local governments and police departments harden their reactions to the popular uprisings and as the weather grows more challenging — Occupy activists are shifting tactics and strategies. This is the winter of our discontent.
How should the 99 percent occupy America? Where does the movement go from here?
On Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., Salon will convene a public forum on the future of the Occupy protests. The event will be held at the Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, San Francisco.
The evening will be hosted by Salon founder and CEO David Talbot and will feature a panel discussion, including Dan Siegel, longtime Berkeley activist and former advisor to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan; Rebecca Solnit, author and expert on social movements; Terence Hallinan, former supervisor and district attorney of San Francisco; Matt Haney, executive director of the University of California Student Association; and Melanie Cervantes, activist-artist and co-founder of Dignidad Rebelde.
The evening will also feature stunning images captured at Bay Area occupations and Occupy Wall Street by photographers Mark Murmmann, Mia Nakano, Brian Nguyen, Robyn Twomey, Rafael Roy and Gretchen Robinette.
Admission is free, but seats are limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference given to Salon Core members and their guests. Salon Core members can reserve seats for themselves and one guest by logging in and RSVP’ing here: https://sub.salon.com/premium.
David Talbot, the founder of Salon, is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years.” He is now working on a book about the legendary CIA director Allen W. Dulles and the rise of the national security state.More David Talbot.
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.