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.
As Rush Limbaugh faces more heat over his attempts to “slut”-shame Sandra Fluke for testifying before Congress in support of student healthcare-covered birth control, there’s one big supporter of the conservative talk show host that’s largely avoided scrutiny: the U.S. military. On Open Salon, Heather Michon explains:
One of Rush’s biggest enablers has so far escaped attention: the American Forces Network. For years, Limbaugh’s show has been beamed around the globe to service members, military support staff and families. Other attempts have been made to remove him from that network and have failed.
This is the time.
In his more customized attacks on Fluke, it’s easy to overlook the fact that Limbaugh has a two-decade-long track record of classifying women as inferior goods. This is the man who coined the term “Feminazi,” who once stated that “feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.” In Rush World, most women are either babes, sluts or whores. They’re cunning and manipulative or whiny and weak. There’s not much middle ground.
Read the whole post on Open Salon.
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.