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.
Italian magazine Chi, formerly owned by creeper extraordinaire Silvio Berlusconi, has added to the Kate Middleton topless picture scandal by publishing 26 pages devoted to Middleton’s boobs. The spread features the entire sequence of Kate’s sunbathing photos, including 14 pictures already featured in French magazine Closer (both are owned by publishing house Mondadori). The news comes just as the duke and duchess of Cambridge sued Closer for the pictures, which were taken when the two of them were at a vacation home in France. But Chi editor Alfonso Signorini doesn’t fear any legal repercussions, telling the Associated Press that Closer’s publication turned the photos into public domain.
Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate are getting on with their lives. A source told People that the couple’s “anger has subsided,” and the two are enjoying their second honeymoon in Asia. Appropriately, here are some pictures of Kate giggling as she’s greeted in the Solomon Islands. Her hosts appear to be less impressed by breasts than the European paparazzi.
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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.