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 breakout moment of the debate was when Mitt Romney talked about cutting federal funding for the arts, and for places like PBS. “I’m sorry Jim. I’m gonna stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m gonna stop other things,” Romney said. “I like PBS, I like Big Bird, I actually like you too.”
Twitter reacted accordingly:
On learning Big Bird's true age "This is like the Jewish version of telling me Santa doesn't exit." - @LexiNYT— Michael Roston (@michaelroston) October 4, 2012
Bird. Big. Good.— delrayser (@delrayser) October 4, 2012
per Sesame Street, Big Bird has no comment b/c he is 6 and does not understand why he's in the news. I'm actually not making this up.— Rick Klein (@rickklein) October 4, 2012
17,000 Tweets per minute for "Big Bird" and 10,000 Tweets per minute for "PBS". #debates— Twitter Government (@gov) October 4, 2012
Mitt Romney will end Burt and Ernie's right to a civil union— Political Line (@PoliticaILine) October 4, 2012
"I don't like Mitt Romney." -- Big Bird.— Brett (@thecajunboy) October 4, 2012
How Big Bird felt about this debate, in one GIF. http://t.co/zDT688SU— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) October 4, 2012
Of course Mitt loves Big Bird. What about poor, unemployed Oscar the Grouch HMMMM?— Doree Shafrir (@doreeshafrir) October 4, 2012
RT @tnyCloseRead: If, as Sesame Street says, Big Bird won't comment because he is six, can we hear from Snuffleupagus?— Alex Koppelman (@AlexKoppelman) October 4, 2012
What you don't realize is that Big Bird is the name of Mitt Romney's jet.— Jack Moore (@JackPMoore) October 4, 2012
Big Bird at home, drinking Schlitz, smoking a cigarette, watching "Ghost Hunters": "Who the f--- keeps calling me?!"— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) October 4, 2012
Turn-ons: Coal, Big Bird, great schools, firing people. Turn-offs: Proper canine transport, poor people. No fatties. #denverdebate— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) October 4, 2012
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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.