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.
In states like Massachusetts, Nevada and Montana, the races for House and Senate seats are getting more and more heated.
From the AP:
“In Massachusetts, GOP Sen. Scott Brown witheringly mocks Democrat Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Native American heritage. In Montana, Democratic Sen. Jon Tester pummels Rep. Denny Rehberg for suing a local fire department. Nevada’s Sen. Dean Heller calls his opponent, Democratic Rep. Shelly Berkley, the most corrupt’ person he’s ever met.”
Tester , for instance, told Rehberg that firefighters ”put their butt on the line. You don’t turn around and respond by filing a lawsuit with monetary damages.” Rehberg fired back: ”No one has brought up the fire lawsuit, except for you. You know what (voters) talk about? The irresponsible decisions of supporting President Obama 95 percent of the time.”
In Connecticut, wrestling CEO Linda McMahon recently cut an ad calling Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy a liar: ”Murphy didn’t tell us the truth about when he was sued in court for not paying his rent, sued for not paying his mortgage, or missing 80 percent of his committee hearings,” the ad says. “So do you think Murphy is telling the truth now?”
Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at email@example.com.More Jillian Rayfield.
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.