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.
Two more shootings have been reported on I-96 in southeastern Michigan today, which police believe are connected 22 other shootings that happened in the area earlier this month. “You don’t have 22 incidents and then have it all of a sudden stop,” said Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte.
Bezotte told the Detroit Free Press that at 11:52 a.m. and 12:19 p.m. he received 9-1-1 calls from two motorists who had been shot at while driving (so far, all but one of the targets have been motorists). The first caller reported no injuries, but the second caller, a 46 year old man from Grand Rapids was shot in the buttocks by a bullet.
“We need the public’s help more than ever now. We now have a victim that’s been shot,” said Bezotte. The New York Daily News reports that “cops believe the shooter drives on I-96 and fires a semiautomatic handgun at other motorists.” He is thought to be in his 30s and could be driving a dark 1998 Toyota Camry or a 1998 Oldsmobile Alero.
h/t NY Daily news
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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.