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.
John McAfee, the eccentric tech millionaire and “person of interest” in a Belize murder case, has now launched a blog that is meant to reflect upon “the recent detour” his life has taken. “How did I end up as a murder suspect on the lam?” McAfee asks in his first post on the site. “The world press certainly has not helped. Autonomous and self-serving, the press does what it does best – sensationalize. And my character and the recent events of my life have been sensationalized to the max.”
McAfee, currently in hiding, maintains his innocence in the murder of American expat and Belize neighbor Gregory Faull, and believes that the Belize government is targeting him. “I think I am an innocent person who was violated by the Belize Government,” he wrote. “This was the beginning of my antagonism with the Prime Minister and a few of his powerful associates.” Yesterday, McAfee announced on NBC that he will pay $25,000 to anyone who will “capture [the] person or persons responsible for Mr. Faul’s [sic] murder.”
McAfee also revealed yesterday that he’s already written a year’s worth of content for the blog, in case he is taken prisoner by the Belize government:
If I am captured, this blog will continue. I have pre-written enough material to keep this blog alive for at least a year. In addition, the administrator, Chad, will continue to monitor comments. He will administer the reward and post any information received. In truth my continued involvement from this point is irrelevant.
In the event that I am captured, please continue to support this cause. It is a just cause and it needs International attention.
The administrator is cartoonist Chad Essley, who is working on a graphic novel about the “unusual friendship with the antivirus king.”
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at email@example.com.More Prachi Gupta.
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.