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.
Lindsay Lohan, the “Artist of many things.. :),” has been arrested in New York City following the assault of a West Palm Beach woman at a nightclub. A source told TMZ that Lohan was caught in a scuffle with another woman, after saying something that sounded like “Give me my space.” According to the source, the two separated but then Lohan allegedly came back to punch the woman in the face.
Police have also charged Lohan with three other crimes today, after her now-infamous Porsche rammed into an 18-wheeler on Pacific Coast Highway in June. Lohan has been charged with reckless driving, giving false information to an officer and obstruction.
The news comes only days after Lohan’s most recent flop aired — “Liz and Dick,” Lifetime’s “ridiculous” retelling of the Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton romance. But at this point, the deficiencies in Lohan’s personal life and professional career draw so many uncanny parallels that it’s hard to laugh. Since 2007, Lohan has been racking up arrests, lawsuits and allegations (by Us Weekly’s count, today’s arrest makes her 7th).
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.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.