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.
Stephen Colbert will give the remaining hundreds of thousands of dollars raised by his super PAC to charity.
During Thursday’s “Colbert Report,” the comedian, who will not be the next senator from South Carolina, said that Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, a charity for injured veterans and two organizations working on campaign finance reform would benefit from the nearly $775,000 remaining in the political action fund.
The money will go to:
* $125,000 split among Donors Choose, Habitat for Humanity and Team Rubicon, for Sandy aid
* $125,000 for the Yellow Ribbon Fund which helps veterans.
* The rest will be divided among the Center for Responsive Politics and the Campaign Legal Center.
There were, of course, strings attached. The Center for Responsive Politics, for example, was asked to name their conference room after the super PAC. Colbert requested that the room be called the Colbert Super PAC Memorial Conference Room.
Colbert announced last month that he would close the super PAC, which he created last year to illustrate the lack of control over outside spending in American politics.
David Daley is the editor-in-chief of SalonMore David Daley.
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.