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.
Ashton Kutcher nailed the portrayal of Steve Jobs in the new film “Jobs.”
I feel particularly qualified to review this film since I had been a friend of Steve’s for 30 years and had worked with him during the period covered by the film except for the very early days of Apple I and Apple II. I was surprised that I had personally known, and worked with, nearly all the people who were portrayed in the film.
If you are interested in what motivated Steve Jobs, one of the great entrepreneurs of our time, or what he was like, or how he dealt with the people around him, then I highly recommend seeing the movie “Jobs.” Director Joshua Michael Stern and his team did exhaustive research into the history of Steve’s involvement with Apple, and reviewed hundreds of hours of film featuring Steve. I am convinced that the slight omissions or inconsistencies in the film were only due to the need to keep the flow and pace of the story intact, and not due to errors in research.
Ashton Kutcher did an absolutely remarkable portrayal of Steve. At times we thought we were looking at historical footage, but were amazed to find out we were seeing Ashton playing Steve. Ashton, more than any other actor I can imagine, became Steve Jobs. It was like watching Steve on the screen.
The selection of people and stories, and the critical events, made the ups and downs of this remarkable man’s story come to life.
The best thing about this film is that it dealt with the critical events of Steve’s short life, and not the tragic aspects of his death. It was a fitting tribute to a wonderfully talented person.
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.