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.
In case you felt even slightly conflicted about the Obama administration’s secret legal justifications for carrying out the targeted assassination of American citizens, here is Sen. Lindsey Graham to clear things up for you:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will offer a resolution next week commending President Barack Obama’s use of drones and the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.
“Every member of Congress needs to get on board,” Graham said. “It’s not fair to the president to let him, leave him out there alone quite frankly. He’s getting hit from libertarians and the left.
And now you know, officially, that it’s awful, because Lindsey Graham is for it. If attention-craving jackasses Lindsey Graham and TV’s Touré agree on something, it’s probably the worst thing.
Even the expansive executive power-worshiping conservatives at the National Review, who are more apt to attack President Obama for coddling terrorists than killing people suspected of terror, think the administration’s assertion that a couple of “high-level” officials can order an American citizen’s execution is a bit much. But Lindsey Graham would like to give the president a Gold Star for Killing Bad Guys, and doing so in a way that makes “libertarians and the left” mad, which just makes Graham even more pleased.
Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @pareeneMore Alex Pareene.
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.