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.
Police are still on the hunt for Christopher Jordan Dorner, the LAPD officer who allegedly killed three people earlier this week, including another police officer and the daughter and son-in-law-to-be of a former police captain. California authorities say that Dorner, who has been dubbed the “Killer ex-cop,” “could be anywhere at this point.”
Yesterday it was also discovered that Dorner last week sent CNN anchor Anderson Cooper an unsettling package meant to exonerate him:
Learned today suspect Christopher Dorner sent me a parcel at CNN. Inside was a note, DVD, and a coin shot thru with bullet holes.— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) February 7, 2013
It included a bullet-riddled medallion from the former police chief who fired him in 2008, a DVD said to contain an interview of a man Dorner believes was abused during an arrest in 2007, and a manifesto that claimed Dorner had been fired by a “corrupt’” police department after reporting the 2007 incident as police brutality. The parcel follows a bizarre 6,000 word rant Dorner posted on Facebook, in which he vows to seek revenge on those he perceived to have crossed him, including threats like: “‘I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty” and “‘The attacks will stop when the department states the truth about my innocence.”
Police believe Dorner, a former college running back and Navy reservist, to be heavily armed and dangerous.
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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.