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.
The Associated Press is reporting that several Iranian media outlets, including the Shargh daily, are saying that French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre (famous for reprsenting Venezuelan terrorist Carlos the Jackal) is currently advising Iranian authorities on how to file a lawsuit against Hollywood over Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning film, “Argo.”
The talks come after officials dismissed the film about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, calling it anti-Iran propaganda in February, and again taking issue with Michelle Obama’s presentation of the best picture award to “Argo” at the Oscars ceremony. The lawsuit would allege that “Argo” gives an “unrealistic portrayal” of the country, but it’s not clear yet specifically whom the lawsuit would target.
As of January, the Iranian government has been working on its own retelling of the crisis, called “The General Staff.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, the project is being liberally funded by the Art Bureau of the Iranian government.
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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.