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.
Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Fred Armisen and other famous faces are doing their very best Bob Dylan in the latest YouTube offering from the Lennon-Yoko environmental outfit, Artists Against Fracking.
The tune — a light riff on “The Times They Are a-Changin’” called “Don’t Frack My Mother” — is a direct appeal to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo while his administration continues to weigh whether to allow fracking in the state. The song is a little like the “We Are the World” of natural gas extraction, but catchier and less self-serious.
The celebrity crooners implore Cuomo “don’t frack my mother, ’cause I ain’t got no other” while Ono, in her particular, wonderful brand of shout-song adds, “Don’t frack me!” (Related: She is wearing sunglasses, signature fedora and scarf while singing in front of a random white door. Classic Yoko.)
Also look out for musician, comedian and Renaissance Man about town Reggie Watts as an evil-seeming pro-fracking maybe vampire businessman? There is a funny voice involved.
It’s weird, it’s earnest and it will probably be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
Those Satan-worshiping hippies Louisiana is trying to warn you about would be proud.
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.