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.
Two teenage girls have been charged with using Facebook and Twitter to threaten the life of the 16-year-old victim in the Steubenville rape case.
According to a statement from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, a 16-year-old girl has been charged with aggravated menacing after using Twitter to threaten the life of the victim and a 15-year-old girl is charged with one count of menacing after making a threat on Facebook.
And an already grim story gets somehow grimmer.
The two girls will appear before a juvenile court judge in Steubenville on Tuesday, Reuters reports.
Echoing earlier statements about holding the small football town accountable for its actions (and inaction) around the sexual assault of an unconscious minor, DeWine said: “Let me be clear, threatening a teenage rape victim will not be tolerated. If anyone makes a threat verbally or via the Internet, we will take it seriously, we will find you, and we will arrest you.”
Investigators have already completed 56 interviews, including other teenage partygoers, the high school principal, superintendent and 27 football coaches.
Remarking on the scope of his investigation, DeWine said: “This community needs assurance that no stone has been left unturned in our search for the truth.”
The news of the charges against these girls is a sad reminder that victim blaming transcends gender, and rape culture is an equal opportunity phenomenon.
Another unfortunate lesson from Steubenville? Girls — and women — can be rape apologists, too.
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.