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 last night’s cold open, “SNL” parodied its favorite show to mock, “Fox and Friends,” this time lampooning Fox’s reluctance to acknowledge the significance of the coming out of NBA center Jason Collins.
Bobby Moynihan returned as host Brian Kilmeade, joined by Vanessa Bayer (Gretchen Carlson), and Taran Killam as Steve Doocy, who argued that Collins is not a hero.
“I mean, why does telling embarrassing personal secrets make you a hero?” asked Doocey. “Hey, everybody, I prefer Asian ladies, I’m a hero!”
“Hey, I use prescription deodorant on my entire body. Give me a medal!” exclaimed Carlson.
“I practice french kissing on my own hand, isn’t that right, Jessica?” said Kilmeade, as he fawned over his fist.
Of course, no version of “SNL’s” “Fox & Friends” parody would be complete without a list of corrections or a jab at New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg:
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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.