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.
Boarding his helicopter today, President Obama gave a rather lackluster salute to the attending Marine. The President then realized his mistake or was made aware of it and returned to shake the Marine’s hand.
A few Twitter users took this as an invitation to share their opinion:
First umbrellagate and now this. JUST RESIGN ALREADY AND LET AMERICA HEAL http://t.co/sGcbfA9UhT— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) May 24, 2013
Obama Fails 2 Salute Marine http://t.co/1bTbTCxMy5 Disrespecting on Military is normal 4 Obama but we have 2 respect Mooselums & Islam, NOT!— Gerry Turner (@mxkied) May 24, 2013
(Got a lot on your MIND have U Corruptocrat Obama? mask dropped?) Obama Fails to Salute Marine http://t.co/00yqaHWZQa— Penelope Parker (@exodus_2011) May 24, 2013
Which is more disrespectful? 1) forgetting to salute while boarding Marine One. 2) flying Mission Accomplished banner at beginning of a war.— bitterjoe™ (@bitterjoe) May 24, 2013
Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.More Alex Halperin.
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.