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.
American writer A.M. Homes has won the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her sixth novel, “May We Be Forgiven,” a dark comedy about the unraveling of an American family. Homes beat the predicted favorite, two-time Man Booker Prize-winning writer Hilary Mantel, and “NW” author Zadie Smith.
“Despite a lot of change and growth,” she said, “we still live in a world where the work of male writers dominates. But more importantly, it’s important to read the hundreds of books that are submitted for this kind of prize and to look at the range of work of women writers, and produce a shortlist that shows that women are writing substantial, powerful big ideas – historical work, that goes beyond gender and resonates throughout the culture. That’s a very valid and important thing to take note of.”
Previously known as the Orange Prize, and next year to be called Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the award is among one of the most prestigious awarded in the United Kingdom.
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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.