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.
Matthew Cooke’s “How to Make Money Selling Drugs,” which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, is a critical examination of America’s so-called war on drugs and how the lucrative, underground drug trade industry still thrives within America.
In this clip, made exclusively available to Salon, “The Wire” creator David Simon and Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington comment on America’s prison system, which, though expansive, doesn’t seem to contain or limit the demand for illegal drugs.
“We hunt the poor, and incarcerate them at levels unheard of in the rest of the world,” says David Simon.
“There are only two explanations. One is that we are uniquely evil. One is that we have uniquely counter-productive laws,” says Huffington.
The film will be available on demand June 18, and in select theaters on June 26.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.More Prachi Gupta.
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.