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.
LONDON (AP) — Sotheby’s says the manuscript of Irish writer Samuel Beckett’s first novel has sold at auction for almost 1 million pounds ($1.5 million).
Britain’s University of Reading bought “Murphy,” written in 1935-36, for 962,500 pounds ($1.4 million) at Wednesday’s sale.
The six exercise books contain the heavily reworked text of the novel as well as notes, doodles and sketches of figures including James Joyce and Charlie Chaplin.
Its many revisions give insights into Beckett’s creative process. There are eight rejected versions of the novel’s opening line – “The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.”
The university’s vice chancellor, David Bell, said acquiring the manuscript “will provide unparalleled opportunities to learn more about one of the greatest writers in living memory, if not all time.”
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.