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.
Well, there was no Daft Punk at Sunday nights’s MTV Video Music Awards, but if you weren’t expecting much, then the event didn’t disappoint. (Some) fans were placated by an ‘NSYNC reunion, Lady Gaga’s brand of weirdness and the spectacle known as Miley Cyrus’ tongue. Here are some of the highlights:
Lady Gaga channeled her inner Lady Gaga with “Applause”:
Miley was twerkin:
Kanye West performed “Blood on the Leaves”:
Justin Timberlake performed:
And ‘NSYNC reunited:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed “Same Love” with Mary Lambert & Jennifer Hudson:
Katy Perry performed “Roar”:
And last but not least — One Direction was booed after winning Best Song of the Summer, and Taylor Swift, who previously dated band member Harry Styles, was caught saying “Shut the fuck up” during their speech:
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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.