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.
“Colbert Report” fans who don’t watch “Breaking Bad” (or aren’t caught up yet) must have felt left out during last night’s episode, as show creator Vince Gilligan stopped to reflect on the AMC hit series (warning, spoilers ahead).
When asked what the worst thing show protagonist/antagonist meth kingpin Walter White has ever done in the series, Gilligan pointed to Season 5′s episode 14, “Ozymandias.” “It was the moment when Walt said to Jesse, with apparent glee, ‘I watched Jane die. She choked to death and I could have saved her and I didn’t,’” recalled Gilligan.
That moment “was about the most sadistic, nasty thing that he did,” said Gilligan, explaining that it was worse than actually killing Jane because White at least felt conflicted during the murder. This reveal to Jesse, however, was pure sadism.
Gilligan also explained that Walt came back, yes, to settle financials for his family, but mostly because, to use a “Lord of the Rings” reference, “I think he’s coming back for his ‘precious,’ and his ‘precious’ is the blue meth, the lab that he constructed.”
But for those of you think “Breaking Bad” is over…well, it’s not over until Colbert says it’s over:
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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.