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.
After weeks of laughing at Republicans for the government shutdown, “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart found a new subject to ridicule in the failed Obamacare website, the worst product launch since “Crystal Meth Pepsi,” joked Stewart on Thursday night. This “shift” has apparently confused the media, however, with reporters wondering what it means that President Obama has “lost support” from Stewart.
“What impact does … me … have on the public dialogue?” asks Stewart. “Well, it introduces to the healthcare debate the term ‘c— punt,’ which I don’t think had been used prior, and is now, according to the Affordable Care Act, covered.”
Stewart then reminds his audience that he is a comedian, and it is his job to make fun of politicians: “Look, making fun of something — that’s nothing new for us, so don’t act like us making jokes about a certain program or president is evidence that that politician or issue has reached some kind of tipping point for action … although that apparently is exactly the case that they are making.”
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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.