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.
R. Kelly, the prurient R&B singer who somehow maintains a career despite repeated run-ins with the law over child pornography allegations, invited trouble for himself on Tuesday when he asked Twitter followers this:
Twitter users swiftly responded in kind:
is your song "If I could turn back the hands of time" what you wish for when you meet a women and she tells you she's over 18? #AskRKelly— Nixster (@OriginalNixster) December 11, 2013
I got a cousins birthday coming up what are are 7 year old into now a days? #AskRKelly— Natalie (@Naeonce) December 11, 2013
#AskRKelly , so R do you use flash cards to show what sexual positions you want to do ?— Cap season n#### (@BlackRickFlair) December 10, 2013
The responses surprised no one, except perhaps for R. Kelly and his PR team:
#AskRKelly is the perfect example of a bad pr move... i wonder how his team is going to respond to this.— Flose Boursiquot (@Flosie92) December 11, 2013
I dunno why yall so surprised at the #AskRKelly PR Campaign. Thats what happens when you hire out of middle school.— Heislimberg™ (@slimberg) December 11, 2013
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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.