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.
Everyone with not-terrible music taste has reason to rejoice today, because boy-king Justin Bieber has announced that he’s quitting music.
Speaking to Los Angeles radio station Power 106 on Tuesday to promote his upcoming album, “Journals,” a straight-faced Bieber said, “I’m actually … I’m retiring, man, I’m retiring.” At the ripe old age of 19, the singer explained that he’s “just going to take some time.”
“I think I’m probably going to quit music,” he reiterated.
Though he did not show any trace of sarcasm or humor, it’s not clear whether Bieber means it or not. His reps didn’t respond to E! for comment, but another source told the site, “Of course it’s not true.”
Just a few weeks ago, Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun explained that the singer has been getting help to transition from being a teenage pop star to an adult artist from Will Smith, Drake and Eminem.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at email@example.com.More Prachi Gupta.
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.