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.
Ronan Farrow, the estranged son of director Woody Allen and a future MSNBC host, has made no bones about his disdain for his father in the past, due in no small part to the unsavory allegations raised in a recent Vanity Fair piece dealing with Allen and Mia Farrow’s family life.
And after an honorary Golden Globe presentation to Allen — who, in absentia, was hailed by actress Diane Keaton specifically for his ability to work with actresses — Farrow made his disgust clear on Twitter.
Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) January 13, 2014
For her part, Mia Farrow — Ronan Farrow’s mother and Woody Allen’s ex-wife — who left him following the revelation that Allen had embarked on a relationship with her adopted daughter, stayed out of the fray, tweeting this before Allen’s award presentation began:
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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.