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.
Folk singer, songwriter and social activist Pete Seeger has died. Seeger died due to natural causes in his sleep at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He was 94.
Seeger had been active since the 1940s, when he established himself as one of America’s lead folk singers. He joined the Weavers in the 1950s, releasing a series of hits, including Lead Belly’s “Goodnight, Irene,” and in the 1960s became a prominent voice in the civil rights movement and counterculture.
Here are some of Seegers’ most well-known songs, as Americans mourn the loss of folk music’s pioneer:
“Turn, Turn, Turn”
“We Shall Overcome”
“If I Had a Hammer”
“Kisses Sweeter Than Wine”
“Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”
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.