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.
Senate minority leader and Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is in the midst of perhaps the greatest electoral challenge of his career, fending off a Tea Party primary challenger from his right and a charismatic and well-connected Democratic challenger from his left. He’s fighting off charges of being corrupt, a D.C. insider, and out of touch with everyday Kentuckians.
All of this makes the fact that his latest campaign ad features a clip of Duke’s men’s basketball team winning the NCAA championship — instead of Kentucky, as is clearly intended to be the case — even more embarrassing.
The mistake is incredibly brief, barely on-screen for more than a second, but it was still obvious enough to cause the McConnell campaign to take down the ad, replace the image with one featuring a Kentucky player, and re-up it online.
But while Team McConnell was speedy in their damage control, they weren’t quite speedy enough. Reporter Joe Sonka, who was recently barred from a McConnell event by police for extremely dubious reasons, was able to grab the original, Duke-featuring video and put it online. You can see, briefly, at the 1:09 mark that the NCAA players celebrating as confetti falls from the rafters are wearing Duke’s uniform, not Kentucky’s.
Overall, this is hardly the kind of thing that’ll make or break McConnell’s campaign. But it’s still embarrassing, and it still gave his likely Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, cause to troll him on Twitter:
Watch the original video below:
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.