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.
Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer and producer and singer Pharrell Williams have released their latest collaboration, the theme song for “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” performed by Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar.
All four wrote the song, “It’s On Again,” and “did the opposite of what composers usually do,” Zimmer explained a few weeks ago, when the song was first announced. “When we came together to form a band to create the music of this film, we did the opposite of what composers usually do — we wrote songs, and from the songs came the themes,” Zimmer explained. “We embraced a rock ‘n’ roll ethos on this movie, and it paid off.”
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” will be released April 22, and also feature new material from Williams, the Neighbourhood and Alvin Risk. “It’s On Again” will be available on iTunes on April 1.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ hits theaters May 2.
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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.
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Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.