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.
The ongoing feud between “papa bear” Bill O’Reilly and “Colbert Report” host Stephen Colbert continues: After Colbert mocked O’Reilly for saying that the desire for equality is ruining America, the Fox News anchor has responded by saying that Colbert is also destroying America.
According to O’Reilly, progressives peddle the “myth” that “women, minorities, the poor and so on” face inequality in this country. “The left-wing media legitimizes that nonsense, and one of the biggest mouthpieces for the progressive movement is Stephen Colbert,” he said.
“Like many ideological fanatics, Colbert is misguided in the extreme…but believe me, he’s a true progressive believer playing exclusively to other believers. Colbert can be dismissed as clueless but the guy does do damage. Because he gives cover to powerful people who are selling Americans a big lie that this country is bad. That it intentionally oppresses many of its own citizens.”
O’Reilly and Colbert (as well as Jon Stewart) have been taking swipes at each other for years, but the recent feud between the two began when the Fox News anchor put his minimalist interview notes up for auction. Colbert parodied O’Reilly by putting the microwave he stole from Fox News up for auction, and subsequently dismissed O’Reilly as “an idiot.”
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.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.