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.
Appearing during separate segments of ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, talk show host and rabble-rousing conservative pundit Laura Ingraham and soon-to-resign House Majority Leader Eric Cantor traded barbs over an unfunny Taliban-themed joke.
Earlier in the month, Ingraham — who lobbied strenuously for voters in the GOP primary for Virginia’s 7th District to oust Cantor in favor of economics professor David Brat — had made a joke to the effect that Cantor, rather than Guantánamo detainees, should be used as a trading chip to retrieve POWs from the Taliban.
“Instead of sending five Taliban MVPs over there, [Obama] could have just traded one Eric Cantor,” Ingraham said. “Sending Eric Cantor back for a little while … could help our economy, stop so much spending.”
Cantor apparently did not consider Ingraham’s zinger to be particularly chuckle-worthy, complaining on Sunday that her rhetoric ill-served the conservative movement, the Tea Party and the national political debate itself.
“I will say that the suggestion that I should have been traded to the Taliban for Sergeant Bergdahl really is not a serious contribution to any public policy debate, and frankly, I don’t think that it reflects on the people that self-identify as Tea Partyers” Cantor said, not referring to Ingraham by name.
“I think they reject that kind of notion,” Cantor continued. “And it’s just not serious. And, frankly, it cheapens the debate.”
Later on during the show, Ingraham had her opportunity to respond to Cantor’s chastising. She seemed undeterred.
“If he can’t take a joke about the prisoner swap, he has no sense of humor,” Ingraham said of Cantor, whose loss she described as ”a win for grass-roots activists” in the state. “That’s why he lost, probably,” she added.
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.