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.
Last month, Karl Rove said that Hillary Clinton has brain damage. Remarking on a fall Clinton experienced in her home in December 2012, Rove said, “Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that.”
Tuesday on Sean Hannity’s show, Rove bashed Clinton to the Fox News host for pushing back on his baseless medical speculation. Because the nerve of that woman, you know? (Oh, I should mention that Karl Rove is not Hillary Clinton’s doctor, or a doctor at all. That feels important to mention here.)
“She has a problem with the fact that I said that she had a serious health incident and that I thought that would be a bigger part of her personal calculation than most people anticipate. [...] She is antagonistic toward the press, and has a very thin skin. She will abide no criticism. It’s one of the least attractive things we see in Hillary Clinton,” he continued.
“She doesn’t like being confronted — by anybody. And that’s not what a presidential candidate is going to be able to get away with in the primaries or a presidential election.”
Rove is right. Hillary Clinton is the only politician in the history of politicians who does not respond well to criticism from the press. (Particularly when that criticism is a garbage medical diagnosis and has nothing to do with policy.)
Here are some videos of politicians responding really well after being confronted by the press. Hopefully she will learn something about proper media etiquette.
John McCain likes being confronted (3:21):
Mitt Romney likes being confronted (2:13):
Chris Christie likes being confronted:
h/t Media Matters
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.