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 week, Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six living in Staten Island, died after a police officer put him in a chokehold. Garner, who had chronic asthma, diabetes and sleep apnea, according to NYMag.com, audibly told police officers that he could not breathe — nine times.
The horrific scene of NYPD brutality was captured on video.
Director Spike Lee edited the two-minute video, together with a terribly similar scene from his 1989 movie “Do the Right Thing.”
The edited video is powerful, because the fictional portrayal of Radio Raheem’s death — again realized, last week, in the death of Eric Garner — was inspired by the real-life death of Michael Stewart in 1983, Slate points out. The video can be seen below:
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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.