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.
Comedian Joan Rivers passed away on Thursday, at the age of 81. Following the news of her death, there was an outpouring of love and remembrance on Twitter — naturally, mingled with sharp wit and bold humor. Here’s how Hollywood, and beyond, remembered Joan Rivers:
Joan you were a fucking trailblazing assassin & I will love you forever & ever. Thank you.— rob delaney (@robdelaney) September 4, 2014
I’m so sad. No music today. Joan, I’ll miss you forever. @Joan_Rivers— Barry Manilow (@barrymanilow) September 4, 2014
One imagines Pearly Gates, and a diaphanously garbed angel, and Joan Rivers bleating: "Those sandals!! Are you kidding me!?!"— Frank Bruni (@FrankBruni) September 4, 2014
Love Her or Hate Her, we're gonna Miss JOAN RIVERS! I always Respected her go for broke humor. One of a kind.R.I.P.— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer. She paved the way for a lot of comedians. I’m very sad she’s gone. pic.twitter.com/i1uE9fyHMh— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 4, 2014
This was the Joan Rivers I knew. http://t.co/SF8vj2uQIF— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) September 4, 2014
I really hate you right now God. I love you Joan. Thank you for being in my life this year. Look fabulous in the beyond.— Jen Kirkman (@JenKirkman) September 4, 2014
We will miss you @Joan_Rivers. What you did in your life was absolutely remarkable. Your rep for kindness to everyone was completely true— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) September 4, 2014
Robin Williams & Joan Rivers dead in same few weeks. Arguably the funniest man & woman of my lifetime. Thank you both for all the laughs.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 4, 2014
.@Joan_Rivers was a dear & wonderful friend who I've known for 45yrs. Great guest, pal, comedian & mother. We will never see her likes again— Larry King (@kingsthings) September 4, 2014
She was trailblazing. Hysterical. Thoughtful. We’ll miss you immensely Joan.— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) September 4, 2014
It was a treat running into Joan in the hallways at E!…she was always on... always a riot. Our thoughts are w/ you & your family @MelRivers.— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers has died. What a sad ending to a brilliant and tragi-comic life; one of the bravest, and funniest of all.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) September 4, 2014
My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal... There are no words. Bon Voyage Joan 😢— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 4, 2014
RIP the mighty Joan Rivers. Funny & fearless. Truly one of a kind.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 4, 2014
we lost a great one in @Joan_Rivers - she was funny all the way to the end— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. Being publicly told that my dress is hideous will never feel quite as awesome. You will be truly missed.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) September 4, 2014
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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.