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    Slightly OT

    Forget chocolate and strawberry – Japan now has fried chicken-flavored ice cream
    Casey Baseel yesterday



    What else would you expect to be on the dessert menu at the Fried Chicken Festival?

    It’s hard to overstate how great karaage, Japanese-style fried chicken, is. Not only is it usually seasoned with a mouth-watering mixture of garlic and ginger, it’s cut into boneless, bite-sized morsels so that you can chow down with gusto or easily nibble away while enjoying an ice cold beer.

    Yes, karaage is always a welcome addition to any meal, which is why not only do some restauranteurs offer it in limitless portions, but there’s also a traveling food festival, Karaage Festival, specifically dedicated to Japan’s favorite fried bird. The next Karaage Festival is coming up at the start of next month, with the city of Fukuoka, on the southern island of Kyushu, acting as host.



    Representatives from over two dozen karaage restaurants from across Japan will be on hand, cooking up their personal take on the dish. But while standard fried chicken is the main draw, there’s room for a bit of variation. For example, some stalls will also be selling chicken wings, and two particularly inventive chefs will even be serving karaage ramen, billed as “The Ultimate Combination,” and karaage made not from the standard chicken, but from ostrich.



    But by far the most shocking dining option at Karaage Festival in Fukuoka is shown in the picture below.

    ▼ And no, the event isn’t serving deep-fried girls.



    That swirl of golden brown soft serve, with a hue just like fried chicken breading, is karaage ice cream. Startling as the concept is, it might just be crazy enough to work. Many karaage recipes impart a sweet finish to the chicken, and salty ice cream, such as the sea salt flavor we had biking across Japan’s Inland Sea, is tasty and refreshing.

    Still, the text that accompanies the photo translates as “Karaage soft serve ice cream!? You’ve got to take on this challenge!”, which makes us think the fried chicken ice cream may be more novelty than delicacy, like the ramen ice creams we went two rounds with. If you’re up for the challenge, though, Karaage Festival in Fukuoka will be held on April 2 and 3 in Fukuoka Prefecture’s Noogata City.

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    Karaage Festival in Fukuoka / からあげフェスティバルin福岡
    Address: Fukuoka-ken, Noogata-shi, Yunohara 2-11, Aeon Mall Noogata
    福岡県直方市湯野原2丁目1-1 イオンモール直方
    April 2-3, 10:30 a.m.0 5 p.m.
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    I don't eat fried chicken or ice cream anymore. So is it just me that finds this unappealing?
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    O m g

    KFC, With New Nail Polish, Redefines Chicken Fingers
    By AUSTIN RAMZY MAY 5, 2016


    The fried chicken maker’s campaign in Hong Kong is intended “to remind the younger generation” of “the great taste and good times the brand stands for,” one advertising executive said. Credit Ogilvy & Mather for KFC

    HONG KONG — Assume, for the sake of argument, that KFC’s fried chicken is, as advertised, “finger lickin’ good.”

    Would you really want it to remain on your fingers? Indefinitely?

    These are just two of the salient questions raised by the chicken chain’s new Hong Kong marketing campaign, in which it is offering lickable, edible fingernail polish in two flavors: Original, and Hot and Spicy.

    “Yes, it is actually a real thing,” said Anna Mugglestone, marketing and communications director for Ogilvy & Mather Group in Hong Kong, the agency running the campaign. “I tried it myself in the office when they were doing testing.”

    And, as you might expect...

    “It tastes like chicken,” she said. “It’s crazy. I don’t know how they do it.”

    A more logical question would be why.

    Ms. Mugglestone said the nail polish was a way “to remind the younger generation” of “the great taste and good times the brand stands for.”

    The polish is made in conjunction with McCormick & Company, which produces the spices for KFC’s chicken. It has yet to be mass produced but could be available in the second half of this year.

    KFC is asking Hong Kong customers which flavor they would prefer. “Neither” apparently is not an option.

    Ms. Mugglestone said there has been “vast interest” in the polish, but comments online ranged from skeptical to harsh.

    “Gross/intriguing,” the fashion and lifestyle website Racked.com tweeted.

    “Original is actually pretty cute for spring,” Glamour.com wrote, “if, you know, it didn’t taste like fried chicken.”

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    Would it be a violation of my Buddhist vows if I licked the fingernails of some KFC manicured sword hottie?


    just wonderin...
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    I can't imagine it would be all that sexy to make out with a woman who makes me think of chicken.

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    KFC & rational patriotism

    Chinese state media calls for more 'rational patriotism' as KFC protests spread to a dozen cities



    Various editorials published yesterday and today in state media newspapers have slammed the recent protests in China against American brands like KFC and Apple as being "irrational" and "disruptive" -- rather than "patriotic."
    Nationalistic sentiments have been running high lately, following the installation of the THADD missile defense system in South Korea and the South China Sea ruling in The Hague. Hostility towards the US has been on the rise as many Chinese citizens believe that the Americans are pulling the string behind said events.
    Last week, photos of smashed iPhones went viral on Weibo as some netizens vowed to boycott American goods. Customers on Taobao also started to boycott mangoes imported from the Philippines. In Dalian, a man even went on the attack inside the subway after noticing a fellow commuter sporting a pair of Nike sneakers. Last but not least, protesters across several Chinese cities directed their anti-American sentiments towards KFC. Protests against the American fast food brand have sprung up in at least 12 cities in China.



    Some protesters have even taken their campaign against American, Japanese and Korean goods to the streets:

    In response to all this fervent nationalism, various state-owned news agencies have dismissed these so-called "patriotic" protests and warned its readers about the potential dangers of radical nationalism. “Any action that promotes national development can rightfully be called patriotic. But so-called 'patriotism' that willfully sacrifices public order will only bring damage to the nation and society,” reads one editorial published by People's Daily.
    Xinhua also slammed protesters, pointing out that "destroying the property of your own countryman is not patriotism." Even the Global Times, a nationalist tabloid run by People's Daily, also criticized the protesters in a recent editorial, while cautioning that "a few ridiculous incidents are not representative of Chinese people's patriotic sentiments."
    The Chinese government has a history of achieving its political agenda by manipulating nationalism and populism. Large-scale protests broke out in China in 2012 with tens of thousands of angry citizens taking to the streets to protest Japan's claim over the Diaoyu Islands. Many analysts speculated that the protests were organized and permitted by the government as a way to distract people from the ongoing political scandals involving senior politician, Bo Xilai. However, rising populism around the globe and its devastating consequences have alarmed Beijing, pushing them to adopt an agenda that also suppresses nationalism when the time comes.
    Since the beginning of 2016, Xinhua and People's Daily have started a wide-ranged campaign to condemn populism politics around the globe. The Global Times has called Donald Trump a "populism devil," while Xinhua has bashed the Brexit movement as a "victory for right-wing extremism." Right after the Hague court's ruling against China's South China Sea claims, Chinese censors began working overtime to control the conversation online. Mostly, they focused on deleting ultra-nationalistic posts that called for war against the Philippines and the US.
    Currently, it's unclear how good of a job the government is doing with stamping out radical nationalism and populism among its citizens. It seems that the situation may require more work than just a few editorials.



    Which is why the police have been called out to scatter protesters. On Tuesday, one incident between police and protesters turned violent outside a KFC restaurant in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province. While shouting "Patriotism is not illegal," a mob of "patriots" attacked one officer who was trying to take away their banners.
    State media reports that police from across China are now calling on citizens not to protest or boycott foreign brands in "radical" or "illegal" ways. Looks like they'll soon be stopping by one company headquartered in Zhejiang.

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    Does General Tso outrank Colonel Sanders?

    Did I make that comment here already?
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    ew

    This is just wrong.

    KFC-scented sunscreen? Fried-chicken lovers grab 2,000 bottles
    Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY 1:20 p.m. EDT August 23, 2016

    KFC has introduced a limited edition sunscreen that smells like fried chicken.


    (Photo: KFC)

    With a little help from fast-food chain KFC, thousands of fried chicken lovers aren't going to find themselves a little extra crispy from laying out in the sun too long this summer.

    Some 3,000 tubes of fried chicken-scented sunscreen were snapped up in two hours Monday in a promotion for KFC's extra-crispy recipe, officials said.

    You read that right: sun-protection lotion, SPF 30, was scented to smell like fried chicken for the online promotion.

    "We think it smells amazing," says KFC spokeswoman Kasey Mathes. "The sunscreen seemed like a natural fit."

    The gimmick also dovetailed with KFC's latest TV ad campaign featuring actor George Hamilton, noted for his deep, continuous suntan, as the Extra-Crispy Colonel.

    Now, in that spirit, Mathes says many fans around the country who claimed a bottle at a special website can be living the "extra-crispy lifestyle."
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    The secret is out

    Secret recipe for KFC fried chicken (probably) revealed by the Colonel's nephew
    Dianne de Guzman Published 5:52 pm, Tuesday, August 23, 2016


    The Colonel's famous recipe: revealed at last? Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images / 2006 Getty Images
    Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

    What started as a travel story for the Chicago Tribune has morphed into one of the biggest fast food recipe reveals: the original recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken.
    The story of the how the recipe was (literally) placed into a reporter's hands started simply enough. A reporter travelled to the Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum and met with Joe Ledington, the nephew of Harland David Sanders (AKA Colonel Sanders).
    During the interview, Ledington showed off a family scrapbook with a handwritten recipe for fried chicken included among the family photographs and documents.
    The top of the recipe reads "11 Spices — Mix With 2 Cups White Fl."
    Wait, 11 herbs and spices in the recipe? Yep. Story checks out.
    "That is the original 11 herbs and spices that were supposed to be so secretive," Ledington told the reporter when asked if this was THE recipe.
    So, the original Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe has been chillin' this whole time in an old Colonel Sanders family scrapbook?
    Apparently.

    The recipe reads:
    11 spices — Mix with 2 cups white flour
    1) 2/3 Ts salt
    2) 1/2 Ts thyme
    3) 1/2 Ts basil
    4) 1/3 Ts oregano
    5) 1 Ts celery salt
    6) 1 Ts black pepper
    7) 1 Ts dried mustard
    8) 4 Ts paprika
    9) 2 Ts garlic salt
    10) 1 Ts ground ginger
    11) 3 Ts white pepper

    The Tribune's food staff was quick to test the recipe and deduced that the "Ts" measurement is shorthand for tablespoon, not teaspoon. The verdict? The recipe "is the real deal." The only addition the group felt was necessary to add to make it perfect, was MSG — confirmed as an ingredient by a KFC spokesperson.
    (Another publication has since declared that the recipe has "too much paprika" to be the KFC recipe, but we'll leave that for the home cooks to judge.)
    In a follow-up phone interview, Ledington walked back his earlier statement over the authenticity of the recipe, only saying that he helped make that recipe as a young boy for his uncle.
    KFC's parent company, Yum! Brands, didn't confirm the recipe either—because of course they wouldn't—and instead said something to the tune of, "Everyone thinks they know what it is, but they don't."
    Now that the recipe is (probably) out there, who's trying it out? We can just picture a free-range, organic version of the KFC recipe being cooked somewhere.
    Too much paprika or not enough MSG?
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    Dang

    What is up with KFC? Must be something in those secret ingredients

    Mass brawl: Students throw chairs inside KFC
    By Morgan Tait, Ben Hill
    Updated less than a minute ago 5:32 PM Monday Aug 29, 2016


    There was a number of calls to police shortly after 5pm today when a large group of students started fighting inside the Mangere East KFC on Massey Rd.

    Up to 100 students used knives, chairs and pieces of wood in a brawl that spilled from an Auckland street into a KFC restaurant.

    Terrified staff locked themselves inside businesses on Massey Rd, Mangere, while others watched in horror as students received injuries bad enough to draw blood.

    Five people were arrested by police, who had to send 13 units to subdue the crowds shortly after 5pm today.

    Three youths and two adults had been arrested, police said.

    A Mangere East KFC employee, who did not wish to be named, said about 30 school students burst into the restaurant.

    "It was a really big fight between school students. They came down to our store and started punching a guy.

    They just started smashing him.

    "They just came in. They picked up chairs and everything."

    She said the students were boys and girls, and looked to be under 16. Some appeared to be injured, and were bleeding and covering their faces with their hands, she said.

    A large police presence quickly swamped the area, she said.

    "The police are taking statements from all of the people around here."

    A local employee said the brawl could be the result of a school rivalry. She said the fight was "bloody terrible".

    "It must have been two different schools But I don't know which schools because I wasn't going to hang around. I'm only a little person.

    "I assume it's a school rivalry.

    "It's terrible. It's disgusting. It's freaky. There are a lot of old people walking around here. They could get really frightened ... I'm frightened. I think I'll go the other way home tonight.

    "I feel for those workers in there. I wouldn't be surprised if the bloody windows have been smashed."

    A police spokesman said four people, two adults and two juveniles, were arrested following the incident.

    "There were about 100 people there. Weapons used included knives, chairs and bits of wood."

    He said CCTV would be reviewed and a "number of" schools would be visited tomorrow.

    It was not clear what the fight was over, he said.

    Staff at Mangere East Library said they saw about 100 people gathered outside the KFC before the fighting broke out.

    "There was a swarm of at least 50, it could've been 100 of them, and they were running up and down the road and then it all started."

    The staff members, who wished to remain anonymous, said they could see weapons.

    They immediately locked the doors of the library once they saw the commotion in order to protect visitors.

    "It looked like someone had a piece of ply[wood]. It was crazy. About 10 police cars turned up.

    "They arrested about 15 people. Some of them didn't look like they were even school kids."



    A school principal contacted by the Herald said he had not been contacted about the fight at 6.45pm.

    "We will be onto it first thing in the morning and will take it seriously," he said. "We have a good relationship with other principals ... so will be in contact with them and the police."

    An investigation and appropriate disciplinary action would be taken if required, he said.

    A spokesman for another school said he had been informed about the fight.

    "I can't comment at this stage because we are still unaware of the facts," he said. "What we are doing is we are going to meet ... tomorrow and ... get to the bottom of it."

    Last year, footage went viral on social media of girls from a South Auckland school stomping and punching each other as police tried to break up the fight.

    A Facebook page was set up earlier in 2015 which showed videos of fights between students at Auckland high schools, and police contacted the social networking giant in a bid to have the page taken down.

    In May 2015 a 15-year-old girl was arrested after an assault in the Far North that was filmed and posted online.

    And in July of the same year, a fight involving about 60 students from two Auckland schools broke out at Orakei train station over a photo posted to Facebook insulting an opposing school's rugby jersey.

    - NZ Herald
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    For sale in China

    Same time as McDs. WTH?

    Fri Sep 2, 2016 11:32am EDT
    Yum to sell stake in China business ahead of spinoff


    A KFC fast food restaurant, which is owned by Yum Brands Inc, is pictured ahead of their company results in Pasadena, California, U.S., July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
    By Michael Flaherty

    KFC and Pizza Hut owner Yum Brands Inc (YUM.N) said Chinese investment firm Primavera Capital and an affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) will buy a stake in Yum China for $460 million as Yum prepares to spin off the business.

    The deal gives Primavera, a powerful China-focused private equity firm founded by an ex-Goldman Sachs banker, a significant stake in Yum's China business. It also further expands the reach of Ant Financial, which runs Alibaba's Alipay mobile payments platform and has been expanding into China's restaurant industry.

    The investors will receive warrants to buy an additional 4 percent stake in Yum China in two tranches at valuations of $12 billion and $15 billion, the company said on Friday.

    A Yum spokesman said the use of the proceeds from the deal will be determined by the future Yum China board of directors.

    Yum has signaled that part of the money could go toward expanding across China, as the company signaled last October that it hoped to nearly triple the amount of its restaurants in China to 20,000.

    KFC and Pizza Hut brands reaped the rewards of catering to China's booming economy, with patrons flooding the restaurants that offered fast Western food, a higher level of service and perceived food safety.

    But Yum's China business has hit road blocks in recent years, including a scandal at a minor meat supplier and bird flu outbreaks.

    Yum, still the largest fast-food chain in China, has also been losing ground to McDonald's Corp (MCD.N).

    The Louisville, Kentucky-based company's move to separate its China business followed pressure last year from one of its largest investors, Corvex Management, the activist hedge fund run by Keith Meister. Meister is on Yum's board.

    The spinoff is expected on Oct. 31, with Yum China to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange a day later, the company said on Friday.

    Primavera will invest $410 million, while Ant Financial, which runs Alibaba's Alipay mobile payments platform, will put in $50 million. China's sovereign wealth fund and New York private equity firm KKR & Co were also in the hunt for a Yum China stake.

    Goldman Sachs is financial adviser, while Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are legal adviser to Yum Brands and Yum China. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Fangda Partners are legal advisers to Primavera and Ant.

    Yum shares were up 1 percent at $91.70 in morning trading.

    (Additional reporting by Anya George Tharakan and Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty and Nick Zieminski)
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    Wth?!?!

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    face-reading KFC order bots



    DECEMBER 26, 2016 KARISHMA

    This KFC China Outlet Will Tell You What To Order Based On Your Face

    Chinese web services company, Baidu and the world’s beloved fast food chain, KFC have teamed up in China to take your KFC dining experience to a whole new level. Using Baidu’s technology, KFC will launch an outlet in Beijing which will have technology that will scan your face to suggest what you might like to eat based on your age, gender and even your facial expression.



    SKIM

    Basically, a screen will tell you what you want to eat, saving you from having to make that decision yourself.

    PORRIDGE OR CRISPY CHICKEN?

    According to a press release from Baidu, the technology works using image recognition hardware which will scan customers’ faces and categorise them according to gender and age. It will also try to detect customers’ moods. Based on the analysis, the technology will suggest what the customer should order – like a Crispy Chicken Hamburger for a man in his early 20s or Porridge and Soybean Milk for breakfast for a woman in her 50s.



    What if you don’t want Porridge and Soybean milk? Then, the technology will allow you to ignore their suggestion and select whatever you want. It’s also programmed to save the image of the customer’s face so that it can recall and suggest your order history the next time you visit the outlet.

    What’s your take on this development? Exciting? Scary? Let us know.
    You'd think there'd be a better application of this sort of tech.
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    Don't be a chicken!

    Will the the Kentucky Fried Thread trend ttt for the Year of the Rooster?

    Colonel Sanders becomes harbinger of death in darkly comical Japanese New Year’s card
    Casey Baseel 15 hours ago

    It’s terror-inducin’ good!

    In Japan, it’s customary to send New Year’s cards to friends and family, often decorated with pictures of whatever animal in the Chinese Zodiac represents the upcoming year. Most of the time, the animals are shown in some sort of serene pose or cute scene, but 2017 also allows creative types to dabble in some dark humor.

    2017 is the Year of the Rooster, but the Japanese language doesn’t usually differentiate between male and female animals. As such, in Japan, it could also be called the Year of the Chicken, which opened up the door to some appetite-stimulating dark humor, as shared by Japanese Twitter user @yoshidaushio.

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    “The New Year’s card my big sister made is awesomely surreal,” tweeted @yoshidaushio, “but she doesn’t have any [other] friends [to send cards too], so she and I were going to be the only ones in the world to see this.”
    Aside from casting Colonel Sanders as a terrifying harbinger of death, there’s even a little bit of wordplay in the message written on the card. Read “Akema****e omedetou gozaimasu,” the phrase translates most naturally as “Happy New Year,” but the literal meaning of akema****e is “open,” and just like in English, the verb can be applied to the start of a period of time (such as the new year) or the removal of a physical barrier (such as a door separating dozens of delicious chickens from the founder of KFC).

    Online reactions included:

    “Run, chickens! RUN!”
    “Sanders’ stately manner makes it all the more spine-tingling.”
    “I bet Ronald McDonald is coming in 2021 [the Year of the Ox/Cow].”
    “Your sister is awesome.”
    “I want to be friends with both of you.”

    @yoshidaushio, who works as a writer and illustrator, wrapped up her tweet by saying that she wishes her sister could earn a living through her artistic talents as well. Time will tell whether or not she can pull that feat off, but with this illustration, she’s at least started building a fanbase.

    Source, featured image: Twitter/@yoshidaushio
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    Not the Derby last weekend...

    ...the fried chicken.

    KFC just published a ridiculously raunchy and bizarre romance novella starring a Casanova Colonel Sanders — here are the steamiest parts (YUM)
    Kate Taylor,
    Published 6:58 am, Thursday, May 4, 2017

    KFC has put the hot back into chicken with a free romance novella written just for moms. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) has more.

    KFC just published its first romance novella — starring none other than Colonel Sanders.

    To celebrate Mother's Day — the chicken chain's best-selling day of the year — KFC published "Tender Wings of Desire," a novella following the love affair between Lady Madeline Parker and Colonel Harland Sanders. The book can be downloaded for free on Amazon, and KFC is giving away 100 hardback copies to fans on Facebook.
    "The only thing better than being swept away by the deliciousness of our Extra Crispy Chicken is being swept away by Harland Sanders himself," George Felix, KFC US's director of advertising, said in a statement. "So this Mother’s Day, the bucket of chicken I get for my wife will come with a side of steamy romance novella. Dinner is taken care of and she’ll have the time to escape her busy schedule."
    Of course, no one reads romance novels for the plot. Instead, it's all about skipping to the "good parts," if you know what we're saying.
    KFC stops short of any X-rated material, but here are the sections of the novella worth returning to.

    WE MEET THE COLONEL



    The Colonel makes his first appearance almost halfway through the novella. At this point, Lady Madeline Parker has run away from her family, refusing to marry a rich duke, and begun working at a tavern frequented by sailors. One familiar-sounding sailor catches her eye:
    "He was tall, dressed like a sailor with a striped linen shirt and woolen peacoat crusted with sea salt. His hair was light and fair, framing his head in airy curls, and the eyes that stared back at her were almost the exact color of the sea, perhaps darker, but not by much, and they hid behind glasses with dark frames.
    Madeline had never seen a sailor wear glasses before; somehow it made him seem all the more handsome. He leaned on the bar, his eyes looking into hers and liking what they saw... For a moment she felt hot and cold at the same time."

    THE FIRST KISS



    Wikimedia CommonsMadeline and Harland Sanders are immediately taken with each other. Despite Madeline's friend's warnings of the dangers of unreliable men, the two go for a walk. One thing leads to another, and:
    "It was electric. It was everything, and whatever sickness Madeline believed she had from her infatuation with him melted away at the touch of his lips. Her entire body felt as thought it were on fire, her heart beating wildly in her chest. He felt so warm, and his arms circled around her wait to pull her closer.
    This was the closest she had ever been to a man, and she would not want it any other way. She felt as if she were a woman on fire, feverish in the best way possible, and something seemed to take her over when he deepened the kiss."

    LOVE-MAKING ENTERS THE EQUATION


    KFC

    Immediately after the kiss:
    "She was breathless as they parted, and as she looked up at him, she saw an entirely new and strange aspect of her future unfold. Unfettered by the life that was expected of her, she was technically unfettered from he expectations of her place in society. No longer did she have to maintain her modesty; on the contrary, she was free to be with whomever she desired, regardless of whether they were going to end up being her husband.
    ...Now, as she stood panting and looking upon this man, she realized that if she were so inclined, she could make him her love."


    In this Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, a KFC sign hangs in Saugus, Mass. Photo: Elise Amendola, Associated Press


    THE AFFAIR ESCALATES
    "To call their affair passionate was an understatement.
    Sometimes it seemed as though the two of them had been made to love each other, and they tried to do so at every given opportunity. Their eyes would meet the instant he walked into the tavern, as if they could feel each other. In that instant, a spark would light and quickly grow into a raging inferno deep within them.
    They were so consumed that it took every ounce of their restraint not to give into the first right then and there. The flames would continue to rage throughout the night until the fire was too much, and at last they could let it engulf them."

    THE REVEAL


    KFC

    Finally, Madeline realizes Harland isn't quite who she thought he was. He's no sailor... he's Colonel Sanders.
    "'Yes, I'm a Colonel. Yes, I'm fabulously rich. I am a magnate of the restaurant industry, my dear, the king of an empire that I built with my bare hands. I took a sabbatical from my duties in order to see the world, see what else could possibly be out there, and on the course of my journey I found what I was looking for.'
    Her heart fluttered wildly in the space of his pauses. In spite of everything, she found herself hanging on his every word.
    'I found you, Madeline.'"
    Imagine a version of this written by bawang.
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    healthy KFC

    Once again, Asia's KFCs kick our homegrown US KFC's ass.

    KFC just opened a new 'healthy' location in Hangzhou, serving salads, fresh juice and beer
    BY ALEX LINDER IN NEWS ON JUL 7, 2017 3:20 PM



    KFC has opened a new kind of outlet in China, dedicated to providing its customers with healthy and fresh food, rather than the typical "eight-legged chicken" fare.



    The fast food branch launched its first K Pro restaurant in Hangzhou on July 1st. According to Yicai Global, diners will have menu choices like paninis and salads topped with grilled chicken breast, South American white shrimp and smoked salmon. To drink, the restaurant offers fresh juice and beer.



    Meanwhile, the interior design of the shop has been changed to reflect the food on offer, creating more of a relaxed cafe vibe, while staff are dressed in green rather than KFC's customary red-and-white.




    For the past few years, KFC has been using China as a testing ground to explore new ideas, such as robots that will scan your face and tell you want to eat.
    [Images via Yicai Global]
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    KFC Releases Smartphone in China



    wth? No, srsly, WTH?!?!
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    Col. Sanders is the devil.

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