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|'Super Size Me' Documentary|
by Balls Deep at 12:30 pm EST, Jan 26, 2004
] Within a few days of beginning his drive-through diet,
] Spurlock, 33, was vomiting out the window of his car, and
] doctors who examined him were shocked at how rapidly
] Spurlock's entire body deteriorated.
Really, besides giving the Irish a bad name, Mc Donalds gives Americans a bad name too. For the good of McCulture, don't trust the clown, the golden arches is really the modern day swastika. Don't take your kids out for a happy meal, they'll get conditioned into thinking that mcMenu is good food. Anyone got any video footage of a McDonalds burning down? Please post it.
|RE: 'Super Size Me' Documentary|
by flynn23 at 4:49 pm EST, Jan 26, 2004
Balls Deep wrote:
] ] Within a few days of beginning his drive-through diet,
] ] Spurlock, 33, was vomiting out the window of his car, and
] ] doctors who examined him were shocked at how rapidly
] ] Spurlock's entire body deteriorated.
] Really, besides giving the Irish a bad name, Mc Donalds gives
] Americans a bad name too. For the good of McCulture, don't
] trust the clown, the golden arches is really the modern day
] swastika. Don't take your kids out for a happy meal, they'll
] get conditioned into thinking that mcMenu is good food.
] Anyone got any video footage of a McDonalds burning down?
] Please post it.
I concur that this is probably better advice than eating this stuff all day every day. But let's be frank about what we're really talking about here.
McDonalds and other mega-corporations are easy targets for everything that is wrong with capitalism. But you can't have it both ways. You can't have a corporate citizen that gives millions to charities and operates one of the most successful non-profits in existance, and also not have rampent industrialism and fleecing of the consumer. You can't have 10's of thousands of jobs for a group of the population where jobs are almost non-existant (the infirm, the elderly, the part timer, the student, the barely speaking English emigre, etc), and not have the most wretched abuse of the Earth's ecosystem. It's elementary physics: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. For all the good that McDonalds does for our economy and our way of life, it also produces some of the most vile examples of what's wrong with our society.
So while this film will garner tons of press (I already meme'd it in a different article) due to the focus on health, the real issue here is our struggle with abundance in capitalism. How much is too much? When McDonalds is the leading food advertiser in the world, but it's food is basically toxic, at what point did that scale over-reach critical mass? We are living in a system that is full of extremes and overwhelming supplies. This seems to be hastening our demise, not creating a future perfect state.
|Arch Enemy: McDonald's Food May Be Deadly|
by radical_edward at 6:50 pm EST, Feb 24, 2004
"Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's new documentary, 'Super Size Me,' details his 30-day McDonald's diet and subsequent health woes."
This guy gained 25 pounds, his cholesterol jumped 55 points, and McDonald's people still claim their food is nutritious. Like that guy on "20/20" says, "Give me a break!"
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