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turning to pâté

so i get home today from a long hard day of browsing the internet... errrrr... i mean WORKING, and debate: do i actually feel like doing anything tonight, or shall this introvert have a nice quiet evening at home? i choose the latter, and decide that a lovely bk double cheeseburger will hit the spot -- ketchup only, thanks. oddly enough, i order a large value meal, instead of the medium. i've done this perhaps half a dozen times in my short life, and that's being generous. it got me to thinking [insert joke here], which eventually landed me in the previously mentioned video store, renting super size me. [it's due back on wednesday at six, if anyone's curious.]

in case you've been living under a rock, super size me is a documentary in which the filmmaker eats nothing but mcdonald's, three meals a day, for thirty days. the doctors figure, eh, he'll gain some weight, his cholesterol will rise, something about triglycerides going up. unhealthy, to be sure, but nothing too drastic; just a little craziness for the sake of journalism. what we actually find out, though, is more than anyone bargained for. ewww.

two of my favorite things:

one i very much love the fact that a man eating nothing but processed foods with questionable origins for thirty days has a girlfriend who is a vegan cook. it just doesn't get much better than that, folks.

two "the smoking fry" bonus feature. scary. my burning question is: why aren't fries more like corn...?
Posted on Friday, February 4, 2005 at 11:34PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments14 Comments

Reader Comments (14)

That movie nearly changed my life. I say nearly because it made me stop eating fast food for the most part, but not totally. I think that movie should be shown in all elementary schools. It was put together very well. Yeah, the smoking fry thing was weird.
Feb 5, 2005 at 08:57AM | Unregistered CommenterSteve
I loved this movie...and it is convicting! What I liked about it was the guy wasn't a jerk, unlike some people who make movies criticizing folks they don't agree with and take their comments out of context for the sake of "documentary." (My first "blog" comment I would never have said in person! Wow! That is freeing!)

There was so much I liked about SuperSize me...but it did call me to account...if that makes sense. And the vegan detox was funny!
Feb 5, 2005 at 11:09PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
gosh, paul, who could you possibly be talking about?

[i agree, btw.]
Feb 6, 2005 at 07:12AM | Registered Commentermdog
what's pâté got to do with it? did I miss the punchline?
Feb 7, 2005 at 08:07AM | Unregistered Commenterrachel
Holy cow. This movied changed my ENTIRE outlook on the fast food business. Ewww!! I hardly ever eat it anymore because I can't even stand to think about what it's doing to my body! And the fry experiment TOTALLY grossed me out. Ugh.
Feb 7, 2005 at 09:59AM | Unregistered Commenterjackie
one of the doctors told him his liver was basically "turning to pâté"...
Feb 7, 2005 at 10:01AM | Registered Commentermdog
I gave up fast food entirely for a while after this movie, but eventually came back to it. I still, however, avoid McDonalds.

My two favorite parts:
(1) when he vomits near the beginning
(2) when that one girl's mom is explaining how her grandpa (or some other relative) was carted off to the grave in a piano box...while the teenage girl stares on with a look of abject horror.

Feb 7, 2005 at 04:18PM | Unregistered Commentermeegs
oh gosh... i remember (2). can you even imagine the thoughts going, chant-like, through her mind?
Feb 7, 2005 at 04:46PM | Registered Commentermdog
your favorite part was when he threw up?!
Feb 7, 2005 at 10:43PM | Unregistered Commenterrachel
well... it was pretty funny.
Feb 7, 2005 at 10:47PM | Registered Commentermdog
Yep. I know it sounds revolting (and it kind of was). But really, I was just dying of laughter.
Feb 8, 2005 at 10:27AM | Unregistered Commentermeegs
And who knew that there were McDonald's who delivered?!
Feb 9, 2005 at 05:17PM | Unregistered Commenterjackie
subway delivers.
and in europe mcds serve beer. :D
Feb 9, 2005 at 06:08PM | Unregistered Commentermar
dare i ask how it was?
Feb 9, 2005 at 06:16PM | Registered Commentermdog

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