February 1, 2005

Super Size Me

Saw "Super Size Me" which I really liked--as if someone I might know made a Michael Moore documentary. If you don’t know the story: a guy eats only McDonald’s for thirty days and finds that he nearly destroys his liver, as if he had been on a heavy drinking binge. On the DVD there were extra features, including an interview with the writer of Fast Food Nation. He divulged that every McDonald’s hamburger is not comprised of one dead cow, but possibly thousands of dead cows at once--as a result of factory processing. I never eat at McDonald’s so this won’t be too difficult, but this one fact makes me never want to eat at McDonald’s again, or any fast food. I don’t eat too much meat for health reasons as much as the moral issue, but it cannot be very good for the human spirit to eat a thousand dead animals in one sitting.

UPDATE: Here's some more McDonald's amusement.

4 comments:

darling maggot said...

what would america be if we couldn't get a thousand dead cows into a $2.50 burger?

animal fries at the in n out burger are a great thing like once or twice a month, though.

Anonymous said...

Overall, I think McDonald's considerable philanthropic and charitable work balance out the bad karma generated by their food and the processing thereof.

Henry Baum said...

I don’t know if there’s enough karma to make up for McDonald’s. I’ll admit that Ronald McDonald House was missing from "Super Size Me."

The Fast Food Nation guy says that In-n-Out burger is still run like a mom and pop restaurant. They actually serve real food--ground beef, fries made from whole potatoes. McDonald’s is an evil machine which runs by the creepy fascistic slogan, "One taste worldwide."

madrid27 said...

Overall, I think McDonald's considerable philanthropic and charitable work balance out the bad karma generated by their food and the processing thereof.
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