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Boxer
04-26-2005, 03:24 PM
If anybody in the UK hasn't seen Super Size Me yet it is on Channel 4 at 9pm this Thursday ( 28 Apr 2005 ).

alanjlamore
04-26-2005, 03:46 PM
I heard good things about that movie, I wonder if I could get it from blockbuster...
Is it good?

Boxer
04-26-2005, 04:03 PM
I've only seen around an hour of it Alan. I'll be watching it this Thursday. From what i've seen of it ( which is about half the movie ) it's quite good but definitely worth watching.

elissalowe
04-26-2005, 04:31 PM
I've seen it - it's available on DVD.

Overall, I thought it was worth watching - actually funny at times. Of course the basic premise is somewhat flawed: it's safe to say that there aren't many people who try to live off fast food 24/7, nor are there many who will gorge on the stuff past the point of satiety simply because the "Super Size" option is available. But I think the shock value of what Spurlock did put the fast food industry on the defensive (never a bad thing) and helped make people think a little more about their choices. Plus the segments on gastric bypass surgery ( :eek: ) and the "fast foodization" of school lunch programs are pretty good.

If you're interested in a more sophisticated look at the health/social/economic impacts of the fast food industry, read "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser.

alanjlamore
04-26-2005, 05:45 PM
Funny you mentioned that Elissa. I actually have that book. A friend of mine recomended it to me so I'd have something to read when I was getting on a plane to the west coast.

I skimmed through it a lot and found some interesting stuff in there, but I never read it all (yet).