History Film / SuperSizeMe

26th Nov '17 11:44:15 AM DrakeClawfang
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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Meta-Example. Sometime after the movie debuted nation wide, [=McDonald's=] got rid of their Super size option on the menu, stating that it was not this movie that influenced the decision.
26th Nov '17 11:44:07 AM DrakeClawfang
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26th Nov '17 9:27:38 AM nombretomado
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The film was generally well-received, and earned over $11 million dollars (against a $65,000 budget) at the box office. Soon after this documentary was released, [=McDonald's=] stopped offering the super-size option for their meals and introduced a 'Go Fit!' meal. Contrary to the popular belief that [=McDonal's=] instituted these changes to save face after the movie came out, they actually started phasing out the super-size in early 2004 (the film was released in May of that year) and had already been market-testing healthy alternatives. Unless [[ConspiracyTheory McDonald's was spying on Spurlock]] while he was filming the documentary, the release of this film was entirely coincidental.

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The film was generally well-received, and earned over $11 million dollars (against a $65,000 budget) at the box office. Soon after this documentary was released, [=McDonald's=] stopped offering the super-size option for their meals and introduced a 'Go Fit!' meal. Contrary to the popular belief that [=McDonal's=] instituted these changes to save face after the movie came out, they actually started phasing out the super-size in early 2004 (the film was released in May of that year) and had already been market-testing healthy alternatives. Unless [[ConspiracyTheory [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories McDonald's was spying on Spurlock]] while he was filming the documentary, the release of this film was entirely coincidental.
25th Sep '17 5:38:42 PM DesertDragon
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The film was generally well-received, and earned over $11 million dollars (against a $65,000 budget) at the box office. Soon after this documentary was released, [=McDonald's=] stopped offering the super-size option for their meals and introduced a 'Go Fit!' meal. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial They claim that these changes were unrelated to the documentary's popularization]].

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The film was generally well-received, and earned over $11 million dollars (against a $65,000 budget) at the box office. Soon after this documentary was released, [=McDonald's=] stopped offering the super-size option for their meals and introduced a 'Go Fit!' meal. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial They claim Contrary to the popular belief that [=McDonal's=] instituted these changes were unrelated to save face after the documentary's popularization]].
movie came out, they actually started phasing out the super-size in early 2004 (the film was released in May of that year) and had already been market-testing healthy alternatives. Unless [[ConspiracyTheory McDonald's was spying on Spurlock]] while he was filming the documentary, the release of this film was entirely coincidental.



** Spurlock's physiological reaction to the diet--like the vomiting and headaches--were likely as bad as they were because, regardless of health, the change in food intake was so ''different'' to the vegan diet he had become accustomed to.
** A [[http://www.nationalreview.com/article/214753/soso-so-good-interview number]] [[http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/08/meet_the_science_teacher_who_l.html of]] [[https://www.sott.net/article/126285-Supersize-me-revisited-under-lab-conditions people]] [[FatHead have tried]] and failed to replicate the results of his experiment suggesting that his weight gain and visceral reactions were simply the result of a massive, rapid lifestyle change.

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** Spurlock's physiological reaction to the diet--like the vomiting and headaches--were diet--vomiting, headaches, mood swings, decreased sex drive, etc.--were likely as bad as they were because, regardless because he had been vegan for years before started the experiment. Regardless of prior health, the change in food intake was so ''different'' to the vegan anyone going from that kind of diet he had become to eating exclusively [=McDonald's=] is going to have a more extreme reaction than someone already accustomed to.
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to meat and fried foods. A [[http://www.nationalreview.com/article/214753/soso-so-good-interview number]] [[http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/08/meet_the_science_teacher_who_l.html of]] [[https://www.sott.net/article/126285-Supersize-me-revisited-under-lab-conditions people]] [[FatHead have tried]] and failed to replicate the results of his experiment experiment, suggesting that his weight gain and visceral reactions were simply the result of a massive, rapid an abrupt lifestyle change.
25th Sep '17 4:38:02 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** The idea of showing the food to be fattening is undermined by the imprecise methods. Spurlock's doctor states in the film he was eating about 5000 Calories a day (twice what he should be), but there's no exact log of the items and quantities he was eating. There's no way to tell how many of those Calories came from oversized portions in [=McDonald's=] available meals or ordering too many of them.

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** The idea of showing the food to be fattening is undermined by the imprecise methods. Spurlock's doctor states in the film he was eating about 5000 Calories a day (twice what he should be), but there's no exact log of the items and quantities he was eating. There's no way to tell how many of those Calories came from oversized portions in [=McDonald's=] available meals or ordering too many of them. If he was following the rules as stated it shouldn't be anywhere near that.
23rd Feb '17 7:07:30 PM DustSnitch
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* LastSupperSteal: One segment is a painting that shows grotesque caricatures of various fast food mascots set up like "The Last Supper".

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* LastSupperSteal: One segment is a painting that shows grotesque caricatures of various fast food mascots set up like "The Last Supper".''Art/TheLastSupper''.
30th Dec '16 4:31:43 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ShoutOut: [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny and Sylvester make cameos in the parody art of "The Last Supper".

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* ShoutOut: [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny and Sylvester Sylvester]] make cameos in the parody art of "The Last Supper".
24th Dec '16 6:20:57 PM Prinzenick
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* ShoutOut: [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny and Sylvester make cameos in the parody art of "The Last Supper".
22nd Dec '16 11:55:05 AM abby-anne
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** A [[http://www.nationalreview.com/article/214753/soso-so-good-interview number]] [[http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/08/meet_the_science_teacher_who_l.html of]] [[https://www.sott.net/article/126285-Supersize-me-revisited-under-lab-conditions people]] [[FatHead have tried]] and failed to replicate the results of his experiment suggesting that his weight gain and visceral reactions were simply the result of a massive, rapid lifestyle change.
13th Dec '16 7:37:02 AM JamesAustin
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* IndestructibleEdible: One of the DVD extras had him put [=McDonald=]'s food products in jars and see how long it took them to go bad. The fish sandwich was the first to go, lasting only a couple of days, the various burgers lasted about two weeks before becoming moldy. The french fries on the other hand were completely unchanged (at least visibly) after ''ten weeks'', at which point they were accidentally thrown out by an intern.

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* IndestructibleEdible: One of the DVD extras had him put [=McDonald=]'s food products in jars and see how long it took them to go bad. The fish sandwich was the first to go, lasting only a couple of days, the various burgers lasted about two weeks before becoming moldy. The french fries on the other hand were completely unchanged (at least visibly) after ''ten weeks'', at which point they were accidentally thrown out by an intern.[[note]]It should be noted that this could be explained not because or preservatives or anything scary, but because french fries are thin enough to not retain any water, and bacteria, mold, and mildew can't grow without water; similar to how a slice of bread in a plastic bag will grow mold but one left sitting on the counter will merely dry out and get stale.[[/note]]
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