History Film / SuperSizeMe

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]]
12th Nov '16 7:27:21 PM thatother1dude
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* FanBoy: Spurlock visits renowned Big Mac fanboy Don Gorske, who achieved notoriety for eating at least one Big Mac a day for well over a decade. In contrast to the film's message, it shows that the Gorske is actually in perfect health because he only eats the Big Macs; he doesn't eat the french fries or drink the soda.

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* FanBoy: Spurlock visits renowned Big Mac fanboy Don Gorske, who achieved notoriety for eating at least one Big Mac a day for well over a decade. In contrast to Unlike Spurlock during the film's message, it shows that the Gorske is actually in perfect film, Gorske's health has been unaffected because he only eats the Big Macs; he doesn't eat the french fries or drink the soda.
12th Nov '16 7:22:05 PM thatother1dude
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** Spurlock refused to release his food logs after receiving criticism about the scientific basis of the movie.
** If he was truly eating 5,000 calories of food per day and not exercising, it didn't matter what he was eating - he would gain weight and be unhealthy.

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** Spurlock refused to release his The idea of showing the food logs after receiving criticism about to be fattening is undermined by the scientific basis of imprecise methods. Spurlock's doctor states in the movie.
** If he was truly eating 5,000 calories of food per day and not exercising, it didn't matter what
film he was eating - about 5000 Calories a day (twice what he would gain weight should be), but there's no exact log of the items and be unhealthy.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.
** 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.


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* GranolaGirl: Spurlock's girlfriend.
12th Nov '16 6:53:56 PM thatother1dude
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* FastFoodNation: Morgan Spurlock's documentary paints America as obsessed with [=McDonald's=] and the titular super-size option, to the point of health risk without care by the corporation. It has since been proven that (at least partially) it's a DocumentaryOfLies (Spurlock's challenge of living a whole month on super-sized combos wouldn't have given him such an accelerated health decline as the one that appears on film, as demonstrated by a university student that took the same challenge and kept precise track of his health).
* GranolaGirl: Spurlock's girlfriend.

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* FastFoodNation: Morgan Spurlock's documentary paints America as obsessed with [=McDonald's=] and the titular super-size option, to the point of health risk without care by the corporation. It has since been proven that (at least partially) it's a DocumentaryOfLies (Spurlock's challenge of living a whole month on super-sized combos wouldn't have given him such an accelerated health decline as the one that appears on film, as demonstrated by a university student that took the same challenge and kept precise track of his health).
* GranolaGirl: Spurlock's girlfriend.
12th Nov '16 6:28:21 PM thatother1dude
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
** Morgan admits that he practically never ate out before making the documentary, and that he normally barely even eats meat in his evening meals because his girlfriend is a vegan chef. It's inevitable that somebody who goes from this kind of diet to eating nothing but [=McDonald's=] will have a much more extreme reaction than an average person who eats fast food in moderation. If eating a Super Size Combo made ''everyone'' vomit, do you really think they would keep offering it?
** He also went from working out regularly to an almost completely sedentary lifestyle. Spurlock defended it by pointing out that he was trying to emulate an average lifesyle (noting that Manhattan residents such as himself walk far more than most other Americans), but the results are still going to be exaggerated because of this.
** Morgan's side-project showing how long it takes fast food to spoil (where the [=McDonald's=] items barely change over the course of months) is ''very'' misleading. Mold requires moisture to grow, and the Mickey D burger and fries dried out too quickly to be a suitable environment. That has less to do with what they're made out of and more to do with how they're cut. The thin fries and patties simply didn't retain water long enough for the mold to take.
** More an artistic license to scientific studies in general. Spurlock refused to release his actual data from the "experiment". Most any experimental scientist will tell you that's a hallmark of bad science. Several individuals have made counter documentaries eating at [=McDonald=]'s for a month or longer while maintaining or losing weight.
12th Nov '16 11:22:33 AM Morgenthaler
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** He also went from working out regularly to an almost completely sedentary lifestyle. Spurlock defended it by pointing that he was trying to emulate an average lifesyle (noting that Manhattan residents such as himself walk far more than most other Americans), but the results are still going to be exaggerated because of this.

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** He also went from working out regularly to an almost completely sedentary lifestyle. Spurlock defended it by pointing out that he was trying to emulate an average lifesyle (noting that Manhattan residents such as himself walk far more than most other Americans), but the results are still going to be exaggerated because of this.
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