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Want Fries With That?

:: Bored? Need a jolt of wackiness? Watch Leonard Nimoy singing “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

:: Congratulations to my friend Darcy, who posted the 1000th comment on my site.

:: Super Size Me is playing in Edmonton, and I saw it yesterday. I haven’t consumed any fast food from McD’s, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, etc., for months, but after watching this movie, I wonder if I’ll ever do it again. (My one weakness is pizza from Papadopolous in Edmonton.) In the film, director Morgan Spurlock eats three meals a day at McDonald’s for 31 days, with three doctors, a nutritionist and an fitness counsellor monitoring his body weight, blood, cholesterol, caloric intake, etc.

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock hit the road and interviewed experts in 20 U.S. cities, including Houston, the “Fattest City” in America. From Surgeon Generals to gym teachers, cooks to kids, lawmakers to legislators, these authorities shared their research, opinions and “gut feelings” on our ever-expanding girth.

During the journey, Spurlock also put his own body on the line, living on nothing but McDonald’s for an entire month with three simple rules:

1) No options: he could only eat what was available over the counter (water included!)
2) No supersizing unless offered
3) No excuses: he had to eat every item on the menu at least once

It’s compelling viewing, if a bit skewed – who would eat 93 straight meals from McDonald’s, or any fast food outlet? Also of interest: his girl friend is a vegan chef, and prepares a vegan detox diet for Spurlock, whihc helps him quickly restore his liver function and cholestrol level when his month-long Mac Attack is over.

:: Nashville is six days away, and I feel completely unprepared for the trip. I’m hoping to change that this afternoon by getting a few things in order.

4 Responses to “Want Fries With That?”

  1. Jena Says:

    I did myself an injury laughing at the Nimoy music (?) video. Lovely stuff for a day when you need a boost of silly.

  2. Stephen Abram Says:


    See you in Nashville. I hear:

    1. There’s got to be a spa. We gotta.
    2. I’ll buy you a drink or you can come to our party.
    3. Andy Kaufman is the surprise keynoter. Shhh.



  3. SteveG Says:

    The Nimoy thing was absolutely unbelievable. Thanks for making me puke with laughter. Now, if only I could find my old William Shatner album…

  4. cindi Says:

    No supersizing unless offered? I thought that he *had* to accept supersizing if it *was* offered. Which is correct? I can’t wait to see that. On DVD, of course, since we don’t make it to the cinema anymore. Not even for Harry, sigh.

    Your fat American friend,

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