Debunking a McMyth

My new article for Jewsweek is now online. It's a review of Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me. Here's a taste:

Big corporations certainly present an easy target and a convenient scapegoat. Nobody wants to hear that their excessive girth is their own fault. But if we eat too much because of flashy advertising and extra-tasty foods, who is to blame when we exercise too little? Will the sequel to Super Size Me criticize sofa makers, television manufacturers and the National Football League for creating a nation of couch potatoes? ...

When asked if he feels guilty for paying contestants to eat gross things on his previous MTV show, Morgon Spurlock responded, "No way. Everybody knows what they're getting into. Everybody has a good time. If somebody walks by and doesn't enjoy it, hey, it's a free country. Just keep on walking, man."

The Spurlock of Super Size Me could learn a lot from the Spurlock of I Bet You Will. So could his audience. If the urge ever strikes you to see this movie, just keep on walking, man.

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I blame electricity. If we

I blame electricity. If we didn't have it, we would not have TVs, radios, computers and would probably get out and do more things. Also, we would have to get our food fresh nearly every day (due to lack of refrigeration) and that would take some effort! Also, without airconditioning we would probably sweat off half our mass and be too hot to eat much during the summer. In winter, the food we gathered each day would barely be enough to keep us warm - and think of all the wood we would have to gather!

Yup, sue your local electrical utility for making you so fat (not to mention happy - who did I ask to make me happy against my own will?!?!?)

Witty idea. Great article.

Witty idea. Great article. Congratulations. Although, I don't know if physical fitness is promoted as having great value in the religious community and that might have an effect as well. I remember talking to someone about a very long time ago, before McDonald's was so popular here.

Witty idea. Great article.

Witty idea. Great article. Congratulations. Although, I don't know if physical fitness is promoted as having great value in the religious community and that might have an effect as well. I remember talking to someone about a very long time ago, before McDonald's was so popular here.

Man, why do you guys act so

Man, why do you guys act so surprised and outraged at the sight of a huckster acting like a huckster?

People all over the politial spectrum have been using lies, shame and rear to (1) push agendas and (b) make money since time began.

I am a ballet dancer. For

I am a ballet dancer. For many years I weighed a svelt 87 pounds soaking wet! My adagios were the talk of the town. My pellagios were to die for. Then...then I walked into a MacDonalds...and instantly I was hooked! Oh those thick strawberry shakes! I carried pockets full of double french fries and snacked all day. Now, four years later I weigh 786 pounds! I still try to dance every day, but I fall a lot and then I can't get up and have to wait for the crane. It's so embarrassing and I don't look so good in my tights. Now I can't help myself. For lunch today I had 35 double cheeseburgers (hold the pickles, they are very hight in sodium), 11 large french fries, and 9 milkshakes. I skipped dessert today (you see I still care and I'm trying). It's too late for me, but not for you. Take heed. Stay away from that cesspool of glutenous piggery or it's MacDeadsville for you!!

If corporations are the

If corporations are the epitome of evil, what does this make of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting?

This guy should do a

This guy should do a followup to this movie where he proves that smoking is bad for you by smoking a carton of cigarettes a day until he gets cancer or emphasyma.

My roommate thinks she's too

My roommate thinks she's too skinny. For the past several months she's been making a conscious effort to eat more fast food so she can put on some weight. It hasn't worked.