Sunday, February 27, 2005

Super Size Super Size Super Size Me!

I finally got around to watching the DVD of Morgan Spurlock's funny documentary on the effects of eating only at McDonalds for 30 days, as well as the social and nutrional reasons behind this craziness. It's a cool film, not overly evangelical, letting the facts speak for themselves as the best documentaries do. Morgan Spurlock also provides a unique sense of humour taking both him and viewers through his unequaled journey.

The other weird thing is that his girlfriend, Healthy Chef Alex, is vegan! His detox after a month of McDonalds pureeing his liver was 8 weeks on a special vegan diet. She's got to have a special sense of humour and humanity herself to have supported crazy guy through 30 days of slowly killing himself, getting depressed and losing his sex drive. They're having fun now having lived through it though - to top it all Super Size Me is up for an Oscar for best documentary! Morgan Spurlock has a blog detailing his ongoing fun.

Just read: The Line of Polity by Neal Asher (Well worth a read, sci fi that is worth a series of novels set in the universe he's created, but is actually the only one currently. Deals with the overthrow of a petty, religious dictatorship on a planet with no breathable and brutal wildlife, helped by the galactic interference of an AI ruled/assisted human federation, the Polity. A little like Iain M Banks Culture series.)


At 20 March 2005 22:25, Blogger Jason's Psyche said...

Another cool point in this movie was the interview with John Robbins author of Diet for a New America. Robbins was the heir of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream fortune and gave it up to become a vegan activist.

At 21 March 2005 10:37, Blogger Des said...

I thought that was definitely a nice touch, although did he not strike you as a bit weird?

At 26 March 2005 05:19, Blogger Bernard said...

Would you consider putting the ISBN details of books you recommend in the posts about those books? That way they are picked up on a book recommendation list that I use with -- cheers!

At 26 March 2005 09:44, Blogger Des said...

Makes sense to me, I'll try to remember to do that the next time. Thanks.


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