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(Capital New York)   Morgan Spurlock of "Fast Food Nation" fame to join Anthony Bourdain on CNN in 2013, hosting weekly documentary series on marginalized American subcultures including gun nuts, pot growers, migrant workers, and end-of-life caregivers   (capitalnewyork.com) divider line 57
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2012-08-23 01:23:29 PM
didn't he already have that show? and didn't nobody care?
 
2012-08-23 01:31:05 PM
Who's he going after now? Last I checked, Spurious Spurlock made Micheal Moore look neutral and unbiased..
 
2012-08-23 01:36:28 PM
How about leftie gun nuts? Talk about marginalized.
 
2012-08-23 01:41:26 PM
What about Farkers? He should do a segment on us.
 
2012-08-23 01:41:47 PM
Mike Rowe says "you're welcome" for the teevee show idea.
 
2012-08-23 01:59:05 PM
Ira Glass did it first, did it better.
 
2012-08-23 02:00:20 PM
Wow. I now have a reason to watch CNN. :-)
 
2012-08-23 02:03:38 PM

thomps: didn't he already have that show? and didn't nobody care?


I thought the same thing. how is this any different than his old show Thirty Days?
 
2012-08-23 02:07:06 PM
The pilot will be on the marginalized subculture that eats a Super-Sized McDonald's meal then drinks water until they throw up so they can blame it on McDonald's portion sizes.
 
2012-08-23 02:08:32 PM
an infinite recursion of douchebaggery!
 
2012-08-23 02:08:37 PM
Fast Food Nation is a book by Eric Schlosser, it was made into a movie, neither of which have anything to do with Morgan Spurlock. He did 'Suspersize Me'. Get your polemicists straight.
 
2012-08-23 02:09:07 PM
Nice! CNN should be able to up its prime time ratings from 4,000 households to 4,020 households.
 
2012-08-23 02:20:41 PM
We're witnessing an historic moment, people. This is the first time "CNN" and the "spiffy" tag have ever appeared in the same headline.

/i'm guessing
 
2012-08-23 02:23:05 PM

Carth: thomps: didn't he already have that show? and didn't nobody care?

I thought the same thing. how is this any different than his old show Thirty Days?



I'm willing to give it a shot.  First of all, 30 days focused on one situation.  Say, one Amish* family that he had to blend into.  Not the Amish in general.
 
Yes, there are shows that have similar descriptions to what was in this article... but a lot of them are crap.  I'll give him 3-4 shows to see if he does it well.  I didn't really like Super Size Me, but his other stuff can be good.
 
*Not 100% sure he actually did a show living with an Amish family for 30 days, but you get the point.
 
2012-08-23 02:27:57 PM
isn't this National Geographic's entire lineup?

Prisoners
Prisoners in Foreign lands
Preppers
Hutterrites
Amish
and so on and so on
 
2012-08-23 02:29:37 PM

palelizard: The pilot will be on the marginalized subculture that eats a Super-Sized McDonald's meal then drinks water until they throw up so they can blame it on McDonald's portion sizes.



Yeah, I have to knock him for this.  When I was in my 20s  (like, my entire 20s) I basically ate McDonalds every day.  Sometimes 2 times a day.  Heck, they knew me so well, they gave me the employee discount (which was silly... like 10% off something I could easily afford).  When I finally gave it up (read: got a girlfriend who was healthy and could cook very well).... I just realized it gave me slightly high cholesterol and made me slightly lethargic.  Nothing worse.
 
No, its not good for you.  But by no means is anyone going to have the (fake) reaction he had in the movie after only 30 days.
 
Also, from what I remember he ate way more than he was hungry for.  Yeah, that may cause you to throw up... but that's not what anyone actually does.  People may have unhealthy appetites for McDonalds (2 Big Macs, huge fries, super size coke)... but that's their appetite.  They're not going to get sick.  They're just going to cure their hunger with not so healthy food.
 
I'm a pretty skinny guy who doesn't eat large portions.  Find me the healthiest food out there and serve me 3x what I'm hungry for.... I'm going to barf it up.  Simple science.
 
2012-08-23 02:32:41 PM
Sorry, CNN. Until you shiatcan that bleating, helmet-headed hag, Nancy Grace, and all the other retards working there, I'm not watching a damn thing on your network.
 
2012-08-23 02:34:56 PM

Kanemano: isn't this National Geographic's entire lineup?

Prisoners
Prisoners in Foreign lands
Preppers
Hutterrites
Amish
and so on and so on



Also:

Gypsies
 
2012-08-23 02:40:30 PM
In UK subcultures are based on music and clothes, In US subcultures are based on mental deficiencies. What a country
 
2012-08-23 02:41:33 PM

Calmamity: How about leftie gun nuts? Talk about marginalized.


Or Pro-Choice conservatives?

Or Anti-Corporate Libertarians?
 
2012-08-23 02:51:27 PM
This will surely improve CNN's weekend ratings from "grandmother's snuff film" to "bestiality porn."
 
2012-08-23 02:52:54 PM
unless I read the article wrong... or the headline wrong...

spurlock and bourdain are both starting shows on CNN, but they are not joining together to start a show. each are doing their own shows...

as I read this article... although, i only skimmed it, wondering why these too would join forces, since one guy is very interesting, and the other is not so much
 
2012-08-23 02:53:15 PM

downstairs: Also, from what I remember he ate way more than he was hungry for. Yeah, that may cause you to throw up... but that's not what anyone actually does. People may have unhealthy appetites for McDonalds (2 Big Macs, huge fries, super size coke)... but that's their appetite. They're not going to get sick. They're just going to cure their hunger with not so healthy food.


His first meal was a super-sized Double-Quarter Pounder meal with a coke. He forced himself (not used to eating such large portions) to eat it, then they cut to him sitting in the front seat of his car, with a half-empty liter bottle of water in hand, lid off, with him complaining about how full he is. Then he throws up. I watched the rest of the film, but was pissed the whole time.

I won't defend McD's. It's not healthy, especially several times a day--but it never should have been expected to be. Regardless, that doesn't excuse Spurlock being disingenous about it. It's like Michael Moore. Their point is legitimate and plenty strong enough without resorting to shock-value tricks, and shiat like that actually weakens it, because now I will never trust anything coming out of Spurlock's mouth to be true.
 
2012-08-23 02:54:35 PM
Will Spurlock delay each report for an hour to ensure accuracy?
 
2012-08-23 02:59:21 PM
Goddam, there's a lotta Spurlock hate going on!!! I don't think I've ever seen such white-knighting for a shiat food maker before. How many one-footed Farkers are on here today?
 
2012-08-23 03:02:06 PM
Best part about his 30 days show was the one about muslims, when the white guy gets dressed up in muslim clothing before traveling. The reaction shots from the random people in the airport were priceless, and the TSA lady was hurriedly jogging after him to make sure he got searched extra good.
 
2012-08-23 03:02:33 PM

thomps: didn't he already have that show? and didn't nobody care?


I think I saw three, maybe four episodes of that "30 days" or whatever show he did. Each one I saw ended with the exact hackneyed, obvious 'conclusion' that you would have guessed from a mile away.
 
2012-08-23 03:02:41 PM
Fast Food Nation?
 
2012-08-23 03:05:35 PM

LewDux: In UK subcultures are based on music and clothes, In US subcultures are based on mental deficiencies. What a country



Considering that the UK gave the world chavs, I don't think you're in a position to talk trash.
 
2012-08-23 03:12:08 PM
Already been done:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-23 03:13:57 PM

The_Sponge: LewDux: In UK subcultures are based on music and clothes, In US subcultures are based on mental deficiencies. What a country


Considering that the UK gave the world chavs, I don't think you're in a position to talk trash.


And the Sun. Don't forget the Sun.
 
2012-08-23 03:15:07 PM
Louis Theroux already did this:

Link

\"Survivalists" and "UFOs" are golden.
\\Korton!!
 
2012-08-23 03:21:24 PM

mwfte: Louis Theroux already did this:

Link

\"Survivalists" and "UFOs" are golden.
\\Korton!!


I liked the "swingers" one... Link
 
2012-08-23 03:31:56 PM
Supersize me was meh, but I did like the Greatest Movie Ever Sold. A lot of the things in it I knew about but it was a decent flick. CNN really needs to get back to its roots of doing the news. I think the main problem I had with them was pretty much after the first OJ trial they didnt know what to do. Then they just kept repeating the same shiat over and over.
 
2012-08-23 03:32:52 PM
Subby, you misspelled Lisa Ling.
 
2012-08-23 03:44:31 PM
"... weekly documentary series on marginalized American subcultures including gun nuts ..."

The only thing sub about American gun culture are the submachine guns.
 
2012-08-23 03:45:27 PM

NutznGum: Fast Food Nation is a book by Eric Schlosser, it was made into a movie, neither of which have anything to do with Morgan Spurlock. He did 'Suspersize Me'. Get your polemicists straight.


OK...glad someone else pointed out that Spurlock wasn't FFN guy (Great book -- shiatty movie)
 
2012-08-23 03:48:48 PM

babysealclubber: The_Sponge: LewDux: In UK subcultures are based on music and clothes, In US subcultures are based on mental deficiencies. What a country


Considering that the UK gave the world chavs, I don't think you're in a position to talk trash.

And the Sun. Don't forget the Sun.


and the welsh
 
2012-08-23 03:50:52 PM
After reading the headline and the article, at first I wondered aloud why the headline didn't say

gun nuts, pot heads, illegals, and death jockeys


Then I remembered that I was on Farktard.com
 
2012-08-23 04:07:51 PM

CrackpipeCardozo: Already been done:


upload.wikimedia.org

mwfte: Louis Theroux already did this:

 


Plus, Louis Theroux is immeasurably better.
 
2012-08-23 04:09:40 PM

palelizard: His first meal was a super-sized Double-Quarter Pounder meal with a coke. He forced himself (not used to eating such large portions) to eat it, then they cut to him sitting in the front seat of his car, with a half-empty liter bottle of water in hand, lid off, with him complaining about how full he is. Then he throws up. I watched the rest of the film, but was pissed the whole time.


That was not his first meal at McDonalds. That was actually a few days into it all, if I remember correctly. It just happened to be the first meal he really played up the drama with.

Lots of people complain about SSM, but the movie is more about nutritional problems, the pervasiveness of corporate meddling with food in places like schools and such, and how we're pretty much killing ourselves slowly. He just used McDonalds to show the effects because they're such a big target and because of that lawsuit where the two girls sued McD's because they said it was their food which caused their issues. Sure, some of these things may be obvious to us, but to Joe Six-Pack it may be news.

/haven't touched McDonalds since seeing that documentary all those years ago
//actually, gave us most fast food
 
2012-08-23 04:30:01 PM
The Glenn Beck of the Left goes to work at CNN. I bet they wish they'd held onto the real deal. I wouldn't watch either guy but at least one gets ratings.
 
2012-08-23 04:30:21 PM

MAYORBOB: "... weekly documentary series on marginalized American subcultures including gun nuts ..."

The only thing sub about American gun culture are the submachine guns.


no joke. friends of mine from europe come to visit, and they say things like, is it really true that everyone here has guns?

and I say, no... that's not true at all... then I think about where the guns are located in each person's home who I know... and I realize... yes, actually that's completely true, everyone has guns.  don't get shot! have fun! europeans... they must truly live in some kind of paradise.
 
2012-08-23 04:30:52 PM
So much douchiness going on at CNN with those two, they should get Massengill to sponsor the shows....
 
2012-08-23 06:23:15 PM

Captain Steroid: Wow. I now have a reason to watch CNN. :-)


Same here. I don't get the hate for either of them.
 
2012-08-23 06:54:45 PM

Kanemano: isn't this National Geographic's entire lineup?

Prisoners
Prisoners in Foreign lands
Preppers
Hutterrites
Amish
and so on and so on


Taboo is an interesting show though
 
2012-08-23 07:07:49 PM

Keywork99: Lots of people complain about SSM, but the movie is more about nutritional problems, the pervasiveness of corporate meddling with food in places like schools and such, and how we're pretty much killing ourselves slowly. He just used McDonalds to show the effects because they're such a big target and because of that lawsuit where the two girls sued McD's because they said it was their food which caused their issues. Sure, some of these things may be obvious to us, but to Joe Six-Pack it may be news.


No, it was bullshiat. McDonald's has never marketed itself as "eat here: all your meals...ever", nor as health food. Anyone who eats fast food 3 meals a day every day is just plain stupid. Yes, they're out there, but they are NOT the norm and no chain advertises they do so. I eat there once a week, maybe every 2 weeks or so. One meal. And nobody held a gun to my head or after viewing a commercial did I feel compelled to eat there. Spurlock is disingenuous at best. An anti-corporate-at-any-cost attention whore at worst.
 
2012-08-23 08:08:55 PM

peterthx: No, it was bullshiat. McDonald's has never marketed itself as "eat here: all your meals...ever", nor as health food. Anyone who eats fast food 3 meals a day every day is just plain stupid. Yes, they're out there, but they are NOT the norm and no chain advertises they do so. I eat there once a week, maybe every 2 weeks or so. One meal. And nobody held a gun to my head or after viewing a commercial did I feel compelled to eat there. Spurlock is disingenuous at best. An anti-corporate-at-any-cost attention whore at worst.


The entire point of the documentary went over your head if you think it was just a vendetta against McDonalds.
 
2012-08-23 08:41:22 PM

palelizard: downstairs: Also, from what I remember he ate way more than he was hungry for. Yeah, that may cause you to throw up... but that's not what anyone actually does. People may have unhealthy appetites for McDonalds (2 Big Macs, huge fries, super size coke)... but that's their appetite. They're not going to get sick. They're just going to cure their hunger with not so healthy food.

His first meal was a super-sized Double-Quarter Pounder meal with a coke. He forced himself (not used to eating such large portions) to eat it, then they cut to him sitting in the front seat of his car, with a half-empty liter bottle of water in hand, lid off, with him complaining about how full he is. Then he throws up. I watched the rest of the film, but was pissed the whole time.

I won't defend McD's. It's not healthy, especially several times a day--but it never should have been expected to be. Regardless, that doesn't excuse Spurlock being disingenous about it. It's like Michael Moore. Their point is legitimate and plenty strong enough without resorting to shock-value tricks, and shiat like that actually weakens it, because now I will never trust anything coming out of Spurlock's mouth to be true.


His girlfriend was the most irritating part of that movie. The "healthy, delicious" food she prepared looked like a pile of shiat.
 
2012-08-23 08:56:28 PM
I watched "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden" one night. It was interesting but not awesome.

12 minutes later the President was announcing Osama's death. Seeing as how the documentary ended with him in Islamabad looking "out" in to Pakistan, it was nice closure.

/CSB
 
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