Tag Archive: food

Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken

In the 13 years since Super Size Me, the fast-food industry has undergone a makeover. Today, chain restaurants tout food that’s “healthy,” “organic,” and “natural.” Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock explores this new reality with an approach even more immersive and subversive than that used for his first film: he sets out to open his own chicken franchise.

We follow him every step of the way, from raising poultry and conjuring recipes to designing the brand and scouting a location. Spurlock brings his disarming humor to uncover the truths and lies behind this multibillion-dollar industry. Navigating a world of cynics and opportunists, Spurlock comes across like a hillbilly Jimmy Stewart with refreshing optimism. He confronts one challenge after another in his mission to live up to his ideals. The film feels especially timely when the US has a junk-food-loving President and an epidemic of false claims in advertising. Spurlock pays close attention to the Orwellian buzzwords that marketers use to bring a “health halo” to industrial food.

While the original Super Size Me made a specific example of McDonald’s, this compelling sequel focuses on new targets and doesn’t hold back on naming names. The film builds momentum towards the day when Spurlock puts his reputation on the line by serving his first customers.

A few months ago, Caitlin of Ask A Mortician mentioned a secret porpoise grave unearthed on a tiny island. And her viewers demanded to know MORE!

Making a Dog Birthday Cake

YouTuber JennaMarbles makes a doggy cake for their birthdays!

This video of JunsKitchen making a from-scratch meal for a pair of very patient cats is unexpectedly satisfying to watch. They get to enjoy miso soup, rice with furikake, and fish, all made from cat-safe ingredients.

Taste the rainbow, part 2!

Without breaking it, natch. The boys at How Ridiculous aim to find out, and messily.

And also on Taco Tuesday!

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