Saturday, February 23, 2008

Morgan Spurlock's "30 Days"

There's a scene in Super Size Me, where Morgan Spurlock vomits after eating a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese. After watching that, I promptly bought and devoured the same kind of hamburger. It was tasty (the burger, not Spurlock's vomit).

Anyhow, I was browsing through Hulu and stumbled upon a series by Spurlock called 30 Days. Instead of Spurlock using himself as a social experiment like in Super Size Me, in each episode, a carefully cast person goes on a poetically justifiable pilgrimage of life-changing proportions over the course of 30 days.

The episode embedded below follows a white Christian American living in a Muslim American community (diverse in nationalities) in Michigan for 30 days. Needless to say, just like the Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese experience mentioned above, I now have a hankering for some lamb kabob (watch and see):



It's ironic that Hulu provides a Mature Audiences Only warning for this sort of education, as if to say that knowledge is dangerous. I myself learned a new factoid about Dearborn, Michigan, having a large Muslim population. I didn't know that before today.

It's almost as if the entire state of Michigan were made of two separate peninsulas, which themselves are made of several peninsulas...hmm...

Almost.

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