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...


AddThis Social Bookmark Button

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please note: Comments are open only for seven days after publication of each blog entry.