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A comedian replies to the "Super Size Me" crowd by losing weight on a fast-food diet while demonstrating that almost everything you think you know about the obesity "epidemic" and healthy eating is wrong.

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Peter Paddon ...
Himself - Guy who sees himself on the news
Tom Naughton ...
Himself / John Banzhaf / Deep Throat / The Guy From CSPI / Customer / Body Cells
Chareva Naughton ...
Herself / Veggie Girl / Counter Clerk
Sally Fallon ...
Herself - President, Weston A. Price Foundation
Mary Enig ...
Herself - Biochemist (as Mary Enig PhD)
Michael R. Eades ...
Himself (as Michael R. Eades M.D.)
Mary Dan Eades ...
Herself (as Mary Dan Eades M.D.)
Al Sears ...
Himself - Director, Wellness Research Foundation (as Al Sears M.D.)
Eric Oliver ...
Himself - University of Chicago (as Eric Oliver PhD)
Jacob Sullum ...
Himself - Senior Editor, Reason Magazine
Eric Feit ...
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Michael Jacobson ...
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Shirley Naughton ...
Herself
Robert Olson ...
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A comedian replies to the "Super Size Me" crowd by losing weight on a fast-food diet (including plenty of double-cheeseburgers and fried chicken) while demonstrating that almost everything you think you know about the obesity "epidemic" and healthy eating is wrong. Written by Naughton, Tom

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This documentary is not intended to be a substitute for the misguided nutrition advice you can get from your doctor or other health professional. See more »

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Spoofs All the President's Men (1976) See more »

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A perfect example of what a doc should be, independently funded and filmed; with something significant to expose and enlight
9 October 2013 | by ( ) – See all my reviews

In this particular case; the deceitful agenda of the powerful lobbying especial interest groups behind the shadowy "fattification" of the US of A. A smoke and mirrors "epidemic" which they themselves manufacture ("The Man", obv); knowingly and willingly. The medium is in a form of rebuttal to the lame Super Size Me one; even with the same tone. Except infinitely better and more funny. It also serves as a teaching aid in explaining why regular diets don't work, and the intuitive truth about how our metabolism has evolved to eat meat; not vegetables. Despite what you have been misled to believe all your life. I can't believe this isn't rated higher; but it doesn't surprise me as much anylonger. The problem for many then is, that oftentimes it comes too hard and lengthy on it subject matter. But it's OK, since after all; it was made by a self proclaimed on-the-side comic (nothing wrong with that either) And I thought it succeeded wonderfully in making fun of the referenced people and institutions; again, it was really good and funny. If any; I found out that it didn't pwnd them hard enough. I also didn't mind the low budget; for it was nicely shot, edited, and very well put together; also it gave it real character. The animations were well done, funny and informative as well. Hence, the problem with sheeple is that when you tell them explicitly; then it's always your fault. They resist you and go all STFUN&WTF on you. People just don't like to be accountable for their actions; let alone hint at being merely responsible. Not to mention that people get offended for the most irrelevant and silliest things; because he badmouthed Mcnutguy(Spurlock), some minorities, the govermint; etc. Give me a break! Nothing nowhere near when an anti establishment person utters a word. Eg, a 9/11 conspiracy; which I'd at least understand their closed minded, backlashing, emotional response. There's no need to say conspiracy anyhow; because everybody should know by now that the evil corporate-govermint is responsible. This has been proved time and time again. Yet sheeple just don't want to accept that simple fact. Nevertheless; I urge you to think and found out for yourself, if that's not the case. Ie, ask yourself; what parts were not true about those statements? None obv; at least to me. Vegnuts arguments are exactly like animal rights ones; they are all emotions over reasons. Because otherwise they'd have no arg "point"; ie anything to stupidly complain about. Vegetarism is malnourishing, sickening and anti-natural; deal with it. So if you eat like a pig; better stated, what a pig does; then you'll obv become a pig. No surprises; a bad rating or review, or self righteous indignation; at least from my behalf. Just kudos for telling it like it is, on a job superbly done!


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