last night i saw the movie “super size me” – it’s the documentary (but a really entertaining documentary) about a guy who eats only McDonald’s for 30 days to see what will happen. anyone reading this should go see it. i mean, everyone knows fast food is bad for you, but i didn’t realize HOW bad. dear me. the movie website is http://www.supersizeme.com and then, in a sorta related thing – http://www.i-am-asian.com is owned by McDonald’s and is this whole marketing thing by them. I kinda can’t believe it.
In the movie, Morgan talks about how marketers hook kids really young, at school, during commercials, etc, and for McD’s, it’s the “happy” meal and birthday parties. i remember a birthday party or two that i had at mcdonald’s, and how fun it was to be at playland. perhaps i’m a product of mcdonald’s marketing. i love chicken mcnuggets, but after seeing the movie….. 😦