"Generously sized, the Star Legacy's Regal Wide Body has extended dimensions width combined with an adjustable bed. Exceptional quality, sleek design and squared corners add to its contoured look. The hand-tailored white crepe interior and hand-painted, high gloss antique gunmetal finish is complemented with classically designed hardware and premium swing bars. it is the perfect match for the person who lived life to its fullest." Yep, Walmart now does caskets.
"After a period of collective indigestion
induced by the 2004 documentary Super Size Me
and the 2001 book Fast Food Nation
and its subsequent film adaptation
, much of the industry is returning to its traditional customers—men—and its traditional food—meat—served up in ever-greater quantities. Although CKE's signature behemoths—the Carl's Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger
and Hardee's Monster Thickburger
, both introduced in 2004—out-calorie all comers, Burger King narrowed the gap with its Triple Whopper With Cheese
(2005); Wendy's unveiled the Baconator
(2007)...and Taco Bell awakened the industry to new possibilities with its 2006 campaign, which urged customers to enjoy a "fourth meal"
This turns into one of those cases where researching a story gets weirder. The documentary Super Size Me
centers on a documentary filmmaker's 30 day experience eating nothing but McDonalds. The film is doing amazingly well
as a limited release documentary grossing more per screen than high-budget Troy. Here is the weird part, Reuters has picked up
on a distributor press release claiming that MTV is refusing to air advertising for Super Size Me
because the film is "disparaging to fast-food restaurants". The Reuters short seems to have quite a bit of legs. However a Hollywood Reporter article
details MTVs side of the story placing the blame on the film's distributor. Is this really a case of a network getting cold feet? Or is it a case of distributor trying to pull the "too edgy for MTV" moneymaking ploy? And what is with the continually morphing Reuters clip that is just now being tossed onto doorsteps and stuffed into newsboxes across North America? (The film was previously discussed on metafilter back in January.
To eat three meals a day for 30 days at McDonald's and document the impact on his health. "It was really crazy - my body basically fell apart". Spurlock charted his journey from fit to flab in a tongue-in-cheek documentary which he has taken to the Sundance Film Festival.