notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

"Fast Food Nation" Trailer

If you can still eat fast food without a guilty conscience, then chances are you haven't read Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation. It's a remarkable book for a number of reasons. Not only is it just as disgusting as you would expect, but it does a superb job of illuminating the nature and problems of globalism (i.e., how McDonald's took over the world).

Anyways, Richard Linklater has made a dramatic film based on the book which will be competing at Cannes this year. I have come to sort of hate Morgan Spurlock and his mustache, and I wasn't very impressed with "Super Size Me"...so for my money this could be the first great film on the topic of fast food (unless "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" counts).

And what a delicious topic it is.