Morgan Spurlock is famous for his documentary Super Size Me, in which he ate nothing but McDonald's food for 30 days to see the effect it would have on his body (hint: not good).
He seems to have recovered physically, but based on a recent interview he gave while in Japan, all that fast food has left him unable to think clearly.
Spurlock first explains how provincial we Yanks are:
When Americans travel, we want everything to be just like home. Starbucks, McDonald's, KFC.Hmm. Seems to me a big reason why people -- even Americans! -- travel, is to experience something new. When my friends describe their trips to Vietnam, China, Mongolia, or elsewhere, they don't tell me about how they managed to eat at Mickey D's the whole time. And in fact, Spurlock, while American, quickly exempts himself from his own rule:
For me, when I leave America, that's the last thing I want to see.He's that rare exception, you see -- an American who actually likes experiencing other cultures!
Spurlock then alerts us to the horrific consequences of American-style fast food spreading across the globe:
This way of eating is pushing out indigenous traditional food.Yeah, Morgan, it's getting so you can hardly find a sushi bar in Tokyo any more. Calm down and have a nice bowl of natto.