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Ordering yourself a burger after learning that it may contain sh!t..!!


So after learning that the meat is being contaminated with animal faeces, Greg Kinnear's character decides to eat one!!? I just thought what is the matter with him? Ugh, this is made altough worse by the fact that the kid spat in his burger, prior to him eating it-with a huge satisfied grin...barf.

I originally thought that he had some ulterior motive to ordering the 'big one'-maybe to investigate-I don't know-but to EAT it as normal...? I understand now that he was in denial, but still...

Put it down Bart,put it down Bart,put it down

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Maybe the film was making a point about how the vast majority of people continue to eat fast food even after all the E Coli outbreaks, food contamination scandals, and corporate corruption of the food industry have become common knowledge.

Even when he knew there was "sh!t in the meat" he could not break his addiction to a habit that had been ingrained in him since childhood.

Who knows?

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When I watched this the revalation about feces in the meat was not discovered when he ate the burger that the kid spat in.

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Besides, He had probably already eaten countless 'big ones" before and ate Sh!t and he was fine. So why get in arms about now. If you don't kill and cook your own food all the time, there's no telling what you've eaten. And like the other poster said, Eating Fast Food has been ingrained in us since childhood. For a lot of people, its a hard habit to break.

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the feces issue was the entire reason he went to Cody, CO in the first place. of course he knew


She gave me a smile so sweet you could have poured it on your pancakes.

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I'm not defending fast food factories or fast food itself, but how can you tell the quality of any food that you didn't raise, pick or killed and then prepared all by yourself? If you go to any restaurant, how can you be sure that some disturbed cook - maybe a bit psychopath or simply angry after a quarrel with his wife - won't spit into your finest several hundred dollars expensive meal?

And there are many by far more dangerous chemicals that we eat every day than some very natural feces. Finally, if you could look through human bodies, you'd see that we are all quite full of it as well...

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Well, it's like this. You are right when you say that I cannot guarantee that what I eat may not be already contaminated. I will not stop eating just because there is a chance that my food that I eat is bad. Now I know that a lot of the food we get from fast food places are not the best stuff for us but just because they may not be healthy for us, I am not going to automatically declare the chain evil and say that the food they put out is more than just unhealthy but also is unsafe and contaminated.

Now on the other hand, if I were to find out that a particular fast food joint had *beep* in their burgers, I can guarantee you that I wouldn't step foot back inside until I had some sort of guarantee that the problem had been resolved and even then I might still not go back. I would also bet that no one else in their right mind would also want to eat at a place like that as well.

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I would completely agree with you if we were in twenties, thirties, maybe fifties of the last century. But today, when you hear such an information, the first question appearing in my mind is - who has made this information available to me and the rest of the world, and why. Because, unfortunately, most of such information appear either by another corporation (competition), sometimes not only to harm the accused by also to hide own faults, or by media that sometimes don't have enough sensational headlines for the current issue, TV program or internet portal. And this happens in all fields of human work, just remember how have suddenly appeared certain information about insecure cars or medical products, and it almost always happens when there are no other spectacular events which would leave these information unnoticed.

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You have to remember that this is a movie. It is highly doubtful that he ate the same one the guy spat on. They are all actors!

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