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That’s Your City: POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Pennsylvania

Morgan Spurlock makes boring, self-congratulatory documentaries with a condescending attitude towards simplistic premises that are proven before he gets started. “Is fast food bad for your health and will it make you fat if you eat nothing else?” Yes. AN ACTUAL CHILD COULD HAVE TOLD YOU THAT FOR FREE. Can I have my hour and a half back now? Now, to promote his new movie, things are getting very annoying, especially for the citizens of Altoona, Pennsylvania. From the York Dispatch:

Beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, the city of Altoona will change its name to “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold,” after the latest film by sarcastic documentarian Morgan Spurlock.

The city is changing its name for 60 days to make some money – and to help Spurlock make a point about the proliferation of advertising in American life.

Spurlock, who gained more than 20 pounds by eating nothing but McDonald’s food for a month in his 2004 film “Super Size Me,” paid the city $25,000 to rename itself after his movie to underscore its message.

Oh man, when you reduce the stunt of Supersize Me to “gained more than 20 pounds” it is really hilarious. That movie should have been called Big Supersize Whoop. Obviously, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Pennsylvania during this difficult time. I have said this before, but I will say it again: unless the tickets to this documentary are FREE, why am I supposed to care that Morgan Spurlock got paid millions of dollars by companies to make it? Like, I am pretty sure he still got a paycheck, the companies got advertising, and now we, too, are supposed to give Morgan Spurlock MORE money? To learn that he is tired of advertisements being placed in bathrooms? Neat. Thanks! Stupid Morgan Spurlock. TOO MUCH FRENCH FRIES IN HIS BRAIN.