The Original "Super Size Me" ~ From SpiffyGif
“I’d been eating fast food all my life without thinking
about it. And the more I learned about the subject, the
more intrigued I became.”
Eric Schlosser

When Keith and I met in photography class 17 years ago I knew he was the one for me when he volunteered to be the model for my tongue-in-cheek photo shoot on the dangers of fast food. He knew exactly what he was getting into! The plan was for him to eat a ton of food from fast food restaurants and then to vomit it all up in the name of “art”. 😉

After a couple of glasses of wine to prepare for the shoot, he ate 3 cheeseburgers, 2 hot dogs, 2 black coffees, 4 orders of fries, a chocolate milkshake, 2 sodas, and a fruit pie. Needless to say, Keith didn’t need much encouragement when it came time to take the last two photos, and it was his brilliant idea to lie down in the gutter at the end.

My only regret is that I was laughing so hard that I could barely press the shutter button on the camera, so I missed out on some great post-meal action shots! What a trooper! Thanks Keith, my teacher gave me an A.

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  1. September 4, 2013

    The first part is like a kids dream! I think (hope) anyone would feel rather delicate after that much fast food…

    • September 4, 2013

      No doubt about it! 😉 He looks pretty cheery in the second shot, eating that french-fry-stuffed burger. By the way, he’s vegan now, ha ha!

      • September 4, 2013

        Vegan! It’s like the art project has continued. I remember stuffing burgers with french fries as a kid- good technique.

      • September 4, 2013

        It certainly has taken on a life of it’s own, and that is a VERY good technique, indeed! 😉

  2. September 4, 2013

    I scrolled around! Loved it! Glad you linked from Vegetate!

    • September 4, 2013

      Aww, thanks for stopping by SpiffyGif, HSD!!! 🙂

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    September 4, 2013

    Nice Linda!! It was like a stroll down memory lane. I think I actually remember those cups. They came with the happy meals. However, I would not call this one a happy meal… 😉 It would be good to have an updated version with Keith lying face down in a vomit puddle on a McD’s Monopoly board. 🙂

    • September 5, 2013

      Ha ha, I love your comments Ryan, thanks! Now I can’t get the image of Keith throwing up all over Park Place out of my head. Definitely an “Un-Happy Meal”! I would almost do it too, if Keith was “game” and if McDonalds hadn’t been forced to stop that promotion due to fraud. 😉

  4. September 7, 2013

    Grooossss!

  5. September 24, 2013

    Oh my God, that is brilliant…not for the guy of course but your idea was awesome.
    Very well done. Good luck 🙂

    • September 24, 2013

      Wowie, thank you SO much for your really nice comments Lifeconfusions! I am truly flattered. 🙂

  6. September 24, 2013

    Oh no, you deserve every nice comment that comes your way because you’re in true sense really good ! 🙂

    • September 24, 2013

      Wow, you really just made my day and I can’t thank you enough! 🙂 I was worried that if I posted this animation people might get too grossed out. I have a pretty high threshold for the absurd myself, ha ha!

      • September 25, 2013

        Oh please, you are good and you know it 😉 ❤
        Pleasure was all mine. Good luck with the future ! 🙂

      • September 25, 2013

        You, my dear, are an absolute doll, thank you!!! ❤

      • September 25, 2013

        Awww…thats so sweet 🙂

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