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Morgan Spurlock goes to work in a gun store

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DeadMoneyDrew, Jun 23, 2013.

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  1. DeadMoneyDrew

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    There's a new show on CNN called Inside Man, hosted by Morgan Spurlock. The premise is that he goes to live/work for a bit in whatever world/culture he is reporting. The pilot episode is running right now (Sunday 10pm EST), and he is working in a weed dispensary in California. It's mostly balanced.

    In an upcoming episode he spends time working at SSG Tactical in Virginia. I can't find an exact broadcast schedule but according to this blog it was the second episode filmed, so it may well run next Sunday.

    Could be interesting, though I've learned the hard way not to get my hopes up over these things.

    EDIT: confirm broadcast date 6/30 10pm EST
     
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  2. mljdeckard

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    I don't mind Spurlock per se, but his work is usually pretty pre-determined.
     
  3. Justin

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    Morgan Spurlock gets a retail job.

    How thoroughly edgy.
     
  4. mljdeckard

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    ^^ ROFL. :)

    Particularly his "Supersize Me" movie. If fast food were so deadly, half of the college-age males in America would be dead.
     
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    I like his movies. He is a talented story teller/documentarian. But the fact that he lives in NYC makes me think this piece will be slanted toward the negative. We'll see what happens.
     
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    He engaged in provable dishonesty to make his best-known documentary work.
     
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    Dishonesty to get at the facts, or dishonesty presented to the viewer?
     
  8. TheGloriousTachikoma

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    Didn't he already do this with his trading places show? The gun-control activist who went to live with Joe Gunnut in his double-wide in the middle of Ohio?

    I'll watch this one. The last thing he did on gun control in comparison to the rest of the liberal media was extremely fair.
     
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    Never heard of him.
     
  10. conw

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    The calories he would have eaten following the rules he made (menu selection etc) would not have resulted in the weight gain he documented, which can be demonstrated using known physiological facts/science. He also didn't keep a food log or at least didn't release it. The movie wouldn't have been a big success though if he had only gained 5-6 lb.

    This is OT but the documentary Fathead covers the topic nicely.

    Edited for clarity.
     
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    I agree; the danger of fast food is way overblown.

    It's not like there are ten year olds walking around with type II diabetes.
    It's not like our nation's obesity rate is soaring with no ceiling in sight.
     
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    Let's hope it's fair reporting. Let us know your thoughts if anyone sees it.
     
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    First I head of him
     
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    If he worked there for a few years, it might give some legitimacy to his reporting. A few days? Hardly.
     
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    Why?

    Is the process if selling guns really that complex that it takes years to fully understand it?

    There really isn't much you are going to learn In a few years thy you won't learn in a week or so.....guns come in, get logged into the bound book, buyer buys gun, 4473, do a background check, buyer leaves with gun, log gun out of bound book,+ any local laws.......not a lot to it.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, Drew. I'll try and watch it come Sunday.
     
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    I hope it's not his first retail job. If so, it's gonna come across really bad.
     
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    ...as opposed to merely brain-dead, right?
     
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    I managed retail back in the 80s and I am in the television industry. I can tell you that the show will not focus on paperwork, it will focus on the stories of the people who come in to buy guns. Procedure is boring as heck, people's goofy neuroses are what I would be looking for as a director.
     
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    ^^^ the impression that I get from having seen the previews is more or less this. In the piece he did on marijuana, he spent about half the time focusing on the people who were coming in to the dispensory to buy the drugs, and the other half the time focusing on the people who worked either in the dispensary or in the supply chain somewhere.
     
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    Another NYU "intellectual" filmmaker looking in on how the dirty little people beneath him live in an encapsulated and decidedly slanted way.

    Nope, no time for spurlock or his type. Tried to give him the benefit of the doubt on a couple of his episodes then...
     
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    Wow! People still watch CNN? Who knew?

    If it tops the CNN ratings for the week it will draw about 7 viewers.

    Might be worthy of recording on the DVR, unless there's a good episode of Phineas & Ferb on at the same time.
     
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    If you experienced our weather for just one year, you'd understand.
     
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    Morgan Spurlock

    Is this the Yo Yo that did the McDonald's "doccumentary" Super Size Me?
     
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    Yup. Mr. - pay to see me engage in an activity which the manufacturer never expected of its customers, never endorsed nor even hinted at as being normal consumer behavior and then listen to me rail at the effects. Oh, and thank you for the small fortune and notoriety you've passed my way as a result. Yup, that Yo Yo.

    Or

    Michael Moore-or-less-truthful Jr.
     
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