Yesterday morning, I ran into director/screenwriter/consciousness-raiser Morgan Spurlock at the Tea Lounge, a chill coffeehouse in south Park Slope, Brooklyn, on my way to check out an Annie Leibovitz exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum (more on that later). I didn't recognize him at first as he's currently sporting his "winter look," a big, scraggly beard. The surprisingly tall "Super Size Me" star was waiting on a couple of lattes (he goes full strength; his wife, a vegan chef, enjoys decaf) and told me that his reality series, "30 Days," just got renewed for a third season (he got the call just before New Year's Eve). While he didn't go into detail about the topics this season will cover, he was really excited that the show got the green light. As anything Spurlock does, "30 Days" gets people to take risks and think about topics that might otherwise make them uncomfortable. He encourages people to step outside their comfort zone and experience life in someone's else shoes. I think it's great that we have creative thinkers like Spurlock (and Michael Moore for that matter) who force people to really look at bigger issues and understand what ills might affects us everyday without even realizing it.
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